Wake Technical Community College Project
Raleigh, N.C. (April 15, 2014) – Skanska USA broke ground today on new construction of a classroom building, a regional utility plant, parking deck and two pedestrian bridges on the Northern Wake Campus at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC.
“We’re happy to embark on this project and begin this new partnership with Wake Tech,” said Skanska project executive Mark Collins. “The project will have a positive impact on this campus, and we’re excited to be a part of these enhancements every step of the way.”
Skanska will construct an 89,000-square-foot four-story classroom building, a 9,000-square-foot regional plant, a 782-space parking deck and two pedestrian bridges through the Neuse River banks on the Northern Wake Campus. The building will feature general purpose classrooms as well as a large interactive common space.
Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott said that the project will allow the college to serve more students as demand continues to grow.
“It will also demonstrate Wake Tech’s ongoing commitment to sustainable, environmentally-responsible growth. All buildings will be constructed to meet the highest of standards of energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Scott.
Working with Virginia-based architect Clark Nexsen, Skanska will seek LEED Silver certification for the project. Skanska expects to complete the project in July 2015.
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Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Headquartered in New York with 39 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs more than 9,600 employees committed to sustainable construction and development and an injury-free workplace. Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which focuses on civil infrastructure, generated $6.7 billion in revenue in 2013, representing 34 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenue. Development units Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops office and multi-family projects in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development North America, which develops public-private partnerships, are both leaders in their selected markets. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $21 billion in 2013. Skanska shares are publically traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program