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2013 Honor Award Turner Construction Company

June 4, 2013  


On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, the National Building Museum presented its 2013 Honor Award to Turner Construction Company in honor of its 111 years of leadership and innovation in the construction industry. Peter Davoren, president and chief executive officer, accepted the award on behalf of Turner employees past and present.

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. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies, update and refine processes, and offer an increasingly diverse set of services and is recognized around the globe for the value the company brings to a project team.

In attendance in the Museum’s majestic Great Hall were more than 500 building industry leaders and Museum donors, as well as representatives of the U.S. General Services Administration, the government of the District of Columbia, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

The evening included a tribute speech by Louis Chênevert, chairman and ceo of United Technologies, and a 2009 Honor Award recipient. Mr. Chênevert praised Turner for its values of teamwork, integrity, and commitment, and highlighted the company’s building innovations.

Funds raised from the Honor Award Gala support the Museum’s mission of educating students, professionals, and citizens about the importance of the built environment.

Honor Award 2013 Graphic Sample
The design for the 2013 Honor Award was inspired by the Turner city drawings, currently in the collection of the National Building Museum. Additional inspiration was drawn from the elegant structure of concrete, when viewed at a microscopic magnification.

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View the 2013 Honor Award gala sponsors.

View the 2013 Honorary Committee.

Learn the history of the National Building Museum’s Honor Award.