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Expanding California self-perform capabilities

Expanding California self-perform capabilities

USA Building has expanded to southern California the self-perform steel capability it brought to northern California last year to erect – in partnership with USA Civil – the superstructure steel for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center.

Making transit history in L.A.

Making transit history in L.A.

Test trains are now running the full seven miles of our Expo Line Phase 2 light-rail project in Los Angeles, meaning that for the first time since 1963, passenger trains are now pulling into downtown Santa Monica.

Skanska JV transitioning off major California R&D project

Skanska JV transitioning off major California R&D project

Skanska USA CEO Rich Cavallaro announced Friday that Skanska’s joint venture with DPR Construction was unable to reach agreement with our confidential client for a revised scope of work at a California research and development project that’s underway, and as a result our JV will transition completely off that project in the next several weeks. This caused us to reduce our order bookings by $800 million.

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.

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.

$93 million California highway contract award

$93 million California highway contract award

A Skanska-led joint venture has signed a contract with the California Department of Transportation to improve State Route 58 near Hinkley, Calif. The total contract is worth $116 million, and our 80 percent share of the project is worth $93 million.

Two projects celebrate one million workhours with no lost-time accidents

Two projects celebrate one million workhours with no lost-time accidents

Tampa’s Interstate 275 reconstruction and Northern California’s VTA BART Silicon Valley Extension transit project both recently achieved one million workhours without a lost-time accident! For enabling crews to go home safely on so many nights, the project teams credit such common efforts as crew reviews, setting firm expectations and strong leadership support. Here, the teams address these and other highlights of their successful safety approaches.

$818 million Los Angeles subway contract award – our third L.A. transit project underway

$818 million Los Angeles subway contract award – our third L.A. transit project underway

Skanska’s joint venture with Traylor Brothers and J.F. Shea Construction has been awarded a $1.6 billion design-build contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to extend the Los Angeles Metro Purple Line. USA Civil’s 50 percent share amounts to $818.2 million. In July we announced our team’s selection for this project.

At L.A. groundbreaking, shoveling dirt before the tunnel-boring machine arrives

At L.A. groundbreaking, shoveling dirt before the tunnel-boring machine arrives

Los Angeles civic and political officials – and even Star Trek’s George Takei – joined our joint venture team on September 30 to officially break ground on the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile underground light-rail link. Among the most complicated aspects of our team’s $918 million design-build assignment are tunneling below L.A.’s financial district and ensuring seamless tie-ins with three existing rail lines.