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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Connecticut’s biggest hospital project tops out on time, despite harsh winter

Connecticut’s biggest hospital project tops out on time, despite harsh winter

The 11-story Specialty Tower we’re building for Stamford Hospital recently topped out on time, despite last winter’s intense snow and ice that hampered steel erection operations. The $317.2 million multi-phase project – the biggest hospital project underway in Connecticut – is on track for substantial completion by April 2016. This story includes a video with great aerial footage of the project!

Bayshore recognized for safety excellence

Bayshore recognized for safety excellence

Bayshore Concrete Products – Skanska’s manufacturer of precast concrete components for infrastructure and other projects – has been recognized by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for its excellent safety record. This is because in 2013, Bayshore’s Cape Charles, Va., plant had a DART (days away, restricted and transfer) rate of zero, a feat achieved only by three other, similar U.S. plants with more than 100 employees.

Second contract award strengthens our Louisiana presence

Second contract award strengthens our Louisiana presence

Our Skanska Mapp joint venture has leveraged their strong performance on the $696 million University Medical Center project into a second Louisiana win: the $77 million Patrick F. Taylor Hall Renovations and Expansion at Louisiana State University (Skanska’s 70 percent share of the contract is $54 million).

Our blog wins second national award

Our blog wins second national award

Skanska USA’s Constructive Thinking blog was named the Best Blog by Ragan Communications, a leading publisher of corporate communications newsletters. Winners and finalists in other categories included Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, U.S. Green Building Council and Brooks Sports. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to visit our blog, which is a great way for us all to share some of the best of Skanska’s thinking with others in our professional networks.

Aviation Center of Excellence reorganizes

Aviation Center of Excellence reorganizes

To capitalize on our Aviation Center of Excellence’s successes, strengthen its presence and support continued national growth, MacAdam Glinn is being promoted to ACOE national director. This restructuring allows Jim Clemens the ability to focus full time on continuing to grow national relationships as national account manager for United, Delta and Southwest airlines; to oversee operations at numerous airports; and to collaborate with local offices on aviation pursuits.

Winning our largest bid project ever in Texas

Winning our largest bid project ever in Texas

Skanska has secured a $93 million contract to construct Texas A&M University’s new Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Education Complex, and to complete renovations and the expansion of the university’s existing Small Animal Hospital.

Texas’ Eric Bunner named a Top 40 Under 40

Texas’ Eric Bunner named a Top 40 Under 40

Out of 242 nominees for the Dallas Business Journal’s annual list of 40 Under 40 business professionals, Eric Bunner, the vice president in charge of our Dallas/Ft. Worth office, made the cut.

On our blog: Increase sustainability to boost profits

On our blog: Increase sustainability to boost profits

In this post on our Constructive Thinking blog, Jimmy Mitchell, senior estimator in Atlanta, shares insights on how to improve sustainability while decreasing costs. Steps as small as installing LED lighting and as large as adopting net-zero tactics can all be parts of a cost-effective green strategy.

California’s Gold Line Bridge wins major award

California’s Gold Line Bridge wins major award

Our Riverside office’s Gold Line Bridge project won the Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job award in the heavy engineering category from Associated General Contractors of California. The awards ceremony at which this is presented is considered the Oscars of the California construction industry (though without the red carpet).

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