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17 Sep 2014

Another building goes up at Lakewood Industrial Park

2016-01-21T00:49:01+00:00

Sierra Construction Co. last month started the 136,300-square-foot Building 27 at 4625 100th St. S.W. in the Lakewood Industrial Park. The shell building will face 100th Street with five storefront entries accented with steel channel canopies. It will have more glass than typical warehouses due to its proximity to the main road. Significant underground utility rerouting will alllow the building to maximize square footage to site area. Woodinville-based Sierra expects to have the speculative building finished in February 2015 for [...]

Another building goes up at Lakewood Industrial Park 2016-01-21T00:49:01+00:00
20 Aug 2014

Amazon’s new Kent fulfillment center to bring same-day delivery to Seattle

2016-01-21T00:46:38+00:00

The first wall of a new 800,000 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Kent went up on Tuesday. This will be the fourth Amazon Fulfillment center in the Puget Sound in addition to Amazon's recently opened sort center in Kent. The new Kent Amazon Fulfillment Center is across the street from the Amazon sort center. The sort center sorts packages for final delivery by the United State Post Office (USPS). According to Dave Graybeal, a General Manager at Amazon Fulfillment's Dupont facility, [...]

Amazon’s new Kent fulfillment center to bring same-day delivery to Seattle 2016-01-21T00:46:38+00:00
15 Aug 2014

Photos: Mixed-use building rising in North Portland

2016-01-21T00:47:19+00:00

A new mixed-use project is under way on the booming North Williams Avenue-Vancouver Avenue corridor. The Cook Street Apartments, being built by general contractor Sierra Construction Co., will contain five stories of residential space over ground-floor retail space. The project is due south of a New Seasons Market that was completed last year and developed by an affiliate company of Sierra, which also owned the apartment site before selling it to Seattle-based Lake Union Partners earlier last spring. The LRS [...]

Photos: Mixed-use building rising in North Portland 2016-01-21T00:47:19+00:00
13 Aug 2014

Panattoni, port will start Des Moines business park

2016-01-21T00:45:42+00:00

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for the first phase of the 87-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park. The event will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the northwest corner of 24th Avenue South and South 216th Street. The property is owned by the Port of Seattle. The developer, Panattoni Development Co., has a long-term lease. The business park will include 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing, office, distribution and industrial buildings for tenants that want to be near Sea-Tac [...]

Panattoni, port will start Des Moines business park 2016-01-21T00:45:42+00:00
23 Jul 2014

Proposal for an Uptown drug store grows into 3-story mixed-use project

2016-01-21T00:45:02+00:00

A one-story CVS Pharmacy proposed for a high profile corner in Uptown has now evolved into a three-story, mixed-use building, and The Velmeir Cos. is hoping to start construction in January. The structure at 531 Queen Anne Ave. N. will have 16,000 square feet of retail space, mostly for the pharmacy, with 32 apartments above and 62 parking spaces underground. A small retail space along Mercer Street could be a food court. Construction is expected to take between 13 and [...]

Proposal for an Uptown drug store grows into 3-story mixed-use project 2016-01-21T00:45:02+00:00
24 Jun 2014

Recology CleanScapes recently opened a 75,000-square-foot recycling plant in the existing warehouse at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. The plant processes commercial and residential commingled recyclables. Its equipment was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, Oregon. The machines can process more than 90,000 tons of recyclables annually. Sierra Construction built out office space, poured concrete slabs and cut 4-foot-deep pits in the concrete for the machines. The contractor also removed three interior columns and added three large overhead doors and drive-in ramps. Owen Richards Architects was the designer. Recology occupies about 40 percent of the former Washington State Liquor Control warehouse. Owner Panattoni Development is building a 111,000-square-foot addition to the building and is talking with potential tenants for that space and the rest of the existing warehouse. Sierra recently started the addition and expects to finish by year end. Craft Architects is the designer. Recology CleanScapes collects solid waste and recyclables from businesses and households in the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Issaquah and Carnation. It will add Maple Valley later this year. Twenty-five people were hired to run the new plant.

