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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Webinar this Wednesday on how BIM can improve safety

Webinar this Wednesday on how BIM can improve safety

A global webinar this Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. ET explores how BIM can be a very efficient tool for improving project safety. USA Civil will be sharing examples from several projects, as will Skanska UK and Skanska Sweden.

Go behind the scenes as Skanska releases its quarterly results

Go behind the scenes as Skanska releases its quarterly results

The day each quarter when Skanska releases its financial results – a key part of being a publicly traded company – is a major undertaking. This film goes behind the scenes of the first quarter earnings release on May 9, and features Johan Karlstrom, Skanska AB president and CEO, explaining the results to our Swedish colleagues and hearing reactions to the results from stock analysts.

Dirty Boots trophy goes to Skanska Healthcare AB managing director

Dirty Boots trophy goes to Skanska Healthcare AB managing director

Par Olsson, managing director of Skanska Healthcare AB, was awarded the Stuart Graham Lifetime Achievement Award – the Dirty Boots trophy – at a recent management meeting in Sweden. Olsson, a 28-year Skanska employee, is responsible for the delivery of the design-build contract for Stockholm’s New Karolinska Solna (NKS) university hospital, Skanska’s largest project ever.

Major safety achievement at New York’s Croton water project

Major safety achievement at New York’s Croton water project

At the end of Safety Week, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration admitted our joint venture’s $1.5 billion Croton Water Treatment Plant project into the Star level of its Voluntary Protection Program – this is the highest level of accomplishment within VPP, and the first awarded to a self-perform heavy civil contractor in New York. Croton is USA Civil’s first project nationwide to achieve this status with Civil leading the effort.

After an incredible Skanska effort, heartwarming thanks from this Evansville partner

After an incredible Skanska effort, heartwarming thanks from this Evansville partner

A storm with 120 mph winds raced through Evansville, Ind., on May 9, and P&I Supply’s warehouse bore its brunt. In this state, P&I – for three decades a key Skanska supplier of small tools and equipment – couldn’t operate. They called Skanska for help, and our team’s incredible response and P&I’s appreciation for what they did is a story of which all of Skanska can be proud.

In ENR’s Top 400 Contractors rankings, Skanska moves up in general building and heavy construction

In ENR’s Top 400 Contractors rankings, Skanska moves up in general building and heavy construction

According to ENR magazine’s just-released Top 400 Contractors list, while Skanska maintained its status as the fourth-largest contractor based on U.S. revenue, we now rank second in general building (up from third in 2013) and we are the third-largest heavy civil contractor (up from fifth in 2013).

Don’t be complacent about being safe

Don’t be complacent about being safe

During Safety Week 2014, Skanska globally reported four lost-time accidents for a rate of 0.81 per million work-hours. That compares to the LTAR of 2.7 per million work-hours from Skanska and our trade partners in all of 2013 – about 13 lost-time accidents per week. Complacency in our daily tasks is one of the biggest obstacles to sustaining our Safety Week performance, said Hendrik van Brenk, Skanska USA chief EHS officer.

Industry recognition for Seattle’s Kyle Hughes

Industry recognition for Seattle’s Kyle Hughes

Kyle Hughes, a Seattle senior project engineer, is among 15 “rising stars” selected by ENR Northwest in its recent Top Young Professionals competition. The magazine made its choices based on criteria including professional achievement and community service.

USA Commercial Development meets to position itself for further success

USA Commercial Development meets to position itself for further success

USA Commercial Development’s 50-plus employees came together in New York City in late April to build connections, both to one another and to a city that could inspire their own projects. The session featured messages about where Commercial Development is headed, an external speaker on sustainable design, workshops, a Skanska USA panel with senior leaders from each business unit to highlight collaboration, and a day-long urban hike that enabled these development teams to explore Manhattan’s real estate.

On our blog: Check out our safety infographic

On our blog: Check out our safety infographic

We’ve put together this infographic to communicate top safety risks and some daily actions you can do to improve safety – view it here on our Constructive Thinking blog, and share it with your network.