Julie (left) and Eduardo (right) worked on the Easton Ridge Redevelopment Project in Happy Valley. Walsh Construction Co., in partnership with the Clackamas County Housing Authority and Community Solutions for Clackamas County, hired 13 low-income residents for this job training program. Participants were referred to the program and are receiving valuable on-the-job training in the construction industry that will lead to regular long-term employment. Five of the participants have already been hired in the industry full-time.
Greenbridge Master Plan, King County, Washington
“From the outset Greenbridge sought the input of its community with early design meetings conducted in six different languages to reflect its diverse residents. This inclusive process has resulted in a vibrant, art-filled neighborhood that connects its residents through play, gardening, walkable and bikable streets. This project will change lives,” said Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design.
The sons and daughters of Walsh Construction Co. employees learned about the construction industry Thursday with their participation in the company’s Take Your Child to Work Day. At the firm’s office in Southwest Portland, kids learned about estimating, job safety, and heavy equipment before building their own birdhouses.
With thousands of apartment units sprouting up within arm’s reach of each other throughout the city, competition among multifamily developers in Portland can be fierce. But up on Marquam Hill, opportunities for new development are scant.
Construction will begin in May on a new look for the University Center at Pacific University. The renovation is one of several projects under way at the Forest Grove campus.
The two-story University Center building, originally constructed in 1963, is considered outdated for the university’s plans for growth. The building needs cosmetic updating and greater accessibility, said Joe Lang, Pacific University’s media relations director.
WALSH is honored to discover we are among The 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon as determined by a survey of more than 18,000 employees from 440 companies and nonprofits on a range of sustainable practices. The spritit of accomplishment tempered with continuous improvement informs the 100 Best Green workplaces project, now in its sixth year. Collectively, 100 Best employees were most satisfied with their employers’ commitment to recycling, energy conservation and transportation options.
The Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program of the Pacific Northwest last week held its 18th annual awards luncheon to honor the efforts of law enforcement officials, individuals, companies and agencies to prevent or reduce crime that affects the building industry.
Walsh Construction Co. and Spectrum Development Solutions broke ground this week on Anthem on 12th, located on 12th Ave and East Yesler Way. Anthem on 12th will be the first private development of the larger Yesler Terrace neighborhood revitalization. The six-story 118,000 square foot transit-oriented residential project consists of 120 apartments with 4,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.