Marlton, NJ, United States
Marlton, NJ, United States

Hill International is an international construction consulting firm. Founded in 1976, the company is currently headquartered in Marlton, New Jersey, United States. It will be moving its headquarters to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in May of 2015.In 2012, Engineering News-Record magazine ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm-for-fee and the 10th largest program management firm in the U.S. Hill’s claims and consulting services include claims analysis, litigation support, expert witness testimony, cost and damages assessment, delay and disruption analysis, lender/technical advisory and the Project Neutral. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 18, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

CLEVELAND, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancora Advisors LLC announced today that it has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of Hill International, Inc. (NYSE: HIL) stating Ancora's belief that the board should hire an investment banker to conduct a strategic alternatives review.  The l...


PHILADELPHIA and AUSTIN, Texas, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction of the University of Texas System to provide project management services during the construction of various higher education and healthcare capital projects.  Services to be provided by Hill under the contract are expected to include staff augmentation in the areas of project management, construction management, construction inspection, cost and schedule control, administration, construction project auditing and other areas associated with design and construction of the university’s capital projects. “We are proud to have supported the University of Texas System on their capital program since 2007,” said Robert A. Ferguson, CCPM, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Southern Regional Manager for Hill’s Project Management Group.  “We are confident that our team will continue to deliver exceptional service to our client,” added Ferguson. Hill International, with 3,300 professionals in more than 70 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


PHILADELPHIA and AUSTIN, Texas, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction of the University of Texas System to provide project management services during the construction of various higher education and healthcare capital projects.  Services to be provided by Hill under the contract are expected to include staff augmentation in the areas of project management, construction management, construction inspection, cost and schedule control, administration, construction project auditing and other areas associated with design and construction of the university’s capital projects. “We are proud to have supported the University of Texas System on their capital program since 2007,” said Robert A. Ferguson, CCPM, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Southern Regional Manager for Hill’s Project Management Group.  “We are confident that our team will continue to deliver exceptional service to our client,” added Ferguson. Hill International, with 3,300 professionals in more than 70 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


PHILADELPHIA and AUSTIN, Texas, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction of the University of Texas System to provide project management services during the construction of various higher education and healthcare capital projects.  Services to be provided by Hill under the contract are expected to include staff augmentation in the areas of project management, construction management, construction inspection, cost and schedule control, administration, construction project auditing and other areas associated with design and construction of the university’s capital projects. “We are proud to have supported the University of Texas System on their capital program since 2007,” said Robert A. Ferguson, CCPM, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Southern Regional Manager for Hill’s Project Management Group.  “We are confident that our team will continue to deliver exceptional service to our client,” added Ferguson. Hill International, with 3,300 professionals in more than 70 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.enr.com

