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Monthly Archives: January 2013

University of Florida students learn from Skanska

University of Florida students learn from Skanska

Graduate students in the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Building Construction received expert instruction in value engineering last Monday from Julius “Juice” Blackmon, vice president of preconstruction for USA Building in Atlanta. To thank Blackmon, the Rinker School presented him with a plaque for being a “professor for a day.”

On February 14, discover how BIM can improve safety on your project

On February 14, discover how BIM can improve safety on your project

Learn how 3-D modeling using building information modeling (BIM) can improve project safety in this webinar arranged by the global BIM Expert Group in partnership with the Safety Group Staff Unit. Presenters include Paul Haining of USA Civil and David Korman of USA Building. This session will describe how BIM has helped improve safety today and what can be done in the future, with examples from USA Civil and USA Building. The webinar is February 14 from 10-11 am EST; you must register by February 8. Click below for a link to register and to obtain more information.

Our ethics hotline is always ready for your call

Our ethics hotline is always ready for your call

Our ethics hotline – 877-516-3385 – is operated by a third-party firm, which enables you to confidentially and, if desired, anonymously report suspected misconduct. Every call is followed up promptly, which is essential to maintaining the credibility of the hotline system. Callers can be assured that confidentiality and anonymity are protected. You are encouraged to report suspected misconduct directly to your supervisor, human resources or legal representative, or an ethics and compliance officer. If you are not comfortable reporting in person, please call this ethics hotline.

USA Building’s Booy named vice president of preconstruction

USA Building’s Booy named vice president of preconstruction

USA Building has promoted Bert Booy to vice president of preconstruction, helping oversee preconstruction efforts for our Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee operations. Previously, Booy was preconstruction director in our Kalamazoo, Mich., office. He has been with Skanska for 12 years.

Our project teams’ hard work is being recognized

Our project teams’ hard work is being recognized

In Seattle, California, New York City and the Washington, D.C., area, we recently received awards for our teams’ strong performances. Our Bertschi School Science Classroom Addition in Seattle was named to the Best of Green Schools list, which is published by the U.S. Green Building Council. In California, we won the President’s Safety Award from the Construction Employers Association. In New York City, Wilf Hall for New York University’s School of Law received the Award of Excellence for Design and Construction of a New Facility from the International Facility Management Association’s New York City Chapter. Also in New York, our transformation of an armory into offices for a major multimedia entertainment company received the Adaptive Reuse Interiors Award from Contract magazine. Finally, near Washington, D.C., two of our projects – the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction and the TARGUSinfo build-out – each won two Craftsmanship Awards from the Washington Building Congress. Congratulations to all!

$30.8 million Army contract award at Fort Meade, Md.

$30.8 million Army contract award at Fort Meade, Md.

USA Building has secured a $30.8 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct a complex for the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort Meade, Md. The project includes construction of three new buildings: a 75,000-square-foot headquarters building; a 7,000-square-foot vehicle maintenance and fabrication facility; and a 2,700-square-foot visitor control center. In addition, the Corps has the option to select Skanska to construct a 15,000-square-foot fourth building. The project is currently underway with completion scheduled for December 2015.

Skanska helping restore Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes

Skanska helping restore Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes

In Hurricane Sandy-battered Brooklyn, teams from USA Civil and USA Building are restoring heat and hot water to flood-damaged homes as part of New York City’s Rapid Repairs program. Under Rapid Repairs, the city is providing this work to residents free of charge so they can remain in their homes. PIX 11 news in New York recently followed a Skanska crew as they worked last month, with snow falling outside. Click below for a link to the news video.

PCI Skanska moving to a new Indiana headquarters

PCI Skanska moving to a new Indiana headquarters

PCI Skanska is transitioning to a new headquarters in Evansville, Ind., that is a few blocks from its former home. Team members have panoramic views of the Ohio River. PCI Skanska, a unit of USA Civil that provides integrated engineering, procurement and construction services, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.

Mark your calendars: April 8-12 is Skanska USA’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week

Mark your calendars: April 8-12 is Skanska USA’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week

Skanska’s corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion is a key part of our business strategy, as diversity of thought and experience contributes to a more innovative and productive culture. To emphasize this commitment, Skanska USA’s first Diversity and Inclusion Week will be held April 8-12. A toolkit to help you and your local team get involved will be available on OneSkanska in late February.

USA Building’s data center guru Carnemark named an ENR Top 25 Newsmaker

USA Building’s data center guru Carnemark named an ENR Top 25 Newsmaker

For his innovative work in developing intelligent, green data centers, Jake Carnemark, USA Building’s senior vice president for mission-critical facilities, was named last week to ENR magazine’s list of its Top 25 Newsmakers for 2012 from across the country. Together with design partner Inertech, Carnemark led the development of a patented cooling system that costs 80 percent less to operate than a conventional chilled-water system. ENR describes Carnemark as the “mastermind” behind our design-build data center solution, which includes modular construction to greatly reduce initial capital costs. Click below for a link to the ENR story announcing this high honor. Congratulations!