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Building and Construction News in Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Hundreds of high school students visited engineers at local firms, viewed exhibits, attended workshops and shared their robotic creations as part of the 53rd annual Engineers Week High School Program.

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A consultant’s preliminary recommendations for changes were generally received well by community groups.

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A professional designer, such as an architect or engineer, will enter into many contracts to provide services. Owners often will not acknowledge design professionals’ narrow profit margins or limited access to assets and expendable capital to fund large payouts. When dealing with buildings and development, if something go

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A weekly compilation of the largest winning bids along the West Coast, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center. 1. Winner (contract awarded): MCM Construction Inc. of North Highlands, California Amount: $16,682,260 Project: Bridge replacement, El Dorado County, California Owner: California Department of Tr

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Dear Mr. Berko: We wanted to buy 200 shares of MGE Energy, but our new stockbroker recommended that we buy 200 shares of Dominion Energy instead. Please give us your opinion. He also recommended that we invest $30,000 in U.S. government I bonds. Please give us your advice here, too. T.W. Oklahoma City   Dear ...

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Bids are due March 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

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Bids are due March 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

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BALTIMORE – Podcasts are gaining increased interest from both listeners and sponsors/advertisers, partially because of the recent focus and fame of the wildly popular programs “Serial” and “This American Life.” Yet audio programs have been available for streaming or real-time listening for some time ahead of those

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The Associated General Contractors of America will hold a tech summit to help members learn about the latest technology impacting and influencing the construction industry. The summit will take place March 10 in Las Vegas, at The Linq Hotel and Casino, 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd. The event will feature tech talks, discussions a

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An upcoming breakfast event in Seattle will offer a look at the electricity business line at Itron. The event, part of a series hosted by the CleanTech Alliance, is scheduled for March 8, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Seattle offices of law firm Perkins Coie. Mark de Vere White, president of electricity at ...

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Tech startups in rural areas of Oregon are about to get a helping hand courtesy of the Oregon Technology Business Center. A nonprofit incubator supported by the city of Beaverton, OTBC provides support to tech startups through a combination of expert-level coaching, networking opportunities, shared workspace and entrepreneu

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Feb. 2 quietly launched a research project exploring autonomous buses.

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On Jan. 27, President Trump issued Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The executive order suspends the entry of aliens from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days; it suspends the United States Refugee Admissions Program for 120 day

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Dear Mr. Berko: I was looking up Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which has many products, especially in the eye care business. I wear contact lenses and have various eye problems for which my ophthalmologist has prescribed several medications made by Valeant. I just looked up the stock, and I could buy 100 shares. What do you thin

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CONSULTING Forensic Building Consultants has hired Mike Beckwith as intermountain business development manager and building science consultant. He will handle on-site field evaluations and forensic investigations, design development for waterproofing repair and rehabilitation projects, and contract administration. He has mo

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Permits issued Lipt SW Fifth Ave LLC of Chicago was issued a $2.3 million permit to remodel the food court at Pioneer Tower at 888 S.W. Fifth Ave. in downtown. The applicant is RSI Group of Costa Mesa, California, and the contractor is Western Construction Services of Vancouver, Washington. Block 15 LLC was issued a ...

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Design advice is pending for a mixed-use building featuring student housing at 1110 S.W. Clay St. The 16-story building would have 260 studio, one- or two-bedroom units, and ground-floor retail space. No on-site parking is proposed. The applicant is Joshua Lupkin of SERA Architects, and the owner is Housing Northwest Inc. E

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ARCHITECTURE ZGF Architects has named Toby Hasselgren a partner. He recently relocated from the firm’s Portland office to its office in Washington, D.C. In 21 years with ZGF, Hasselgren has played an instrumental role in development of projects for a wide variety of clients, including academic institutions, corporations,

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CONSULTING Lois D. Cohen Associates (LCA) has promoted Summer Ali from part-time administrative and project support staff member to full-time project coordinator. She joined the firm in April 2016, and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Portland State University. Please send your announcements for DJC People to djc

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CONSULTING Lois D. Cohen Associates (LCA) has promoted Amy Higgs to vice president. She has more than 15 years of experience managing communications and engagement for projects involving the natural and built environments. From early design through construction, Higgs creates opportunities for people to learn about projects

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CONSULTING Lois D. Cohen Associates (LCA) has promoted Joe Tursi to project manager. He has a background in sustainability, education and consensus-based decision-making.  He is a LEED Green Associate. Currently, Tursi is implementing public involvement programs for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Willamette Falls Locks pr

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With investments by both the city and private parties, the Southeast Portland neighborhood is poised for growth.

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Bids Due on February 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Quotes Due on February 28, 2017 at 1:30 PM.

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Bids are due March 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

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Along with timely completion, payment is one of the most important aspects of any project. The frequency of payment disputes between project owners, prime contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers has increased as projects that started when the economy bounced back are coming to a close. Payment timeline requiremen

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Greystar has pulled out as developer of a proposed project to build a 30-story mixed-use tower at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Washington Street.

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Portland’s mayor discusses minority contracting, potholes, when he thinks the construction boom will end and more.

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