How OSHA Is Trying to Catch Up
Automation in the Construction Industry
Weekly Grind: Biggest Construction Award Winners and New Equipment to Hit the Market
Smart Buildings Continue Their Rise in 2018
Friday Funny: The Productivity Placebo
U.S. Home Construction Jumps nearly 10 percent in January
Seattle Eyes Taller, Denser in Affordable Housing Proposal
Trump's Plan to Rebuild US Roads Relies on Local Dollars
By Jeff Wing
July 15, 2016
Turner Construction and Hunt Construction will be, appropriately, forming a team to build what may be reasonably considered one of the more momentous sports construction projects of the modern age. Though together the two construction giants have built a combined 17 NFL stadiums between them (and in 2010 even briefly faced off in court over a contested project award), the planned mega-stadium in Inglewood, California will be one for the ages. The returning Los Angeles Rams – whose story is the sports version of the Old Testament’s Prodigal Son parable – require an architectural statement that at least matches the grandeur and gravity of their return to LA. This $2.5 billion stadium may just do the trick.
Hollywood Park Land Company made the choice of Turner Construction and AECOM-owned Hunt Construction to build the 70,000-seat stadium in Inglewood, California. The project will be designed by HKS Architects.
At completion the venue will be the largest sports stadium in the world and will almost certainly be shared by either the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers. Naturally, a project this size will be a robust employment generator in the region.
Sales taxes on construction-related materials are expected to generate $13 million in taxes for Inglewood, according to the city's mayor.
Founded in 1903 by Henry Turner, today’s Turner Construction is a $50 billion company and early adopter of the BIM (Building Information Modeling) construction process. As a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Turner is committed to LEED Certification and broad-based sustainability practices. Turner’s Construction Waste Management plan has reduced the dumping into landfills of construction waste by 1.5 million tons.
Hunt Construction was acquired by AECOM in July 2014, the merger broadening AECOM’s architectural engineering and design portfolio to include Hunt’s construction management expertise. The merger also married AECOM’s 60% offshore business with Hunt’s largely domestic base.
Available plans and drawings suggest Turner-Hunt’s project, already tagged as the Earth’s most expensive sports stadium, will be an edifice to remember. With a footprint about twice the size of Disneyland in Anaheim, the sprawling complex and surrounding parcel will include a reported 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space, around 2,500 actual homes, a 300-room hotel, and 25 acres of parks. Yes, parks, plural. A 19-acre transparent canopy will cover the stadium.
Before decamping for St. Louis in 1994, the Rams played in LA for a half-century, and the team’s return to the City of Angels is throwing sparks like nobody’s business, mesmerizing everyone from journalists to sports historians to cultural anthropologists. Sports fans themselves seem mildly interested, too.
The Turner-Hunt structure reflects the intense radiance of the historic moment, and stands to be one of the more thrilling built environments in the world, architecturally and otherwise; a colossal structure whose outlandish scale and grandeur are a fit with the Rams celebrated return. How often does that happen?
The Turner-Hunt stadium is slated to open for business in 2019. Stay tuned.
Chicago O'Hare Airport Plans to Include More Gates, Amenities
Ever wonder what’s the difference between a general contractor and construction manager? Well, you’re not alone! To help clear up any confusion, we’ve broken down the roles and responsibilities of ... Read More
If you're a construction worker, you're most likely working physical labor and it can get hot if you're working under the sun. Here's a guide for h... Read More
Pete says that Procore quickly breaks down the complicated pieces of data in his jobs, and presents them to the end user in a digestible format. "T... Read More
Hear Brad Hyatt, Associate Professor at California State University Fresno, discuss what students are learning in school to prepare them for const... Read More
Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in material... Read More
J. Colin Cagney, a director, KPMG Major Projects Advisory, knows that while most companies want to use data analytics to increase, they’re often no... Read More
Congress has passed the final version of the federal tax reform bill, and it will soon head to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. The qu... Read More
January 9, 2018