Skanska 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.
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Posted on December 01, 2014 By Constructive Thinking Blog
The University of California, Merced is the newest campus in that state’s higher education system, and yet already it needs to grow: It has an ambitious plan to double its size over the next six years, with a building program that involves some 1.9 million square feet of academic, housing and...
Posted on November 19, 2014 By Constructive Thinking Blog
Next week, millions of Americans will hit the road and take to the sky for Thanksgiving and holiday season travel. In some ways, that’s more of the same: at any time of year, American airports are some of the busiest in the world, and the Thanksgiving holiday is perennially one of the busiest...
Posted on May 29, 2014 By Constructive Thinking Blog
On May 6th, the White House released the third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA), concluding that the impacts of climate change – including sea level rise and storm surges, extreme weather events, higher temperatures and heat waves – are affecting the reliability and capacity of our nation’s...
Posted on May 08, 2014 By Constructive Thinking Blog
Every day we face decisions that impact our safety and the safety of those around us. As we work towards an Injury-Free Environment, it’s essential to understand the potential hazards and the kinds of behaviors that can lead to harm. From near misses to major mistakes, we all have to do our part to...
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...