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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Professional Women in Building Week 2018: Tradeswomen

    Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in:
    • Professional Women in Building
    • MBAKS News
    • Industry News
    • Councils
    • Builders
    Are women interested in careers in residential construction? Oh yes, we are! Construction offers competitive salaries, benefits, and more. Today, we are highlighting a few of our tradeswomen members.
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  • Professional Women in Building Week 2018

    Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Builders
    • Councils
    • Professional Women in Building
    • Industry News
    Join us in celebrating Professional Women in Building Week. The MBAKS Professional Women in Building Council has many members who have taken risks and challenged the status quo to become leaders.
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  • North Bend Considering Raising Sewer/WWTP GFC

    Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Advocacy
    The city has said the raise is needed because of a significant increase in costs of WWTP projects over the past few years due to increases in prevailing wage labor cost and trade tariffs increases for the price of steel and copper.
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  • Who to Contact at Army Corps for Support With Tribal Permits

    Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The Army Corps of Engineers recently hosted MBAKS members to discuss best practices and coordination opportunities relative to tribal Section 106 permits. Members also had the opportunity to visit directly with nine new Corps project managers in the Seattle District office.
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  • Vision 2050 Update—Regional Growth Strategy

    Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    As the four-county Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) prepares to update Vision 2040 to Vision 2050 (a “once-a decade” process) the focus is on what changes should be made to the existing Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Counties and cities work together to decide where (and how much) growth should go to different “regional geographies."
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer