ORLANDO, FL (May 22, 2019) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, has been contracted by the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, to provide owner’s representative services for the OCCC’s North-South Building Improvements. AECOM began supporting the program earlier this year.
The $605 million program involves approximately 856,000 square feet of building improvements, including a conceptual design of a 200,000-square-foot, column-free Multipurpose Venue that can accommodate up to 20,000 attendees. The proposed improvements also include the Grand Concourse along the side of Convention Way road with 60,000 feet of meeting rooms, an 80,000-square-foot ballroom and an entrance to the North-South Building.
AECOM previously served as OCCC’s owner’s representative during construction of the original 2.8- million-square-foot North-South Building, which was completed in 2003. The company will again provide design, project and construction managers, project controls professionals and subject matter experts to support the design and construction oversight of the new improvements.
"The OCCC is one of the nation’s top tradeshow and convention destinations," said Srini Kris, AECOM’s Program Management/Construction Management business line executive. "We are honored to have worked with the OCCC to deliver the original North-South Building and are honored to work with them again on the upcoming improvements."
"We are thrilled to once again collaborate with the AECOM team, especially on a project that will create significant improvements and capacity for our convention center’s capabilities and event offerings," said Jessie Allen, the OCCC’s Interim Executive Director. "AECOM’s institutional knowledge of the OCCC will be advantageous in planning and executing this program."
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate critical infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2018. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.
About the Orange County Convention Center
The Orange County Convention Center is the second-largest convention facility in North America and provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually. In recent years, the Convention Center has averaged nearly 200 events, including 115 conventions and tradeshows that attract more than 1.5 million attendees to the region each year. For more information about the Orange County Convention Center, www.occc.net.