Turner Construction Company Selected to Perform Classroom Modernization Project at Kramer Middle School in Washington, D.C.

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Kramer Middle School to see significant improvements to classrooms and common areas, seek LEED for Schools Certification from USGBC.

On this job we are putting more than $17 million in place in nine weeks, which is no small feat...I’m confident that we will pull it off

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that construction is underway on a $28 million modernization of Kramer Middle School in Washington, DC, which has not seen a significant renovation since its original construction in 1943.

“On this job we are putting more than $17 million in place in nine weeks, which is no small feat,” said Kaan Celebi, project manager. He continued, “I’m confident that we will pull it off for the students, the client, and the community.”

Scheduled for completion in phases, planned improvements include installation of a new elevator, build-out of IT and electrical closets, replacement of the building’s mechanical and life safety systems, and installation of upgraded windows, exterior doors, and exterior lighting.

On just the second day of wall and ceiling demolition, the project team began hanging ductwork and piping for the updated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, by the second week, they had installed steel on the roof to support the installation of mechanical units which arrived shortly thereafter, and by the fourth week they had completed inspections and begun painting and finish work on two floors. Work still ahead includes additional architectural upgrades to hallways, classrooms, bathrooms, the cafeteria and the gymnasium, and the school’s entrances.

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.

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