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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.

In Miami, successfully assembling an “orange”

In Miami, successfully assembling an “orange”

Our team at Miami’s Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science project just assembled 32 concave orange peel-like pieces – weighing about 50,000 pounds per panel – to form a planetarium. The operation required 24-hour-a-day/seven-day-a-week work over the last two-and-a-half weeks to precisely place and connect the segments.

Watch us implode an 18-story Houston building

Watch us implode an 18-story Houston building

Skanska recently imploded the 18-story former Houston Club building to make way for our 35-story Capitol Tower commercial development project. Implosions don’t get much trickier, as the Houston Club was surrounded by other tall buildings in downtown Houston. Months and months of planning went into the brief implosion and, when the dust cleared, it was a success! More than 86 percent of that debris will be recycled. Click below to watch it all happen.

On our blog: Skanska cranes are now part of San Francisco’s skyline

On our blog: Skanska cranes are now part of San Francisco’s skyline

For Skanska’s assignment erecting some 24,000 tons of steel for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center project, we brought two new Liebherr LR1300 cranes emblazoned with Skanska’s logo to this high-profile downtown site. Learn some cool facts about these remarkable machines – such as that their heaviest lift will be roughly the weight of two-and-a-half subway cars – in this graphic.

Celebrating our work to help Alzheimer’s patients

Celebrating our work to help Alzheimer’s patients

In Nashville, a unique home-like Alzheimer’s care facility that we’re building recently hosted several notables – including Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea, a former U.S. surgeon general and local- and state leaders – to celebrate the construction and raise funds for the non-profit organization.

$431 million in new contract awards

$431 million in new contract awards

We’ve recently signed $431 million in new contracts, including $136 million for our share of a previously announced research and development facility being done in a joint venture; $96 million for the 12-story Brooklyn Health Center in New York City; and $92 million for a 301,000-square-foot office building in Boston. Additionally, two projects worth a combined $161 million have been cancelled.

Skanska terminates construction management contract for New York’s B2 tower

Skanska terminates construction management contract for New York’s B2 tower

On September 23, Skanska terminated our construction management contract to build New York City’s B2 project, which was slated to be the nation’s tallest modular building at its planned height of 32 stories. This follows our decision to stop work on this project in late August because of significant commercial and design disputes with the project’s owner, developer Forest City Ratner Companies.

Creating Charleston’s new cultural hub

Creating Charleston’s new cultural hub

Finding 37 pre-Revolutionary War graves and an old bombshell were among the early challenges encountered by our joint venture team at Charleston, S.C.’s Gaillard Center renovation and addition project, that city’s biggest construction project in a half century. Now our team is well underway to delivering a building that requires great attention to detail regarding acoustics, humidity, finishes – and even earthquakes.

On our blog: Finding a common language in safety

On our blog: Finding a common language in safety

Often, we’re tasked with communicating with trade workers who might speak mostly or only Spanish. Our Pegasus Park team in South Florida was faced with a unique variation of that: communicating with 38 craft workers who came from China – and spoke only Chinese – to assemble the project’s 110-foot-tall statue of the mythological Pegasus stallion. Read about how they forged a safety culture in this Q&A with EHS Coordinator Analyn Nunez and one of the project managers from China.

To support our growth, we’ve hired and promoted leaders in California and Indiana

To support our growth, we’ve hired and promoted leaders in California and Indiana

In Los Angeles, USA Building has hired Mark Montoya and David Selna as vice presidents/account managers, and Kim Grant as vice president of operations. In Oakland, Building hired Kelly Eastman as marketing director. In Evansville, USA Civil promoted Scott Ambrose to vice president of operations.