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ATLANTA — Turner Construction Co. has broken ground on a 311,000-square-foot office complex for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Known as Building 24, the $93 million design-build project will be located on the CDC’s Atlanta campus on Clifton Road in Atlanta. Completion is slated for June 2011.

The project will be built to LEED Gold certification, and Turner will use low-emitting paints and flooring materials in the construction process. The property will also include large windows to maximize natural light. Due to the nature of the CDC campus, the new building will be constructed to provide high levels of security.

Turner Construction has worked on a number of developments for the CDC in the past, and was selected for its “presence in the market” and “very thoughtful plan,” says A.J. Bargoti, a project executive in Turner’s Atlanta office. “The team has a good amount of experience building and designing in this campus.” Bargoti says Building 24 will serve as a support facility for a lab is currently being developed.

Financing for the project, which was mandated by the federal government, was not outwardly impacted by the recession, Bargoti says. “It’s part of a campus-wide plan that was funded due to need.”

— Jon Ross

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