Seattle

In second quarter, the 2019 Seattle, Wash., City Council reached agreement on funding the largest new development in the city's history – a $1.6 billion expansion of the Washington State Convention Center. Joint venture Clark-Lewis (formed between Clark Construction and Lease Crutcher Lewis) was awarded a $960 million construction contract for the project.

SEATTLE (AP) — Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others over the weekend, experts said April 28. Based on videos of the collapse, they said it appears workers who were disassembling the construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane's mast to each other, and that could explain why the crane toppled in relatively minor wind gusts.

A construction crane fell from a building on Google's new Seattle campus during a storm that brought strong wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing four people. One female and three males had died by the time firefighters had arrived the afternoon of April 27, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said.

While some might be decking the halls this holiday season, others are putting their efforts into lighting up the night—with cranes. In Seattle, which boasts the most construction cranes in the country, contractors take their crane decorating duties very seriously.

One study has zeroed in on what it believes could be the top potential sites for Amazon's new HQ2. In recent research, real estate information firm REIS has revealed the top viable spots for HQ2 based on factors including public transportation, costs of living and business, quality of life, the number of tech employees, tax policies and access to higher education.

The Space Needle, one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, today announced the official start of construction for the Century Project, a multi-year venture focused on preservation and renovation of the 55-year-old icon. A project several years in the making, the Century Project aims to reveal the historic tower's internal structure and harken back to the original conceptual sketches, all while expanding and improving the Space Needle's iconic views and guest experience.

Disassembly of the world's largest tunneling machine is now complete. On Aug. 23 crews lifted the final pieces of the 8,000-ton giant out of the SR 99 tunnel's disassembly pit near Seattle Center. The lift ended more than four months of difficult work.

More than a quarter of King County's concrete delivery-truck drivers have gone on strike, and the rest could soon join them — threatening to delay dozens of projects amid the region's record construction boom. The work stoppage has halted some concrete deliveries for nearly a week at a time developers are rushing to take advantage of the prime summer construction season.

The All-In-One Heater Kit from Seattle-based Process Heating Company is a complete system that can provide direct heat to the asphalt tank, while also supplying hot oil for the plant. The primary feature of the system is the drywell-style electric heating elements that provide and maintain heat to keep liquid asphalt cement at the desired temperature.

During the first half of 2017, eight of the top ten metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume registered decreased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. At the same time, metropolitan markets ranked 11 through 20 showed growth for nine of the ten markets, as smaller geographic areas are picking up the slack from the deceleration underway in those cities that have led the commercial and multifamily upturn over the past several years.

The number of cranes at construction sites around Honolulu has dropped to fewer than half of the number that had dotted the skyline at the peak of the current construction boom, pushing Honolulu down on the Rider Levett Bucknall North American Crane Index.