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Institutional | TURNER CONSTRUCTION CO. is »Turner Construction in working on the 230,000-square-foot, $57 million Cobb County Courthouse Marietta, Ga. The design/build project will feature a bullet- Take the LEED TURNER IS ON TRACK WITH A NEW COURTHOUSE IN MARIETTA, GA. BY RUSS GAGER ith the increased security needed for courthouses, changes in their design have become necessary. Turner Construction Co., based in New York, took on a design/build project for the 230,000-squarefoot, $57-million Cobb County Courthouse in Marietta, Ga., keeping those changes in mind. “One of the highlights would be they have dedicated elevators for the movement of the inmates to the respective courtrooms,” Project Manager Winston Williams notes. “One of the highlighted features would be bullet-resistant drywall in the courtroom. Typically in a courthouse, you have the area behind the judge’s desk [made] bullet-resistant so if something happens, he or she can duck behind the desk.” Security cameras are placed throughout the building and in parking areas, and keycard access is required to all secured elevators. “To get on the elevators, to enter the elevator lobby, access throughout the building will be controlled with keycards and strategically located electronic card readers,” Williams explains. “Certain stairwells will be card reader access only. You can’t access the fifth floor and go down to the third unless you have clearance with the key card.” resistant drywall in the courtroom, along with several security cameras. W Turner Construction Co. www.tcco.com • Headquarters: New York City, N.Y. • Employees: 1,000 • Services: General construction, design/build, construction management 75-foot structural-steel clock tower on top of it and is connected by a steel pedestrian bridge over an active roadway to the old courthouse, which will be used for other county offices when the new courthouse is completed. Green Strategies “We made sure to increase the exterior Rvalue so we have reduced energy consumption for heating and cooling of the building,” Williams relates. “We’re using waterless urinals to reduce domestic water consumption. We have no irrigation on the project site. All the landscaping is native adaptive plant species. We plant drought-resistant trees, so we can make sure to reduce the amount of water we’re utilizing on the project. “We have a goal set up of over 20 percent recycled material used on the project,” he continues. “Also, 20 percent regional materials will be used that will be extracted and manufactured from within 500 miles. We also have a third-party commissioning agent verifying that all our energy conservation measures are working as they were designed. “We made sure to use certain light fixtures managing the heat gain they generate,” Williams reports. “We’re using low-e glazing
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009
Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Last Look: DANSY
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