Constructive Thinking is Skanska’s thought leadership blog where we share our expertise and highlight innovations in the built environment that help us build for a better society
Identifying opportunities and overcoming challenges: The proactive implementation of Lean tools in construction
Skanska is attending the 21st annual Lean Construction Institute Congress event, October 14-18. The theme of Congress this year is “Overcoming Our Industry Challenges with Lean Solutions.” One of the first steps in the application and adoption of Lean practices is identifying challenges and roadblocks. It is within these challenges that opportunity lies.
Carbon reduction in construction: a net benefit, not just to the environment, but to the bottom line
Today marks the start of Climate Week NYC. On this day, or any day in this age, there should be no debate on the merits of reducing the level of carbon circulating in the atmosphere. What is debatable is the best way to take action on carbon reduction.
Skanska Included in Fortune’s “Change the World” List
Fortune magazine has included Skanska in its annual “Change the World” list of companies that are pursuing socially or environmentally sustainable practices and initiatives through their core business strategy.
Cultivating diversity and inclusion: A Q&A with BUP & CEO Paul Hewins
For an organization to be successful, it needs two things: talented people and high performing teams. You can hire and develop talented people, but how can you create a high performing team? Diversity and inclusion are key to the answer.
Celebrating National Intern Day
July 25 is National Intern Day, a holiday dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the future leaders of the world. In celebration of National Intern Day, four members of the Skanska team share how their internships helped shape their careers as they continue to thrive within the Skanska organization. Follow our conversation on Twitter @SkanskaUSA.
Launching tailor-made PPE for our female workforce nationwide
Providing tailor-made personal protective equipment (PPE) for our female workforce is important to ensure their safety and provide an inclusive environment that promotes their wellbeing and success. Skanska has launched PPE for this growing part of our workforce, which currently includes gloves and two vests that are custom-built based on feedback from our own female employees.
Celebrating Women in Construction
Women in Construction Week, a campaign by The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry, runs March 3-9. Follow our conversation on Twitter @SkanskaUSA.
How Technology is Influencing the Future of Healthcare Buildings
Much has been written about how technology is helping to enhance the patient experience. From the growth of urgent care facilities, which allows patients to book appointments online, to remote patient communications, such as telehealth, the use of technology is growing rapidly.
Industry Professionals Get An Up-Close Look at Technologies Being Used On Construction Jobsites
Skanska hosted an innovation showcase called “Con-Tech in Context,” where leaders in facility management and the architecture and design community had the opportunity to test out technologies being used on some of our projects across the U.S.
Social Media Highlights from 2018
Throughout 2018, our teams have worked hard to build what matters, keep each other and the surrounding communities safe and realize innovative solutions for our customers.