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Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction networks in the country. www.usa.skanska.com
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction networks in the country. www.usa.skanska.com

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From tracking carbon emissions in Houston to living green building in our Empire State Building flagship office, we bring high standards of sustainability to each of our projects. See why we’ve been named a finalist for USGBC’s inaugural Best of Building awards – and if you’re a USGBC member, please consider voting for us. http://blog.usa.skanska.com/sustainability-as-a-core-value-why-skanska-is-a-finalist-for-usgbcs-inaugural-best-of-building-awards/

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On November 16th, Harvard Art Museums will make its grand public debut, following a six-year renovation and expansion that consolidated Harvard University’s collection in a single location adjacent to campus. In a renovation marked by its craftsmanship, one of the most remarkable and challenging aspects of the project involved three large frescoes. Today’s blog explains how we tackled the feat: http://blog.usa.skanska.com/how-do-you-move-a-harvard-fresco-this-video-shows-how/

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Underground parking garages that transform into water collection facilities, elevated air grates that protect subways from flooding, and more creative ideas to improve U.S. infrastructure resiliency from Skanska USA Civil President, Richard Cavallaro: http://blog.usa.skanska.com/7-cost-effective-ways-to-make-u-s-infrastructure-more-resilient/

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May 12-16 is Infrastructure Week, celebrating the emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices in modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, on which the U.S. economy depends. Read more on the blog: http://blog.usa.skanska.com/this-week-celebrate-the-infrastructure-on-which-we-all-depend/

For Safety Week 2014 we reflected on how our projects find safety success on a daily basis. Read more about how we’re striving to eliminate accidents through proper planning, proactive communication, and a commitment to protecting workers that starts at the top: http://blog.usa.skanska.com/how-our-projects-are-finding-safety-success/

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Skanska USA CEO Mike McNally explains why the construction industry is uniting to promote safety. Safety Week 2014 is just the start: http://blog.usa.skanska.com/safety-week-2014-an-industrys-pledge-to-protect-each-other/

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Every year, 90,000 hardworking men and women are injured on construction jobsites across the country – and 775 are killed. That’s wrong. It’s work, not war. We celebrate Safety Week to promote a strong safety culture on every job site every day. http://blog.usa.skanska.com/safety-week-2014-bigger-and-better/

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Safety Week 2014 is an opportunity to collectively raise awareness of safety in the #construction industry. Learn more www.safetyweek2014.com.
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Living Buildings – which must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including net zero energy, waste and water, over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy – are still so rare that many questions remain about how they compare financially to its next closest neighbor, LEED Platinum. We teamed up with the New Buildings Institute (NBI) and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to investigate the costs and benefits for the District of Columbia’s Department of Environment.  http://blog.usa.skanska.com/what-does-a-living-building-cost-or-save-versus-a-leed-platinum-building/

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As increasing numbers of building owners realize that employing green strategies makes sense from both environmental and economic viewpoints, they've been creating and retrofitting their buildings with a variety of water-saving fixtures and systems. But construction-phase water usage has remained largely unaddressed. Celebrate Earth Day with us by learning how you can use less water to build: http://blog.usa.skanska.com/how-we-can-use-less-water-when-we-build/
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