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Red-Tailed Hawks Keep Watch Over UVA's Alderman Library Renovation

A pair of hawks have been so ubiquitous and unfazed by workers at the University of Virginia's main library construction and renovation site that they have become the project's mascots. Workers at the Charlottesville job site have often spotted an adult red-tailed hawk, the most widespread of the species in North America, and a younger hawk perched on railings, equipment and posts in the construction area....


Skanska Leader Sees Work as Service to Greater Community

Throughout her childhood, Anita Nelson watched family members serve their community in a variety of ways. They were teachers, coaches and municipal employees and supported businesses through the local Chamber of Commerce....


Skanska USA Partners With Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in Honor of Women in Construction Week

Global development and construction services firm Skanska USA recently hosted a workshop for approximately 50 Girl Scouts in celebration of Women in Construction Week. Architects, engineers and designers from the award-winning firm led Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles through an exploration of sustainable architecture practices, career opportunities and a panel discussion....


Spanning the Potomac: Three-Quarter-Billion-Dollar Bridge Replacement Under Way

The construction of a new Potomac River crossing from Charles County, Md., to King George County, Va., is well under way for the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA). Thousands of Marylanders depend on the Nice/Middleton Bridge daily for work, business and recreation....


New $308M Signia by Hilton Hotel Begins Construction in Atlanta

A joint venture between Skanska USA and SG Contracting Inc. began construction in downtown Atlanta on a $308.3 million Hilton hotel adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). The 40-story, 1.2 million-sq....


Texas Women in Construction — Meet Kaisha Plambeck of Skanska USA

Kaisha Plambeck offers a very succinct answer when asked what she likes about being in the construction world — "I really get to be myself."The Texas native who once dreamed of a career in design has found both comfort and success as a senior project engineer at Skanska USA and could not be happier....


Skanska Promotes Joe Lindemann to VP of Operations

Skanska USA has announced that Joe Lindemann, an industry veteran with 38 years of experience in commercial construction, has been promoted to vice president of operations in north Texas. Lindemann, who is based in Skanska's north Texas office, joined the company in 1983 as a laborer and was most recently a project executive – field operations....


Embracing Industry Careers — Women Gaining Ground in Titles, Respect, Awareness

When her husband became ill in the late 1850s, Emily Roebling served as field engineer and took the Brooklyn Bridge to its completion. She also made history as one of the first documented women in construction....


Trauma Safety Strap Enhances Fall Protection for Construction Workers

A trauma safety strap that attaches to a harness construction workers wear on the job enhances fall protection for workers. 3M of St. Paul, Minn., the company that makes the Fall Protection Suspension Safety Strap, is now including it with all harnesses it sells....


Sally Damages Pensacola Bridge: Forces Closure, Delays Re-Opening

Hurricanes are often erratic by nature and their movements can be hard to predict. The amount of destruction they inflict on United States' coastal areas also is difficult to foresee. A perfect example recently could be found in last month's Hurricane Sally....






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