AECOM says it it has completed two temporary hospitals for the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s (DDC) in response to the Covid-19 emergency.
The Los Angeles-based engineering and infrastructure company provided construction management, emergency engineering and grant management services for the facilities, located in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, which increased the city’s hospital capacity by more than 1,000 beds.
AECOM was awarded the contract on March 31, and within 24 hours, mobilized teams to manage construction of both hospitals. The 750-bed facility at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is ready to accept patients and the 450-bed facility at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center began taking patients on April 10.
“AECOM’s extensive healthcare and disaster recovery experience enabled us to rapidly respond to the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s needs during this extraordinary crisis,” Steve Morriss, AECOM’s president of Design and Consulting Services Americas said in a statement. “Our proven history in working with the other stakeholders, including New York City and federal agencies, enabled us to deliver these critical hospital facilities quickly and safely.”
In April, AECOM was awarded more than $200 million in contracts by key U.S. federal and state government agencies to assist in their responses to the coronavirus crisis, including several substantial design and program management projects to support the construction of emergency triage hospitals on the East Coast.