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everything from small renovations to billion-dollar programs in
a variety of sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, education,
commercial/corporate office, aviation, government, retail, hospitality and more," Skanska says.
The company's specialties also include design/build services.
"In 1989, Skanska became one of the first construction firms to
offer the advantages of design/build construction to our clients,"
"Since then, we have been awarded numerous turnkey design/
build contracts, including site selection analysis and configuration
and some of the largest transportation systems built in the United
States," it continues. "Skanska's expertise extends to our private
clients' needs for world-class facilities that are delivered on-time and
Skanska also has Skanska Integrated Solutions, its program management group. "Skanska's years of construction and development
expertise, which is essential to the management of planning, programming, financial analysis, design, construction, commissioning
and closeout of a project, set us apart from the competition," it says.
Safe and Healthy
Skanska is strongly committed to safety. "That means making sure
our employees go home to their friends and family every day uninjured," the company says.
"It means supporting a healthy work environment that attracts
talented people and helps raise the bar for our industry," Skanska
continues. "Businesses and communities cannot thrive for generations if they cannot keep people safe and healthy."
The company accomplishes this goal through initiatives such
as measuring the effectiveness of its program through leading and
lagging indicators. "Lagging indicators, such as incident rates and
lost time accident rates, capture industry standard safety statistics,"
"Achieving a culture that strives for zero incidents takes work before a shovel hits the ground, which is why we also focus on leading
indicators," Skanska says. "Like a sports team that practices all the
right things prior to a game, we believe embracing leading indicators will lead to the best performance in the field and lead to lower
and lower lagging indicators, with the ultimate goal of zero."
is committed to
employee safety by supporting a
healthy work environment.
ing costs and deliver better value to owners and occupants from day
one - all of which is good for business," it says. "Skanska has long
been an advocate for environmentally sound business practices.
Each of our business units are ISO 14001-certified, the most stringent independent environmental standard for businesses."
A Better Neighbor
Green initiatives also are important to Skanska. "We know we are accountable to future generations for both what we build and how we
build," it says. "From working with customers to help them design
and build sustainable facilities to our own ISO 14001 certification,
we have a responsibility to help enhance the environment in communities where we work."
Skanska's leadership in green construction gives it "the expertise
needed to help our customers deliver leading-edge environmental
ambitions, while also supporting the communities they serve," it says.
"This enables us to be a better neighbor in the communities in which
we work, and guides us in the efficient use of natural resources.
"Green projects are constructed to be efficient, incur lower operat-
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