2020 Archives

Our Continued Response to COVID-19

In a situation that is changing daily, we are continually monitoring new developments and adjusting our response to help flatten the curve and mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of ALL remains our highest priority: our WALSH employees, their families, our self-performed subsidiary RDF Builders Co. and their families, our partners and our communities.

The WHOCDC, OSHA and NECA all provide excellent Coronavirus specific resources to educate employers and our workforce on what this new virus is, how it can affect our health, and most importantly, precautions we can take to reduce potential exposures in all settings of life.

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PAE Living Building Moving Forward Beautifully !

Gorgeous mass timber beautifully executed on the PAE Living Building —on course to be the first, and the largest, privately developed office building to be fully certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge sustainability program of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)! Designed by ZGF Architects, the rectilinear hybrid structure consists of a shear wall concrete core to resist lateral loads and a mass timber frame for gravity loads. The frame is made of Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, which ensures sustainable timber growing and harvesting practices. The 58,000 SF building started construction on April 1 in Portland’s Old Town historic district. When it opens in Fall of 2021, the five-story PAE Living Building, named after its prime tenant, will also be one of very few developer buildings designed to survive a magnitude-7.5 quake with barely a scratch! Congratulations to the team of PAE, Gerding Edlen, ZGF Architects and DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC. Huge thanks to the WALSH team of Ed Sloop, Kent Usher, Kyle Heckaman, Adam Klauba, Linda Woolery, Sam Sullivan and Sean Geddes on the diligent and thorough work for this innovative project!

WALSH Commits to Safe From Hate Pledge

“Now more than ever, our industry needs to understand how damaging and dangerous a hostile culture is and that we can do better,” said Afton Walsh of Walsh Construction. “A diverse and inclusive workforce starts with a job site where everyone feels safe. WALSH is fully committed to the Safe from Hate Jobsite Culture initiative. We will work with our industry peers to implement real change across the region.” Thank you to our industry partners who share in this commitment and have signed the pledge! And thank you to the Portland Tribune for highlighting this necessary work. Additional information in the article below.



Orchards of 82nd Wins Earth Advantage Affordable Housing Project Team of the Year!

The beautiful, affordable and sustainable Orchards of 82nd has won the Earth Advantage Affordable Housing Project Team of the Year Award!

Congratulations to ROSE Community Development CorporationAsian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CENTERSERA Architects, and the OWCB construction team of Ali O’NeillKent Usher, Ben Bechdolt, Trevor Thompson and Linda Woolery! OWCB (O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders, LLC) is a successful partnership between O’Neill Construction Group, an MBE/DBE certified and Veteran-owned firm, and Walsh Construction Co.

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Please join us in congratulating Rachel and Jeffery!

WALSH would like to celebrate and acknowledge our great Marketing and Business Development team in the Seattle office!

Earlier in 2020, we were pleased to promote Rachel Bang from Marketing Assistant to Marketing Coordinator, after the retirement of Paula Suarez in December 2019. Rachel has come up through the ranks at WALSH over the past five years, making significant contributions to our marketing and proposal efforts, and we’re excited to have her leading our proposal team and other initiatives in the Seattle office.

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We are thrilled to share that three WALSH-built projects are being recognized for the Charles Edison Tax Credit Excellence Awards!

We are thrilled to share that three WALSH-built projects are being recognized for the Charles Edison Tax Credit Excellence Awards! Congratulations to our non-profit partners Central City ConcernLow Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and Mercy Housing Northwest! These thoughtful organizations and their developments are strengthening communities and providing housing and services to the under-served throughout the Northwest.

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Thinking of the brave men and women who are working tirelessly to manage the Northwest fires.

We are thinking of the brave men and women who are working tirelessly to manage the Oregon and Washington fires. Our hearts go out to all of those displaced or effected due to the fires — our #walshcofamily, trade partners and friends throughout the Northwest.

Please stay safe and keep updated on current fire and air conditions.
Link to updates.
OREGON: https://lnkd.in/gXyu-7m
WASHINGTON: https://lnkd.in/g7yzJuD