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Published: April 18, 2013
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 2013 Honor Award to Turner Construction

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum announced today that it has selected Turner Construction Company as its 2013 Honor Awardee. The selection recognizes Turner’s 111 years of leadership in the construction industry. The Museum will present the award to Turner on June 4, 2013 at the Museum’s annual Honor Award gala.

Turner Construction Company first made its mark on the industry by pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which allowed the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies, update and refine processes, and offer an increasingly diverse set of services. By remaining responsive to the needs of its employees, clients, and the communities it serves, Turner is recognized around the globe for the value the company brings to a project team. President and chief executive officer Peter Davoren will accept the award on behalf of everyone who has worked for Turner over its long history.

“The Museum created the Honor Award to recognize 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. “Turner has made remarkable contributions in those areas for more than a century.”

“Turner is proud to receive this prestigious award from the National Building Museum,” said Turner president and chief executive officer Peter Davoren. “The recognition honors the dedicated service of our people to our clients, to the community, and to each other.”

As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner Construction Company leads the industry in green building and the application of building information modeling, and serves clients across the country on a wide range of project sizes and types.

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, New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village founders Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis, DuPont, Related, and The Associated General Contractors of America.

Jessie Cochran, jcochran@nbm.org, 202.272.2448, ext. 3150.
Learn more about the gala and purchase tickets at the Honor Award web page: http://go.nbm.org/HonorAward.

Emma Filar, efilar@nbm.org, 202.272.2448 x3458.

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. Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook.

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