When Hurricane Irma disrupted the lives of Floridians last month, many issues were brought to mind that usually go unnoticed in our day-to-day lives.  Namely, how does flooding and a widespread loss of power impact our community?  What kind of infrastructure is in place to sustain us during a crisis? […]

Chastain-Skillman’s Kevin Albrecht recently received the Young Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers Ridge Branch of the Florida Section. Kevin thoroughly embodies the qualities valued for this award: integrity, service, technical ability and a desire to advance the profession and help others. Kevin leads […]

For the past 65 years, Chastain-Skillman has been on the leading edge of Lakeland’s growth. Working in the city that they love, CSI is committed to making Lakeland a great place to live and work. We are proud to work behind behind the scenes to contribute to the “effortless” growth […]

Florida Polytechnic University was awarded the ENR Global Best Project in the education category for the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building! This is a first for Skanksa USA, the main contractor, and a very prestigious award. This project proved to be equally challenging and rewarding to all involved. Skanska’s Rick […]

Chastain-Skillman is proud to announce that the Lakeland Skatepark has won the “Build It” Award from Heart of Florida Section Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Heart of Florida Section is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local planning as well as educating the public on the […]

Congratulations to Chuck Jablon of Skanska Engineering  on being selected  by the editors of Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2014!! Jablon’s hard work along side his team made architect Calatrava’s dream of Florida Polytechnic University come to life!  We are honored to play a small part […]

This year Chastain-Skillman sent two of our new employees to the Lakeland Economic Development Council’s Summer Leadership Program (SLP). This program is designed to help young professionals further develop their leadership skills and expose them to various aspects of Lakeland. Over  8 weeks  participants experience local art, architecture, industry tours, leadership […]

The word “biophilia” literally means “love of life or living systems” and was first used by social psychologist Erich Fromm in the mid-1960s. The term was popularized in a 1984 book of the same name written by biologist Edward O. Wilson. In the book, Wilson defines biophilia as “the urge […]