Turner Selected to Manage Construction of $69 Million Maryland Office Building

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, has been awarded a $69 million contract by North Bethesda Center Office One, LLC to provide pre-construction and general contracting services for a 14-story office building in North Bethesda, Md., to accommodate 1,300 Federal Government employees.

The 649,000 sq. ft. building is part of North Bethesda Center, a 32-acre mixed-use development. Upon completion in July 2012, the project will seek a LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Green features of the project include public transportation access, allotted parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, vegetated roofs, a construction waste management plan for the recycling of 75 percent of the construction waste and the use of regional materials with low-VOC and high recycled content. These energy-efficient construction methods will provide an improved work environment for the building's occupants and reduce the use of natural resources.

"We look forward to working with North Bethesda Center Office One, LLC and continuing our relationship with managing partner LCOR, Inc. by managing the construction of this important energy-efficient facility for the benefit of the tenants and all who enter the office building," said Chris Jahrling, vice president and general manager of Turner's Washington, D.C. office.

About Turner

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.

About HOCHTIEF

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

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