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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Latest Stretch and Unlimited participants named

Latest Stretch and Unlimited participants named

Eight young leaders from across the U.S. have been accepted into Skanska Stretch, our global leadership development program. Also, four employees have been chosen to take part in Skanska Unlimited, which provides three- to- six months of hands-on experience in another business unit.

Great recognition for Elizabeth River Tunnels’ small business inclusion efforts

Great recognition for Elizabeth River Tunnels’ small business inclusion efforts

Our Elizabeth River Tunnels public-private partnership project in Southeastern Virginia made the cover of the current issue of American DBE magazine for our joint venture’s efforts at including small and disadvantaged businesses in the work being done.

New report links office design with staff health and productivity

New report links office design with staff health and productivity

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff. The report – sponsored in part by Skanska – also presents a simple toolkit that businesses can use to measure the health, wellbeing and productivity of their buildings and inform financial decision making.

On our blog: How do we make the built environment part of a net-zero world?

On our blog: How do we make the built environment part of a net-zero world?

As part of Climate Week, Skanska – along with the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group and Track 0 – hosted an event September 24 at our Empire State Building flagship office in New York City. Some 75 leaders in government, sustainability and design – from the Marshall Islands’ foreign minister to the World Bank’s special envoy for climate change – came together to discuss the future of the urban environment and how we can move toward a net-zero world.

Learn from the BIM Expert Group Summit

Learn from the BIM Expert Group Summit

Join this Thursday’s webinar from 10-11 am ET to learn the highlights of what was presented at the BIM Expert Group Summit last month at Skanska group’s headquarters in Stockholm. Among the trends that will be discussed is how some clients are requiring BIM to be used on their projects. Great examples of our BIM work will also be showcased. Click below for more information and to register (Skanska network connection required).

Skanska terminates construction management contract for New York’s B2 tower

Skanska terminates construction management contract for New York’s B2 tower

On September 23, Skanska terminated our construction management contract to build New York City’s B2 project, which was slated to be the nation’s tallest modular building at its planned height of 32 stories. This follows our decision to stop work on this project in late August because of significant commercial and design disputes with the project’s owner, developer Forest City Ratner Companies.

Creating Charleston’s new cultural hub

Creating Charleston’s new cultural hub

Finding 37 pre-Revolutionary War graves and an old bombshell were among the early challenges encountered by our joint venture team at Charleston, S.C.’s Gaillard Center renovation and addition project, that city’s biggest construction project in a half century. Now our team is well underway to delivering a building that requires great attention to detail regarding acoustics, humidity, finishes – and even earthquakes.

Buying land for more commercial development projects in Houston

Buying land for more commercial development projects in Houston

We’ve acquired 14 acres in northern Houston on which to build a Class A commercial office development totaling up to one million square feet. Located adjacent to the new ExxonMobil campus, the site can accommodate a single tenant seeking a build-to-suit corporate campus or a three-building office complex with multiple tenants.

On leadership: American Water’s CEO says you need to raise your hand to get ahead

On leadership: American Water’s CEO says you need to raise your hand to get ahead

In this interview with The New York Times, Susan Story, the CEO of utility American Water, discusses her career as an engineer and executive, including the importance of raising your hand to take on new tasks, why you have to listen to the people on the front lines to learn what’s really going on, and why winning people’s hearts in complex organizations means communicating in a way that people can easily understand.

Skanska joins with Prince Charles to advocate for taking action on climate change

Skanska joins with Prince Charles to advocate for taking action on climate change

On Wednesday, Skanska is joining forces with The Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group and Track 0, an initiative driving action for zero emissions, to host a special event at our Empire State Building flagship office on what net zero can mean for cities. This comes a day after and in conjunction with the United Nations’ Climate Summit held at its New York City headquarters, which is being renovated by Skanska.