Look around you. The physical spaces where we live, work, relax and learn have an integral role in our lives. They leave indelible marks and memories: from the school room where you learned to read, to the bridge you drive over every day with the amazing city views, to the hospital where your first child was born. These are places that matter.
Skanska develops and builds structures and places that enrich lives and shape communities. We believe that by Building What Matters, we can have a positive influence on our communities and world.
All of our team members have stories about why they build and the impact their projects have had on people. Recently, we asked our employees to share their favorite examples of how our teams are making a difference, either through our development and construction projects or community volunteer work. Teams from across the country submitted stories, and we selected the work of four teams to receive donations to the charities of their choice.
These responses were both profound and exciting: from an inside look at what it has meant to rebuild at the World Trade Center, to the story of a Boston team donating their expertise to build the nation’s first youth-run homeless shelter, to constructing an innovative new community in Nashville that will improve care for Alzheimer’s patients. This video provides a look at some of the stories we’ll be highlighting over the next weeks and months. If you have a story to share, join the conversation on social media by tweeting to @SkanskaUSA #BuildingWhatMatters.