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Monthly Archives: July 2015

In L.A., stakeholder collaboration is bringing this light-rail project to a successful completion

In L.A., stakeholder collaboration is bringing this light-rail project to a successful completion

Our Expo Line Phase 2 light-rail extension involves building a 7-mile line through the cities of Los Angeles, Culver City and Santa Monica, work that involves a tangle of utilities and roadways, and other stakeholders of every sort. The client and our joint venture chose to take a proactive approach to engaging all stakeholders to achieve project success, as featured in a recent story in Mass Transit magazine.

A look inside our biggest U.S. healthcare project

A look inside our biggest U.S. healthcare project

Our 2.2 million-square-foot University Medical Center in New Orleans opens to patients on August 1, but local media recently had a behind-the-scenes tour. Check out photos and descriptions of how this important new facility will operate, and how it’s designed to be resilient against massive hurricanes (it replaces a hospital destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.)

Here’s how our winning Building What Matters teams will donate their $4,500 in earnings

Here’s how our winning Building What Matters teams will donate their $4,500 in earnings

Rebuilding Ground Zero in New York City. Being a major Habitat for Humanity supporter. Reducing travel time for Virginia commuters through improved infrastructure. And building homes for people in need in Tijuana, Mexico. These are the accomplishments of the four winning projects in our Building What Matters contest.

Ground broken on distinctive 17-story Boston commercial development project

Ground broken on distinctive 17-story Boston commercial development project

Joined by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Skanska officially broke ground last Thursday on 121 Seaport – a 17-story, 400,000-square-foot Class A office building with two floors of retail – in Boston’s Seaport District. The $281 million project is unlike any other tower in the area because of its distinctive elliptical-shaped design.

UN report spotlights Skanska’s strong ethics

UN report spotlights Skanska’s strong ethics

The United Nations Global Compact – of which Skanska is a member – just released a new report calling on construction and development firms to take a leading role in global efforts to drive responsible and sustainable business practices. Skanska and our Zero Ethical Breaches value are featured in a full-page article on p. 30 of the report, though we are not mentioned by name.

NPR talks with Rich Cavallaro about taking the long-term view on infrastructure and sustainability

NPR talks with Rich Cavallaro about taking the long-term view on infrastructure and sustainability

Last week, Skanska USA CEO Rich Cavallaro talked with Jeremy Hobson of National Public Radio’s Here & Now show about the urgent need for the U.S. to improve and take a long-term view of its infrastructure, with the latest short-term federal transportation funding bill set to expire at the end of this month. His interview reached the show’s estimated 3.6 million weekly listeners on 400 radio stations across the country.

Ethics Watch: Report suspicions of trade contractors not paying proper wages

Ethics Watch: Report suspicions of trade contractors not paying proper wages

If a subcontractor craft worker told you – or if you learned – that he or she was not being paid proper wages, what would you do? Is that something you should be concerned about? Here is why this issue is getting more attention, and why you do need to care about it.

PCI Skanska leadership promotions

PCI Skanska leadership promotions

At PCI Skanska, our in-house engineering group, Scott Albin has been promoted to vice president and general manager, and Greg O’Brien has been promoted to director of facility design and consulting.

USA Civil names a new Midwest CFO

USA Civil names a new Midwest CFO

Josh Fryback has been promoted to chief financial officer for USA Civil’s Midwest Region, with previous Midwest CFO Don Newton transitioning to be finance director at Civil’s Bulova, N.Y., headquarters.

Human Resources promotes and adds leaders

Human Resources promotes and adds leaders

Tony Destefano has been promoted to senior director and HR HUB Leader for the central U.S. Margarita Irizarry is joining Skanska as director of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Maggie Gaon, currently an HR director based in our Bulova, N.Y., office, will step in to serve as the interim Northeast HR HUB Leader. Finally, Bryan Grassing has joined us as an HR director based in Orlando.