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May 16, 2014

Construction Award -- Public building
Over $100 million

Photo courtesy of Turner Construction [enlarge]
Turner followed lean principles to cut time, labor and material use.

Husky Stadium renovation

Location: Seattle

General contractor: Turner Construction

Owner: University of Washington

Developer: Wright Runstad & Co.

Primary designer: 360 Architecture

Working together to promote a clean and efficient construction site was instrumental in meeting the rigorous schedule for the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium renovation. By embracing lean principles, Turner cut time, labor and material usage, reducing cost that could be put back into the project.

While finishing up pre-construction, Turner mobilized on site and completed underground utility work early.

Turner’s concrete team developed a portable tent system to travel up the stadium bowl as pours were made to ensure that inclement weather did not impact the schedule or quality. This type of innovation and quality control set the standard for work across all trades.

Early coordination allowed Turner to plan for public safety and keep the neighboring Sound Transit and pedestrian bridge projects proceeding without disruption to each other.

Turner also accommodated UW Athletics operations during construction, maintaining access to the football practice and softball fields during construction.

Over 1 million worker hours were logged without a lost-time incident.

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