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Fluor Daniel Gets Museum Contract

The Irvine construction management firm of Fluor Daniel has been selected to oversee contracts for the new $20-million home for the Newport Harbor Art Museum that is being designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, museum officials announced Monday.

“We’re functioning as the project manager on the spot for the museum, and we will be working closely with Renzo Piano,” said Stephen Sandland, regional manager for Fluor Daniel’s commercial operations. Fluor Daniel is a subsidiary of the Irvine-based Fluor Corp., an international construction and engineering company.

Although David Tappan, the chief executive officer of Fluor Corp., sits on the museum’s board, museum officials said the job was awarded after competitive bidding. Piano, in Newport Beach this week for routine meetings with museum officials, will do the building’s design, and Fluor Daniel will supervise the contracts, said Sandland, who declined to discuss the contract’s commercial value to the firm.

The museum will be built on a 10 1/2-acre site in Corona del Mar. No date has been set for construction to begin.

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