The DJC is publishing its annual Urban Development special today. This year’s version has an interesting article by upcoming architect Daniel Toole on alleyways. Toole recently toured alleys of cities across the U.S. and in foreign countries such as Japan and Australia.
You also can learn about what’s changed in Seattle’s multifamily code, Sheraton’s Garden Walk project and who the new apartment renters are.
Skanska, GLY Construction and others teamed up July 16 to renovate the Head Start building and Neighborhood House playground at Yesler Terrace in Seattle.
Brad Rock paints a door at the Head Start building.
Brad Rock led Skanska’s team in painting the exterior of the building. Ski’s Painting and Sherwin-Williams donated labor and paint.
GLY installed playground equipment and helped McKinstry with some electrical wiring inside the building.
The contractors worked with more than 100 volunteers from local businesses and nonprofits, such as Swedish Medical Center, Seattle University and Virginia Mason.
The Head Start program provides free education to 40 preschoolers who live in Yesler Terrace.
Once again, kudos to the construction industry!
OK, the video is sped up and WSDOT contractor Eastside Corridor Constructors performed the work. BUT, this 230-foot-long and 12-foot-wide fish culvert was installed last weekend while crews performed annual bridge maintenance and other work on state Route 520.
The larger culvert will improve fish migration and is the second of eight that will be installed between Medina and Bellevue over the next three years.
ECC is a joint venture of Granite Construction Co. and PCL Construction Services.
The Journal Building provides a backdrop as crews lower a rebar cage into a freshly drilled hole.
The DJC has a front row seat for Goodman Real Estate’s Colman Residence project. With such a convenient location, look for frequent updates on this blog as construction progresses.
Crews from DBM Contractors this week have been drilling and installing concrete piles that will support the 16-story apartment building. That will be quite a task because plans call for 109 drilled shafts ranging in diameter from 24 to 48 inches, reaching depths of 40 to 145 feet.
A DBM worker directs the flow of concrete into another drilled hole.
Before DBM started drilling into the earth, Goodman pulled up 20 trees that had surrounded the site for decades. DJC colleague Katie Zemtseff wrote about that in May.
The project team has Turner Construction as the general contractor, Weber Thompson as architect and Magnusson Klemencic Associates as structural engineer.
The building will have retail topped by 208 apartments aimed at young urban professionals.
I wonder if any of them will cross the street to work at the DJC.
Clover Park Technical College has eight openings left in its Trades Academy Pre-apprenticeship Prep for construction trades. The hitch is you must contact them immediately and be ready to start on Friday.
The 10-week class runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily in Lakewood. It includes hands-on skills training and provides a close-up look at a number of trades. You must be 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED, have reliable transportation, and attend an orientation and assessment session. Enrollment preference is given to veterans and eligible veteran spouses.
Course components are:
- OSHA 10 construction safety certification
- First aid/CPR certification
- Trades math (tutoring available)
- Flagger certification
- Forklift certification
- HAZWOPER 40 certification
- Lead RRP certification
For more information, contact Jon Kime, grants administrator/special projects, (253) 589-4548 or (253) 241-8937 (cell).