Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

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

Washington state union crane operators strike

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For the second time, the International Union of Operating Engineers and Associated General Contractors of Washington failed to reach an agreement on work conditions, hours and wages

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Named ENR MidAtlantic Owner of the Year

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The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has been selected as ENR MidAtlantic Owner of the Year

$50B of development in Washington, DC's pipeline

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Residential represents the biggest share of the construction boom, but many hotel, office and retail projects are also underway

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Washington D.C. to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2032


Washington, D.C.’s s city council voted to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2032, one of the nation’s most ambitious green energy goals to date. The Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018 also includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

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Washington update

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Last week The House cancelled all business this week as Washington shoveled out from its recent snow and Democrats headed to their 3-day policy retreat in Baltimore. Dain M. Hansen, Senior Vice President Government Relations, The IAPMO Group.

Civil Engineers Give Washington ‘C’ on Infrastructure Report

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Washington's fast population growth is 'stress-testing' the region's infrastructure, ASCE officials say

Airports/Transit: Washington Wabash Elevated Train Station

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Great Chicago design comes to the CTA in the form of this station that combines two stops into one

The Construction Stories of 2019 for Washington, Oregon

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Take a look at five of the larger stories to watch in Washington and Oregon in 2019

Best Renovation/Restoration: Washington Hall

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The modernization of historic Washington Hall preserved more than the original brick, plaster and wood finishes

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters - vegetative roof assembly, Washington, D.C.


million square foot headquarters located in Washington D.C.Driven by Federally-mandated sustainable requirements, a 300,000 plus square-foot Vegetative Roof Assembly (VRA) was incorporated into the architectural design for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11-level, 1.2

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Washington D.C. Launches New Infrastructure Academy

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In 2016, less than half of the available infrastructure job positions in Washington D.C. To better fill the District's need for trained workers with infrastructure skills, Washington D.C. were filled (2,500 job openings with only 1,246 hires), even with an average hourly rate of $48. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the D.C. Infrastructure Academy last week to provide hands-on training and experience to area residents

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Chris Renee Cosmetics To Invest Over $2M In Washington County, VA

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Chris Renee Cosmetics LLC, a natural cosmetics company, will invest more than $2 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in the Oak Park Center for Business and Industry in Washington County, VA, creating 37 new jobs. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Washington DC's $5.8B Silver Line work delayed due to faulty rail ties

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The Washington Metro and the regional airports authority rejected a fix Capital Rail Constructors proposed for the second phase, claiming it requires too much maintenance, so negotiations are ongoing

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Washington Roofer Fined $642,540 for 21 Violations

Construction Equipment

A roofing company in Mukilteo, Washington, faces close to maximum fines for multiple safety violations that exposed workers to potential falls from more than 30 feet high and other hazards at job sites in Issaquah and Vancouver.

Washington students shine at CM competition

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The University of Washington won three awards and Washington State University won one at the recently held regional Associated Schools of Construction student competition in Nevada. Both schools competed in Region 7, which includes schools from Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

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State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Far West Washington BF-May/June-2015 Centennial Industrial Park Jobs Now Act Port of VancouverBusiness Facilities (BF) Magazine. Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Washington D.C.

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Total construction spending expected to decline by more than 14% this year

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FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

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Washington always has been at the forefront of a new frontier in America, in industry as well as geography. Inslee has been proactive in realigning state agencies to service Washington’s strategic goals for economic development. “We

Washington State moving to promote mass timber construction with legislation


Washington State lawmakers are taking measures to promote the use of mass timber construction.

Infrastructure skills training center opens in Washington, DC

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Mayor Muriel Bowser said the District was opening the center because it could only fill 50% of its open infrastructure jobs in 2017

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Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018

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Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking. Read: Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018 at

DOJ settles with Washington, DC, Metro's Silver Line concrete supplier for $1M

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The agreement settles allegations that Universal Concrete Products falsified test records for concrete panels used in the extension of the Metrorail line

Pesticide Exam Fees May Go up and Online in Washington

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to scrap paper tests and adopt online testing for pesticide applicators

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Washington, D.C. is first LEED Platinum city in the world


Washington, D.C. was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world by the U.S. Green Building Council last month. Today, 65% of D.C. neighborhoods are walkable, 58% of commuter trips are by bike, walking, or public transit, and the D.C.

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Washington D.C.’s flattened skyline can be a virtue


While some complain that Washington D.C.’s s building height limit has resulted in lookalike, boxy buildings, an architecture critic views the restriction as a feature, not a bug

Amazon To Build Headquarters in New York City and Washington, DC

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As Amazon’s decision to split its second headquarters between New York City and metropolitan Washington, D.C.,

A Great Tiny House Goes up in Washington DC

Jetson Green

The Matchbox, which was recently built in Washington DC by Jay Austin, is a great example of just how cozy and functional a tiny home can be. This house is part of the Boneyard Studios tiny house community in Washington DC, which is basically an experiment in simple and sustainable living.

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Washington state to include mass timber in building codes

Construction Dive

State lawmakers are also working on legislation that would require cross-laminated timber be used in any public building 12 stories or less

Washington, Oregon Have Strong Construction Employment Gains

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Both Year-Over-Year And Month-Over-Month Increases Evident, Robust In Washington and Oregon As Alaska Shows Year-Over-Year Decline

Washington Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

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A comprehensive list of Washington financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities. Washington Incentives and Workforce Development Guide appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Campus builder: Everett University Center at Washington State University


As the anchor building of a new branch campus for Washington State University, the 95,000-sf Everett University Center plays a crucial role in providing STEM-based baccalaureate and graduate programs to the North Puget Sound region.

Washington, DC issues permit for preliminary hyperloop work

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The permit, which lacks details, was issued to the Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, just weeks after Baltimore issued a similar permit

DOE seeks contractors to provide up to $6B in services at Washington nuclear site

Construction Dive

The winning bidder for the Richland-area decommissioned Hanford Site plant work, which includes demolition and infrastructure, must award at least 50% of subcontracted work to local businesses

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

Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration: University of Washington Denny Hall

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The renovation of Denny Hall, the oldest building on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, restored the 1890s grandeur of heavy timber and stone while modernizing building systems

The IAPMO Group Washington update

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Dain M. Hansen, Sr. VP, Government Relations, The IAPMO Group. This week the House passed a bill to loosen federal laws relating to business start-ups’ ability to pitch investors, legislation to protect e-mail privacy and a resolution to block the Department of Labor’s final fiduciary rule.

Blowin' in the Wind Upheld by Washington Supreme Court

Green Building Law Update

In a case important beyond the State of Washington, the State’s highest court expressly acknowledged the dynamic tension of balancing the competing interests of the ecology versus generating electricity, coming down on the side of electricity, all be it renewable energy from wind turbines. The Washington legislature created the Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council establishing an expedited and centralized process for reviewing potential energy sites in the State.

Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington, UtahShine in BF’s 9th Annual State Rankings Report

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According to BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, several states—including Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah—deserve a shout-out for their overall performance in the magazine’s 2013 state rankings. Washington emerged as a leader in the revamped alternative energy categories, while Utah notched another impressive across-the-board finish. Southwest Utah Washington Economic Development rankings

Washington, Oregon continue construction job growth

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Year-over-year, Washington ranks 11th and Oregon 9th in jobs added in the construction industry