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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Obama agrees with Skanska’s stance on P3s, launches new program to support them

Obama agrees with Skanska’s stance on P3s, launches new program to support them

President Obama on July 17 launched a program to increase the use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, including a new one-stop shop at the U.S. Department of Transportation to identify barriers to the greater use of private investment and find ways to overcome them, according to this ENR article. However, the Build America Investment Initiative, as the effort is called, doesn’t include any new federal spending.

Great media recognition for two of our Seattle colleagues

Great media recognition for two of our Seattle colleagues

Our Seattle team members are certainly getting noticed: Stacy Smedley, preconstruction manager and sustainability specialist, was guest editor for the Education Issue of Green Building and Design magazine (which also features two Q&As with her) and Lacey Ahlf, senior project manager, was featured in Seattle’s Real Estate Bisnow e-newsletter. Click below to learn more about these two leaders and, in turn, our Seattle office.

We’re tops in New York (even if we’re ranked number two)

We’re tops in New York (even if we’re ranked number two)

Skanska again secured the number-two spot on ENR New York’s ranking of that region’s top contractors. An accompanying article includes a photo of our joint venture project to raise the deck of the Bayonne Bridge between Staten Island, N.Y., and Bayonne, N.J.

On our blog: Consider this road for much-needed highway funding

On our blog: Consider this road for much-needed highway funding

With the Highway Trust Fund that pays for a large portion of many U.S. road and transit projects nearly out of money, and Washington politicians scrambling for a fix, Rich Aquino, vice president, makes the case from a contractor’s point of view about why a long-term solution is needed, and why public-private partnerships should be a central part of that.

Keeping our fingers crossed on this LaGuardia Airport P3 project

Keeping our fingers crossed on this LaGuardia Airport P3 project

The Skanska team – and the two others shortlisted – continue to wait for news of which group will be selected for LaGuardia Airport’s $2 billion-plus Central Terminal Building Replacement Project, as described in this ENR article. A decision by the client, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, may come as late as September. Our One Skanska approach for this public-private partnership effort includes Infrastructure Development North America, USA Building and USA Civil, as well as top industry partners.

Want an update on USA Civil’s 2014 performance? Watch this video

Want an update on USA Civil’s 2014 performance? Watch this video

Rich Cavallaro, USA Civil’s president and CEO, made this first-ever video mid-year update on USA Civil’s performance. With this, you can like and post comments and questions Facebook style to engage in a conversation with Cavallaro and each other. Check it out when connected to the Skanska network, and feel free to ask him about USA Civil’s business.

$78 million Midwest co-generation project contract award

$78 million Midwest co-generation project contract award

We have signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with an existing power client for a co-generation plant in the Midwest. The total project value is $127 million, of which our 60 percent share is $78 million.

For our interns: Join the Skanska social conversation!

For our interns: Join the Skanska social conversation!

Whether it’s your first summer internship with us or you’re a veteran Skanska intern, we’d like a glimpse of the cool things you’re seeing and doing during your time with us, for us to then share on our social media channels and elsewhere. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, maybe you’d want to share a photo or video of a construction process or technique you haven’t seen before, the rush of a busy day at the office, a great sunrise or sunset over the project – or just a selfie. Click below for details.

On our blog: View integrated project delivery through the lens of this project

On our blog: View integrated project delivery through the lens of this project

The increased trust and collaboration central to integrated project delivery can help most any project team succeed. In this post on our Constructive Thinking blog, our team joins with the owner and design and trade partners in sharing some key aspects of how they’re applying IPD and lean construction principles to this intensive care unit renovation at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

In Phoenix, USA Building and USA Civil now calling the same office home

In Phoenix, USA Building and USA Civil now calling the same office home

USA Building and USA Civil now share the same office in Phoenix, the latest example of business units co-locating to maximize opportunities for the collaboration needed for Skanska’s growth. Since the move, it’s easier for Building and Civil – having many common clients – to share pursuit opportunities, and to share marketing and administrative resources.