U. of Kentucky to See New Patient Care Facility and Parking Garage

CINCINNATI , Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company has beenawarded two contracts totaling $317 million to provide construction managementservices for the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.

The scope of work includes construction of a $300 million, 1 million sq.-ft. patient care facility and a 1,600-space parking garage. The hospital willbe constructed in two phases, allowing for step-by-step replacement of theexisting Albert B. Chandler hospital. The new facility will allow for manylevels of patient care, with more flexibility than currently exists at mosthospitals in the United States . The hospital will provide state-of-the-artspace for emergency care, interventional care, imaging and surgery, includingtwo towers of private patient rooms. Completion is scheduled for 2010.

In addition, Turner is serving as the construction manager for theUniversity of Kentucky's Student Health Services Facility. The $17 millionproject will house the University's Health Services program and will includeconstruction of 70,000-sq.-ft. of medical offices, exam rooms and a pharmacy.Completion is scheduled for Spring 2008.

"We are proud to have been selected as the construction manager for thisimportant addition to the campus of University of Kentucky, and enable theUniversity to improve the health care for the people of Kentucky," said KenJones , vice president and general manager of Turner's Cincinnati office.

About Turner

Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or secondin the major segments of the building construction field. During 2006, Turnercompleted $8.6 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offeringclients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, thefirm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading internationalconstruction service providers. For more information, visit Turner's websiteat www.turnerconstruction.com.

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 41,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR13.65 billion in FY 2005, the company is represented in all the world's majormarkets. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF isthe No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner. With its Group companyLeighton, HOCHTIEF is market leader in Australia . The HOCHTIEF serviceoffering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions andoperation covers the entire value chain of projects. Further information isavailable at www.hochtief.com.

SOURCE Turner Construction Company