WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company and the National Building Museum are pleased to announce the selection of the Lean Construction Institute as the recipient of the 2013 Turner Prize. The Prize, established in honor of the company's founder, Henry C. Turner, recognizes significant achievement, innovation, and exemplary leadership.
To mark the occasion, on Wednesday, December 4, from 6:30–8:00 pm, Greg Howell, Lean Construction Institute co-founder, Dan Heinemeier, executive director, and Victor Sanvido, board chair, will give a presentation on the benefits of lean and share their vision of lean's future. Following this talk, they will join a panel of property owners, designers and builders to discuss how a lean approach benefits the building industry. Panelists include: Ken Jones, vice president, general manager, Turner Construction Company; Bill Seed, vice president, Design and Construction, Universal Health Services; Tom Sorley, chief executive officer, Rosendin Electric; and Jan Tuchman, editor in chief, Engineering News-Record. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the event pleases visit: Additional information on the event can be found at: go.nbm.org/Turner
The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) has acted as a catalyst for transformations the construction industry, emphasizing collaboration and a culture of continuous improvement, and pioneering the application of techniques and processes that improve efficiency, reduce waste, benefit contractors, and add value for owners. Their commitment to this work and their dedication to educating the industry about the benefits of lean methods are among the many reasons LCI has been selected for this honor.
"Making progress in the construction industry is a collaborative effort. Whenever an innovation is developed and implemented properly, the entire industry benefits," said Ken Jones, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction Company's Mid-Atlantic region. He continued, "We're thrilled that Lean Construction Institute is being recognized for its dedication to making the construction industry more efficient. We look forward to their continued positive contributions to improving the design and construction of buildings."
LCI is the recipient of the 11th annual Henry C. Turner prize, which has been awarded in the past to Engineers Without Borders, the United States Green Building Council, Dr. Charles H. Thornton (founder of the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Mentoring Program), I.M. Pei and the Society of Women Engineers. The award ceremony will be held December 4th at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC and will feature a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8pm.
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, a publicly traded company, and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit 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 80,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2012, 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 www.hochtief.com/press.
SOURCE Turner Construction Company