David L. Richter, CEO of Philadelphia-based construction consultant Hill International Inc.  since 2014, has stepped down from the role and left the firm after 22 years. His departure comes amid pressure from an activist investor over shareholder return. Richter has formed a new asset management fund called Richter Capital  LLC, of which he is chairman and CEO. Richter’s exit follows the delayed closing of the sale of Hill’s claims consulting unit to Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of a UK-based private equity firm, for $140 million. Hill, founded in 1976 by Richter’s father, Irvin Richter, who stepped down last year as chairman, remains a 3,300-employee global project management consultant. Named as interim CEO is Paul Evans, who joined Hill’s board last August as one of three new members nominated by Hill activist investor Bulldog Investors LLC, which used its 7% company stake to lead a proxy dispute last year. The Richter family has a 21% stake in the firm, says David Richter. Hill says it now seeks a permanent CEO. Evans had been vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of MYR Group. It also says that Chairman Craig L. Martin, the former CEO of Jacobs Engineering who joined the PM consultant’s board last year, becomes executive chairman with creation of a new Office of the Chairman that also includes Raouf S. Ghali, president and chief operating officer, and William H. Dengler Jr., executive vice president and general counsel. Bulldog did not respond by ENR deadline on the C-suite changes or whether Ghali is a candidate for the CEO slot. The sale of the claims group is set to shore up Hill’s hard-hit bottom line. “This sale will significantly improve Hill’s financial position and create opportunities for growth that were not possible prior to the sale,” Richter said in the May 3 announcement of its completion. “We have very expensive debt, and it was restricting us,” says one firm executive. “We’re hoping we’ll grow faster with the new liquidity.” In announcing first-quarter 2017 results earlier this month, Hill reported a 20% revenue drop to $107.6 million from the same time last year, which it said stemmed from a 36.7% revenue decline in the Middle East, which made up nearly half of its 2016 revenue total. Richter attributes the drop to slower than usual payments by its Middle East-based clients. Said one company source: “When they see oil prices going down and see an opportunity to hold back cash, they will.” But the firm said U.S. consulting revenue rose 17% and total company backlog was up 6.3% to $883 million. Hill announced on May 15 an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract from the University of Texas for project management services. It also won PM services contracts earlier this year from the U.S. Social Security Administration and Florida Dept. of Transportation. Even so, Hill reported a net loss of $7.1 million for the quarter compared with a profit of $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2016. “This company on a contract margin basis does very well. Something happens with this company when we take that number down to the bottom line,” said Evans in a May 5 results call  with analysts. “So we’re going to look at all costs and where we have to make adjustments.” With speculation that the firm remains a takeover target, Evans told analysts that following cost-reduction efforts, “we can think about other ideas.” According to a federal 8-K filing earlier this month, Richter will receive $3.3 million in severance over two years. “We ran the firm keeping clients number one and professionals number two,” says Richter. “Now the board has focused on shareholders number one.”


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

Cosmos Inspires New Words and New Music Astronomer and poet Tony Berendsen has commissioned a new piano quintet by composer Stephanie Ann Boyd for members of the Reno Philharmonic. This is Berendsen’s second commission from New York City-based Boyd. The piece will be premiered this summer in Reno, Nevada, and at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, California. The new, three-movement piano quintet is based on Berendsen’s poem “Oh How We Wonder”, and will involve musicians from the Reno Philharmonic playing as the string quartet Accent. Berendsen often writes poems about the stars, affectionately known as “poastromy”. His immense love of the stars began at eight with the gift of a telescope and today he is the owner of Tahoe Star Tours, which operates in Nevada and California. “I’m so eager to work with Tony again on this project”, Boyd said. “His words and thoughts spin themselves into such striking verbal imagery that I feel like I’m simply translating his work into another language when I write music inspired by it; the music is already there.” Boyd’s previous piece for Berendsen, Astrum Agri, was based on his poem “Without Them”, and was commissioned last year. It premiered in August 2016. Stephanie Ann Boyd endeavors to write music that brings whimsical worlds to life, that is meaningful to audience and performer alike, and that refreshes and strengthens the creative spirit. Stephanie’s 2016/2017 season included the premieres of Tekton, a cello concerto for Alan Toda-Ambaras and the Eureka Orchestra; Rituum, a bassoon concerto commissioned by Eric Tyler Barga and performed by Andrew Marlin and the Cincinnati Soundbox Orchestra; other commissions included a co-commission involving 50 violinists across America and a solo sonata for bass trombone. Other recent highlights involved co-directing the Tuesday Night New Music concert series, winning New England Conservatory’s Donald Martino Prize for Excellence in Composition, being chosen as the NEC/Boston Modern Orchestra Project Competition winner, and having her violin concerto premiered in Jordan Hall by recent Michael Hill International Competition prize-winner Eunae Koh under the baton of Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall. More about Tony Berendsen can be found at http://www.tahoestartours.com/ More about Stephanie Ann Boyd can be found at http://stephanieannboyd.com


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: EE-19-2015 | Award Amount: 2.20M | Year: 2016

