Turner Construction Company Welcomes Students at Seven DC Area Schools, Introducing Them to Their Modernized Campuses

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Turner employees greeted students around the DC Metro Area on their first day of school, providing them with information about their newly renovated facilities.

Turner employees (including GM Ken Jones) greeting Stanton kids on their first day of school

On days like today all the hard work is more than worth it.

Yesterday was the first day of school for many DC Area students and a lot has changed around their campuses. The workers at Turner Construction Company responsible for those changes coordinated and welcomed the students while providing them with a bit of information on their new spaces and what went into building them. Turner project teams turned out yesterday morning to greet area students at Friendship Tech Prep Public Charter School, Kramer Middle School, Stanton Elementary School, Janney Elementary School, Shepherd Elementary School, and Hearst Elementary School passing out fact sheets about their updated schools.

The customized fact sheets distributed by Turner included information such as the number of bricks used, when construction began, the number of workers on-site, the number of man-hours required, the amount of concrete poured, and sustainability information. In addition to the fact sheets, Turner gifted students with pencils to use in class, and hopefully, a new interest in building and construction.

"Today was a great day, after months of high-energy, hard work and teamwork to complete these projects on time, our teams got the satisfaction of seeing firsthand the appreciation for their work from their true clients, the students and parents entering their new school buildings for the first time,” said Ken Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Turner. “On days like today all the hard work is more than worth it."

Among their school projects, the biggest achievement for Turner is the opening of the new Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 School in Alexandria, VA. Jefferson-Houston is the newest educational building in Alexandria in over 10 years. Turner began work on the project last May and is finished with Phase One – building the new school in time for the start of classes which begin next Tuesday, September 2.

The Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 Replacement School is a 128,776 SF School Building which is targeting LEED Silver. The new school is a replacement of the existing Jefferson-Houston School in Historic Downtown, Alexandria, VA. The facility has the capacity to house 700-800 students in a 21st century learning environment incorporating energy efficient equipment and the latest technological advancements while respecting the historic architecture of the original building. Designed with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics,) the facility features a white box theater and media center. Phase Two of the school renovation has already started and the old school has been knocked down to make way for the new athletic fields and play grounds that will be built in its place.

Turner employees are scheduled to welcome the students at Jefferson-Houston next Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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, 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 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.

Source: Turner Construction Company

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