Image by Doug Scott After Image Courtesy of WSDOT Before Related Links: 2013's Best of the Best Projects Winners Overall Best Project, ENR Northwest 2013 This $55-million renovation and modernization project kept intact the 100-plus-year-old King Street Station's historic elements, including the original windows and doors, while performing a complete structural upgrade. During construction, the station, which serves about 10,000 people a day, remained operational. Highlights of the project included the rehabilitation of the structure's iconic 12-story clock tower, the repair and restoration of the main waiting room, and the installation of seismic upgrades, which met LEED Platinum standards. One
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.