Is Seattle's building boom over?

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There are still plenty of projects in the pipeline, but construction has declined in the past six months and Seattle's crane count has fallen by 22

Video: Seattle's One Smart Tunnel

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Heavy construction on Seattle's SR99 tunnel and SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program is wrapping up and WSDOT says the tunnel may be open to traffic this fall.

Seattle Concrete Drivers Strike

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Union ready-mix concrete truck drivers in Seattle voted to strike when their contract expired July 31. As of Wednesday, more than a quarter of them have walked off the job, according to the Seattle Times.

Report: Seattle building boom could be over

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and Seattle's crane count has fallen by 22 There are still plenty of projects in the pipeline, but both apartment and office construction have declined during the past six months.

Downtown Seattle receives new flagship Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square

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Located in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, a new Embassy Suites by Hilton is now open. The 282 all-suite property comprises two-room suites and studio suites with panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay

Seattle Hotel Fined $355K for Asbestos Removal Violations

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A Seattle hotel owner who knew his building contained asbestos decided to cut corners and save money by removing it using untrained workers.

Seattle Tunnel Marks Milestone on Way to Completion

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The last of 1,152 precast road panels for the lower deck of Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel was set into place on March 27, completing the 1.7-mile tube’s double-decked roadways

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Video: Fly Seattle's SR 99 Tunnel

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This video captures the ongoing construction of the interior roadways, safety systems and other elements that will carry and safeguard drivers passing beneath downtown Seattle in the new SR 99 tunnel. The drone enters at the tunnel’s north end, near Seattle Center.

Seattle Mechanical Contractor Grows Its Sustainability Portfolio

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Services ranging from design-build to operations and maintenance allow HVAC contractor McKinstry to update buildings through their life cycle

Switch Automation Opens Seattle Office

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Switch Automation’s CEO Deb Noller has announced the opening of the company’s second West Coast office, in Seattle, to serve clients in the Pacific Northwest. Noller said, “We have placed our most senior operations person, Peter Rake, into Seattle, to work with more than 1.5

Millennial madness arrives in Seattle

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Catering to millennials seems to be an emerging theme for many developers in the Seattle area. Image courtesy of Blanton Turner.

Seattle Space Needle Observation Deck Gets $100-Million Makeover

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With the Seattle skyline and Mount Rainier as a backdrop, workers from Hoffman Construction install new glass panels on the iconic Space Needle’s observation deck

Seattle plans two stations, part of $6B light-rail expansion

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The stations will be five blocks from each other, and some critics argue that Sound Transit needs to consider less expensive alternatives

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

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Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.

Big Bertha Breaks Thru in Seattle

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The Big Bertha saga on the Seattle Viaduct Replacement project has come to an end as the tunnel boring machine broke through the final three feet into the disassembly area.

Washington reveals 'smart' features of $2B Seattle tunnel

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The tunnel's systems aim to ensure the safety of motorists and to keep traffic flowing

Seattle hotel will be the largest in the Pacific Northwest

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million sf, the Hyatt Regency Seattle, currently under construction, is destined to become the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest upon completion.

Net-Zero Community Completed In Seattle

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This community is located in Seattle, WA and was created in collaboration with the architecture firm Julian Weber Architects. ‘. The latter is also the first net positive home in Seattle, and the first passive home built by Dwell.

Seattle Construction Tech Company Set to Revolutionize Industry

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Seattle-based Unearth is a company focused on revolutionizing the construction industry using drones, remote sensing, IoT (Internet of Things), and computer vision. This blog post is republished from an article about Unearth featured in the Jan/Feb edition of Wire Rope Exchange.

Beleaguered $2B Seattle tunnel may see fall opening

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The eventual replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct is still years behind schedule, but months ahead of officials' most recent projection of 2019

Seattle Rebuilds Seawalls With an Eye Toward the Future

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When Seattle looked to rebuild its 100-year-old Elliott Bay seawall in the downtown, planners knew it had to be stronger and better, but it didn’t necessarily have to be taller

Developer reveals $660M plans for Seattle's KeyArena upgrade

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OVG and architecture firm Populous have included an upper-deck club space where fans can view the arena bowl and the Space Needle at the same time

Seattle area starts $6.7B light rail and tunnel projects

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The three projects are part of the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 initiative to connect the city's light rail system to more suburbanites, but they remain largely unfunded

Glass Construction Provides Energy Challenges in Seattle

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Seattle-Area Project Starts to Treat Polluted Stormwater

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Seattle sewer lines installed in the early to mid-20th Century simply can't handle stormwater runoff during severe rainstorms.

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Salesforce Opens Seattle Area Engineering & Innovation Hub

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Read Salesforce Opens Seattle Area Engineering & Innovation Hub on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. World's fastest-growing top 10 enterprise software company plans to double local workforce to 500 in Bellevue, WA. Daily News Featured Office, IT & Call Centers Washington Workforce Development Bellevue Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Employment engineering Expansion Salesforce washington

Seattle Crane Cable Accident Under Investigation

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Washington's State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has opened an investigation into Tuesday's crane accident in Seattle. Compass General Construction runs the site at Western Avenue and Blanchard Street.

Seattle construction company owner facing criminal charges in worker death

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Increasingly, law enforcement is getting involved in accidental fatality cases that previously would have been given, at most, a citation and fine from OSHA

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Flexible Seattle Off-Ramp Would Retain Shape in Quake

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Moving from the lab to the field, a highway off-ramp bridge under construction in Seattle features memory-retaining metal rods and bendable concrete designed to provide the structure with flexibility sufficient to withstand a major seismic event

Work Starts on Seattle's Rainier Square Tower with Rebar-Free Core

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In earthquake-prone Seattle, developer Wright Runstad & Co. announced the start of construction of Rainier Square Tower, an office-residential high-rise that represents the first use of a radically different core structure

Turner Construction files $12.5M lawsuit against Seattle-area Sound Transit

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Collaborative project delivery methods are supposed to eliminate most of the issues that Turner claims happened on the Capitol Hill station project. But the company says it never had such a relationship with the authority

Seattle’s first vertically-oriented middle school breaks ground

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It may not rise to the heights of the 30-story school building made famous in the Wayside School children’s books, but the new Cardinal Union building will be Seattle’s first vertically-oriented middle school once it completes in 2018

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Seattle Tunnel Sees Progress as Lawsuits Move Ahead as Well

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RealNetworks Unveils Location Of Its New HQ In Seattle

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has announced that the company is moving its Seattle headquarters to a brand new office space in Home Plate Center later this year. ” The post RealNetworks Unveils Location Of Its New HQ In Seattle appeared first on Business Facilities.

Best Healthcare - Seattle Children's South Clinic

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Built to bring outpatient services closer to patients, Seattle Children’s South Clinic is located within a shopping center in a former Circuit City store

Boeing Begins Expansion Of 737 Commercial Delivery Center In Seattle

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Boeing has kicked off expansion of its 737 Commercial Delivery Center (CDC) at Boeing Field in Seattle. The post Boeing Begins Expansion Of 737 Commercial Delivery Center In Seattle appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) | The Source for Corporate Site Selectors.

Seattle Tunnel May Open in 2018

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