Enrollment Open for the 2017 Turner School of Construction Management

DETROIT — Enrollment has begun for the free, eight-week “Turner School of Construction Management” training program in Detroit which will begin in March 2017.

The course is designed to enhance the technical and managerial skills of small, minority, women-owned, veteran-owned, and/or disadvantaged business enterprises. Individuals enrolled in the program gain insight and meaningful tools to help grow their construction business. More than 30,000 people have graduated from the program since its inception in 1969.


Classes will be held at Quicken Loans’ offices at 615 W. Lafayette, Detroit. The course will be taught by Turner Construction Co. in partnership with Bedrock Real Estate Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Detroit Lions, Henry Ford Health System, and Wayne State University.

Topics include: safety, estimating, bidding, procurement, accounting, insurance, construction field operations, human resources, and contract risk management.

Enrollment is limited to 30 applicants. Applicants must be employed within small, disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned construction businesses in the Detroit area that have been in operation for at least a year and are certified or currently seeking certification.

Contact Dann McDonald at detroittscm@tcco.com for enrollment information. Interested parties must commit to attending the program in its entirety.

Turner Construction established the nationally renowned Turner School of Construction Management in 1969, to share best practices and promote the empowerment of small businesses in construction.

“The Turner School of Construction Management has proven itself to be an optimal forum for learning best practices and innovative management techniques for the construction industry,” said David J. Kelly, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction. “We are excited to build upon the success of our 2016 program in Detroit with the support of our program partners, Bedrock Real Estate Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Detroit Lions, Henry Ford Health System, and Wayne State University. Each of these outstanding organizations are leaders in diversity and training.”

Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. With an annual construction volume of $10 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. For more information visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

Turner is also a registered Detroit-based business celebrating its 43rd year in downtown Detroit. Notable Detroit landmarks built by Turner include Chene Park, Comerica Park, Hart Plaza Labor of Legacy Monument, Hard Rock Café, and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Current major projects in progress include the Clinical Pathology Laboratory Relocation and Renovation for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and the new Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion for Lakeland Health in St. Joseph.

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