ATLANTA, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of education facilities, has been awarded a $63 million contract by the Georgia Institute of Technology to provide construction services on the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. The facility is scheduled for completion in May 2011.
The 220,000 sq. ft. Learning Commons will include innovative classrooms that foster experiential, collaborative learning, a learning center that connects students with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate teaching assistants and student peers in science, math, and communications classes on a walk-in basis, science laboratories for biology, chemistry, earth and atmospheric science and physics, lecture halls, project team rooms, a Language Resource Center, Writing and Presentation Skills Center and an Information Commons equipped with computer workstations; and an Office of Information Technology (OIT)/Center for Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CETL) collaborative.
"We are proud to continue our more than 20 year relationship with the Georgia Institute of Technology and manage the construction of this important facility to benefit the students, faculty and community served by the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons," said Dave Butler, Vice President and General Manager of Turner's Atlanta operations.
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, a publicly traded company and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. 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