MARLTON, N.J. and MEXICO CITY, Jan. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received a contract from BBVA Bancomer to provide construction management services in connection with the bank's new Operating Center in Mexico City, Mexico.
The BBVA Bancomer Operating Center, designed by world-renowned architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is to be built in the Parques Polanco complex on Avenida Mariano Escobedo at Laguna de Mayran, on a site stretching 13,400 square meters (144,000 square feet). The building will be 137 meters (450 feet) high, with 32 floors, and is expected to house approximately 4,500 employees in 150,000 square meters (1.6 million square feet) of office space. Construction of the building is expected to be completed in 2012.
"We are extremely proud of being assigned to this project, one of the largest developments in Mexico City, and for a client we have served worldwide for many years," said Jose Manuel Albaladejo Canedo-Arguelles, Hill's Vice President for Latin America. "Hill's continuous presence in the country and throughout the region has allowed us to build a team of construction professionals that deliver world-class services to our clients, and this new contract is in many ways a recognition of this," Albaladejo added.
BBVA Bancomer, the largest financial institution in Mexico, is an affiliate of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA), a global financial group based in Spain that offers individual and corporate customers the most complete range of financial and non-financial products and services. BBVA employs 104,000 people in over 30 countries around the world, has more than 47 million customers and 900,000 shareholders. For more information on BBVA, please visit their website at .
Hill International, with 2,600 employees in 90 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at .
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