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Skanska to Construct Medical Science Building at VCU

Wed August 02, 2006 - National Edition
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Skanska USA Building Inc. has been selected to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the $44.5-million contract of the second Medical Sciences Building (MSB II) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. The architect of record if Ballinger, based in Philadelphia, PA, in association with Commonwealth Architects of Richmond.

The 125,000-sq.-ft. MSB II project is expected to be completed by June 2008. The building will be used primarily for education and research, with laboratories located throughout the building. The new addition will be adjoined to the existing Konto’s Medical Sciences Building (MSB I). A stadium-style lecture hall will be part of the ground floor.

“Skanska was very excited to be awarded the MSB II project,” said Scott MacLeod, area general manager. “Having just successfully completed the Massey Cancer Center project, which is 500 feet from the new project location, and utilizing the same team, we are looking forward to continuing our outstanding relationship with the VCU team.”

The Massey Cancer Center was a $34-million venture for VCU, completed in March 2006. In addition to these projects, Skanska also is working on other campuses in the southeast, including Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University.

About VCU and the VCU Medical Center

Virginia Commonwealth University enrolls 30,000 students in more than 180 certificate, undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral programs in the arts, sciences and humanities in 15 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals, clinics and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University compose the VCU Medical Center.

About Skanska

Skanska USA Building Inc. is a national and local provider of construction consulting, general contracting and design-build services to a range of U.S. industries including life sciences, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation and sports and entertainment.

Skanska USA Building also provides pharmaceutical validation services to clients. The company, part of the Skanska AB global group of companies, is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, and has approximately 4,100 employees.

Skanska also is experienced in the development of commercial and residential projects and pubic-private partnerships. The group currently has 54,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

For more information, call 904/396-1886.