Walsh Construction Co. was honored to work with Seattle nonprofit developer Solid Ground on the successful completion of their new housing at the Sand Point Housing Campus. On Wednesday, May 21st, community leaders and supporters gathered at Solid Ground’s Sand Point campus to dedicate their two newest buildings of 175 units of housing for formerly homeless people and to celebrate 40+ years of action, innovation, and partnership in King County.
We are pleased to announce that WALSH received the AGC 2014 Build Washington Award for Safety Excellence at the annual awards banquet last Thursday. Through training and education, WALSH continues to make commitments to its most important asset: its employees.
WALSH Quality proactively seeks out new technologies and materials to learn more about material chemistry and physical properties, expected performance, compatibilities and installation parameters. The more WALSH can understand about new and developing technologies and materials before they are integrated into specifications, the better our people can respond to, and provide, these advances to our clients and our projects.
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.