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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Update on New York’s modular B2 project

Update on New York’s modular B2 project

Skanska stopped work last week as construction manager on New York City’s B2 project – slated to be the nation’s tallest modular building at 32 stories – due to a significant commercial dispute with the project’s owner, developer Forest City Ratner Companies.

Read why ENR Mid-Atlantic named us their Contractor of the Year

Read why ENR Mid-Atlantic named us their Contractor of the Year

ENR Mid-Atlantic previously announced that they chose us as their Contractor of the Year, but this article based on interviews with leaders from our four business units in that region further explains what has led to our Mid-Atlantic success.

USA Building hires new top leader for California

USA Building hires new top leader for California

Bill Flemming, USA Building president and CEO, announced a new co-chief operating officer to oversee Building’s work in California: Len Vetrone, previously a senior vice president with San Mateo, Calif.-based Webcor Builders. Vetrone, who starts with us on September 29, will succeed Bob Babitsky, who will retire January 1 after 36 years with Skanska – the only company for which he’s worked.

On our blog: Unlikely partners in green building

On our blog: Unlikely partners in green building

The U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council announced August 27 that they’ll be working together to improve LEED, marking a big shift from ACC’s previous stance of attacking LEED. You may recall that last summer Skanska USA CEO Mike McNally publicly withdrew Skanska from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over this issue, as the Chamber was supporting a group affiliated with ACC and working against LEED. Read McNally’s thoughts on this news on our blog.

Skanska advances up global contractors ranking

Skanska advances up global contractors ranking

In ENR magazine’s Top 250 Global Contractors ranking, Skanska advanced one position to the 15th slot, based on the $18.5 billion of worldwide construction revenue we reported to ENR. Johan Karlstrom, chairman and CEO of the Skanska group, is quoted that looking at the international scene overall, “we have a very positive view of the markets.”

At this South Carolina airport, we’re getting ready to take off

At this South Carolina airport, we’re getting ready to take off

At South Carolina’s Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, our team recently reached a major milestone by opening to the public the first phase of this $115 million renovation and expansion project. This completed space – containing temporary facilities for ticketing, outbound baggage and security inspections – enables the more complicated second phase to commence.

Learn from Skanska during these global webinars

Learn from Skanska during these global webinars

Two global green webinars are scheduled for September: Lessons Learned from our Greenest Building Projects is September 10, and Successful Green Infrastructure Projects in the U.K. is September 16. Click below to learn more and to register.

Commercial development and safety promotions

Commercial development and safety promotions

In Houston, USA Commercial Development promoted Ben Llana to development director. In New York City, USA Civil promoted Nick Bishop to national SHEMS (safety, health and environmental management system) director.

Cavallaro discusses energy, P3 projects with The Street financial TV show

Cavallaro discusses energy, P3 projects with The Street financial TV show

Rich Cavallaro, USA Civil president and CEO, talked with The Street financial TV show about Skanska’s U.S. power business; the need for a strong federal transportation bill; and how, given limited public money, such public-private partnership projects as our teams’ Elizabeth River Tunnels and I-4 Ultimate undertakings are essential to improving infrastructure. Click below to view this video report.

McNally retiring January 1, Cavallaro to lead Skanska USA

McNally retiring January 1, Cavallaro to lead Skanska USA

Mike McNally, Skanska USA president and CEO, announced he is retiring January 1 after 35 years in construction and six years in his current role. Rising to fill his spot overseeing our U.S. construction operations and serving on Skanska AB’s Senior Executive Team is Rich Cavallaro, who for the last five years has been president and CEO of USA Civil. Mike Cobelli, a 30-year Skanska employee who is now Civil’s chief operating officer, will move up to lead Civil. Click below for full details, including McNally’s personal message that he emailed to all employees last week.