Generational Differences in the Construction Industry

Much has been written about how younger generation(s) in the workforce like to do things differently and how “more experienced” generations are resistant to change, but do those generalizations hold true in the construction industry? We talked to a variety of our staff across the generational spe…

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Building a Waffle on a Peat Bog

This apartment project won't get bogged down by the neighborhood's geology Rafn is pleased to be partnering once again with a local family on the development of a 5.5 acre urban village in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. The fourth project in this partnership is called Greenwood Town Center North…

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Spotlight : Congregations For The Homeless

Congregations For The Homeless (CFH) operates a winter men’s shelter in Bellevue as an emergency overnight shelter providing men with a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. Their staff also connects these men to vital resources, helping them toward security, stability, and independence. Due to the l…

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Procuring Best Vendor Pricing

Charming the Specialty Contractor/Vendor Community Did you know that a typical large construction project is 70-80 % subcontracted to specialty contractors and vendors, typically represented by over 50 different firms? Knowing this, it is clear that relationships do matter in the construction…

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Utilizing Technology in the Punch List Process

To make sure all final touches on any construction project are perfect a punch list process is essential. And when you have the square footage (240,000) and number of units (148) in a building like Mercy Magnuson Place, superior organization and communication are key. In just a few months, the Rafn…

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  • Maximizing Feedback from Customers
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week
  • Achieving Punch List Zero
  • Preconstruction: The Foundation of Integrated Project Delivery
  • Spotlight : Congregations For The Homeless