Three White Flint North

The Turner project team working at Three White Flint North, the 14-story, 366,000 square foot future home of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Bethesda, Maryland is using Lean construction methods including Building Information Modeling tools to reduce waste and rework and improve operational efficiency.

The team and trade contractors are using 3D, digital models to identify and resolve clashes and other issues prior to construction. The trade contractors are also using 3D, digital models to produce shop drawings, leveraging the 3D data to prefabricate system assemblies off-site. Off-site fabrication reduces material waste and transportation costs. Because they are able to fabricate off-site, trade contractors can deliver material and systems on a just-in-time, as-needed basis, which allows for a more controlled and predictable installation process on-site.

The Turner team is using a combination of 4D schedule visualization – linking the model to the schedule— and the Last Planner System™ to conduct collaborative “pull” sessions with trade contractors. This scheduling method identifies interdependencies between construction trades, working backwards from project milestones. During these “pull” sessions, each trade drives out hidden buffers and contingencies by committing to produce and install only what the next trade requires. The Last Planner System™ is one of the primary tools in Lean construction for making jobsite processes more predictable.

The team is also using Turner, a construction-phase, digital document management system which has helped them minimize printing and shipping costs. Turner has also helped to make information more readily available in the field, enabling more rapid and informed decision-making. Digital construction documents, which can be viewed on mobile computing devices, mean that when the team refers to drawings they know not only they are referring to the latest, conformed set, but that all other members of the team are referring to the latest set as well. 

The Turner team at White Flint North is using technology as part of a larger, Lean methodology to create a culture of continuous improvement on their site.  They know it is important to evaluate all processes and workflows to identify where process improvement methods like Lean can be applied.


  • Jim Barrett

    Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
    (212) 229-6000


  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer - NY Business Unit

    Manage, evaluate and assess information related to MEP systems necessary to construct the project on time, within budget and to the quality specified by the contract documents. Has supervisory responsibility for Assistant Engineers, Engineering Assistants, and Interns. The MEP Engineer is the individual on the project responsible for building the MEP systems “on paper.” Reports to MEP Manager, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Project Executive.

    NEW YORK, NY 10014

  • Engineering Intern - YouthForce 2020 Summer 2017 - NY Business Unit

    This position is for YouthForce 2020 applicants to the 2017 Summer Internship Program. Reports to the Project Engineer. Assists in obtaining, evaluating, coordinating and distributing the information and authorizations needed to construct the project on time, within budget, and to the quality specified.

    NEW YORK, NY 10014

  • Manager - Mechanical Electrical/Plumbing - NY Business Unit

    Responsible for preconstruction, engineering and field installation of all MEP systems for the business unit or region. Reports to: Operations Manager or Senior Operations Manager  

    NEW YORK, NY 10014

  • Superintendent Mechanical - Electrical - NY Business Unit

    Leads, directs and coordinates the work of subcontractors and/or Turner trade labor with regard to the Mechanical and Electrical systems included in the project. Responsible for ensuring safety, schedule delivery, quality of work performed and adherence to budget of the project. The Superintendent Mechanical-Electrical has supervisory responsibility for Assistant Superintendents, Field Engineers, Interns and trade labor in his/her area of responsibility. Reports to: Project Superintendent, Project Manager or MEP Manager  

    NEW YORK, NY 10014

  • Marketing Specialist - BIM/LEAN/HQ

    Provides overall marketing support to the Chief Innovation Officer, National Lean Manager, and National BIM Manager creating high quality proposals, presentations, correspondence, and marketing materials. Reports to: National BIM Manager    

    NEW YORK, NY 10014

  • Engineering Assistant - NY Business Unit - UHI Students Apply Only

    This position is for a start date in February/March 2017 for students attending the University of Highlands and Islands.   Reports to the job site Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, or Assistant Superintendent.  Also maintains contact on the working level with subcontractor’s Foremen.  Assists in carrying out a variety of basic field duties at the job site related to the general construction of buildings, stadiums, and parking structures by personally performing the following duties.  In the performance of these functions, the engineer is responsible for the protection and promotion of the interests of Turner Construction Company in all matters.    

    NEW YORK, NY 10014

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