Preconstruction: The Foundation of Integrated Project Delivery

We have come a long way since the days when contractor support consisted of the “free estimate” and some misguided opinions on design. Fortunately for our owners and design partners, the industry has matured too where it is now common practice for the entire development team to work together from the…

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Hospitality on the Horizon Event Recap

The hospitality industry is in chaos. But don’t worry; the hospitality industry is always in chaos. That was the underlying message at a recent BISNOW event called "Hospitality on the Horizon - What's New and What's Next for Seattle Hotels". First up was a discussion about what the c…

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Maintaining Safe Access to the Varsity Inn Restaurant

Our current mixed-use apartment project in Wallingford is going up on two sides of the Varsity Inn, a local restaurant fixture of the neighborhood. As part of our project, we are restoring the quarter mile of streets and sidewalks surrounding our project, including those surrounding the Varsity…

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Achieving Punch List Zero

Inbox Zero was introduced by productivity expert Merlin Mann in 2006 and the concept centers around eradicating the problem of email overload. The solution revolves around the idea of “processing our messages and converting them into appropriate action as quickly as possible”. The result is an emp…

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The Checklist Solution

In Atul Gawande's article in the New York Times, The Checklist, he talks about the complexity of modern medicine and how everything must go correctly for a positive outcome. "The degree of difficulty in any one of these steps is substantial. Then you must add the difficulties of orchestrating…

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