Constructive Thinking Blog

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development networks in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Skanska USA is committed to a set of core values which they call the Five Zeros: zero loss making projects, zero environmental incidents, zero accidents, zero ethical breaches and zero defects. Constructive Thinking is Skanska USA’s blog, where team members share their experiences and viewpoints on Skanska’s core values and explore trends in U.S. construction, development and infrastructure.

Posted on April 09, 2014 by Constructive Thinking Blog
Beyond reducing the number of uninsured Americans, the Affordable Care Act is driving new types of healthcare facilities, especially patient-centered medical homes. PCMHs are spaces that support a team-based approach to patient care, with physicians, nurse practitioners and some specialists...
Posted on February 26, 2014 by Constructive Thinking Blog
Today, there are apps for everything: tracking your fitness, finding your friends, and tracking your expenses. So why shouldn’t there be an app for safety? Using the iAuditor app (available for the iPad/iPhone and Android devices), one of our Skanska teams developed electronic reports that make...
Posted on January 12, 2014 by Constructive Thinking Blog
Building information modeling (BIM) has become standard practice for design and construction, but often little attention is paid to what happens to model data post-construction. At Skanska, we’re engaging with our clients to think about ways we can use BIM data to help improve the entire lifecycle...
Posted on December 09, 2013 by Constructive Thinking Blog
Life cycle cost optioneering is a way of assessing alternative design options, analyzing their long-term capital and operational costs to identify those with the lowest price tag, over the entire life cycle.  A key benefit of this technique is that it pinpoints the design features and...
Posted on November 14, 2013 by Constructive Thinking Blog
Energy is the lifeblood of everything we do. From business to transportation to our social life, we all depend on energy supplies to power our world. We are at a crossroads in the U.S. as new energy resources and an increased emphasis on efficiency is shifting the balance of power in America’s...