Turner focuses on supply chain planning and green building

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Turner is a North America-based international construction services company known for its ability to build large, complex projects in diverse market segments. It employs more than 10,000 people and completes $12 billion in construction projects each year.

The company is recognized as an innovator in construction and embraces new technologies, with Turner’s innovation team tasked with working full-time to identify, evaluate, develop and implement innovative solutions across all areas of the business.

As the largest general contractor in the United States, it specializes in a wide variety of segments, including aerospace and transportation, green building, industrial and manufacturing, residential and hospitality, sports, healthcare and infrastructure, among others. Additionally, it is known for its core service offerings, which include Design and Build, BIM, Lean Construction, and Procurement.

leadership change

The company is led by Peter Davoren, who is President and CEO. He has held these roles since 2003 and 2004 respectively. He is supported by a management team that includes Christa Andresky, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Rosemarie Demonte, executive vice president and chief human resources officer; Pat A. Di Filippo, Michael J. Kuntz and Tom Reilly (all executive vice presidents) and Abrar Sheriff, who is executive vice president, president and CEO of Turner International.

In September 2021, both Andresky and Demonte were promoted to their role as Executive Vice President. Andresky was also appointed chief financial officer in 2021, having previously served as senior vice president since 2017. Demonte was appointed senior vice president and chief human resources office in 2020.

The company also made several leadership appointments in 2021 to improve gender equality and diversity in leadership positions.

operational update

Over the past year, Turner has been employed on a number of high-profile projects in the United States and internationally. These included a recent $840 million deal to build a New Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, in a joint venture with Walsh. Turner has also been tasked with building the world’s largest Great Wolf Lodge resort, a $250 million project due for completion by 2023. Highlight projects include the expansion/renovation of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York (pictured).

The company also achieved significant milestones and completions on several major projects during the year. These included the topping out of The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard in New York City, the completion and opening of the new 14-Gate Concourse at Washington DC’s Reagan International Airport, and more.

As part of a broader strategic initiative to improve the supply chain planning and procurement experience in the construction industry, Turner has also rebranded its supply chain management services business as SourceBlue. The new branding is part of Turner’s commitment to offer its customers a single point of contact for all their supply chain planning and sourcing needs.

2021 also marked the 119thth Anniversary since foundation. Employees celebrated the milestone by providing food and support to people and communities in need during the week of the company’s Founder’s Day.

In October 2021, the company joined more than 1,000 contractors to celebrate and promote inclusion through its participation in the inaugural Construction Inclusion Week, which dedicated five days to promoting inclusion and conversations about diversity in the construction industry to allow.

sustainability

In 2021, Turner Construction was named for 14th placeth Voted Greenest Contractor in the World by Engineering News Record year running. Julia Gisewite, Turner’s chief sustainability officer, said the recognition was due not only to the company’s expertise in green buildings, but also to the way it builds and how it collaborates with its industry partners.

The company said it saw an increased focus on green projects and technologies in 2020-2020 after completing $6.8 billion in green building projects.

As further evidence of its commitment to sustainability, the company hosted a company-wide Sustainability Summit in November 2021. The virtual summit brought together 500 employees from across the company with sustainability thought leaders to share ideas, learn and engage in dialogue on driving change within the company and the industry. Click here to read the DEI Impact Report.

technology focus

Last March, the company hosted a virtual innovation summit that brought more than 1,500 Turner employees together with thought leaders from business and industry to discuss the topic “5 in 5: Five innovative trends that are changing the way we live, work and… learn, change, discuss 5 years’. Over several days, the event dealt with the trends of virtualization, connectivity, big data, robotics and automation as well as artificial intelligence.

Also in 2021, Turner announced it had signed a multi-year corporate agreement with San Francisco-based construction technology provider Versatile to expand the deployment of its AI-powered CraneView solution on Turner projects.

The technology captures and analyzes thousands of data points collected throughout the workday via crane hook-mounted sensors and will provide Turner with actionable insights into site performance via web-based dashboards. These insights will support the planning and sequencing of construction activities and have a positive impact on scheduling and safety.

Company Outlook

Turner Construction looks set to perform strongly in 2022 as the company was recently appointed to a joint venture project with the State of California Department of General Services for a $380 million progressive design-build resource building renovation project. The project includes the extensive demolition of the 17-story, 657,000-square-foot building in downtown Sacramento.

The company has also been recognized by Engineering News-Record as the number one general contractor in the United States while also being number one in the aerospace, commercial office and healthcare markets. This achievement reflects the breadth and depth of the company’s expertise.

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