Our overarching objective here, the reason we are developing and implementing new technology tools, is to improve the predictability of outcomes so the owner can march forward with confidence
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2014
Turner Construction Company was recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine as the country’s leading construction manager of healthcare projects – approximately twice as large as the next largest firm – for the seventh consecutive year, and for 25 of the last 29 years.
The adoption of emerging technology and new digital standards are driving change in the construction industry, just as they are in healthcare. Using technology tools like the T-Cost™ modeling system – which performs cost analysis to help clients understand immediately the short- and long-term financial and environmental effects of design decisions – and building information modeling (BIM) – which enables extensive pre-fabrication and modularization by dramatically improving the reliability of the coordination process – Turner is advancing to meet the changing needs of clients, improve efficiencies and add client value.
Discussing the advances in construction that Turner is delivering on its projects, Chip Cogswell, vice president and national healthcare director for Turner said, “The advanced prefabrication we can deliver on our projects provides enhanced value for our clients. The warehouse building environment makes efficient use of labor and materials and can help shorten the duration of a project, both of which can add up to significant savings. He continued, “The overarching objective here, the reason we are developing and implementing these tools, is to improve the predictability of outcomes so the owner can march forward with confidence.”
Turner achieved top ranking from Modern Healthcare by completing work for more than 100 clients in 23 states. Representative healthcare projects include:
Riverside Doctor’s Hospital of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
The Hospital is Turner's fourth project with Riverside Health System and the team collaborated with the designers and other project stakeholders throughout the design and construction phases to ensure that all expectations about the facility and its functionality were met. Turner also provided medical equipment planning, budgeting, procurement, coordination, and installation services. The project achieved an early substantial completion, which allowed the Owner to start move-ins and new staffing orientation prior to the scheduled opening.
Owensboro Medical Health System Replacement Hospital, Owensboro, Kentucky
This 781,000 square foot, 350-bed hospital and integrated health was delivered through the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method. Lean building concepts were used to insure the project budget constraints are met while maintaining the highest possible product quality.
Temecula Valley Hospital, Temecula, California
The five-story, 140-bed tower is a strong example of how an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach can improve project outcomes both during the design and construction phases, and after occupancy. Input from healthcare professionals during the design phase helped the team minimize the number of times a patient must move once admitted, as well as the distance care providers must travel between offices, nurses stations, supply areas and patient rooms.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first 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 one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information, please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 81,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2013, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, 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.