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Monthly Archives: February 2014

An incredible Skanska team effort leads to major World Trade Center milestone

An incredible Skanska team effort leads to major World Trade Center milestone

On February 25, for the first time since September 11, 2001, a Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train pulled alongside a permanent passenger platform at New York City’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which a Skanska joint venture is constructing. The milestone was achieved after overcoming a seven-month setback following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and after our team worked around-the-clock for the last month to meet last-minute client needs.

Our Genentech team wins client diversity award

Our Genentech team wins client diversity award

Diversity is important to Skanska, but more than just a nice thing to do, having a diverse and inclusive workforce and using trade contractors that reflect this approach is what we need to do to meet client goals. Recently, our team working on the Genentech campus in South San Francisco won the Outstanding Facilities Supplier of the Year for Diversity Award from the global procurement department of pharmaceutical maker Roche, Genentech’s parent company.

How Microsoft’s new CEO approaches leadership, innovation and becoming “one Microsoft”

How Microsoft’s new CEO approaches leadership, innovation and becoming “one Microsoft”

In this interview with The New York Times, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses topics that have relevance across industries: how bolstering the confidence of the people you lead is so important, how you shouldn’t compare yourself to your predecessors, that employees have to own an innovation agenda, and why you should avoid the trap of saying, “This is how we do it.”

Continuing to pursue high-speed rail

Continuing to pursue high-speed rail

A Skanska-led joint venture has been shortlisted in our pursuit of California high-speed rail’s second phase, a design-build project valued by the client at between $1.5- and $2 billion. This is for a 60-mile stretch between Fresno and close to Bakersfield, about midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

$108 million healthcare contract award in Florida

$108 million healthcare contract award in Florida

Skanska has signed a contract with Lee Memorial Hospital System’s Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., to construct a patient tower and renovate a facility. This contract’s total value is $144 million, out of which Skanska has booked $108 million through our 75 percent share of a joint venture with Gates Construction.

USA Building and USA Civil go “All In” this week

USA Building and USA Civil go “All In” this week

This Wednesday through Friday, USA Building and USA Civil senior leaders will gather for their annual management meeting, held this year in Orlando and with a theme of “All In.” For the first time, the meetings will be held concurrently and in the same venue, enabling joint meals and sessions. We will send you emails throughout the meeting that summarize the main messages being shared.

How this data center was completed three months faster than its twin

How this data center was completed three months faster than its twin

Skanska recently completed a second Tier III data center for Telus, a Canadian telecom leader. This highly efficient, 115,000-square-foot modular data center – in southern British Columbia – was completed in 10 months; this was three months faster than an identical data center we completed in 2012 in Quebec, and despite delays transporting equipment to the remote site in the harsh Canadian winter.

Seop 3 open enrollment ends Friday

Seop 3 open enrollment ends Friday

The Skanska Employee Ownership Program (Seop 3) open enrollment period concludes February 28th. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to participate. If you do not enroll now, the next enrollment opportunity is in September.

Promotions in Boston and Phoenix

Promotions in Boston and Phoenix

In Boston, USA Building promoted Mark Johnson to be senior vice president and a national preconstruction director. In Phoenix, USA Civil promoted Alex Rivera to EHS director for its Rocky Mountain District.

Major recognition for one of our D.C. tunneling projects

Major recognition for one of our D.C. tunneling projects

Newspapers save their best stories for their Sunday front pages, so it was quite the recognition when our joint venture’s Blue Plains tunneling project in D.C. was the lead story on the February 16 Washington Post. Click below to read about the nearly five-mile-long, 26-foot-diameter tunnel our team is burrowing beneath the District using a tunnel-boring machine named Lady Bird. The story includes a video (with a Skanska jacket making an appearance) and a graphic depicting the operation.