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Monthly Archives: March 2014

New hire to drive further growth in power

New hire to drive further growth in power

USA Civil has hired Peter Kawa as director of business development for power. Kawa is focusing on the Northeast and Midwest regions to identify, prioritize, pursue and win power and industrial work. However, with his extensive power experience, he is available to assist on similar pursuits anywhere in the country as the need arises.

On our blog: what “upgauging” means for airport design

On our blog: what “upgauging” means for airport design

Responding to higher fuel costs, technological advancements and shifting travel markets, airlines have increasingly been “upgauging” to larger jets, rendering uneconomical the previously favored smaller, regional jets. In this blog post, MacAdam Glinn, vice president with Skanska’s Aviation Center of Excellence, writes about how airports will have to adapt.

How we’re raising the Bayonne Bridge’s deck

How we’re raising the Bayonne Bridge’s deck

The Bayonne Bridge – connecting Staten Island, N.Y., and Bayonne, N.J. – isn’t high enough to accommodate the next generation of cargo container ships, so a Skanska joint venture is raising its road deck by 64 feet, so it’ll be 215 feet above the water. This New York Times article and infographic show how the work will be done, all while the bridge remains open to traffic, except for some off-hours closings.

Submit your ideas for Safety Week!

Submit your ideas for Safety Week!

With our first industry Safety Week about a month away (May 4-10), be sure to submit your best ideas for Safety Week activities; we’ll include the top ideas in the Safety Week Idea Book. This book is a key component of Safety Week, especially this year with partner companies taking part in Safety Week for the first time. We don’t compete in safety as we want to improve the entire industry, but let’s impress our partners with the strength of our IFE culture.

Want to experience another business unit?

Want to experience another business unit?

Broaden your understanding of Skanska through our employee exchange program, Skanska Unlimited. This offers a three- to six-month working experience in another unit or function, in your country or internationally. The month-long application period opens April 1.

In Tampa, it’s easy to see our safety commitment

In Tampa, it’s easy to see our safety commitment

In partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, Skanska has installed a billboard promoting safe driving along the four-mile stretch of Interstate 275 in Tampa that our joint venture is expanding. The billboard – the first of its kind in Florida – was erected on March 10, and it will remain up for at least six months.

USA Building names new regional safety, preconstruction leaders

USA Building names new regional safety, preconstruction leaders

USA Building has hired Jennifer McMullen as vice president of environment, health and safety for its western region, as well as Dale Kopnitsky as vice president of preconstruction for its Washington, D.C., metro office.

On our blog: Skanska’s bridges by the numbers

On our blog: Skanska’s bridges by the numbers

Did you know that 215 feet will be the height of the Bayonne Bridge’s roadway, once raised by the Skanska JV to allow taller ships to pass below? Or that 31 million pounds of steel were added to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge as part of our team’s seismic retrofit upgrades? Read more about these and other fun bridge facts in this blog post.

PCI Skanska a top intern employer

PCI Skanska a top intern employer

PCI Skanska was named one of three Intern Employers of the Year by the University of Southern Indiana. PCI Skanska, Skanska USA’s engineering arm, has participated in the USI internship and cooperative education program for years, providing opportunities for students in USI’s Engineering Department.

Skanska rises five places in healthcare ranking

Skanska rises five places in healthcare ranking

Modern Healthcare just named Skanska the fourth-largest U.S. healthcare construction management firm, up from the ninth slot the previous year. The magazine bases its rankings on the dollar value of healthcare projects completed in that year; we completed $1 billion of healthcare projects in 2013, climbing from $951.7 million in 2012.