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The path to ENR magazine’s highest honor

The path to ENR magazine’s highest honor

On our Constructive Thinking blog, Vice President Chuck Jablon shares some highlights of his team’s approach to the Florida Polytechnic University Innovation, Science and Technology Building, which ENR just named its Global Project of the Year.

On our blog: Trends driving airport construction

On our blog: Trends driving airport construction

In this blog post, MacAdam Glinn, national director of our Aviation Center of Excellence, discusses how the need for efficiency, flexibility and improved customer experience is generating a wave of airport terminal projects. He shares several key things contractors should consider when working in these complex settings.

On our blog: It’s not exactly rocket science

On our blog: It’s not exactly rocket science

The worlds of space travel and construction don’t often mix, except for highly specialized work. But Vice President Steve Clem recently had the opportunity to present about sustainability and resiliency at a joint NASA/European Space Agency conference. For Clem, whose first career goal was to become an astronaut, this was a tremendously rewarding and enriching experience.

White House shows more support for public-private partnerships

White House shows more support for public-private partnerships

As a prelude to President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, the White House unveiled a new batch of proposals and initiatives aimed at drawing more private money to invest in U.S. infrastructure. To show support for such steps, Rich Cavallaro, Skanska USA’s president and CEO, shared a post on our blog in which he said he was encouraged by increased federal attention to public-private partnerships.

On our blog: Top posts for 2014

On our blog: Top posts for 2014

These 10 most popular blog posts provide a quick recap of some of Skanska USA’s most significant accomplishments and thought leadership in 2014. The highlights they share include the Skanska-built MetLife Stadium hosting the Super Bowl, completing the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology Building for Florida Polytechnic University, and making major progress on our Elizabeth River Tunnels public-private partnership project in Virginia.

On our blog: Trends in airport construction

On our blog: Trends in airport construction

Many of us will be flying for holiday trips in coming weeks: Check out this infographic to understand some of the trends with airports, an important market sector for Skanska.

On our blog: View integrated project delivery through the lens of this project

On our blog: View integrated project delivery through the lens of this project

The increased trust and collaboration central to integrated project delivery can help most any project team succeed. In this post on our Constructive Thinking blog, our team joins with the owner and design and trade partners in sharing some key aspects of how they’re applying IPD and lean construction principles to this intensive care unit renovation at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Our blog wins second national award

Our blog wins second national award

Skanska USA’s Constructive Thinking blog was named the Best Blog by Ragan Communications, a leading publisher of corporate communications newsletters. Winners and finalists in other categories included Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, U.S. Green Building Council and Brooks Sports. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to visit our blog, which is a great way for us all to share some of the best of Skanska’s thinking with others in our professional networks.

On our blog: Increase sustainability to boost profits

On our blog: Increase sustainability to boost profits

In this post on our Constructive Thinking blog, Jimmy Mitchell, senior estimator in Atlanta, shares insights on how to improve sustainability while decreasing costs. Steps as small as installing LED lighting and as large as adopting net-zero tactics can all be parts of a cost-effective green strategy.

On our blog: Empowered by ethics

On our blog: Empowered by ethics

Seattle’s Lisa Picard shares how she came to realize that ethics is a powerful opportunity for all of us. An example of this is how Skanska’s values helped empower one of our safety managers to creatively address a trade partner’s safety shortcomings.