On behalf of the City University of New York (CUNY) the City University Construction Fund (CUCF) has awarded a contract to global construction consulting firm Hill International to deliver on-call construction management and build services.
The three-year deal covers services in connection with various university construction projects at an estimated value of $50m.
According to Hill, the contract value also includes about $10m of management services to be offered by the company and $40m for construction services provided by subcontractors.
Expected to range from $3m to $30m, most project assignments will involve the rehabilitation, construction, renovation or expansion of CUNY sites and facilities.
CUNY comprises 24 institutions situated throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
The boroughs provide facilities such as 303 buildings on 27 million ft² of space with classrooms, offices, computer centres, libraries, laboratories, gymnasiums, theatres, greenhouses.
As part of the build agreement, the construction fund also backs the educational services of the university.
Hill Project Management Group senior vice-president and north-east regional manager John Milano said: "CUNY continues to implement bold, strategic measures to position itself among the most highly regarded and respected public institutions for higher education.
"We are proud to be part of their facilities construction programme."
With 100 offices worldwide, Hill International offers programme management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets specifically.