Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
The joint venture of Turner Construction Company and Smoot Construction Company was recently selected to perform extensive renovations to the United States Capitol Dome. The Capitol Dome was built over 150 years ago, was renovated approximately 50 years ago and due to its exposure to the elements, has sustained major weathering. Turner-Smoot will be reinforcing the cast iron dome, repairing more than 1,000 cracks in the cast iron structure, and repainting the exterior, amongst other maintenance. Most of the work will be completed at night. The most visible aspect of the renovation will be a scaffold that will be erected to facilitate access to the dome.
“Turner/Smoot is incredibly honored to have been chosen to execute this prestigious and historic project. Turner has been working on the National Mall for the past 50 years and has completed the construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Smoot is currently working on the National Gallery of Art East Building, directly adjacent to the Capitol Building and on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Our team has the skills and expertise to execute this project for the American public and we are looking forward to getting our boots on the ground,” said Chris Jahrling, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction Company.
“Over the years, Smoot has been fortunate to be involved in restoring and building some of Washington’s most visited buildings including Union Station and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, but none more important than the Capitol Building. We are anxious for work to get underway for the restoration of the Capitol Dome,” said Mark S. Cain, President & CEO of Smoot Construction Company of Washington, DC.
Turner-Smoot is currently performing preconstruction activities for the project.
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, telecommunications, 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.
About Smoot Construction
Smoot Construction Company of Washington DC is a full service construction management, general contracting and design build services company specializing in commercial construction. Since its first project in the National Capital Region in 1967, Smoot has amassed a diverse portfolio of construction projects that includes educational facilities, convention centers, healthcare, research/industrial, commercial office buildings and sports facilities. The company has grown and flourished as a result of the high standards of the entire Smoot team through all phases of construction including knowledgeable needs assessment, thorough on-site supervision, responsible and effective project management, and successful project completion to clients in the District of Columbia, and the states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.smootconstructiondc.com.