Industry News: Turner Team Wins Texas A & M Fort Worth Campus Contract
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Texas A&M University System is expanding into Fort Worth with a three-building research campus. Construction of the first building is set to begin this summer. The university recently announced it had selected a triple venture team of Turner Construction Co., Dallas-based CARCON Industries and Fort Worth-based Source Building Group Inc. for the $85-million Law and Education Building. The team for the 225,000-sq-ft building also includes Dallas-based Dikita Enterprises, architect-of-record Stantec and design partner Pelli Clarke & Partners.
Andy Tandon, vice president and general manager at Turner, said in a statement that the construction team would “maximize opportunities on this project for historically underutilized businesses and local Fort Worth trade contractors.” Turner has a page on its website with information for potential subcontractors. Construction on the first building is expected to complete in 2025.
Texas A&M University System, which includes 11 universities and eight state agencies, also is planning to build the Research and Innovation Building and the Gateway conference center and office building at the Fort Worth campus. The buildings would support the law school as well as business, health science, nursing and research programs. They also would include office space for rent to outside businesses.
The university system is funding construction of the Law and Education Building. The other two buildings are set to be financed by a partnership of the university system and the city. The system’s board of regents approved $85 million for the second Fort Worth campus building, and construction is tentatively planned to begin next year.
Location Mentioned: Texas A&M University School of Law