Turner Recognized as Leading Contractor for Adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Turner Utilizes BIM on More Than 100 Projects Totaling $20 billion

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, has been recognized as the leading contractor in the adoption of BIM technology in Building Design & Construction's 2009 Giants 300 rankings. Through Turner's commitment to integrating technology into the delivery of its pre-construction and construction services, the company's portfolio of projects utilizing BIM represents more than $20 billion of construction on 100 projects.



Building Design & Construction ranked Turner as the top contractor with most BIM Seat Licenses and eighth overall in the survey. With 530 seats, Turner is only one of two pure contractors to rank in the top 50 of the survey.


"Through the utilization of BIM on Turner's projects, we are changing the way we think about the building process and are able to achieve significant cost and schedule savings for our clients," said Peter J. Davoren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Turner Construction Company.


Turner projects utilizing Building Information Modeling include:



    --  Yale University Health Services Center, New Haven, Conn.



    --  New Settlement Community Campus for New York School Construction
        Authority in Bronx, N.Y.



    --  Sacramento International Airport Terminal Modernization Program -Airside
        Concourse project in Sacramento, Calif.



    --  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Colket Translational Research
        Building in Philadelphia, Pa.



    --  Virtua West Jersey Replacement Hospital in Voorhees, N.J.



    --  The Stanford University Graduate School of Business Knight Management
        Center in Stanford, Calif.



    --  Nine-Building Research and Development Facility on Aberdeen Proving
        Ground in Aberdeen, Md.



    --  Mirabella Continued Care Community (CCRC) for Pacific Retirement
        Services, Inc. in Seattle, Wash.



BIM software develops 3D models of major building components from its architectural and structural elements to its HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems and integrates them into one comprehensive model -- enabling building partners to evaluate and identify clashes and inconsistencies prior to construction.


Through its use of BIM, Turner is able to accelerate collaboration and sharing of critical information with the owner, owner's representatives, and its architecture and engineering partners to support fast-track decision making. Issues are identified and resolved virtually, rather than during the process of construction. Measurable benefits of 3-D modeling include improvements in the schedule, quality, cost and safety on projects.


About Turner

Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2008 Turner completed $10.7 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com.


HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 64,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 19.10 billion in FY 2008, the company is represented in all the world's major markets. The Group's service offering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions and operation covers the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. 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. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 55 percent), the group is market leader in Australia. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.



SOURCE Turner Construction Company

Web site: http://www.turnerconstruction.com/

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