Turner Selected by U.S. General Services Administration for the $110 Million Renovation of the E. M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, IL


Renovation Will Improve Energy Efficiency of Historic Courthouse

New York, N.Y. – August 25, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, has been selected by the United States General Services Administration to provide pre-construction and construction management services for the $110 million renovation of the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois, which was constructed in 1964 and designed by Mies Van Der Rohe. The courthouse will remain in operation during the renovation, with work being performed at night and during the weekends. Completion of the renovation is scheduled for 2012.

The 1.3 million sq. ft., 30-story facility houses federal government offices, fifty-seven federal courts and associated chambers and administrative space. Turner is providing preconstruction estimating, scheduling and logistics services for the renovation of the facility. The scope of work managed by Turner will include replacement of the heating and cooling systems, emergency generator and fire alarm systems and the fit-out of three floors.

“Turner is proud to serve as the construction manager for the renovation of this historic landmark and partner with the GSA in making this building a high-performance, energy-efficient facility,” said Steve Fort, Vice President and General Manager of Turner’s Chicago operations.


Through Turner’s market segment groups, the company has a powerful resource of staff experience with years of proven industry specific expertise in costing, planning, building and delivery of projects that is unmatched in the industry.  This expertise combined with local market knowledge has made Turner the leader nationally, in many regions and cities as well as in a wide variety of segments including commercial offices, education, sports, hotels/motels, healthcare, pharmaceutical, multi-unit residential correctional and entertainment/public assembly.


Turner Construction Company
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-229-6000

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