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Turner Construction Co. On Top Contractors Lists

Turner Construction Co. is pleased to be at the top of several of Engineering News-Record’s recently released 2011 Top Contractors rankings. The weekly trade magazine provides annual rankings based on revenue in several construction categories. ENR’s rankings confirm that Turner is the number one general builder and green contractor in the nation.

ENR is the nation’s leading construction trade magazine, providing business and technical news to construction industry professionals. In the recently released 2011 lists, Turner is ranked as the top construction firm in six categories, and among the top five firms in eight additional categories. The firm is ranked number one in the categories of general building, education, health care, correctional facilities, pharmaceuticals, and green contractors. Turner is also ranked among the top five contractors in the categories of sports facilities, data centers, commercial offices, airports, telecommunications, semiconductors, industrial process, and hotels, motels and convention centers.

“We are very pleased to be at the top of ENR’s prestigious rankings for another year,” said Shawn Rosenberger, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction Co. San Diego. “We are especially delighted to be at the top of the education rankings. We take particular pride in building educational facilities, as exemplified by our work on the new $185 million San Diego New Central Library and charter school.”

Turner Kicks Off Academy’s New Athletic Facilities

The board of trustees for the Army and Navy Academy and Turner Construction Co. hosted a groundbreaking and Capital Campaign Kick-off for the $10 million new athletic facilities at the Army and Navy Academy. The event took place at Maffucci Field at the Army and Navy Academy, located at 2605 Carlsbad Blvd., in Carlsbad. The athletic facilities, named the Duffield Sports Center, will provide an important training ground for future service members at the only military academy for high school students in California and surrounding states.

The groundbreaking for the new athletic facilities included brief remarks, visual displays, a light lunch, and ceremonial turning of the dirt. Attendees included faculty, staff, students and their families, alumni, patrons, press, and other friends of the Army and Navy Academy.

The new Duffield Sports Center will include an athletic facility building, a press box, new bleachers, a new football field, and a new baseball field with home and visitor dugouts. The two-story press box building, located at the 50-yard line of the new football field, will include public restrooms, concessions, executive suites, and boxes for press, home coaches, and visitors. Concrete bleachers will be installed up to and surrounding the press box building. The two-story, 27,250-square-foot athletic facility will house a gymnasium with seating for approximately 650, locker rooms for both home and guest teams, a dedicated wrestling room, a trainer’s room, a weight room with all new equipment, fan restrooms, administrative offices, and conference rooms.

President of the Army and Navy Academy, retired Army Brigadier Gen. Stephen M. Bliss, said: “It is exciting to take this opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the construction of our new $10 million Duffield Sports Center. We are deeply indebted to Dave and Cheryl Duffield, who have pledged the lead gift, and other members of our schoolwide community whose contributions are making this construction project possible.”

The Army and Navy Academy is one of the country’s top military boarding schools. Nearly 300 young men reside on-site. The school boasts a student-to-teacher ratio of 10-1, and uses a rigorous core curriculum of college preparatory courses based on the University of California’s entrance requirements. The academy participates in 11 sports at the interscholastic level, and all students participate in physical fitness training.

“Turner is proud to construct these new athletic facilities that will complement the Army and Navy Academy’s academic excellence and help provide a well-rounded educational experience for these young men,” said Shawn Rosenberger, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction Co. San Diego.

New College Services Center Now Open

San Diego Miramar College’s new College Services Center is now open. The new center adds approximately 8,400 gross square feet of new construction to San Diego Miramar College’s campus. The one-story building will house the campus’ Facilities Services Department. In addition to office and conference space, this facility will centralize the much-needed equipment and storage on campus.

The project partners include: gkkworks, architect; C.W. Driver, construction manager; KPFF Consulting Engineers, structural engineer; Sparling/ILA Zammit, electrical engineer; RBF Consulting, civil engineer; MA Engineers, mechanical/plumbing engineers; Wimmer Yamada and Caughey, landscape architect; Gafcon Inc., propositions S & N program manager; James Bray, Gafcon Inc., campus project manager; Joel Hermosillo, Gafcon Inc., project manager and Laura Faustine, Gafcon Inc., furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Straub-Driver JV Breaks Ground at Camp Pendleton

The joint venture design-build team of Straub Construction Inc. and C.W. Driver (Straub-Driver JV) and architectural firms of RJC Architects Inc. and Gensler, along with representatives from the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, broke ground Nov. 20 at the new P-1014 Truck Company Operations Complex site in the 33 Area of MCB Camp Pendleton.

This design-build project constructs a new Truck Company Operations Complex for 224 personnel with 200 tactical vehicles. This military construction project is comprised of a two-story company headquarters, a warehouse with roll-up doors, an armory, a Single-Marine facility, a dispatch, a dining facility, and a two-level parking structure which will provide 250 parking spaces. The project also provides renovations and addition of a new maintenance bay to the existing Vehicle Maintenance Facility, as well as demolition of existing buildings throughout the 33 Area.

This campus-style project features pedestrian and bicycle paths, basketball and volleyball courts, outdoor picnic areas, and landscaping. Renewable solar photovoltaic systems will be provided in part with sustainable design goals. Each building within the project will be designed and constructed for certification of a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating. The $46.6 million project is slated for completion in October 2013.


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