LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that the School Board of Broward County, Florida, selected AECOM to provide program management/owner’s representative services in support of its SMART (Safety, Music and Arts, Athletics, Renovations and Technology) bond program. With a current program budget planned at more than $1.3 billion, the program is comprised primarily of renovation projects focused on roof recovery and replacement with additional funds for HVAC and life safety systems upgrades and other additions and renovations.
“We are honored to be trusted with such a significant role and determined to support the program to the best of our ability,” said Steve Morriss, president of AECOM's Design and Consulting Services Americas. “Our deep expertise in K-12 educational program management coupled with our existing relationship with Broward County positions our firm to best support this capital investment program which is so critical to the students of the Broward County School District.”
Under this three-year base contract, AECOM’s responsibilities will include oversight and coordination of design and construction through commissioning and closeout for all capital projects as well as project-based controls. AECOM will also manage outreach efforts to both the local community and to small, women-owned and minority-owned business enterprises.
Serving nearly 268,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, Broward County Public Schools is the second largest school district in Florida and the sixth largest school district in the U.S.