Turner Construction Company Wins AGC Awards

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Washington contractor receives accolades in healthcare and renovations

Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading healthcare and education builder, was recognized by the Associated General Contractors of America’s Metropolitan DC Chapter for their work with Inova Health Systems and DC Public Schools for the construction of the South Patient Tower and Takoma Elementary Campus Reconstruction.

The Inova Health System is expanding the Fairfax Campus with the 2015 Capital Improvement Program. This program consists of three main projects, the first being the South Patient Tower. This project, designed by Wilmot/Sanz Architecture, is composed of a 236,000 SF, 11-story addition to the existing Tower Building, and will provide 174 medical-surgical, ICU and specialty beds in single patient rooms. In addition, shell space on the lower levels will accommodate future support services. The South Patient Tower project will pursue LEED® Silver Certification.

The reconstruction of the Takoma Elementary Campus was a design-build effort to repair the school, which was severely damaged by a fire in December 2010, destroying the majority of the building’s interior. The most challenging aspect of this project was the 6-month schedule, during which time Turner closely collaborated with the entire team – Owner, Architect, and Contractor – to meet an extremely important schedule for re-opening the school.

The awards were presented on Wednesday, October 10th at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

About Turner Construction Company Mid-Atlantic
Turner has received accolade as a leading builder in the Mid-Atlantic region in diverse fields of healthcare, government, interiors, bio-tech, K-12 education, commercial, hospitality, telecommunications and multi-family residential facilities. Turner's focus on service and responsiveness to client needs has led to the company's consistent growth in the region over the past 30 years.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers.
For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 80,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. With its core competencies in development, building and operation, the Group delivers services for the entire lifecycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. The focus of the related business activities is on four strategic areas: energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, major cities, and resources. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 54 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.

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