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TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO SERVE AS GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR $176 MILLION IRS BUILDING PROGRAM

 NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company will serve as general contractor for the new $176 million Federal Office Building program that will house the National Offices of the Internal Revenue Service. According to an announcement made today by The Turner Corporation (AMEX: TUR), the nation's leading general builder, Turner is part of the BPT Properties, L.P. (BPT), team which won the General Services Administration (GSA) design/build competition for the project. This is the first project to be awarded by the GSA since commencing the time-out and review" procedures in response to Vice President Gore's "reinventing government" program. During this period, the BPT team extended the duration of its offer while the GSA conducted an extensive review of the programmatic requirements and value engineering studies for the IRS project. The review resulted in a verification of the program and project budget.
 The 1.2 million-square-foot building, to be located in New Carrollton, Md., will house offices and special space such as computer rooms, cafeteria, training/conference facilities, television studio, day care center, health unit and credit unit. The project, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, P.C. (KPF), in association with HNTB Architects (HNTB), also includes below- and above-grade parking for l,258 vehicles. Construction of the project is expected to start in mid-1994.
 "We are very happy to be part of the team selected to work on this project," said J. Glenn Little, a Turner vice president and general manager of the company's Washington, D.C. territory. "It's particularly exciting because we feel strongly that the design/build process for the construction of new buildings improves both the form and function of the new facilities and enables them to be constructed in a more cost effective manner.
 "In addition," he continued, "we look forward to continuing our successful working relationships with BPT and the other project team members. We're very proud to be associated with all of these firms."
 Working together at Rock Spring Park, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C., Turner and BPT recently completed a first-class office building designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The project was completed within budget and schedule parameters. Turner has also worked on numerous projects with KPF and HNTB.
 Turner has been building in the Washington, D.C., area since 1913. Recent projects include the Prince George's County Justice Center in Upper Marlboro, Md., Fairfax Hospital Women & Children's Center in Falls Church, Va., the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. MCI's East Coast Data Center in Perryman, Md., the National Institutes of Health Administrative Office Building and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, and the Chancellery of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Washington, D.C.
 The Turner Corporation, through Turner Construction Company and other construction subsidiaries, is the nation's leading general builder of government building, hospital and healthcare, institutional, industrial, commercial, retail and multi-unit housing projects. Operating through more than 35 offices, Turner has construction projects underway throughout the United States and abroad. During 1991, The Turner corporation completed $2.7 billion of construction.
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 /CONTACT: Beverly A. Benn of Turner, 212-229-6157/
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