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Skanka's Shelby Conrad Named Field Employee of the Year

Shelby Conrad

For the past 35 years, Shelby Conrad has consistently exemplified a commitment to quality, safe work, exceptional leadership and customer service. says his employer Skanska USA Civil West. Shelby's commitment to delivering quality work the first time enables Skanska to avoid impacts to sensitive schedules and budgets in complex urban communities.

Dave Walker, Senior Director of Construction Management at LACMTA, describes Shelby as “great with managing contract schedules and organizing his staff. If Shelby tells you that he will get something done,” Dave says, “You can take it to the bank.”

Shelby’s had a tremendous impact on the Exposition LRT Phase II project. When Skanska’s subcontractors were struggling to keep to the schedule, Shelby came on board as trackwork manager. His impact was clear:  Expo II finished on time, was the first transit project in the United States to be certified Envision Platinum and was recognized for reaching one million manhours without a lost-time incident.

On complex projects since then, Shelby has been successful by focusing on means and methods and constructability and by constantly seeking ways to improve quality and safety.

Shelby describes his approach to work as “doing nothing less than you say you will, doing it right the first time, focusing on quality and safety, and always looking for ways to improve.”

Clients agree that Shelby consistently goes above and beyond. Dave Walker adds that Shelby is a “standout leader who has always done an outstanding job for the projects. He has taken on responsibilities most would not, and always done an exemplary job in doing so.”

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