WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 – Today, Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions issued the following statement applauding the announcement that CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training is receiving the 2019 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction:
“On behalf of North America’s Building Trades Unions, I applaud CPWR – and in particular Dr. Linda Goldenhar – on winning the 2019 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. This is a truly remarkable accomplishment. The practical tools that have come out of Dr. Goldenhar’s research projects are driving needed changes to improve safety conditions in the construction industry.
“As Chairman of CPWR, I can attest firsthand to the never-ending dedication of CPWR to promote and improve health and safety conditions for construction workers in our industry. Their work not only drastically improves job sites across America, but also the personal wellbeing of our devoted and hard-working union members, across all 14 building trades. CPWR’s impact on the construction industry is tremendous, and I am excited to see what strides this critical organization continues to make in years to come.”
Turner Construction Company and the National Building Museum will present CPWR with this prestigious award at Turner Innovation Summit on March 12, 2019.