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Award of Merit: Safety: Carnegie Vanguard High School

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The 84,500-sq-ft Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston was completed in August 2012. Turner Construction's team headed the construction and finished work with no recordable incidents or lost-time accidents during 258,000 man-hours worked.

Photo by Slyworks Photography
Exterior courtyard view.
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To achieve this safety feat, Turner required that all subcontractors follow a bevy of safety programs, such as "nothing hits the ground," requiring continuous cleanup throughout the day, and a "ladders last policy," where ladders were used only where no other means were possible. Just-in-time deliveries limited materials on site and the team elevated their work to limit strains.

Key Players

Owner Houston Independent School District, Houston

General Contractor Turner Construction Co., Houston

Lead Design RdlR Architects, Houston

Structural Ingenium Inc., Houston

Civil Klotz Associates, Houston

MEP Rice & Gardner Consulting Engineers, Houston


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