Patient Tower to Feature Green Building Elements for the Benefit of Patients and Staff
NEW YORK — Turner Construction Company, the nation’s largest builder of healthcare facilities, has broken ground on the $161 million South Patient Tower on the INOVA Fairfax Hospital campus in Falls Church, Va. Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.
The 216,000 sq. ft. tower will feature 174 private patient rooms for surgical and intensive care treatment. The South Patient Tower is being designed and constructed to achieve a LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. Green features of the expansion include a green roof, rain gardens, water cisterns, the use of low- and no-VOC paints, carpets and furniture and the installation of efficient energy and insulation systems.
“We are proud to continue our relationship with the INOVA Health System and to construct this important energy-efficient facility to benefit the patients, families and surrounding community served by INOVA Fairfax Hospital,” said Chris Jahrling, Vice President and General Manager of Turner’s Washington, D.C. 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.
Posted July 27, 2010