AECOM supports U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project to deliver an alternate care facility in Colorado to aid the region’s coronavirus pandemic response
LOS ANGELES – AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, announced today that it has delivered a temporary healthcare facility with nearly 200 operational patient beds at The Ranch Events Complex in Larimer County, Colorado. An additional 200 patient beds that require minimal build out have also been turned over for future surge capacity. The project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District, in support of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission assignment, rapidly retrofitted the fairgrounds to ease the potential strain on existing medical facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
“AECOM’s significant experience with healthcare infrastructure and disaster recovery makes us ideally suited to address this historic public health and economic crisis,” said Steve Morriss, AECOM’s president of Design and Consulting Services Americas. “Our long-standing partnerships with government agencies like the USACE, FEMA, and state and local emergency management agencies have allowed us to rapidly mobilize to get these essential facilities functional as quickly and safely as possible.”
During national emergencies, the USACE is the U.S. federal government’s lead public works and engineering support agency. AECOM was awarded the contract on April 8 and within 24 hours, provided a build-out team to assess existing conditions and perform reconnaissance. The project was substantially completed on May 1.
“Our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires the utmost teamwork, quality and speed to deliver the right care at the points needed,” said Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General of the USACE. “AECOM is doing just that. I was very impressed by their selfless teamwork with Corps of Engineers and the State of Colorado to deliver the alternate care facility at the Larimer Ranch.”
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 across the United States.
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