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.

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

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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

The IAPMO Group Washington update

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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

Skanska - Hunt Pulled Off Washington State Convo Center

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The Washington State Convention Center expansion group announced Friday it has discontinued its relationship with Skanska-Hunt, the joint venture team made up of Skanska USA Building Incorporated and Hunt Construction Group, that was hired last year to build the $1.4

Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington announces 2015 president

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Sean Duffy of H&D Mechanical, was installed as the 2015 President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington (MCAMW) at its January monthly dinner meeting.

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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Chuck Noyes installed as the 2016 President of Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington

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was installed as the 2016 President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington (MCAMW) at their January monthly dinner meeting. Chuck Noyes of Noyes Air Conditioning, Inc.,

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.

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Construction begins on new and expanded International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.


The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. will be moving next year. If you want to the location of the new building, go to a park in Partridge, Kan., where a package awaits in a hollowed-out tree 150-feet from rusted water fountain in a park that…. Just kidding, there’s no dead drop. The museum says that it will relocate to a different spot in D.C., at L’Enfant Plaza between the National Mall and the Southwest Waterfront’s Wharf

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Washington D.C. Tunnel Boring Machine Gets a Checkup

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A tunnel boring machine named “Lady Bird” was brought to the surface for a routine inspection after spending more than a year underground in Washington D.C., reports The Washington Post.


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The multibillion-dollar, long-term DC Clean Rivers Project is designed to achieve a 96% reduction in combined sewer overflows. Continue Reading. All Water Treatment Construction

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Using Washington chaos as a ladder

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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

Walkable solar pavement debuts at George Washington University


George Washington University has installed the world''s first walkable solar pavement, a 100-sf demonstration sidewalk, at its Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.,

L&I busts Eastern Washington contractors

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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.


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PC Construction teams have been hard at work on a massive anaerobic digester tank at DC Water’s Blue. Continue Reading. All Design-Build Projects Water Treatment Construction

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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.

After a strong year, construction industry anxious about Washington’s proposed policy shifts


The new Trump Administration’s aggressive policies, particularly on international trade and immigration reform, could, if executed as planned, “greatly affect” how America’s construction industry does business this year and beyond

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.

Video: Emergency Declared At Manhattan Project Nuclear Site In Washington State

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The Department of Energy has declared an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear site, about 150 miles southeast of Seattle. This morning, a tunnel containing rail cars with contaminated nuclear waste collapsed.

Inspiration Home is Affordable Cottage for Energy-Conscious Washington State

Jetson Green

Scott Bergford is a custom builder in Olympia, Washington, who is managing to keep his company afloat during the housing slump by building green, cottage-style homes that are affordable and use high-performance technologies and products.

Turner School of Construction Management Begins in Greater Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Turner Construction Company announces its largest program in the area to date. Beginning on March 25 and running through May 13, the Turner School will provide educational opportunities to over 150 companies in the Greater Washington, D.C.

Apartment Building Made of Shipping Containers Goes Up in Washington DC

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Washington D.C. recently got it’s first piece of residential shipping container architecture in the form of a Brookland apartment building. The project was the brainchild of DC-based architect Travis Price and his partner Kelly Davies, who did the work for owners Matthew Grave and Sean Joiner.

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Five Cities With Surprising Office Build Out Costs

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California Corporate Real Estate Daily News District Of Columbia Featured Michigan New York Surveys & Research Washington Capital Investment construction Corporate Real Estate (CRE) costs Expansion JLL office space Site Selection U.S. A new report from JLL reveals what companies can expect to pay, out of pocket, for an office build out across the nation.

Washington State Energy Code updates include dedicated outdoor air system requirements


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

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

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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.

Construction Company Corporation Setup In Washington State

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Setting Up Your Construction Contractors Business In Washington State. Washington State Department Master Business License will ask if you plan to have employees starting in next 90 days. Do any of these describe your situation? "I’m I’m new in business". "I I used to be in business".

Washington State Contractors - Time To Get 2014 Resale Certificate

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Construction Companies - In Washington State contractors selling material (as part of your service) is a taxable event. The fines, penalties and interest Washington State Department of Revenue could charge at an audit will far outweigh the minor savings.

Washington Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

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For a list of Washington economic development agencies that can help with the site selection process, visit our Online Site Seekers’ Guide. Export Voucher Program: The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher program, funded in part by the U.S. million venture fund, invests in early-stage life science, biotech, medical device, alternative energy and information technology companies emerging from universities and research centers across Washington.

Washington State Department of Revenue Sending E-Mail To Contractors

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Washington State Department of Revenue is sending emails to all construction Contractors and other business owners. I recommend you choose e-check over (EFT) when paying your Washington State Department of Revenue Sales Tax Payment.

Builders Association Goes After Washington Energy Code : Green.

Green Building Law Update

Millennial Report: Winning Talent Through Workplace Strategies

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Mid Atlantic Brooklyn Cushman & Wakefield Employment Millennials Portland Quality of Life Silicon Valley Site Selection washington Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Study cites influence of site selection and space design on employee value proposition.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

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Asia-Pacific Business Clusters/Corridors Development Indicators District Of Columbia Europe Featured Illinois International Massachusetts Middle East New York Research & Development Surveys & Research United Kingdom (UK) Beijing Berlin Boston Chicago Corporate Real Estate (CRE) KPMG London New York City Shanghai Site Selection Technology Tel Aviv Washington DCThe U.S. and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG.

White House Visitor Center reopens in Washington, D.C.


For the project, the Washington, DC, office of SmithGroupJJR, provided architecture and engineering services, working closely with Gallagher & Associates for exhibit design.

Business Facilities: Tesla Gigafactory Is Economic Development Deal Of The Year

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Business Facilities recognizes the three most significant economic development projects of the year: Tesla''s battery factory in Nevada, Washington''s retention of the Boeing facility in Everett, and the new Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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