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New Infrastructure Development finance director for North America

New Infrastructure Development finance director for North America

Pablo Rabagliati will transfer from Skanska Latin America to serve as finance director.

Shortlisted on major Virginia tunnel project

Shortlisted on major Virginia tunnel project

The same consortium of Skanska, Kiewit and Weeks Marine that is building the Elizabeth River Tunnels project in southeastern Virginia was shortlisted last week for another major tunnel project in that region: the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel, part of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel that we helped build some 50 years ago.

Final element placed for Virginia’s new Midtown Tunnel tube

Final element placed for Virginia’s new Midtown Tunnel tube

Our Skanska-led joint venture on Tuesday reached a major milestone: immersing the final 16,000-ton hollow concrete element for the new Midtown Tunnel tube, the centerpiece of our $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels public-private partnership. Eleven such behemoths – each about 340 feet long – now form a new tunnel stretching between Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., that is scheduled to open to traffic next year.

In Virginia, spotlighting a great example of Civil building green

In Virginia, spotlighting a great example of Civil building green

In this post on our blog, Regional Environmental Manager Carissa Agnese shares some of the green approaches from our team’s Elizabeth River Tunnels PPP project that are not only helping the environment, but helping the local community – and saving money too. Also, she shares key lessons about building a culture of environmental excellence.

Two Virginia projects win major environmental award

Two Virginia projects win major environmental award

The Skanska-led joint venture that’s designing and building Virginia’s Elizabeth River Tunnels project has received a distinguished environmental award: a 2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Silver Medal. This award included a proclamation from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and a congratulatory letter from Senator Mark Warner. Additionally, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center – for which we served as program manager – won a Gold Medal in the same program.

For Elizabeth River Tunnels, all the pieces are coming together

For Elizabeth River Tunnels, all the pieces are coming together

Last week, our Elizabeth River Tunnels team commenced the second and final movement of 16,000-ton hollow concrete tunnel elements, an amazing process that starts at our Baltimore-area casting facility and ends at the Portsmouth, Va., project site. In between, these tunnel segments – now floating – travel 220 miles south on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. A new video allows you to experience this journey.

Top honor for Elizabeth River Tunnels

Top honor for Elizabeth River Tunnels

Roads & Bridges magazine named our joint venture’s Elizabeth River Tunnels public-private partnership project in Virginia as its top road construction project for 2014! Click below to read the publication’s story announcing this award, as well as an update on this fast-moving project.

On our blog: Creating one of the world’s greenest buildings

On our blog: Creating one of the world’s greenest buildings

Solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal wells, rain cisterns and composting toilets – you don’t often see those all in one building, if you see them at all. But these are central to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, which was recently dedicated in Virginia Beach, Va. Learn more about this project, which is seeking not only LEED Platinum certification but also the more stringent Living Building Challenge accreditation.

Elizabeth River Tunnels hitting its stride

Elizabeth River Tunnels hitting its stride

Work is rapidly progressing at our $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels public-private partnership project: This week our team expects to immerse the second of the 16,000-ton hollow concrete elements to form a new underwater highway tunnel in Virginia, and at the Baltimore-area site where we’re making those elements, our team is about 60 percent complete making the second and final batch of those units.

Top ENR recognition for our Florida Polytechnic project

Top ENR recognition for our Florida Polytechnic project

ENR Southeast magazine named our Florida Polytechnic University Innovation, Science and Technology Building its Building Project of the Year. The recognition was given after the project team successfully overcame “daunting design and construction challenges.” Separately, ENR MidAtlantic honored our Tidewater Community College New Student Center project in Virginia with the award of merit in the higher education/research category. Congrats to both teams!