NEW YORK, Aug. 20 Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of healthcare facilities, has been awarded a $72 million contract to provide pre-construction and construction management services for the modernization of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, N.Y. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2013.
The scope of work includes a five-story, 90,000 sq. ft. expansion of the current 90,000 sq. ft. hospital to enhance patient care areas and add indoor and outdoor rehabilitation and recreation space, as well as the modernization of the existing 1950's era building. The construction will be phased to allow for full occupancy of the 97-bed children's hospital that provides a full range of post-acute services for infants through teenage patients.
"Turner is proud to manage construction of this important facility for St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children to enable the hospital to provide an enhanced environment of healing and rehabilitation for benefit of the patients and their families," said Charles Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Turner's New York operations.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2009, Turner completed $8.2 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 66,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 18.17 billion in FY 2009, the company is represented in all the world's major markets. The Group's service offering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions and operation covers the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 55 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.
SOURCE Turner Construction Company