- The Navy has awarded Turner Construction a $106.7 million fixed-price contract to build an academic facility for Cyber Security Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
- The scope of work includes design and construction of the multistory building, which will house classrooms, laboratories, lecture halls, offices, an observatory and an engineering and weapons research and testing tank.
- There are three facility options that, if exercised, could increase Turner’s contract to $114,422,412, according to the Department of Defense press release. The building is expected to be completed in September 2019.
New York-based Turner, one of the largest construction companies in the U.S., is also a joint venture partner with Kiewit on the troubled Veterans Administration hospital project in Aurora, CO. The project broke ground in 2010, and, since then, the cost overruns have added up to $1 billion and completion has been pushed back to 2018. Congressional investigators determined that the VA has so mismanaged this and other projects that that they voted to hand responsibility of future VA projects of more than $100 million over to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Turner is also the contractor on the Valley Medical Center in Santa Clara County, CA. Tensions between Turner and the county came to a head in September, and Turner was terminated However, after four months of negotiations, Turner started work again, with the new deal reportedly requiring both the company and the county to drop their legal actions against each other.