New Tech To Check (Out)

The construction industry is constantly evolving with new products that make our work safer, more cost-effective, easier to install, and/or of higher quality. Here are several recent additions to our toolbox of great products for better building. SpyderCrane We recently used a SpyderCrane to remove…

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Mass Timber - Paving the Way to a Sustainable Future

Mass timber is experiencing a renaissance. Thanks to innovative technology, the old post and beam URM’s in Pioneer Square are being replaced by a newer framing style that consists of using small wood members to form larger solid wood formations to construct walls, floors, and roof systems. C…

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Fab Labs : How to Make (almost) Anything

I have been interested in Fab Labs for a number of years and am writing to share what they are, my perception of their potential, and why I support and help fund them. Fab Labs, short for fabrication laboratory, offer shared access to digital fabrication tools and prototyping machines, including 3D…

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Construction Industry Associations Offer Leadership Development Opportunities

Leadership is defined as “the action of leading a group of people or an organization” with synonyms including guidance, direction, management, superintendence, and supervision. But how do you gain leadership experience and skill before you have a group to lead? Can you develop proficiency in gui…

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Using Drones to Survey Existing Conditions

On a current project in downtown Seattle now undergoing repairs to a 10 story concrete façade, the initial conundrum was to determine the most economical method for the structural engineer to inspect and document the existing conditions. After looking at the costs of two swing stage drops or a …

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