SAN DIEGO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company recently reached a milestone on the construction of Fowler Park at the University of San Diego. The project is now 50% complete, with the topping out scheduled for later this month, and completion expected in February 2013. The new Fowler Park will enhance an aging facility for the USD Toreros, ranked among the country's top 25 college baseball teams. As the nation's number one green construction contractor, USD selected Turner Construction Company to manage the project due to its commitment to green building.
The new Fowler Park at USD will be home to Cunningham Field, built in the 1960s. The new $11 million facility includes seating for 1,700, a state-of-the-art clubhouse for the players, two suites, a press box, restrooms, concessions, stadium lighting, new sod, and synthetic turf. Constructed with local and recycled materials, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a sustainable design, the project is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification.
Recently ranked by ENR as the nation's top green construction firm, Turner Construction Company set up its jobsite office at USD in the EcoPort Trailer. This trailer features nontoxic and formaldehyde-free plywood, solar and wind-generated power, and a composting toilet. The EcoPort Trailer demonstrates Turner Construction Company's dedication to building green.
Shawn Rosenberger, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction Company, San Diego, said, "We believe that stewarding our environment is our responsibility. We aim to be eco-conscious not only because it is often a high priority of our clients, but also because it is a high priority of our own." Turner Construction Company has achieved a 94% recycle rate at Fowler Park.
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. 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.
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