The transition to a low-carbon economy creates financial risk and opportunities. A key barrier for investors in responding to this risk relates to the shortcomings of the current landscape of asset valuation and credit risk models in capturing this financial risk and opportunity. The objective of the project is to develop an Energy Transition (ET) risk and opportunity assessment framework. The objectives of this framework are to help investors and policy makers understand the materiality of energy transition risk and opportunity, help investors assess this materiality for bond and equity portfolios, and engage with investors & policy makers on responding to these risks in order to mobilize capital for sustainable energy investment. The activities focus on seven key industries. The core focus is on building bottom-up databases, Energy transition risk and opportunity scenarios net margin impact models. These outputs will then feed into newly developed equity valuation (developed by Kepler-Cheuvreux) and credit risk models (developed by S&P Capital IQ). The project enables investors and analysts to implement these models into their investment decision-making, either through the assessment framework or directly equity and bond indices developed in the course of the project.


Newman C.,Hill International
Human Resources for Health | Year: 2014

Gender is a key factor operating in the health workforce. Recent research evidence points to systemic gender discrimination and inequalities in health pre-service and in-service education and employment systems. Human resources for health (HRH) leaders' and researchers' lack of concerted attention to these inequalities is striking, given the recognition of other forms of discrimination in international labour rights and employment law discourse. If not acted upon, gender discrimination and inequalities result in systems inefficiencies that impede the development of the robust workforces needed to respond to today's critical health care needs.This commentary makes the case that there is a clear need for sex- and age-disaggregated and qualitative data to more precisely illuminate gender-related trends and dynamics in the health workforce. Because of their importance for measurement, the paper also presents definitions and examples of sex or gender discrimination and offers specific case examples.At a broader level, the commentary argues that gender equality should be an HRH research, leadership, and governance priority, where the aim is to strengthen health pre-service and continuing professional education and employment systems to achieve better health systems outcomes, including better health coverage. Good HRH leadership, governance, and management involve recognizing the diversity of health workforces, acknowledging gender constraints and opportunities, eliminating gender discrimination and equalizing opportunity, making health systems responsive to life course events, and protecting health workers' labour rights at all levels. A number of global, national and institution-level actions are proposed to move the gender equality and HRH agendas forward. © 2014 Newman; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Kaundun S.S.,Hill International
Pest Management Science | Year: 2014

Resistance to acetyl-CoA carboxylase herbicides is documented in at least 43 grass weeds and is particularly problematic in Lolium, Alopecurus and Avena species. Genetic studies have shown that resistance generally evolves independently and can be conferred by target-site mutations at ACCase codon positions 1781, 1999, 2027, 2041, 2078, 2088 and 2096. The level of resistance depends on the herbicides, recommended field rates, weed species, plant growth stages, specific amino acid changes and the number of gene copies and mutant ACCase alleles. Non-target-site resistance, or in essence metabolic resistance, is prevalent, multigenic and favoured under low-dose selection. Metabolic resistance can be specific but also broad, affecting other modes of action. Some target-site and metabolic-resistant biotypes are characterised by a fitness penalty. However, the significance for resistance regression in the absence of ACCase herbicides is yet to be determined over a practical timeframe. More recently, a fitness benefit has been reported in some populations containing the I1781L mutation in terms of vegetative and reproductive outputs and delayed germination. Several DNA-based methods have been developed to detect known ACCase resistance mutations, unlike metabolic resistance, as the genes remain elusive to date. Therefore, confirmation of resistance is still carried out via whole-plant herbicide bioassays. A growing number of monocotyledonous crops have been engineered to resist ACCase herbicides, thus increasing the options for grass weed control. While the science of ACCase herbicide resistance has progressed significantly over the past 10 years, several avenues provided in the present review remain to be explored for a better understanding of resistance to this important mode of action. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.


Taylor P.,Hill International
Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science | Year: 2011

Recent advances in the area of the wetting of leaf areas are reviewed with particular emphasis on their relation to agrochemical application. Areas reviewed include leaf wax composition, leaf wetting and superhydrophobicity, agrochemical deposit formation and spray retention. It is thought that most progress has been made in the area of leaf wetting through the work on lotus leaves. In the area of spray retention, factors such as plant type, spray solution properties and weathering of the plants are found to be keys. Recent progress in the modelling of spray retention is also discussed. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

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