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Feb 27, 2024



The Mechanical Contractors Association of America named Ryan Hoggatt as 2024 MEP Innovator of the Year. Hoggatt is director of manufacturing for local mechanical contractor UMC. Hoggatt was cited for his contributions to revolutionizing construction practices, emphasizing efficiency, productivity and innovation. UMC said Hoggatt's commitment to streamlining processes, reducing waste and maintaining rigorous standards of quality and safety have driven positive change and improvement within the company, and have had a far-reaching impact on the construction industry. Lynnwood-based UMC also provides a range of integrated services in facility performance and maintenance, energy and environment, building energy modeling, building automation and controls, manufacturing, and reality capture scanning.

Building Transparency

Seattle-based Building Transparency, a nonprofit that provides open access data and tools to foster a better building future, announced several new partners. They are: Concrete Masonry and Hardscapes Association, Fortis Construction, GCP Applied Technologies, One Click LCA, Lamar Johnson Collaborative/Clayco, Lendlease, and Tangible Materials. Additionally, several organizations renewed their partnerships: Amazon, American Wood Council, Clark Construction, cove.tool, Google, Heidelberg Materials, HITT Contracting, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Perkins&Will, Skanska, Softwood Lumber Board, Turner Construction Co., and WoodWorks. Building Transparency said the partners are dedicated to improving material transparency and fostering low-carbon procurement decisions in the AEC industry.

Feb 21, 2024

Trico Companies


Burlington-based Trico Companies promoted McKenna Lautenbach to accounting assistant. Lautenbach joined the company as an HR assistant, providing support across various departments including human resources, safety, IT, accounting and reception. Trico says Lautenbach, while excelling in various responsibilities, discovered her passion and aptitude for accounting, setting a solid foundation for her new role.

Core Plus Construction

Cornerstone General Contractors and Absher Construction have teamed with local trade unions to help fill the skilled labor shortage by engaging students via outreach efforts at Highline Public Schools. Both contractors have projects with Highline: Cornerstone is building the new Evergreen High School in White Center, and Absher is building the new Tyee High School in SeaTac. The contractors are partnering with educators from the Core Plus Construction program to introduce students to construction through hands-on learning. Core Plus offers pre-apprenticeships to students seeking construction career paths. As part of the program, Cornerstone and Absher on Thursday will host a group of 50 students who will visit the Northwest Carpenters Institute's facility in Burlington. Here, students will hear from veteran carpenters, participate in demonstrations, tour the facility, ask questions and make connections with industry professionals.

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