Atlanta’s Turner Construction Company, tvsdesign and CDC Cut Ribbon on New CDC Building

Opening marks the completion of a 10-year building program at the CDC
The build team opens the new CDC building.
The build team opens the new CDC building.
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June 29, 2011 - PRLog -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Turner Construction Company ( and global design firm tvsdesign ( cut the ribbon June 23 to officially open CDC Building 24, a new office building for the CDC and the final piece of a ten-year building program at the Agency’s Roybal Campus in Atlanta.  Turner, the nation’s largest healthcare construction company, and tvsdesign, a global architectural, planning and interior design firm, have served as the design-builder for CDC Building 24 and as construction manager and architecture and interior designer for several other major buildings on the CDC Roybal Campus.

The 311,000 sq. ft., 12 story office building is adjacent to the CDC’s headquarters building and will house offices for 1,343 people.

“The completion of CDC 24 marks the end of a ten year building program on the CDC Roybal campus,” said Shannon Hines, vice president and senior general manager for Turner Construction Company in the Southeast. “Turner and tvsdesign have the specialized abilities necessary to design and build a facility like this, meeting the strict requirements set by the CDC.”

Turner is the nation’s largest healthcare construction company.  The company specializes in healthcare building, including acute care hospitals, academic medical centers, medical research facilities, and facilities for seniors.

The building is on track to be awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) elements include a design that exceeds baseline energy requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 by a 30 percent reduction in energy use.  It also includes a 30,000 gallon water cistern for water management and irrigation use.

"The sustainable design aspects of our work for CDC, such as the walkable campus, reduction of fossil fuel consumption, use of daylight in lieu of artificial light and elimination of VOC containing interior materials, are more than a response to mandates. They are integral to promoting CDC's goal of environmental health as part of public health,” said Susie Spivey-Tilson, director of tvsdesign’s sustainable design consulting services. 
“Our work at the Roybal Campus has resulted in significant improvements in facilities that allow CDC to more effectively serve its vital mission in the world of public health and create a state-of-the art campus that will attract top scientists and researchers to join this mission, said Micah Rosen, associate principal with tvsdesign.

Unique Construction Challenges
Construction on CDC 24 began in June 2009 and was completed in June 2011.  The project was a challenging one for both companies, with a very tight construction site.

“Careful phasing, staging and logistics were needed to assure high security and minimal disruption to ongoing operations on the CDC’s campus,” said AJ Bargoti, project executive for Turner Construction Company.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner Construction Company provides building services to institutions that recognize the value of a partner who works diligently and creatively to find the best possible solution for each particular project.  With construction volume of $8.2 billion in 2009, Turner ranks first or second in major segments of the construction industry. Turner maintains a nationwide network of offices and a staff of more than 5,500 employees, performing work on over 1,600 projects each year. Turner's nationwide presence offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the strength, stability and resources of a national corporation.

About tvsdesign
tvsdesign is a global design firm whose award-winning solutions reflect more than 40 years of experience in planning, architecture and interior design.  With offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dubai and Shanghai, the firm’s passion for design excellence, sustainability and collaboration produce client-driven results.  The firm is consistently recognized for its work across multiple practice areas including convention and public assembly, cultural arts, retail, work place and corporate office, education, government, hospitality and mixed-use design.

Mitch Leff for Turner, (404) 861-4769,
Ellen Hartman for tvsdesign, (770) 355-8855,
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