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Stretch participants present solutions to some of Skanska’s most pressing questions

Stretch participants present solutions to some of Skanska’s most pressing questions

The latest Skanska Stretch global leadership development class recently presented their business assignments to a packed auditorium at Skanska AB’s Stockholm headquarters. The topics were: How to drive change successfully? Should Skanska Infrastructure Development pursue design-build-finance projects in the U.S. on a fee-development basis? How to act as Market Makers in Stockholm? How can we better use ethics in our Market Making? How can USA Commercial Development grow in the Washington, D.C., region? The recommendations were well received – click below to find out more!

In San Francisco, high-profile project rising through collaboration

In San Francisco, high-profile project rising through collaboration

Crews are gearing up to begin work on our $189 million project to erect the structural steel for the new Transbay Transit Center. This project will be one of our most visible in the San Francisco area, but even more importantly, One Skanska collaboration is enabling this undertaking.

Advocates will help us be more diverse and inclusive

Advocates will help us be more diverse and inclusive

Introducing the new Skanska inclusion advocate role, presenting Skanska’s global diversity strategy and expanding the Skanska Women’s Network are some of the highlights from our National Diversity and Inclusion Council’s meeting last week in Nashville.

Working together, Skanska groups expand access to project software

Working together, Skanska groups expand access to project software

Two major Autodesk software products – BIM 360 Field and BIM 360 Glue – are now available to all Skanska USA projects, thanks to an agreement made possible by a collaboration between USA Building’s Virtual Design and Construction and Project Controls groups.

Skanska’s growth highlighted in major news article

Skanska’s growth highlighted in major news article

Mike McNally, Skanska USA president and CEO, talked to Bloomberg news service about Skanska’s U.S. growth plans, including in California and Texas and with projects related to low-cost energy. (Note that although the article mentions a Skanska joint venture’s project to build Apple’s new headquarters, McNally did not discuss this with the reporter – we’re not allowed to mention this confidential project externally.)

Skanska team submits final proposal for major LaGuardia Airport P3 project

Skanska team submits final proposal for major LaGuardia Airport P3 project

The Skanska team on May 20 turned in its final submittal for the Central Terminal Building Replacement Project at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Our team’s hope and expectation is that the 20-plus-box submittal will turn into a large public-private partnership project that would involve three Skanska business units – Infrastructure Development, USA Building and USA Civil – working to improve the flying experience for New Yorkers.

George Washington University picks Skanska for high-profile development

George Washington University picks Skanska for high-profile development

Skanska has signed a ground lease with The George Washington University to develop a Washington, D.C., site five blocks from the White House into a high-end office building with ground-floor retail. A 250,000-square-foot Class A, LEED Gold office building is allowed on the site under the development agreement approved by D.C. government.

USA Building announces three key West Coast promotions

USA Building announces three key West Coast promotions

In Portland, Ore., Tim Johnson was promoted to vice president and account manager, and Blake Devine was promoted to vice president of operations. Additionally, Julie Hyson was promoted to business development director for Northern California.

In New York, USA Civil promotes six leaders

In New York, USA Civil promotes six leaders

In New York City, USA Civil recently promoted six key leaders: Gary Almeraris and Mike Donohue were named vice presidents of field operations; Nick Vitucci, Matt Settanni and Ken Lieb were all named project executives of field operations; and Joe Mannino was named corporate safety director.

On our blog: bright spots amid a week of disappointing environmental news

On our blog: bright spots amid a week of disappointing environmental news

Last week’s news headlines prominently featured increased melting of the polar ice caps and the threat that poses to coastal cities, and Congress’ inability to pass common-sense legislation to improve energy efficiency. Steve Clem, vice president of preconstruction in Portland, writes on our blog that we all have a stake in the environment, and that despite such gloom there are reasons to be optimistic.