International construction services company Turner Construction Co., www.turnerconstruction.com, New York, N.Y., announces the release of Turner City 2014. The company has produced Turner City – a “city” made up of major projects completed by Turner in a given year – since 1910.

For 2014, the company created the city in-house with BIM (building information modeling) technology. The 2014 Turner City includes projects located in 82 cities in eight countries in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

“It’s exciting to take part in something that is such a wonderful tradition, something everyone looks forward to,” says Ben Ferrer, BIM manager, Turner Construction Co. “Seeing your project in Turner City is a really proud moment.”

Touching on what is unique about this digital version, Ferrer explains, “We’ve added an incredible amount of detail and the city is more interactive than ever before. We can fly through and explore in many different ways. We can create 3D prints from the models. There are a lot of possibilities.”

In addition, the company indicates that its website will present to site visitors exploring Turner City 2014 a selection of projects completed by the company’s Interiors and Special Projects Divisions.

The use of BIM to create Turner City, according to the company, exemplifies Turner’s commitment to continuous improvement and embracing new technologies while honoring the history of innovation and the traditions that have set the company apart for 113 years.

The modernized Turner City reflects the progress in projects it comprises: The city includes sustainable buildings certified as LEED Platinum, Gold, and Silver by the U. S. Green Building Council, and approximately $5 billion worth of projects implementing lean practices and using BIM for trade coordination or other project functions.

The company views the application of BIM technology tools as a piece of larger process. “We leverage these tools as part of a lean framework that focuses on collaboration, continuous improvement, and maximizing customer value,” explains Jim Barrett, vice president and chief innovation officer, Turner Construction Co.

“Part of that process of continuous improvement has to do with developing new technology tools, but it also has to do with finding new and creative ways to use the technology we have,” continues Barrett. “The BIM approach to Turner City is a great example of how we can take a technology that has become an industry standard and apply it in unique way to create new value.”

Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients.

The firm is a subsidiary of international construction service provider HOCHTIEF, www.hochtief.com, Essen, Germany, which operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure, and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business.

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