NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Clarkson University to support education and environmental research for the next generation of construction leaders. Turner Construction Company is donating $150,000 to support Clarkson University's Construction Engineering Management (CEM) program. Clarkson's world-class CEM program has recently expanded to meet the growing demand. Turner Construction Company was equally motivated to contribute by Clarkson subsidiary, the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. This prestigious Institute researches ways to improve public health, economic development, restoration of ecosystems, and quality of life.
"It's very appropriate, and rewarding, for Turner Construction Company to support Clarkson University and the Beacon Institute, considering that Turner is the top green builder in the nation, according to ENR," said Shawn Rosenberger, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction Company, San Diego, and a Clarkson alumnus. "With this gift and partnership, Turner will help fuel more outreach and industry innovation at this world-class institution."
To assist this partnership, Mr. Rosenberger will serve on Clarkson University's Construction Engineering Management (CEM) advisory board. The advisory board provides a forum for interaction between industry peers and Clarkson administrators and faculty to ensure CEM students receive an industry-relevant education. Ranked as the top green builder in the nation, Turner Construction Company's experience with sustainable construction will help ensure that CEM students are equipped to succeed as environmentally-responsible construction professionals.
Clarkson University's CEM program offers students an education in the design, planning, construction, and management of infrastructure such as highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, railroads, buildings, pipelines, dams, and utilities. CEM students learn both the design and construction management functions. By mastering both skills, traditionally practiced by civil engineers and construction managers, CEM students are uniquely prepared to succeed in the construction industry.
"We are particularly gratified by Turner Construction Company's support of CEM since it builds on our existing academic alliance," said Clarkson President, Tony Collins. "CEM courses have been taught at Clarkson for more than 30 years, but we've seen a four-fold increase in students focusing on this area in the last five years." Clarkson University's CEM program has become so popular, it has recently expanded to accommodate the high demand. Turner Construction Company's donation to the university will support the growing CEM program.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner Construction Company is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1,200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second 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.
About Clarkson University
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP, or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations, and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise. For more information, please visit www.clarkson.edu.
About Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University, is headquartered in the City of Beacon in Dutchess County, New York. The mission of this not-for-profit environmental research organization is to create and maintain a global center for scientific and technological innovation that advances research, education and public policy regarding rivers and estuaries. Beacon Institute implements its mission through a multi-disciplinary focus on science and technology, education and policy. Teams of scientists, engineers, educators, historians, and policy experts take an integrated, data-driven view of how communities and ecosystems interact to create new mechanisms through which humans can gain a more sophisticated understanding of rivers and estuaries for the benefit of public health, economic development, restoration of ecosystems and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.bire.org.
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