Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Achieves Substantial Completion
Energy Efficient Building Project Benefits from Application of Lean Construction Methods and Practices
AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the outpatient clinic for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Austin, Texas has achieved substantial completion.
The 275,000-square-foot clinic features a number of green and sustainable elements such as high-performance glass, locally quarried stone, and high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment. The design-build, finance-leaseback project was completed with partners at Cullinan Properties, LTD – a real estate firm that develops, manages, and owns medical, mixed-use, office, retail, and residential properties throughout the United States – and Page Southerland Page Architects. It is designed and built to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The project benefited tremendously from the application of Lean construction practices and methods, including BIM-based layout with a robotic total station and iPads, paperless coordination and shop drawing efforts, Nothing Hits the Ground – a program which uses rolling carts, dollies and pallet jacks to avoid many of the strains and sprains associated with material management – and digital punch list management. Project Executive Matt Nail said, “The utilization of Lean processes helped the team work safer, provide a higher quality product, and complete the project ahead of schedule.”
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based construction services company. Turner first made its mark on the construction 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, update and refine processes, and remain responsive to the needs of their employees, clients, and the communities it serves. With an annual construction volume of $8 billion, Turner is the largest general builder in the United States. 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 www.turnerconstruction.com.
SOURCE Turner Construction Company