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2011-03-21 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, San Diego is pleased to announce that its prominent Turner School of Construction Management commenced its first session of 2011 on February 24 at the New Central Library jobsite in downtown San Diego. This free series of classes is available to any company or individual in any segment of the construction industry, and is designed to educate subcontractors on the industry's newest technology and best practices. As...

2011-03-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company announced that the First Quarter 2011 Turner Building Cost Index has slightly increased over the Fourth Quarter of 2010. The Turner Building Cost Index measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States. The Turner Building Cost Index of 806 reflects a 0.62% increase from the Fourth Quarter 2010 and 0.88% increase from the First Quarter 2010. Karl F. Almstead, the Turner vice...

2011-02-28 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, San Diego is pleased to announce that it recently received Liberty Mutual Group's Safety Commendation Award for its stellar safety record while performing renovations and new construction at Chula Vista High School. The construction team was presented with the award on January 27, 2011 for completing the entire project, with construction activity in three different areas of the campus, without a single loss time...

2011-01-25 09:00:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that three of its employees were recently selected to receive Engineering News-Record California's "Top 20 Under 40" award. Victor Bullain, Manager of Virtual Design and Construction; Brendan Murphy, Project Executive; and Carmen Vann, Project Executive, are being recognized for their exemplary leadership and efforts to improve their communities. Turner Construction Company was the only...

2010-12-17 09:07:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, has been awarded $335 million of construction contracts in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. Turner has been selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to construct the Phase 2, $140 million expansion of the Biometric Technology Center (BTC), Office Building and Central Utilities Plant (CUP) in Clarksburg W.V. The scope of work includes the construction of a...

2010-12-10 09:01:00

DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest commercial builder, has been selected by Maxim Integrated Products to serve as the construction manager for a 140,000 square foot office building on the company's corporate campus in Farmers Branch, Texas. The project is scheduled to achieve a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. "We are proud to have been selected as the construction manager for this important facility to...

2010-12-10 08:34:00

CINCINNATI, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, is launching a volunteer "community blitz" in Greater Cincinnati, OH and Louisville and Lexington, KY on December 10th and 11th to give back to the communities in which Turner staff live and work. Turner staff, friends and family members will provide volunteer assistance to more than 20 charitable organizations in these communities. In addition, resources traditionally allocated...

2010-11-29 10:16:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company announced that the Fourth Quarter 2010 Turner Building Cost Index has slightly increased over the Third Quarter of 2010. The Turner Building Cost Index measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States. The Turner Building Cost Index of 801 reflects a 0.38% increase over the Third Quarter 2010. However, overall construction costs have decreased by 0.25% when measured in comparison to...

2010-11-03 10:30:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, Southern California is pleased to announce that its highly esteemed and award-winning Turner School of Construction Management wrapped up its fall session last month at a commencement ceremony and luncheon held at the Doubletree Hotel, Anaheim/Orange County. This FREE school is designed to train minority and women-owned businesses in all Construction Management practices such as: Estimating, Purchasing, Logistics,...

2010-10-22 13:52:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, in partnership with the Center for Minority Business Development at Prince Georges Community College, recently held a graduation ceremony for 63 graduates of the Turner School of Construction Management Program for minority and women-owned business enterprises held in Prince Georges County, Maryland. The Turner School of Construction Management is designed to provide minority- and women-owned businesses with the tools...


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