WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District selected Turner Construction Company to build the Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital in San Bernardino, California. The $160 million hospital replaces the Weed Army Community Hospital, and marks a significant milestone in the United States Department of Defense commitment to delivering world-class healthcare to all service members and their families.
The project consists of a 216,000 square foot hospital, which provides tertiary care, emergency medicine, and clinical support. Additionally, the project includes a 9,000-square-foot renovation of the Mary Walker clinic and construction of a helipad, ambulance shelter, central utilities plant, and photovoltaic farm which will provide sustainable energy to the hospital and ancillary buildings.
The hospital's design will utilize evidence-based and world class design principles, and will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Ellerbe Becket/RLF Joint Venture will provide full design services for the project.
"The Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital is a significant win for our company because it builds upon Turner's outstanding reputation as the leading builder of premiere healthcare facilities for the government," said Chris Jahrling, Vice President and General Manager of Turner's Federal Services group in Washington, D.C. "We are excited and honored to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and contribute to their mission to provide world class care to service members and their families."
Turner recently completed the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia in a joint venture with Gilbane Building Company and is constructing the Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia and the Department of Veterans Affairs Denver Replacement Hospital in Aurora, Colorado in joint venture with the Kiewit Building Group.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. Turner annually completes $8 billion of construction. Founded in 1902, 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, visit www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 75,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, 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 54 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