Turner Announces Award for Innovation Winners

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Turner Construction Company announces winners in third annual Award for Innovation program

The Award for Innovation program is an investment in our culture of problem solving, experimentation and collaboration. This year’s Award winners exemplify a vision for creating better innovations and, more importantly, better innovators.

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the winners in the Award for Innovation program. The award recognizes and rewards individuals and groups for the development and implementation of ideas that have resulted in outstanding achievement at Turner. These achievements fall into many categories, including overcoming project challenges, improving business processes, and improving the company’s performance.

The program, now in its third year, offers four levels of cash prizes – Excellence, Distinction, Merit, and Innovative Idea – up to $10,000 and more than 800 employees have shared 325 ideas to make Turner a better company through advances in technology, sustainability, lean practices, building information modeling, safety, community engagement, learning and development, and field operations. The winning entries have earned prizes totaling $175,000. This year the company awarded more than $45,000 to 16 teams.

The top winning teams are:
Anthony Joyce and Matt Sullivan from Turner’s Chicago office, for development of the Turner Collaborative Construction Network. The Turner Collaborative Construction Network is a comprehensive document management suite to enable clients, architects, subcontractors and Turner staff to collaborate in a single, digital environment to find, submit, and track the most commonly used documents in the construction process.

Steven Rubino, Talin Asadoorian, Terry Block, Danielle Clarke, Daniela Diaz, Carolyn La Camera, Elizabeth O’Toole, Amy Sowersby, Michael Spignese, Kristin Stringer from Turner’s Boston office for development of a Project Engineer Manual. The Project Engineer Manual is a step‐by‐step manual for engineering, which standardizes operations across teams and creates training for all engineers and superintendents working on Turner’s enterprise-wide technology platform.

“Every year since its inception, the Award for Innovation program has proven not only that the rate of change within the building industry and without is accelerating, but that the best way to stay out ahead and capitalize on that change is to democratize idea generation,” said Jim Barrett, Turner’s chief innovation officer. He continued, “The Award for Innovation program is really an investment in our culture of problem solving, experimentation and collaboration. We are thrilled with this year’s Award winners because they exemplify a vision for creating better innovations and, more importantly, better innovators, which helps us deliver greater value to our clients.”

Collectively, the winners are recognized for enhancing collaboration, increasing business opportunities and continuously improving the effectiveness of our activities, which helps us make a difference in the lives of our people, clients, and the communities in which we work.

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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