New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2014
The Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department will receive the 2014 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction.
The Prize jury selected the Department for the creativity they demonstrate with their broad range of collaborative research efforts and for their leadership in championing energy-efficient building solutions and building a workforce for the 21st century.
The award ceremony will be held Wednesday, December 3rd at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The ceremony will feature a panel discussion on the topic of how innovation, education and collaboration are driving economic development and creating a workforce for the 21st century. The panel will be led by Karen Sweeney, senior vice president, Turner Construction Company. Other panelists will be Chimay Anumba, Department Head and Professor of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University; Martha Kanter, former Under Secretary of the U. S. Department of Education; Ted Lynch, President, Southland Industries; and John Grady, President of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PDIC) at the Navy Yard.
Members of the Prize jury are David Childs, chairman emeritus, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Chris McFadden, vice president, Turner Construction Company; Hal Parmalee, former president, Turner Construction Company; and Jan Tuchman, editor-in-chief, Engineering News-Record.
Turner established the Prize, and an endowment to support it, to honor Henry C. Turner who founded the company in 1902. The Prize recognizes an advance, or high achievement in the process of construction—an invention, an innovative methodology, and/or exemplary leadership, and comes with a $25,000 honorarium.
Pennsylvania State University is the recipient of the 12th Henry C. Turner prize, which has been awarded in the past to Leslie Robertson, I.M Pei, Charles DeBenedittis, The U.S. Green Building Council, Paul Teicholz, Gehry Partners and Gehry Technologies, Charlie Thornton, Engineers Without Borders – USA, Caterpillar, Inc., Society of Women Engineers and the Lean Construction Institute.
If you would like to attend this event to be held December 3 at the National Building Museum you can purchase tickets online at http://www.nbm.org.
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 $11 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 80,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2012, 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. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.