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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Skanska signs $57 million contract for construction of Boston educational facility

Skanska signs $57 million contract for construction of Boston educational facility

This Harvard Business School project will create a hub for the more than 10,000 executives who attend classes each year in the school’s Executive Education program.

On our blog: Follow the journey of this net-zero Solar Decathlon house

On our blog: Follow the journey of this net-zero Solar Decathlon house

In 2011, Skanska partnered with client Florida International University to help their students create a solar house for the national Solar Decathlon. Now, our team – including some who worked on the house as students – is the construction manager charged with permanently installing the house on the FIU campus. Click below to read more about this on our blog.

Expanding pediatric services in Tennessee

Expanding pediatric services in Tennessee

Earlier this month, our team broke ground on a $51 million hospital expansion and renovation project that will bring pediatric services to a rapidly growing Nashville, Tenn., suburb. The project – called the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center – is a high-profile undertaking in Williamson County.

Don’t forget to register for our virtual healthcare conference

Don’t forget to register for our virtual healthcare conference

We are excited to announce the 2013 National Healthcare Conference will once again be held virtually, allowing anyone interested to attend. Topics include: Skanska innovations; lean tools and processes; selling Skanska; developer-driven medical office building market; industry trends; and an owner’s panel. The agenda, session overviews and registration are available through the Healthcare Center of Excellence website. Click below to learn more or to register for a session.

Mike McNally video might inspire us all

Mike McNally video might inspire us all

The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded its Leadership in the Private Sector award to Mike McNally, Skanska USA president and CEO. As part of the award ceremony at Greenbuild, the USGBC showed a video it produced in which McNally discusses leadership and Skanska’s green culture. Click below to view.

In New Orleans, raffling a pick-up truck to reinforce quality

In New Orleans, raffling a pick-up truck to reinforce quality

Skanska’s University Medical Center team in New Orleans is taking extra steps to reinforce the importance of quality control to the $696 million project’s roughly 1,500 craft workers. On November 12, that included raffling off a 2013 Ford F-150 pick-up truck to the workers whose crews had qualified for the drawing in the prior 90-day period.

Early completion for Colorado emergency flood repair work

Early completion for Colorado emergency flood repair work

The Skanska team rebuilding flood-ravaged State Highway 7 near Denver was faced with a strict December 1 deadline set by Colorado’s governor. Through hard efforts and long hours, they beat that deadline, and on Nov. 26 Governor John Hickenlooper came to the project for the ribbon cutting.

USA Civil promotes Keith Sabol to national design-build director

USA Civil promotes Keith Sabol to national design-build director

To help position Skanska to win more of the growing number of infrastructure design-build projects, Keith Sabol has been promoted to USA Civil’s national design-build director. Previously, Sabol had been design-build director for Civil’s Northeast region.

In Seattle, being recognized for supporting urban sustainability

In Seattle, being recognized for supporting urban sustainability

USA Commercial Development received a 2030 District Vision Award for being the first Seattle developer to adopt the 2030 District Challenge. The New Construction Vision Award recognizes Skanska’s work at 400 Fairview, our second development in the Seattle area.

Here’s what you need to know about LEED v4

Here’s what you need to know about LEED v4

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council launched LEED version 4, the most significant and comprehensive update to the LEED green building rating system since its inception. Beth Heider, our senior vice president of green markets and 2012 USGBC chair, commented on v4′s highlights in a post on Skanska USA’s blog.