Turner Project Levi’s Stadium Recognized as Sports Facility of the Year

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The home of the San Francisco 49ers earns title of Sports Facility of the Year from 2015 Sports Business Awards.

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At Levi’s, we were able to put in 30 miles of underground conduit, piping, and other utilities before we drove one pile. Design-build and BIM let us do that. We put $100 million worth of work in place during the first 100 days. That’s fast.

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that the 2015 Sports Business Awards have named Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, as the sports facility of the year.

The team — led by a Turner-Devcon joint venture — used a design-build approach to accelerate the construction process and deliver on a promise to turn over the stadium in time for the 49ers’ first 2014 preseason game – a mere two years after the start of schematic designs.

“Since we did our first design-build NFL stadium for the Denver Broncos, which finished in 2001, design-build has increased as a preferred project delivery method,” said Dave Masel, vice president and construction executive in Turner’s Sports Group. He continued, “Now with BIM it’s much more advanced. It’s a great way to build a building. At Levi’s, we were able to put in 30 miles of underground conduit, piping, and other utilities before we drove one pile. Design-build and BIM let us do that. We put $100 million worth of work in place in the first 100 days. That’s fast.”

The 1.85-million-square-foot stadium seats 68,500 fans (jumping up to 75,000 for special events) and is LEED Gold Certified, featuring a 27,000-square-foot green roof atop the suite tower, solar arrays, live dashboards where fans can monitor the stadium’s energy usage, reclaimed wood in owners’ suites, reclaimed water systems for both potable and non-potable use, and more.

“We opened the stadium six weeks early and we were able to move the 49ers in to certain program areas six to eight months early,” added Mr. Masel. “We wouldn’t have been able to do it without our super super staff. They gelled really well together and had a real eagerness to learn and a dedication to their work. It worked out tremendously.”

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 $10 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 about 53,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 22 billion in FY 2014, 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.de/press.

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