NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- STV and Turner Construction Company, in a joint venture, have been awarded a $656 million contract to provide construction management services for the new police academy for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in College Point, Queens, N.Y.
STV/Turner will provide construction management services to the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) on behalf of the NYPD. The joint venture will have full responsibility to procure, contract and manage the complete redevelopment of this 35-acre campus. The STV/Turner joint venture allows both companies to provide services in key areas, including campus development, public sector contract compliance, technical problem solving, financial management, contract administration and project controls.
Through the construction of this one million sq. ft. facility, the NYPD will be able to consolidate its recruit training into an all-inclusive location, the first phase of which will be complete by 2013. The scope of work for this phase includes a central utility plant and campus supply loop for all MEP services, a physical training building and an academic building. The physical training building includes a 1/8 mile running track and special tactical gymnasiums. The academic building will include classroom space for 30 to more than 300 cadets and mock environment rooms designed for immersion learning. Also included in the academic building are faculty offices and library.
The project is being designed by Perkins + Will Architects in association with Michael Fieldman Architects and is targeting a LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. Green features of the facility include daylight harvesting, green roofs atop the buildings, storm water harvesting and reuse and redevelopment of an existing tidal stream located within the site.
"This extremely important project will bring state-of-the-art training facilities to New York City's police academy's new cadets," said Milo E. Riverso, Ph.D., P.E., president of STV. "Both STV and Turner have worked extensively in the New York construction environment for many years. This partnership brings together years of construction, design and management experience to this project."
"Turner is proud to serve as part of the building team on this important project to benefit the NYPD and the residents served and protected by the police department," said Charles Murphy, senior vice president and general manager of Turner's New York office.
With more than 1,600 employees in 31 offices, STV is a leader in providing construction management, engineering, architectural, planning and environmental services for transportation systems, infrastructure, buildings and other facilities. Engineering News-Record ranked STV 49th in its Top 500 Design Firms survey. STV is 100 percent employee-owned and maintains a web site at www.stvinc.com.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2008, Turner completed $10.7 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 64,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 18.70 billion in FY 2008, 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 55 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