Modern Healthcare Recognizes Turner Construction Company as Leading Construction Manager in the United States

April 06, 2014



Turner Construction Company was recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine as the country’s leading construction manager of healthcare projects – approximately twice as large as the next largest firm – for the seventh consecutive year, and for 25 of the last 29 years.

The adoption of emerging technology and new digital standards are driving change in the construction industry, just as they are in healthcare. Using technology tools like the T-Cost™ modeling system – which performs cost analysis to help clients understand immediately the short- and long-term financial and environmental effects of design decisions – and building information modeling (BIM) – which enables extensive pre-fabrication and modularization by dramatically improving the reliability of the coordination process – Turner is advancing to meet the changing needs of clients, improve efficiencies and add client value.

Discussing the advances in construction that Turner is delivering on its projects, Chip Cogswell, vice president and national healthcare director for Turner said, “The advanced prefabrication we can deliver on our projects provides enhanced value for our clients. The warehouse building environment makes efficient use of labor and materials and can help shorten the duration of a project, both of which can add up to significant savings. He continued, “The overarching objective here, the reason we are developing and implementing these tools, is to improve the predictability of outcomes. The owner can march forward with confidence.”

Turner achieved top ranking from Modern Healthcare by completing work for more than 100 clients in 23 states. Representative healthcare projects include: 

Riverside Doctor’s Hospital of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
The Hospital is Turner's fourth project with Riverside Health System and the team collaborated with the designers and other project stakeholders throughout the design and construction phases to ensure that all expectations about the facility and its functionality were met. Turner also provided medical equipment planning, budgeting, procurement, coordination, and installation services. The project achieved an early substantial completion, which allowed the Owner to start move-ins and new staffing orientation prior to the scheduled opening.

Owensboro Medical Health System Replacement Hospital, Owensboro, Kentucky
This 781,000 square foot, 350-bed hospital and integrated health was delivered through the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method. Lean building concepts were used to insure the project budget constraints are met while maintaining the highest possible product quality.  

Temecula Valley Hospital, Temecula, California
The five-story, 140-bed tower is a strong example of how an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach can improve project outcomes both during the design and construction phases, and after occupancy. Input from healthcare professionals during the design phase helped the team minimize the number of times a patient must move once admitted, as well as the distance care providers must travel between offices, nurses stations, supply areas and patient rooms.

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