Turner Selected To Manage Construction Of $500M Terminal 2 Expansion At San Diego International Airport

Turner Managing $1 Billion of Work at 5 major Airports in State of California New York, N.Y. — Turner Construction Company was selected to serve as the design builder for the expansion of Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, Calif. The projected construction cost for the Terminal and Airside expansion is $500 million. Turner will manage the construction of the 470,000 sq. ft. expansion as the majority partner in a joint venture that includes Flatiron Corp., Turner's sister company, and PCL Construction Services, Inc. The project is targeting a LEED Silver Certification from the United … Read more

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ASHRAE Appoints First DOE Building Energy Codes Fellow

ATLANTA, Ga. – The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has appointed its first Building Energy Codes ASHRAE Fellow in partnership with the Department of Energy. The new Fellow, Mike Erbesfeld, will assist the DOE in assessing the impact of updating state energy codes to meet the 2010 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1. “The fellowship is valuable in that I get to bring my industry perspective to the federal government, where I can illustrate the obstacles and pitfalls on the path to net-zero-energy buildings, says Erbesfeld. “At the same time, this collaboration will hopefully ease the communication among … Read more

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OSHA, Whiting-Turner Join to Enhance Safety During Hartford, Conn., Retail Construction Project

Hartford, CT. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formed a site safety partnership with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. to reduce hazards and enhance worker safety during construction of the Front Street District Project retail center in Hartford. “Knowledge and training are key tools in evaluating, identifying and eliminating work-related hazards before they injure or sicken workers,” said C. William Freeman III, OSHA’s area director in Hartford. “This partnership takes a proactive and systematic approach to safety and health that will pay dividends in reduced human and financial costs, and increased morale and productivity.” … Read more

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AGC Economist Predicts Nonresidential Construction Spending Will Continue To Dip Before Recovery

May 4 — Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America issued the following analysis of today's Census Bureau data on nonresidential construction spending: “The increase in nonresidential construction spending for March reported today by the Census Bureau is a reminder that construction is often a lagging indicator of economic activity. Increases in manufacturing construction are being propelled by huge refinery and steel-mill projects that were begun well-before the economic downturn. These large projects are eclipsing broader negative trends. However, as they are completed or scaled back in the coming months, we will get a fuller picture … Read more

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