The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a new study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric” which claims confirmation of recent efforts by Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association to educate the design and construction communities in Seattle about the importance of using durable and resilient construction materials.
The University of Washington-Tacoma completed renovations on the 120-year-old McDonald-Smith Building in time for the new academic year.
With a design commission meeting rescheduled for Sept. 1 as of press time, the Washington State Convention Center expansion project is experiencing delays. Seattle Design Commission Director Michael Jenkins said on August 25 that several items needed to be completed before the proposed project could even be reviewed by the design commission, claiming the Seattle Department of Transportation and the department of construction and inspections needed “fundamental issues” to be “resolv[ed]” before approval.
A leading Pacific Northwest electrical and construction company, EC Company, received the 2016 National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) Zero Injury Award for its Advanced Technology Division. This award highlights companies which have gone a full calendar year without recordable incidents. The company also won a 2016 Safety Excellence Award for company-wide performance.
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announced the 21st annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners, recognizing the best in collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery. An expert panel evaluated the nationwide winners.