8 Steps to an Effective Team Meeting

Construction teams bring together a broad group of people to accomplish a set task: to construct a building. Teams can be made up of the building’s owners, construction professionals, architects, engineers, and various other consultants. Each brings their own personality, perspective, and expertise t…

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What Makes a Well-Rounded Construction Professional?

At the heart of the Rafn Company’s mission statement is “Building Success for our People”. One of the key elements of our approach to obtaining our mission is to foster learning, teaching, and constant improvement. At Rafn this is a combination of safety, craft training, employee development, and green…

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Project Tour : Town Hall Seattle Renovation

Our project at Town Hall Seattle is a complete renovation of this 35,731 square foot performance arts building. The structure was originally built between 1916 and 1922 as the The Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, church building. Our scope of work includes: seismic upgrade (structural steel /…

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Construction Industry Associations Offer Leadership Development Opportunities

Leadership is defined as “the action of leading a group of people or an organization” with synonyms including guidance, direction, management, superintendence, and supervision. But how do you gain leadership experience and skill before you have a group to lead? Can you develop proficiency in gui…

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Using Drones to Survey Existing Conditions

On a current project in downtown Seattle now undergoing repairs to a 10 story concrete façade, the initial conundrum was to determine the most economical method for the structural engineer to inspect and document the existing conditions. After looking at the costs of two swing stage drops or a …

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