LuLu's Tusk Now on Display at the Burke

After an 8.5-foot long Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered at the bottom of the excavation for our AMLI South Lake Union 2 Apartments building, it has has been on quite an adventure. First, there were 2 days of careful excavation, then transportation to the Burke Museum at the University of…

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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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National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week

I’ve been a board member of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation for a number of years. This past March was the first time I participated with the Trust’s annual delegation to Washington DC for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week. This year and for the foreseeable future, it will be …

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Rafn Company First in Western Washington to Obtain Green Contractor Certification

Much attention in the construction industry has been placed on sustainable buildings, and rightly so. If left unchecked, outdated construction processes and job site waste could account for a huge impact to our natural environment. But there is another aspect to sustainable construction that is…

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