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Skanska USA

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.

Skanska recently handed over the first patient wing of the Karolinska Solna Hospital in Sweden, which designers say put the patient in the center of the planning. All patients receive a single room and a “thematic care” approach means doctors and specialists visit the patient rather than the other way around.

Healthcare Facilities | August 15, 2016 | Constructive Thinking Blog Andrew Quirk, Skanska USA

By improving the physical layout of hospitals and medical facilities, we can enhance and increase safety mechanisms, improve care, and help reduce...

Building a home where Alzheimer’s patients can thrive

Abe’s Garden was designed to feel as home-like as possible, with three family-sized households themed around arts and lifelong learning; connecting to nature; and music and movement. Photo: Skanska (larger image here).

Healthcare Facilities | March 04, 2016 | Constructive Thinking Blog Jeff Elpers

Skanska recently completed Abe’s Garden in Nashville, Tenn., a memory care community designed to improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s...

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 practices.

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 believe this has the potential to be tr...

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 delivery project.

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 particularly good fit for sports faciliti...

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 owners and facility managers can benefit f...

Building Owner | December 09, 2013 | 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...

See the full infographic below. Source: Skanska USA

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 the trends in U.S. energy production an...

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