NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of education facilities, has completed sixteen K-12 school projects to serve more than 12,450 students in time for the start of the 2010 school year in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
These school projects are part of Turner's $2.3 billion of education and science construction projects that are currently being managed by the company.
Turner, together with D.A.G. Construction Company and TYS Construction Services, completed construction of six buildings as part of the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) partnership with the Cincinnati Public School District. The education facilities include the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies (AMIS), College Hill, Hughes Center, North Avondale Montessori, Sands Montessori and the Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education will open to an estimated total of 4,800 students.
Turner has also completed construction of Turkey Foot Middle School for the Kenton County School District, which opens to an estimated 950 students. Mt. Healthy North Elementary and Mt. Healthy South Elementary Schools of the Mt. Healthy City Schools also are ready to open to an estimated 2,000 students.
In addition, Turner is completing the construction of four elementary schools for Hamilton City Schools, Brookwood Elementary, Crawford Woods Elementary, Highland Elementary and Riverview Elementary. These four schools combined will serve 1,600 students. Milford High School of the Milford Exempted Village Schools will also open to 1800 students. West Clermont Local Schools will open Amelia Elementary School and Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School to a combined 1,300 students.
"We are proud to continue our relationship with these six school districts through the delivery of sixteen new and renovated K-12 schools in time for the first day of the 2010 fall semester to benefit the students and surrounding communities," said Ken Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Turner's Cincinnati 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 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.
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.