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All 2015 Management Meeting slides and videos are now available

All 2015 Management Meeting slides and videos are now available

For those who attended the Management Meeting, these are great resources to help you share the meeting’s key messages with your teams. For everyone else, please take time to explore this material. Click below to access from the Skanska network.

A more holistic approach to building design

A more holistic approach to building design

A key trend with buildings is extending the green focus to also include tenant health and wellness, resulting in a more holistic approach. This article in HighRiseFacilities.com shares some components of this, including advanced building envelopes, such as water-cooled curtain walls; building-integrated photovoltaics; cloud-based indoor environment controls for tenants; and appealing staircases to draw people to use them.

For Elizabeth River Tunnels, all the pieces are coming together

For Elizabeth River Tunnels, all the pieces are coming together

Last week, our Elizabeth River Tunnels team commenced the second and final movement of 16,000-ton hollow concrete tunnel elements, an amazing process that starts at our Baltimore-area casting facility and ends at the Portsmouth, Va., project site. In between, these tunnel segments – now floating – travel 220 miles south on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. A new video allows you to experience this journey.

Our latest Bay Area Rapid Transit project begins to take shape

Our latest Bay Area Rapid Transit project begins to take shape

Our work on the $800 million VTA BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension recently reached an important milestone, as the first two miles of track have started to be installed near Fremont, Calif. Additionally, safety innovations have helped the team reach more than 1.5 million work-hours with no lost-time injuries. This 10-mile double-track transit extension is our first major design-build infrastructure project in Northern California.

In San Diego, smart work in the bid room and on site is paying off

In San Diego, smart work in the bid room and on site is paying off

Adding carpool lanes to a highway median may sound straightforward – unless that involves building a 1,700-foot-long access ramp to those lanes that drops 45 feet while abutting active traffic lanes, and that includes building a bridge across a canyon with railroad tracks and a creek. This is what our team is doing along I-805 north of San Diego, under a $72 million design-build contract. The smooth execution is made possible by smart work done ahead of construction.

Forbes names Skanska one of America’s best employers

Forbes names Skanska one of America’s best employers

Not only did we make Forbes magazine’s list of the 500 best employers for the first time – alongside Google, Southwest Airlines and Facebook – but we are the top construction and development company! We came in at #246 overall.

Be proud that we build what matters

Be proud that we build what matters

Skanska USA CEO Rich Cavallaro highlights some of his major messages from the recent Management Meeting, including his pride in how we build what matters – and sharing a video about that – and why being Skanska Strong through collaboration is so important to us in the U.S.

Learn about integrated delivery in two upcoming webinars

Learn about integrated delivery in two upcoming webinars

Two great learning opportunities are coming up: this Tuesday, March 24, at 11 am ET is a Skanska webinar on integrated project delivery, and at 11 am ET on April 3 is a related webinar about our Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center project, which was delivered via integrated project delivery and which emphasized a lean construction approach.

Florida’s I-4 Ultimate recognized as “Deal of the Year”

Florida’s I-4 Ultimate recognized as “Deal of the Year”

Global project finance publication Infrastructure Journal awarded its “Deal of the Year” in the transport category to our consortium’s I-4 Ultimate public-private partnership project in Orlando. This high industry honor recognizes the deal – which includes a $2.3 billion design-build contract – as significant in size and scope.

Putting Skanska Strong into action

Putting Skanska Strong into action

Skanska Strong: The power and potential behind this phrase is the biggest takeaway from last week’s annual Management Meeting, the first that included senior leaders from Skanska’s four U.S. business units. Here are highlights of what Skanska USA President and CEO Rich Cavallaro and each business unit president – Bill Flemming, Mike Cobelli, Mats Johansson and Steve Sams – shared over the two-day gathering. The sessions were all taped, and those recordings and accompanying slide decks are being uploaded (a notice will be sent to all employees when the site is ready).