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Going lean in Boston

Going lean in Boston

USA Building’s Boston office has established a Lean Leadership Team to facilitate the adoption of lean principles throughout office and operational activities, and to overall foster a lean culture that’s focused on continuous improvement. The group’s intent is to improve productivity and client service so we gain a further competitive advantage.

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.

Harvard Art Museums wins Build America award

Harvard Art Museums wins Build America award

Our Harvard Art Museums project near Boston has been recognized with a Build America Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious construction honors. Presented by Associated General Contractors, this award recognizes the highest levels of project complexity, innovation and client satisfaction. Representatives of our team accepted the award last week at AGC’s national convention in Puerto Rico.

Boston team members share the benefits of mentoring with The Boston Globe

Boston team members share the benefits of mentoring with The Boston Globe

General Superintendent Claude LeBlanc recently spoke with The Boston Globe regarding the importance of the superintendent role and the valuable, two-way benefits that come from mentoring. LeBlanc has mentored Superintendent Alex Omar over the past five-plus years, and in the story Omar credits LeBlanc with helping him advance in his career. Click below for the story.

After nearly record snow, Boston projects work to dig themselves out

After nearly record snow, Boston projects work to dig themselves out

While cold and snow have recently hit significant parts of the U.S., no region has felt more of winter’s wrath than Boston: there, it has snowed about 102 inches – an incredible eight-and-a-half feet – mostly in a one-month period! That white deluge – and the accompanying deep freeze – paralyzed Beantown, and significantly challenged our teams trying to build amidst all that. Here, a few members of those teams reflect on how the snow impacted their projects.

In Boston, Dallas and Nashville, USA Building advances key people

In Boston, Dallas and Nashville, USA Building advances key people

USA Building has promoted the following leaders: Bryan Northrop to senior vice president/account manager in Boston, Eric Bunner to vice president/account manager in Dallas, and Dennis Georgatos to vice president/account manager in Nashville. Additionally, Suki Murphy has joined our Boston office as a project executive.

How do you move a fragile 15-ton painting?

How do you move a fragile 15-ton painting?

With the recent opening of our Harvard Art Museums renovation and expansion project in Cambridge, Mass., it’s worth recapping one of the most significant activities of this landmark project. That was moving and lifting a 76-year-old, 13- by 12-foot irreplaceable painting that’s integral to fragile plaster affixed to a 16-inch-thick masonry wall. At every step, the loading on the fresco needed to be constant so the artwork wouldn’t crack.

In Boston, sharing knowledge among business units

In Boston, sharing knowledge among business units

On a recent Saturday, Boston’s Skanska Young Professionals Group toured projects representing three business units to transfer knowledge and create awareness among different parts of our business – and what’s more fun than looking at construction projects!

USA Commercial Development wins major real estate awards

USA Commercial Development wins major real estate awards

USA Commercial Development’s Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C., offices won major awards in November from the local chapters of NAIOP, a commercial real estate development organization.

Officially opening to the public, these projects showcase our construction excellence

Officially opening to the public, these projects showcase our construction excellence

This month, these four major Skanska projects officially open to the public: Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Mass.; Fulton Street Transit Center in New York City; Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.; and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s San Carlos Center near San Francisco. Together representing extraordinary craftsmanship, advances in building processes and technology, mastering extremely tough site conditions, and our teams’ ingenuity and hard work, the projects represents Skanska at our best.