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New in-house laser scanning offers price and service benefits

New in-house laser scanning offers price and service benefits

Our Innovative Construction Solutions group now offers laser scanning services to our project teams – both building and civil construction – to help them more accurately and efficiently assess and capture existing conditions, thus improving project cost and schedule certainty.

Going lean in Boston

Going lean in Boston

USA Building’s Boston office has established a Lean Leadership Team to facilitate the adoption of lean principles throughout office and operational activities, and to overall foster a lean culture that’s focused on continuous improvement. The group’s intent is to improve productivity and client service so we gain a further competitive advantage.

University of Washington teams with Skanska to offer BIM certificate

University of Washington teams with Skanska to offer BIM certificate

Mike Choquette, Skanska USA VDC staff development director, is teaching the 12-week online course, which is open to students and industry professionals nationwide. This partnership further positions Skanska as an industry leader in virtual design and construction.

Exploring fully electric construction equipment

Exploring fully electric construction equipment

Skanska, Volvo and the Swedish Energy Agency are partnered on a nearly $25 million research project to explore the possibilities of fully electric construction equipment in a quarry environment.

New resource for sharing our VDC expertise

New resource for sharing our VDC expertise

To enable you to quickly showcase our VDC/BIM capabilities and experience to clients, peers and industry partners, we have launched a virtual design and construction page on usa.skanska.com. Click below to explore this powerful resource.

Key report on BIM benefits features Skanska

Key report on BIM benefits features Skanska

Improved design constructability, better ability to plan construction phasing and logistics, and increased owner understanding of proposed solutions are among the benefits of BIM quantified in a new report – Measuring the Impact of BIM on Complex Buildings – by Dodge Data & Analytics, with Skanska as a supporting partner in the research.

Bridge will impact all of USA Civil – watch this video to learn more

Bridge will impact all of USA Civil – watch this video to learn more

Of USA Civil’s Bridge business transformation project, Project Controls Director Brian Gallagher said, “It’s massive, it’s going to touch almost everybody.” To learn more about this project and see the dedication and enthusiasm of core Bridge team members, watch this short video from Bridge’s recent kick-off in Bulova, N.Y.

Skanska UK advancing use of robots in construction

Skanska UK advancing use of robots in construction

Skanska UK has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the UK government to develop the use of robots for onsite and offsite construction. Cutting and drilling are among the tasks identified for the robots.

What’s most important to clients? The results of this research might surprise you

What’s most important to clients? The results of this research might surprise you

For her recent PhD thesis at Stanford University, Senior Project Manager Wendy MacLeod-Roemer investigated how performance management can improve construction project performance. Such methods have helped Toyota and other manufacturing leaders find success.

Innovative Construction Solutions webinars to begin

Innovative Construction Solutions webinars to begin

USA Building’s newly formed Innovative Construction Solutions group – which consolidated the VDC, prefabrication and Innovation Grant Program initiatives – is launching its bi-monthly webinar series at 2 pm ET on June 30. Formerly the VDC Community Webinar, this forum will provide more information about the new group, project best practices, new technologies and innovations.