LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, a leading builder of education facilities, was selected by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to manage construction of a new $90 million Central Region High School #16 in Los Angeles, Calif. Since 2003, Turner has managed construction on 18 LAUSD schools, representing a total construction value of $580 million.
The 210,000 sq. ft. Central Region High School #16 will include 75-classrooms serving more than 2,000 students on a 13-acre site. The school will also feature a parking area for 194 vehicles, rooftop play courts and a 57,000 sq. ft. athletic field. Green elements of the school include improved indoor air quality, a tubular day-lighting system and the diversion of 85% of the construction and demolition waste.
LAUSD honored Turner Construction Company as the "2008 Contractor of the Year" Award for exceeding expectations and the company's exemplary contribution to the New School Construction Program and its commitment to safety practices on the LAUSD projects.
"We are proud to continue our relationship with the Los Angeles United School District with the award of this eighteenth school project to benefit the students and community served by the new Central Region High School #16," said Rory DeJohn, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Turner's Southern California operations.
Turner is also serving as the general contractor for the LAUSD Valley Region High School #5 in San Fernando, the Central Region High School #13 in Los Angeles and the Sara Coughlin Elementary School in Pacoima. In addition, Turner recently completed the LAUSD East Valley High School 1A project in Sun Valley ten weeks ahead of schedule and three months before the start of the new 2009 school year.
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. For more information, visit Turner's website at http://www.turnerconstruction.com/ .