Washington update

Constructor Magazine

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.

Best Renovation/Restoration: Washington Hall

ENR Construction

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

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 State moving to promote mass timber construction with legislation

BD+C

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

Washington, DC issues permit for preliminary hyperloop work

Construction Dive

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

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.

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

ENR Construction

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

BD+C

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

Business Facilities Blog

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, Oregon Have Strong Construction Employment Gains

ENR Construction

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

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

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

MidAtlantic City Scoop: Construction Starts in Washington

ENR Construction

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

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

Business Facilities Blog

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.

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

BD+C

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.

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

ENR Construction

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

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

BD+C

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

The IAPMO Group Washington update

Constructor 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.

Washington Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

Business Facilities Blog

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 students shine at CM competition

Nuts and Bolts

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.

The IAPMO Group Washington update

Constructor 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

Washington, Oregon continue construction job growth

ENR Construction

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

Do the laws of math apply in Washington?

FDR Safety

The recent news about the IRS has strangely, or maybe not so strangely, got me thinking about a high school algebra problem: if A=B and B=C, then does A=C? I’ll leave it to you to solve the problem and will give you until the end of this blog post to do so.

The IAPMO Group Washington update

Constructor 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

Q&A With LA Metro's Phil Washington

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LA transit leader discusses area's ambitious plans

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Washington State Energy Code updates include dedicated outdoor air system requirements

BD+C

Upcoming changes to the Washington State Energy Code are expected to include requirements for dedicated outdoor air systems

The IAPMO Group Washington update

Constructor Magazine

Dain M. Hansen, Senior VP Government Relations, The IAPMO Group. The latest news from Capitol Hill. read more. Management

Using Washington chaos as a ladder

Constructor Magazine

An actor on my favorite TV show once uttered the line, “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.”. read more. Business Development Silver

A. O. Smith to close Washington commercial water heater plant in June

Constructor Magazine

The company will transfer production of commercial electric water heaters and storage tanks and boilers to its McBee, S.C., and Lebanon, Tenn., plants

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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Radiant panel challenges overcome at Washington College of Law

Constructor Magazine

Washington College of Law is certified LEED GOLD. Each panel required four hangers that had to be coordinated among congested ceiling space, in addition to the 12 miles of pipe it took to support the system. read more. Heating Registered User

Historic Washington Bridge Needs New Owner

ENR Construction

The University of Washington receives a new Nanoengineering and Sciences Building

BD+C

In 2012, the 90,000-sf Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building was completed on the University of Washington Campus. This past summer, the five-story, 78,000-sf Nanoengineering and Sciences Building was completed.

L&I busts Eastern Washington contractors

Nuts and Bolts

In its quest to crack down on unlicensed contractors, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries says it made surprise visits to 63 work sites in Chelan and Douglas counties this past weekend.

Light Rail, LNG Projects, Washington Budget, And Building Marine Facilities

ENR Construction

On this roundup, we’ve gathered some news and information about application rejections, building specifications, and also make a visit to a Think Tank

Construction Legislation Now Pending in Washington

Construction Law Monitor

The new legislative session has begun in Washington, and a number of bills affecting the construction industry have been introduced. This act requires specific conditions in any requests for proposals issued by the Department of Transportation for the bridge, including a requirement that the contractor use products, materials, and components manufactured in Washington or the adjoining state with which the project is designed.

Skanska USA Announces 99M Office Development in Washington, D.C.

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Skanska USA Commercial Development has plans to start speculative development of 99M, an 11-story, 234,000-square-foot Class A office building with ground-floor retail/restaurant space in Washington’s Capitol Riverfront submarket.

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Location Focus: Washington – Scenic Vistas And Soaring Industry Side By Side

Business Facilities Blog

Washington dodged a huge bullet at the end of 2013 when it persuaded Boeing (with nearly $8 billion in tax credits) to renew its commitment to the keep manufacturing in the state. We cannot overstate what this meant for aerospace and the state of Washington,” Gov.