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Turner is committed to
eliminating worksite incidents
of the site, public open spaces to facilitate
year-round use, and a bike valet.
Turner began clearing the site in October 2016. "Our design/build deep foundation subcontractor is currently installing
auger-cast piles under the guidance of our
geotechnical and structural engineers,"
"living injury-free every
Sawyer says. "The team held an official
groundbreaking in February 2017 and
the stadium will be open for games in the
summer of 2018."
The total development cost for the
project is approximately $300 million,
including land acquisition. Turner is
targeting LEED Gold certification for
this design/build project. "This is a steel
superstructure with precast stadia,"
Sawyer says. "The exterior is a mixture
of curtainwall, perforated aluminum,
GFRC, composite wood and metal composite wall panels to create an intricate
With such an expansive project, safety
is Turner's top priority. "Our mantra is
'Building L.I.F.E.,' which stands for 'living
injury-free every day,'" Sawyer explains.
"At Turner, we are committed to eliminate
worksite injuries and incidents through
preplanning and engagement of all workers on-site. We want to ensure everyone
goes home safely at the end of the day."
The stadium construction is part of a
major redevelopment of Buzzard Point
envisioned by the city to provide more
connectivity, pedestrian access and useful
year-round public spaces on both game
and non-game days. "In addition to D.C.
United, the stadium will host a variety
of events, including sports, concerts and
community activities," Sawyer notes.
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