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Ten years after Katrina, this Skanska hospital demonstrates how to build resilient

Ten years after Katrina, this Skanska hospital demonstrates how to build resilient

Our University Medical Center project in New Orleans that opened this month is built with the lessons of Hurricane Katrina’s flooding in mind, among them that the emergency department is located on the second floor, above flood levels. In this USA Today article, Andrew Quirk, national director of our Healthcare Center of Excellence, addresses the importance of building resilient structures.

How to build “future-enabled” hospitals

How to build “future-enabled” hospitals

Andrew Quirk, national director of our Healthcare Center of Excellence, recently spoke with Health Facilities Management magazine on the future of healthcare design and construction. Among his insights: “We should be looking at buildings that are interchangeable, or a kit of parts… so that buildings can be ordered and installed quickly.”

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.)

NAACP praises this Florida hospital team for hiring fairness

NAACP praises this Florida hospital team for hiring fairness

The NAACP recently credited the efforts of our joint venture building the $144 million Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida for taking measures to maximize participation by minority contractors. Our team’s efforts have included breaking the work into packages better sized for smaller firms.

Pull planning helps deliver success at this children’s hospital

Pull planning helps deliver success at this children’s hospital

In this post on our Constructive Thinking blog, Project Executive Glenn Hammons shares how pull planning was essential to the success of our recently completed Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. Beyond using pull planning – an aspect of lean construction – just for repetitive spaces, our team used it to succeed in constructing a complex atrium.

Healthcare COE explains industry trends

Healthcare COE explains industry trends

What are the five big ideas we need to fully understand and act upon to continue as one of America’s top healthcare builders? What are key healthcare market trends, and key figures relating to Skanska’s healthcare work? Learn all this and more from new publications from our Healthcare Center of Excellence.

Our largest U.S. healthcare project comes to completion

Our largest U.S. healthcare project comes to completion

After persevering through 36 months of construction, our University Medical Center team has successfully delivered the 2.2 million-square-foot complex that restores healthcare capacity destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. This New Orleans project, which involved about 140 trade contractors and peaked at 2,000 craft workers, involved significant achievements regarding safety, prefabrication and virtual design and construction.

Time magazine showcases our efforts to create the patient room of the future

Time magazine showcases our efforts to create the patient room of the future

In this video interview, Andrew Quirk, senior vice president of our Healthcare Center of Excellence, talks with Time about Patient Room 2020, an effort by Skanska and other companies to develop the next-generation hospital room. This prototype includes a smart floor to detect movement (including falls), ultraviolet lighting to kill germs and a bed-side table with built in iPad to connect the patient to the outside world.

On the cover of Building Design + Construction

On the cover of Building Design + Construction

Our San Carlos Center medical clinic project near San Francisco – our first true integrated project delivery undertaking – is on the cover of the current issue of Building Design + Construction magazine! This project won a Platinum Building Team Award from the publication. Click below to read about this recently completed 194,000-square-foot industry-leading project, which used many aspects of lean construction.

$184 million of contract awards in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas

$184 million of contract awards in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas

We secured a $70 million contract to restore New York City bridges damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a $49 million contract to renovate a Philadelphia residential tower, and a $65 million contract to expand a central Texas hospital.