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Monthly Archives: May 2015

In ENR’s Top 400 Contractors rankings, Skanska once again ranked among the top

In ENR’s Top 400 Contractors rankings, Skanska once again ranked among the top

According to ENR magazine’s just-released Top 400 Contractors list, Skanska moved up to the second-largest contractor based on U.S. revenue, we are once again the third-largest heavy civil contractor and we now rank third in general building (down from second in 2014).

Key Bayonne Bridge milestone achieved

Key Bayonne Bridge milestone achieved

Our highly complicated project to raise the deck of the Bayonne Bridge – spanning between New Jersey and New York – so that taller cargo container ships can pass beneath has reached a major milestone: completing the first elevated sections of the new approach ramps.

In our latest Coast to Coast: How to build your Skanska career, and more

In our latest Coast to Coast: How to build your Skanska career, and more

Our latest Coast to Coast magazine features advice and resources to help you maximize your Skanska career. Also, it explains how power and energy work fits into our future, and how a Skanska Strong approach is driving our Phoenix success. A copy has been mailed to the home of each salaried employee, and a PDF version can be found at the link below.

Continued Western growth leads to USA Building key promotion and hire

Continued Western growth leads to USA Building key promotion and hire

In Phoenix, Kim Shapiro was promoted to vice president of business development. In Oakland, Walter Terry was hired as vice president of project planning.

South Florida event broadens reach of IFE

South Florida event broadens reach of IFE

At the end of this month’s Safety Week, our South Florida office held its first IFE Family Fun Day, which was intended to convey to trade partners, vendors, and the families of everyone involved with our projects our commitment to having injury-free environments. It was modeled after the Family Safety Day that Skanska has long had in Queens, N.Y.

Building a career as a sustainability leader

Building a career as a sustainability leader

In this post on our Constructive Thinking blog, Beth Heider, Skanska USA’s chief sustainability officer, describes some highlights and challenges from her career as a sustainability advocate. Heider’s accomplishments – made possible through her work with many Skanska team members – led to her this month being named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

VTA BART rail transit project achieves major safety recognition

VTA BART rail transit project achieves major safety recognition

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, recognized our VTA BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension joint venture’s strong safety performance by admitting the project to its Golden Gate Partnership Program.

Virginia’s Bayshore Concrete consolidates operations as it expands capacity

Virginia’s Bayshore Concrete consolidates operations as it expands capacity

Bayshore Concrete Products – Skanska USA’s precast concrete manufacturer – has completed a major expansion of the 90-acre facility it owns on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. With increasing demand for the large, complex precast products this facility is best suited to produce, Bayshore will be winding down operations at its second facility, a 25-acre leased parcel in nearby Chesapeake, Va.

Design flaws led to November fatality in North Carolina, regulators say

Design flaws led to November fatality in North Carolina, regulators say

Flaws in the design of glued laminated timber girders led to last November’s fatal collapse of a pedestrian bridge we were building at North Carolina’s Wake Tech Community College, the North Carolina Department of Labor has found. Skanska did not receive any violations or citations.

USA Civil’s Bridge business transformation project kicks off

USA Civil’s Bridge business transformation project kicks off

This month, USA Civil formally began its Bridge business transformation initiative with an eight-day-straight gathering of some of its brightest minds who came to New York to develop the framework of streamlined business processes that will enable Civil to be more competitive and efficient over the next 10-plus years, and to determine how technology can best support those requirements.