Skanska work makes a clear contribution to society and the environment around them. Whether they are building schools to provide inspiring spaces for learning, roads to connect communities or hospitals to care for patients, it all contributes to their purpose – they build what matters. Skanska Group uses knowledge & foresight to shape the way people live, work, and connect. More than 135 years in the making, they’re one of the world’s largest development and construction companies, with 2020 revenue totalling SEK 159 billion. They operate in select markets throughout the Nordics, Europe and the United States. Together with our customers and the collective expertise of our 32,000+ teammates, we create innovative and sustainable solutions that support healthy living beyond our lifetime.
In this special guest episode I speak with Steve Clem who is the Senior Vice President- Project Planning Services and Tym who is the Mass Timber Superintendent at Skanska, both are based in Portland, Oregon. We discuss the changes to global construction as mass timber becomes more prominent across the planet. We also discuss the nature of changes in reporting for sustainable construction, and how the impacts of the EU (through the Swedish HQ) are driving a different agenda in North America and beyond. A highlight is the discussion of the emergence of carbon accounting through tools like EC3 and LCA. Please enjoy my conversation with Steve and Tym.
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.