NEW YORK, Feb. 10 Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of healthcare facilities, has been selected by Kaleida Health to provide pre-construction and construction services on a $291 million, 480,000 sq. ft. medical care and research center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, N.Y. Construction is underway and completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011.
Turner's contract of $165.5 million is for the construction of the 10-story facility and the interior fit-out of six floors which will house an emergency department, operating rooms, procedure rooms and ICU beds in addition to preparation and recovery areas.
Four floors of the facility will contain research space for the University at Buffalo's Center for Clinical and Translational Research as well as a University at Buffalo biosciences incubator.
"We are proud to manage the construction of this important facility for the Kaleida Health to benefit the patients and community served by this medical and research center," said Mark Breslin, Vice President and General Manager of Turner's New York North 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 2008, Turner completed $10.7 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 64,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 18.70 billion in FY 2008, 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