Construction Dive has named Turner Construction Company the Company of the Year for 2020. Congratulations!

From Construction Dive:

Small, regional contractors look to big multinational firms in order to gauge the overall pulse of the industry, to get a leg up on potential bidding opportunities and even emulate them when it comes to innovative project delivery methods and technology. …

Turner is a leader in the construction industry. And this past year, it emerged as a role model in another way. …

When [racist incidents were reported] on Turner projects, the company shut down at least three major jobsites in order to conduct mandatory antibias training: the FC Cincinnati soccer stadium in Ohio, a Facebook data center in New Albany, Ohio, and the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion in Nevada. Turner is a partner in the joint venture that is heading up construction at the Las Vegas project.

In an industry that lives by schedules and milestones in order to deliver projects in a timely manner, this action by Turner grabbed the attention of owners and other contractors and set an example of how to stand up to racist attitudes and actions on jobsites.

More importantly perhaps, is that by taking a leadership role in the battle against racism, Turner is implicitly encouraging other contractors to do the same.

 

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