Innovation



Turner recognizes the importance of innovation and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. The process of building a company and a workforce for the future requires tremendous adaptability and vision. A key element of our company vision is to develop and embrace emerging technologies and processes. As part of our effort to achieve this vision, Turner fosters a culture where employees share their ideas and engagement with one another to develop innovative ideas as well as evaluate and implement improvements at Turner.

The company has the Turner Learning Tree, a web-based platform, which connects employees and provides them access to a library of Great Practices as well as an Improvement Forum for asking questions, engaging with subject matter experts, sharing innovative ideas and solutions, and advancing concepts that are central to the evolution taking place in our industry today.

The company holds an annual Innovation Summit to bring together employees to share and collaborate on best practices, engage with each other and representatives from industry organizations, and leverage their collective knowledge to drive innovation and the continuous improvement process at Turner. The Turner Innovation Summit features presentations, workshops, and hands-on training sessions led by Turner employees and industry leaders. Sessions focus on practical improvements, emerging technologies and process solutions, with topics that range from 3D printing, and modularization to Lean process improvement, project collaboration and the application of advanced technologies for better project results in areas of cost, quality, and safety.

The company recognizes the innovative solutions developed by our employees through the Turner Construction Company Award for Innovation. This program recognizes and rewards teams and individuals for implementation of innovative ideas that result in outstanding achievements within Turner. More than 800 employees have shared 325 ideas to make Turner a better company through advances in technology, sustainability, lean practices, building information modeling, safety, community engagement, learning and development, and field operations. The teams that submit winning entries have been presented with awards and cash prizes totaling $175,000.

To accelerate the generation and development of innovative ideas as well as the evaluation and implementation of improvements at Turner, the company has an Innovation group, which helps coordinate and support efforts to generate and develop ideas that can help transform our company and our industry. This group is charged with keeping our company at the forefront of innovation in order to create greater value for our clients and partners. 

The organization we have responds to the enthusiasm of employees for finding and sharing new and better ways to do things. With tools such as the Turner Learning Tree, the Award for Innovation program, and the Innovation group, employees have dedicated mechanisms, a structure and a culture to accelerate improvement, and innovation in an effective and impactful manner.

Contacts

  • Peter Davoren

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    (212) 229-6313

  • Pat Di Filippo

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6207

  • Richard Homan

    Executive Vice President

    (513) 721-4224

  • Michael Kuntz

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6373

  • Tom Gerlach

    Executive Vice President

    tgerlach@tcco.com
    (212) 229-6060

  • Karen Gould

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    (212) 229-6296

  • Mark Boyle

    Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

    mboyle@tcco.com
    (201) 644-2521

  • Stephen Fort

    Senior Vice President; President of Canadian Turner Construction Company

    (312) 327-2813

  • Lars Leitner

    Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

    lleitner@tcco.com
    (212) 229-6052

  • Tom Reilly

    Senior Vice President

    (215) 496-8890

  • Abrar Sheriff

    Senior Vice President; CEO of Turner International

    asheriff@tcco.com
    (212) 229-6080

  • Chris McFadden

    Vice President, Communications

    cmcfadden@tcco.com
    (212) 229-6145

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