Our Stacy Smedley is one of ENR's 2018 Top 25 Newsmakers. At a young age she vowed to build things that don't destroy nature. Today, she is leading the development of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), a Skanska-led tool which estimates carbon emitted during building production. Learn more about the EC3 and her journey at Skanska.
Congratulations to the team at the A14 improvement scheme. The project is the first in the UK to achieve ISO44001 collaborative accreditation. The award is a reflection of the successful relationship between Costain, Skanska, Balfour Beatty and Highways England, in recognition of their continued effort to work together to achieve completion by March 2020 and within the agreed budget. The accreditation clearly demonstrates how the team work as one, sharing resources, opportunities and successes.
Last month members of the team attended the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards held at the House of Lords. Along with their ISO4401 certificate they also picked up the Chairman’s Special Recognition Award and the Supply Chain Management Award.
510 tonne tunnel boring machine ‘Mary’ reaches halfway point on her 5km journey under the River Humber. Delivered by Skanska, PORR Bau GmbH & A.Hak joint venture, this is a major milestone for National Grid’s new pipeline project, which will carry 20% of Britain’s gas supply through the tunnel once complete.
Since work began last year it has taken 200,000 man hours to get the tunnel to this stage, with a total of 2,023 concrete rings, each consisting of six segments, being put in place behind the machine.
Steve Ellison, National Grid project manager said: “Mary has done a brilliant job to date and we and our contractors are delighted to have reached the halfway point on the tunnel.
“There is still a lot more work to do but I would like to say a big thank you to the 40-strong team of engineers who have worked around the clock in very challenging conditions to get us to this important milestone.”
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Harvard Graduate School of Design has turned a pre-1940s building into a first-of-its-kind living lab and energy-positive prototype. Called HouseZero, it's intended to produce more energy over its lifetime than was used to renovate it and throughout its subsequent operation. Inefficient existing buildings is one of the biggest energy problems we face today, and we are very proud to be have been the lead energy engineer on this project. More info: https://bit.ly/2zK73FQ
Photos by Snøhetta, lead architect on the project
Looking back at 2018, one highlight for us is the ongoing work with European Spallation Source ERIC. ESS is the result of 15 European nations joining together to create a place where tiny neutrons will change the world. This will be the most powerful research facility of its type and we’re very happy to be constructing it through a partnership that is pushing new boundaries with collaboration, sustainability and technology. More about the project here: https://group.skanska.com/ess-campaign/