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.

A rendering of Skanska's 88 M Street NE project in Washington, D.C., one of three reference buildings profiled in a recent study by the New Buildings Institute, International Living Future Institute, and Skanska. Photo: courtesy Skanska

Architects | September 29, 2014 | Constructive Thinking Blog
Skanska USA's Steve Clem breaks down the costs and benefits of various ultra-green building standards and prac...

Illustration: Skanska

Architects | September 07, 2014 | Constructive Thinking Blog
In this new partnership, LEED will benefit from the materials expertise of ACC and its member companies. We be...

Illustration: Skanska

Architects | August 26, 2014 | Constructive Thinking Blog
In its latest blog post, Skanska shares tips and takeaways from the firm's second true integrated project deli...

MetLife Stadium, home to 2014s Super Bowl, is one of the greenest sports venues in the U.S. Photo: Skanska USA

Architects | August 20, 2014 | Constructive Thinking Blog
The WELL Building Standard, a new protocol that focuses on human wellness within the built environment, is a p...

For Good Samaritan Hospital, Skanska and the project team created a single enhanced interface for facilities management, streamlining the day-to-day building management process.

Architects | January 12, 2014 | Constructive Thinking Blog
Improved space management, streamlined maintenance, and economical retrofits are among the ways building owner...
Building Owner | December 09, 2013 | Constructive Thinking Blog
Life cycle cost optioneering is a way of assessing alternative design options, analyzing their long-term capit...

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Energy Efficiency | November 14, 2013 | Constructive Thinking Blog
In light of America's new energy resources and an increased emphasis on energy efficiency, Skanska examined th...
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