Turner Construction honored by National Building Museum

Award recognizes the contribution Turner has made to communities and the built environment.

June 10, 2013 |
Turner Construction Company announced that it has been selected as the National Building Museum’s 2013 Honor Awardee. The award recognizes the contribution Turner has made to communities and the built environment. Turner joins the talented list of Honor Award recipients from years past, including the U.S. Green Building Council, IBM, DuPont, Michael D. Eisner and The Walt Disney Company, and Lady Bird Johnson.
Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which allowed the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. Turner continues to embrace emerging technologies, update and refine processes, and offer an increasingly diverse set of services.
“This recognition honors the dedicated service of our people to our clients, to the community, and to each other,” said Peter Davoren, Turner’s president and chief executive officer, who will accept the award on June 4th at the National Building Museum’s annual Honor Award Gala. “By remaining responsive to the needs of our employees, clients, and the communities in which we serve, we have come to be recognized around the globe for the value we bring to a project team,” Davoren continued.
This month Turner also celebrates its 111th anniversary, marking more than a century of client-driven service. Turner was founded in 1902 on the core values of teamwork, integrity and commitment. Today, the company’s reach is global, and each of its offices upholds its founder’s vision to provide valuable services to clients, build partnerships in the community, and deliver important resources such as schools, hospitals, workplaces, and social and cultural centers.
“The museum created the Honor Award to recognize the leaders that have shaped our heritage, defined our culture, developed our communities, and crafted our built environment,” said Chase W. Rynd, executive director of the National Building Museum. He continued, “Turner has made remarkable contributions in those areas for more than a century.”
The National Building Museum bestowed its first Honor Award in 1986 to recognize individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the nation’s building heritage. Recipients are selected from a wide variety of backgrounds to call attention to the many factors that determine the form and quality of the built environment. Past honorees include Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Cindy and Jay Pritzker, DuPont, Related, and The Associated General Contractors of America.
The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org.
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