Can less be more? Can a small idea make a great contribution to making the world we all live in a better place? We want to use our planet's resources responsibly. Take a look at how we do that in concrete terms.
"Diversity is a magic word," says Santiago Daniele, an Argentinean who is building a more than 32-kilometer tunnel in the heart of the English capital for our German-based group. There, young people are working with experienced people, Indians with Hungarians, and experts from very different social backgrounds on a common goal: to secure London's energy supply. "We celebrate our diversity," says Daniele.
Highway and railroad expansion in the middle of a sensitive coastal biotope in California: For environmental manager Brittany Waddell, our U.S. colleague from Flatiron, the realization of the project with simultaneous renaturation of the San Elijo Lagoon, which is significant for endangered plants and animals, is "an example of the success of alternative construction projects" in which the partners work closely together. The dredged sand was used for the beaches in northern San Diego.
Developing sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions - that's what many promise. We do. Alexander Neumann explains how HOCHTIEF creatively conserves natural resources and road users' nerves when building and operating highways throughout their life cycle. In this way, we have already saved thousands of tons of CO2 in a project in the Netherlands alone.
Why do construction workers and other colleagues at our US subsidiary Turner plant vegetables or compost? In New York City, supposedly the richest city in the world? In the heart of Harlem, where thousands of children live in homeless shelters run by fast food, Tony Hillery provides the answer: “Here, social responsibility is more than a phrase,” says the founder of Harlem Grown. His organization, with which Turner partners, gives people a foundation—healthy food. Turner Manager Janice Haughton explains why business is about more than profit.
In Nashville, Tennessee, our U.S. colleagues at Turner have realized what project manager Annamarie Carden considers “just a first taste” of future construction: a five-story office building made of mass timber. As fireproof as a concrete building, Carden says. What’s more, in seven minutes, America's forests will regrow the wood that was used for the building.