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Monthly Archives: September 2013

In New York City, safety is for the whole family

In New York City, safety is for the whole family

On September 21, Skanska employees and their families spent a sunny Saturday at Family Safety Day, an annual event in which they participated in fun and interactive activities while learning about safety at our Queens, N.Y. office.

Building a successful track record for New York City schools

Building a successful track record for New York City schools

Skanska recently completed Long Island City’s Hunter’s Point Campus, or I.S./H.S. 404, a new 144,900-square-foot, five-story educational building that is our first project in recent history for the New York City School Construction Authority.

Seeking craft workers

Seeking craft workers

A rebounding economy has left the construction industry searching for enough craft workers, according to a recent ENR story.

A model project in Charleston

A model project in Charleston

Our team’s two-story facade mock-up for the Gaillard Center Renovation and Addition project in Charleston, S.C., includes almost 70 stone pieces.

In London, we’re using 3-D printing to build

In London, we’re using 3-D printing to build

Our Skanska UK colleagues are using 3-D printing – one of today’s biggest technology trends – to create shrouds for the tops of steel columns on a 16-story commercial building in London.

Being recognized for diversity and safety

Being recognized for diversity and safety

Underpinning and Foundation Skanska was recognized with the Outstanding Safety Program Award from the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors, while in the southeast we received diversity awards from the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council and the Triangle Business Journal.

Using local businesses was key to this Texas project’s success

Using local businesses was key to this Texas project’s success

For the 321,000-square-foot Donna North High School project in a small Texas community near the Mexican border, our team directed an impressive 88.9 percent of subcontracted work to local businesses, which delighted the owner.

Keep those comments coming!

Keep those comments coming!

It’s great that an increasing number of employees are posting comments to Hub stories on Skanskahub.com (on which the full versions of these Hub stories are posted). Have you posted your first comment yet?

In Houston, a fast-paced sale for 3009 Post Oak Boulevard

In Houston, a fast-paced sale for 3009 Post Oak Boulevard

Last week, we received the certificate of occupancy for our 302,000-square-foot 3009 Post Oak Boulevard project, and sold this Skanska developed and built tower for $112 million.

Promotions and new hire

Promotions and new hire

Within USA Civil, Christian Sandberg is now director of strategy and business performance and Alec Thomson is now manager of strategy and business performance. Additionally, Kimberly Burke has joined USA Building’s Dallas team as senior director of business development.