International Construction Risk Management Firm Hill International to Strengthen Asia Pacific Presence

Singapore (PRWEB) September 15, 2008

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in construction risk management, today announced plans to strengthen its Asia Pacific presence following its 2006 acquisition of James R Knowles. James R Knowles was a UK-based firm with 23 years of Asia Pacific presence providing construction consulting and dispute resolution services to the engineering and construction industry, globally. As a result of the acquisition, the company recently changed its name from James R Knowles to Singapore Hill International.

Mr. John Brells, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, in charge of Hill’s Construction Claims and Consultancy operations for the Asia Pacific Region, commented, “Asia Pacific is a complex region with in-market challenges, including regulatory, in the construction industry. Hill has successfully saved billions of dollars for our worldwide clients through efficient project management, claims management, and dispute resolution on construction projects overseas and as James R Knowles in the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to improving on this record in the future months and years to come.”

Hill’s project management and claims experience gives it the knowledge to identify potential trouble spots on a project before problems develop and to recommend or initiate preventive action through innovative management control systems. Hill’s services have been used in over 1,000 projects with a total construction value exceeding US$ 100 billion. In addition, Hill has been involved in claims management and dispute resolution services for over 5,000 claims with a total value exceeding US$ 50 billion. In Asia, some showcase projects include the North East MRT Line in Singapore, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Dung Quat Refinery (DQR) in Vietnam, and the Venetian in Macau.

“Hill has been and is currently involved in many key projects in the region for both the private and public sectors. With the existing projects and continued investments in these sectors, there is a need for best-in-class services with a proven track record. With the addition of experts to our existing talent pool, we look forward to engaging with governmental and commercial organisations to address their individual requirements,” John added.

Hill also announced the appointment of two industry experts who will be based at the Company Headquarters in Singapore.

David Shuttleworth joins Hill as Director. David has been in the industry for 30 years, of which 14 years were spent in Asia. He has in-depth experience in claims management and in dispute resolution on major building, civil engineering and many other types of projects. In addition, he provides commercial and contractual and management advice to clients. He has a special expertise in dispute avoidance and regularly advises on this issue and has acted as an expert witness in both litigation and arbitration cases.

Julian Tudor-Jones comes on board as Senior Consultant. Julian has over 35 years of experience in engineering and construction both in pre-contract and post-contract work on a wide variety of major international projects. He specialises in providing advice on and in the execution of delay analysis techniques to demonstrate entitlement to extensions of time in construction projects.

In addition to its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, Hill currently has offices in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Vietnam. Singapore Hill International, Pte. Ltd is located at 331 North Bridge Road #18-01 Odeon Towers.

Hill International, with 2,100 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 11th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

This press release includes certain statements that fall within the definition of “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, overall economic and market conditions, competitors’ and clients’ actions, and other conditions, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including those risks identified in Hill’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Accordingly, such statements should be considered in light of these risks. Any prediction by Hill is only a statement of management’s belief at the time the prediction is made. There can be no assurance that any prediction once made will continue thereafter to reflect management’s belief, and Hill does not undertake to update publicly its predictions, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


SOURCE: Hill International

Singapore Hill International, Pte Ltd.

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