Seattle


Garco Construction Operates Link-Belt Cranes Around the Clock in 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....


What Caused the Seattle Crane Collapse? Experts Weigh In

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....


'Terrifying': Crane Falls on Busy Seattle Street, Killing Four

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....


Contractors Take City's Festive Crane Decorations Very Seriously

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....


Where Will Amazon Choose to Build HQ2? Study Has Ideas

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....


Construction to Begin 24/7 on Iconic Structure

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....


Bertha Says Goodbye: Seattle Tunneling Machine Removed

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....


Concrete Drivers' Strike Threatens Seattle Construction Projects

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....


PHCo's Lo-Density All-In-One Heater Kit Heats Asphalt Tank, Supplies Hot Oil

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....


2017 Construction Starts Reveal Mixed Pattern Across Top Metro Areas

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....






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