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Institutional | TURNER CONSTRUCTION SAN DIEGO – NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY Turner is replacing San Diego’s outdated central public library facility. « Building on Knowledge TURNER MANAGES THE BUILDING OF AN ESSENTIAL AND BELOVED PUBLIC STRUCTURE. BY JAMIE MORGAN FAIA and Tucker Sadler Architects designed the an Diego is a world-class city with a library to reflect input from a series of public workbeautiful climate and bountiful bay shops in which hundreds of San Diegans particiviews, but when visiting one of this pated. Managing the project is Turner Construction’s city’s oldest institutions – the San Diego branch, which has been in operation since tral public library – the experience is less • Cost: $153 million 1983. It was selected for preconstruction services in than breathtaking. Built in 1954 to serve a • Scope: New 490,000-square-foot 2004 and is now managing the construction, as well. population of 300,000, San Diego now has central library Carmen Vann is Turner San Diego’s project exec2.5 million residents. In fact, the California utive in charge of overall project oversight. Her State Library staff deemed the “asbestosduties include organizing, budgeting, scheduling, laden structure” inefficient for renovation. maintaining quality control and mediating According to the San Diego Public owner/architect relations. Library Foundation, the central library provides resources, collections, expertise and –Carmen Vann, project director reference support for the city’s 35-branchCivic Duties library system. It’s an even more daunting Turner San Diego has worked on projects throughresponsibility when considering half the out Southern California, especially in its San library’s materials are stored away due to lack of space. Diego base, working on regional landmarks such as the San Diego With the city in agreement of a major upgrade, the project was Airport, the Hard Rock Hotel and the University of San Diego. approved with a combined $150 million already earmarked from the “Turner has a strong reputation in the San Diego area, having perCalifornia State Library, the local Centre City Development, the San formed work for several owners and developers in multiple market Diego Unified School District and other private donors so that San Diego segments, including healthcare commercial and education,” says can properly serve its city. The construction cost totals $153 million. Vann, who has been with the company for 10 years. With the financial matters in order, the library called upon a construcIn addition to those markets, Vann says the company strategically tion team familiar with downtown San Diego to bring this nine-story, positioned itself into a market that would help it sustain revenue under book haven to fruition. Through a joint venture, Rob Wellington Quigley, a stressed economy. “The Turner San Diego business unit was able to S Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library “Turner was able to effectively posture itself with more government work, which has helped us stay strong during this period.” 130 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Best Practices
Exploring BIM
Construction Law
Wall Works USA Inc.
Epoch Properties
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
Malcolm Drilling
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
Wadman Corp.
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
HRH Construction
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Hyder Construction
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Ruscio Studio
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Scheck Industries
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Last Look

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