Building will Feature Green Building Elements for the Benefit of Patients, Staff and Visitors
New York, N.Y., April 16, 2010 –Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading builder of healthcare facilities, has been selected by the County of Santa Clara to manage construction of a $300 million replacement hospital for Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System in San Jose, Calif. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of this year with completion scheduled for 2012.
The 375,000 sq. ft. project will serve as a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center specializing in burn, traumatic brain and spinal injuries. The 168-bed tower will include a rehabilitation therapy center, aquatic therapy pools, support offices and a pharmacy.
The replacement hospital project is being constructed to achieve a LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council. Green features that will be included in the facility are an enhanced exterior wall system to minimize heat loss and gain and improve patient and staff comfort, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) building materials to improve indoor air quality, water efficient plumbing fixtures, three green roof areas to reduce surface water runoff and improve views from patient rooms, recycling of a high percentage of construction waste, use of sustainably harvested wood; and exterior lighting to reduce night-time light pollution.
“We are proud to continue our long standing relationship with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center with the construction of this important healthcare facility to benefit the patients served by the campus and to further the Medical Center’s goals of providing world-class treatment to Santa Clara County and the surrounding communities,” said Kevin Antonelli, Vice President and General Manager of Turner’s San Jose operations.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2009, Turner completed $8.2 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information, visit Turner’s website at www.turnerconstruction.com.