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Kiewit-Turner Ramping Up Construction on Denver VA Hospital

DENVER, Colo. — Kiewit-Turner, a joint venture, has begun mobilizing additional workers and equipment as construction activities intensify on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical center project.

The joint venture and the VA signed the contract on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. In December, more than 200 workers will be working on initial construction activities, including the demolition and renovation of existing buildings and the excavation of materials. That number will steadily increase to more than 1,000 workers during peak construction in the summer of 2013.

“Everyone on the Kiewit-Turner team is excited to be working with the VA on this important project for Colorado’s veterans,” said AJ Klebba, deputy managing partner, Kiewit-Turner. “As we ramp up our construction activities, the first thing the public will notice is a tremendous amount of excavation work. To prepare the site, we must remove more than 500,000 cubic yards of material. That is about 28,000 truckloads. Most of this work will be done at night to lighten the impact on the public.”

The new facility will replace the Denver Medical Center for the Eastern Colorado health care system and will be constructed at the Fitzsimons campus in Aurora, Colo. The 182-bed replacement medical center will include a 30-bed spinal cord injury/disease center, a 30-bed community living center, a research building, a central utility plant and parking structures.

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About Kiewit
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices in the United States, Canada and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. With 2010 revenues of nearly $10 billion, Kiewit’s workforce includes about 10,300 salaried and hourly staff along with more than 14,400 craft workers. For more information, visit

About Kiewit Building Group
Kiewit Building Group is a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation specializing in constructing high-quality projects for the commercial building market. Projects include high-rises, commercial and medical office buildings, hospitals and sports and entertainment venues.

About Turner Construction
Turner Construction is a leader in the health care construction market, providing solutions in technology, strategic sourcing, supply chain management and facility support services. Recognized as the leading health care builder in the United States, Turner delivers more than 125 health care projects each year. With construction volume in excess of $2.7 billion in 2009, health care represents 25 percent of Turner’s overall project portfolio. During the last 10 years, Turner has performed construction services on more than 1,000 major health care projects, including academic medical centers, medical research facilities cancer centers, heart centers, ambulatory surgery facilities, and housing facilities for seniors. More than 70 percent of Turner’s health care projects are “repeat” business from clients, a great indication of the company’s ability to deliver projects successfully to clients. For more information, visit


Posted November 23, 2011

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