Project Tour : Anchor Flats Apartments

The Anchor Flats Apartment project will be 71 units of new workforce housing in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The building includes three “live-work” units for in-home businesses, a community room, a rooftop deck, and off-street parking in and adjacent to the building. Anchor Flats is …

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Builders Risk Insurance Explained

Builders Risk insurance (also known as Course of Construction insurance) is a critical component of construction risk management and often misunderstood. This key insurance policy covers damage to the construction project and loss to materials during the period of actual construction operations. A…

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BIM Part Four : Practical Applications

In past articles we have written about Building Information Modeling’s (BIM) effectiveness, ease of construction, and how a project’s owner benefits from its use. In this article, I’d like to show you the various ways in which many of our recent projects have benefited from BIM during preco…

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ABC in Washington DC

Each year the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington travel to Washington DC for a conference and board meeting. As the Board Chair of our Western Washington Chapter, I get the opportunity to represent our chapter at the conference. This year we discussed policies of the…

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Bluebeam Revu Review

What is my favorite technological innovation benefitting the construction industry? It is the mighty, yet humble, Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Simple, and often overlooked, this technology allows the transfer of information and communication to happen instantly and securely, increasing the…

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