Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

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Read: Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant at BusinessFacilities.com. 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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Airports/Transit: Washington Wabash Elevated Train Station

ENR Construction

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

Washington’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange Coming

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The first-ever diverging diamond Interchange for Washington state enters the construction phase this year at the interchange between Interstate 5 and State Route 510 in Lacey, south of Tacoma

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.

Pesticide Exam Fees May Go up and Online in Washington

Green Industry Professionals

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. 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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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.,

Washington State moving to promote mass timber construction with legislation

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

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.

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

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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 Roofer Fined $642,540 for 21 Violations

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

BD+C

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

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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.

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

Campus builder: Everett University Center at Washington State University

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

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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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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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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

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

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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New Life Science Building at University of Washington designed for the next generation of research and teaching

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The University of Washington Biology department educates more STEM students than any other program in the state, and now it has a new centerpiece in the Perkins+Will-designed Life Science Building (LSB).

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

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

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.

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

High-tech haven: The Spark at Washington State University

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Designed to serve as a new “hub for innovation” on Washington State University’s Pullman, Wash., campus, The Spark features a number of cutting-edge programmatic and technological elements that are rare even in today’s rapidly changing higher education sector.

The IAPMO Group Washington update

Contractor Magazine

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.

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

ENR Construction

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

University of Washington spending $1B on construction projects

Construction Dive

Construction is planned or underway for a number of buildings, and funding sources include a $210 million donation from the Gates Foundation

Office/Retail/Mixed Use Award of Merit: 860 Washington Street

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860 Washington Street is a mixed-use 10-story building in New York’s Meatpacking District

The IAPMO Group Washington update

Contractor Magazine

Dain M. Hansen, Sr. VP Government Relations, IAPMO. The Senate this week today passed sweeping legislation addressing the nation's water infrastructure. read more. Codes

A 360-degree classroom highlights Washington State University’s new academic innovation hub

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The Spark, Washington State University’s (WSU) new 83,295-sf high-performance digital classroom building, provides the campus with a network of flexible, technology-enabled learning environments.

Higher education: The rebirth of a Washington, D.C., high school

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Built in 1932, the Collegiate Georgia–style Roosevelt High School campus in Washington’s Petworth neighborhood suffered from numerous shortsighted “improvements” made in 1977.

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Washington

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Total Construction Spending Expected to Dip By Almost 3.4% This Year

The Seasonal Nature of Clearing Washington's North Cascades Highway

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When the North Cascades Highway opened in September 1972, it lasted just two months before snow closed the 37-mile stretch through Washington’s North Cascades mountain range.

The IAPMO Group Washington update

Contractor Magazine

Dain M. Hansen, Senior Vice President - Government Relations, The IAPMO Group. Many questions have arisen about how small businesses will be treated if tax reform legislation is enacted. read more. Codes Management