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March 28, 2002
A Special Section of

2002 Surveys

ABC 2002 Excellence in Construction Awards


"How to survive the construction recession,"
By Lee Smither and Rick Dutmer,
FMI Corp.

"Put a cap on skyrocketing insurance costs ,"
By Susan Brodahl,
Heffernan Insurance Brokers

"Need more business? Call on Uncle Sam,"
By Dave Alexander,
Lincoln Strategies LLC

"A lesson in constructive diversity," By Ari Kramer,
Special to the Journal

"No relief for bid-shopped subs ,"
By Paul R. Cressman Jr.,
Short Cressman & Burgess

"7 ways to recession-proof your company,"
By Garry Stutz,
By Contractors, For Contractors

"Murphy sells more than backhoes and bulldozers,"
By Terry Stephens,
Special to the Journal

"Want to dispute that bid? Better act quickly,"
By Mark Rosencrantz,
Stanislaw Ashbaugh

"How a creative agency can work for you,"
By Bridget Culligan,
The Culligan Group

"Delivering the pitch after making the short list,"
By Dan Safford,
PS Associates

"2002: A slow year for construction grads ,"
By Ari Kramer,
Special to the Journal

"Scope creep and other scary things,"
By Roy W. Johnson,

"Is this the end of differing site conditions?,"
By Jason R. Wandler,
Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker

"Avoiding pitfalls in pipeline restoration ,"
By Wesley Saleira,
Garry Struthers Associates

Featured Stories...

St. Joe
Church rebuild strays from standard scripture
Tripling the size of Yakima’s landmark St. Joseph’s church involved some tricky maneuvers on the tight site, such as dodging power lines and building the roof first.
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Volunteering: A habitat for learning construction
The construction industry has a rich heritage of giving back to the community, which is one of the things that the Construction Industry Training Council instills in its students by encouraging them and providing opportunities to volunteer for projects in their communities.
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Sewer Rx: Clamp down on leaky pipes
Metro was created as a separate municipality in 1958 with the primary goal to establish a single agency that would be responsible for sanitary sewer treatment and disposal of wastewater throughout the greater Seattle area.
Click here to read more.


Building a 'fertile crescent' in Snohomish County
Look for more public works projects and economic development activity in eastern Snohomish County this summer, thanks to the new Evergreen Crescent Initiative by six small towns and three economic development agencies that are collectively targeting new infrastructure and business promotion in an unusual partnership effort. Click here to read more.

2002 Construction
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ABC 2002 Excellence in Construction Awards

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