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feature Build CT Winners New Large Construction – Over $20 Million: Turner Construction Company, Milford, CT St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, John T. O’Connell Tower, Hartford 3-D coordination and modeling to enable designers and specialty subs to fit equipment within the available space. The 3-D models incorporated installed structural steel, medical equipment, medical gas systems, HVAC piping, duct, conduits, pneumatic tube system, and low voltage wiring. Three-D modeling was also used to provide virtual mock-ups for the final coordination with the hospital staff using the new space. The project team reduced the total schedule by six weeks by converting a portion of the Tower’s intended foundation system from pile cap and grade beam to a mat foundation system. Rusty Hirst, Turner’s general manager, commented, “When a project this complicated is completed with such good results, it is a sure indication of teamwork. All of the partners in this project, St Francis Hospital, TRO and its co-designers, The City of Hartford Building Department & Fire Marshal’s Office, Turner, and its subcontractors dealt with one another in a cooperative and respectful manner.” The project team is proud to have helped Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center achieve their goal of serving their community by completing the work on time, on budget, and providing smooth departmental moves throughout the work. New Mid-Size Construction – $5-$20 Million: Andron Construction Corporation, Goldens Bridge, N.Y. Metro Green Apartments, Stamford This year Turner Construction Company took honors for its work on the John T. O’Connell Tower at the St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. The new 10-story tower provides a new central sterile facility, an emergency department with 64 private exam/treatment rooms and four trauma bays, three levels with a total of 102 patient rooms, one level of 17 operating rooms, a level for The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) including six operating rooms and recovery. Also included are a new emergency entrance and main lobby, 13 covered ambulance bays, and a helicopter landing pad. Foundation work was scheduled and monitored to coincide with hospital operations. Crews established a direct line of communication from the operating and recovery rooms to construction operations to ensure patient safety. Three dimensional vir tual modeling and physical modeling were invaluable aids. Turner Construction utilized Metro Green Apartments is a new community of 50 environmentally green, belowmarket-rate apartments in Stamford on a remediated brownfield site adjacent to the Stamford train station. The project is the first phase of a large mixed-used development program. When completed, it will contain three apartment buildings, a parking structure, and related amenities. The municipality required this phrase of the project to be built first. Andron Construction Corporation, winner of the New Mid-Size Construction award, is proud of this project for many reasons. The project is the first LEED-Gold certified affordable housing project in Connecticut, with energy efficient mechanical systems, a high-performance roof and insulation system, rainwater collection and filtration, and green building materials such as recycled and low VOC (Volatile Organic Chemical) components. The project team faced a number of challenges in this project, one of which was site access. The Stamford Metro North Train CONNstruction / Summer 2012 / 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Summer 2012

Old School
Fiscal Challenges and Changes to School Construction Grant Process May Affect Contractors
Connecticut Apprenticeship Programs: On the Job Scholarship
Time is Money: A Formula for Improving the State’s School Construction Process
Spreading the Word: Terry Wooding, Chair of the AGC of America’s Building Division
A Conversation with Pasquale “Bud” Salemi
2012 Build CT Winners
Large Renovation – Greater than $20 Million: O&G Industries, Inc.
Small Renovation – Less than $5 Million: Petra Construction Corporation
Specialty Contracting – Concrete Award: Manafort Brothers, Inc.
Other Specialty Award: United Steel Inc.
Honorable Mention Specialty - Interiors Award: M. Frank Higgins & Co., Inc.
ConsensusDOCS Offer an Alternative to Perceived Standard Agreements ConsensusDOCS includes more than
2012 AGC of CT Build CT Awards & Dinner
CRBA Spring Dinner Meeting
CRMCA Annual Meeting
Index to Advertisers /

CONNstruction - Summer 2012