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

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.

Seattle Tunnel Gains Stripes, Moves Closer to Likely Fall Opening

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The stripes in the new State Route 99 tunnel in Seattle signify the near completion of the multi-year construction project

Light Rail Buildling Boom Underway in Seattle

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Light rail is undergoing a multibillion, multi-decade expansion in the Puget Sound region, moving in all directions from Seattle through tunnels, over bridges and across bodies of water as Sound Transit pursues a dozen projects

Expedia Announces Plans For New Headquarters In Seattle

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Expedia''s new home features spectacular views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Expedia Announces Plans For New Headquarters In Seattle appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Far West Washington Workforce Training/Skilled Workforce Bellevue Blog-April-2015 Expedia Seattle

Seattle crane count falls, still leads nation

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The number of cranes dotting the Seattle skyline dropped below 50 for the first time since 2015

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Labor Deal Ends Seattle Crane Strike

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A 17-day construction worker strike in Seattle and Western Washington state ended Sept. 6 after a local union reached an agreement with the Associated General Contractors of America

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Northwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Seattle

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Dodge offers data on 2017 starts in the greater Seattle area

Tariffs rain on Seattle's building boom

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The extra duties on steel and aluminum are forcing developers in several other markets as well to expand their budgets, according to a large construction firm's cost index tracker

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.

ENR 2018 Top 400 Sourcebook: Work Begins on One of Largest Projects in Seattle History

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Construction work begins on one of the largest projects in local Seattle history

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

20 Columns Raise Seattle High-Rise Above Downtown

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Seattle's under-construction 2+U office tower hovers up to 85 ft over a sloping ground, supported by 20 columns weighing as much as 165,000 lb each

Seattle construction workers brace for possible slowdown

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Despite the Washington city's building boom, its construction workers wonder how the new head tax and other factors will affect business

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.

Downtown Seattle receives new flagship Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square


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

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 hotel will be the largest in the Pacific Northwest


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

Seattle’s Fremont Crossing Merges Historic Building with New Construction

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A new mixed-use complex proposed in Seattle aims to merge a 1921-built funeral home with new construction for a fresh approach to repurposing landmark buildings

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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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

‘Amazon tax’ could slow Seattle’s construction boom


Seattle’s booming economy has worsened an acute housing shortage. In response, the city council recently passed a new tax that will impose a levy on companies with annual revenues of $20 million of about $275 per full-time employee every year.

Rising construction costs threaten $3.2B Seattle light rail

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Officials want to fast-track the contract award process in order to lock prices

Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

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The new plant in Seattle, WA expands the company’s regional presence as part of $100 million manufacturing investment. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Washington Workforce Development corporate expansion Employment Puyallup Seattle Serta Simmons Bedding washingtonRead: Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant at

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

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

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

Update: Amazon Resumes Seattle Construction After Head Tax Vote

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The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 on Monday to approve Council Bill 119250 , a head tax for companies grossing at least $20 million per year but cut the amount of the tax almost in half

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

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

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

Tariffs, design changes drive Seattle's KeyArena to $700M

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Developer Oak View Group, which named Skanska-AECOM Hunt general contractor, said including locker rooms and storage was one factor hiking costs

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.