2016-01-21T00:43:47+00:00

The FedEx Ground Distribution Facility at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in Redmond has been certified LEED Silver. Designed by Freiheit and Ho Architects, the 212,000-square-foot distribution center is the largest industrial building in Redmond. It houses FedEx Ground offices and sorting and re-distribution equipment. Sierra Construction Co. was the design-build general contractor. The building is 785 feet long and was constructed with 80,000 square feet of tilt-up concrete walls. It has an average clear height of 30 feet. This is [...]

Recology CleanScapes recently opened a 75,000-square-foot recycling plant in the existing warehouse at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. The plant processes commercial and residential commingled recyclables. Its equipment was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, Oregon. The machines can process more than 90,000 tons of recyclables annually. Sierra Construction built out office space, poured concrete slabs and cut 4-foot-deep pits in the concrete for the machines. The contractor also removed three interior columns and added three large overhead doors and drive-in ramps. Owen Richards Architects was the designer. Recology occupies about 40 percent of the former Washington State Liquor Control warehouse. Owner Panattoni Development is building a 111,000-square-foot addition to the building and is talking with potential tenants for that space and the rest of the existing warehouse. Sierra recently started the addition and expects to finish by year end. Craft Architects is the designer. Recology CleanScapes collects solid waste and recyclables from businesses and households in the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Issaquah and Carnation. It will add Maple Valley later this year. Twenty-five people were hired to run the new plant. 2016-01-21T00:43:47+00:00
6 Jun 2014

Old liquor warehouse becomes recycling plant; Panattoni starts addition

2016-01-21T00:43:05+00:00

Recology CleanScapes recently opened a 75,000-square-foot recycling plant in the existing warehouse at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. The plant processes commercial and residential commingled recyclables. Its equipment was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, Oregon. The machines can process more than 90,000 tons of recyclables annually. Sierra Construction built out office space, poured concrete slabs and cut 4-foot-deep pits in the concrete for the machines. The contractor also removed three interior columns and [...]

Old liquor warehouse becomes recycling plant; Panattoni starts addition 2016-01-21T00:43:05+00:00
3 Jun 2014

Structures: Put a building right on top of a tunnel? We can do that!

2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00

Across from the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle, an unusual six-story apartment building is rising. Its wood-framed upper floors look normal enough. But at ground level, a bridge appears to have crashed into the site and woven its massive, rusty steel framework into the design. It's not a bridge, in fact, but the transit tunnel that the workers on the apartment project must accommodate. Because the tunnel sits as little as six feet below the apartment house at Ninth Avenue [...]

Structures: Put a building right on top of a tunnel? We can do that! 2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00
2 Jun 2014

PSRC picks 6 to win Vision 2040 awards

2016-01-21T00:42:28+00:00

Six projects and programs won awards from the Puget Sound Regional Council for showing the kind of forward-thinking planning that matches PSRC's Vision 2040 plan. The plan is a strategy for growth management, transportation and economic development in the King-Pierce-Snohomish region as the population increases. Another 5 million people are projected to live here by 2040, according to PSRC. Here are the winners: * Capitol Hill Housing's 12 Avenue Arts, a mixed-use building on Capitol Hill that will combine low-income housing [...]

PSRC picks 6 to win Vision 2040 awards 2016-01-21T00:42:28+00:00
12 May 2014

Tacoma’s Titus-Will Ford undertakes a major remodeling

2016-01-21T00:40:51+00:00

A large Tacoma-area auto dealer, Titus-Will Ford, has begun a major remodeling project that will add 50 percent new space in its showroom, double its customer waiting area and create a climate-controlled service reception area. The multi-million-dollar project, when complete early next year, will add a new automated car wash to the dealership along with a new truck service area. The work on the Ford store at 3606 S. Sprague Avenue near the Tacoma Mall will update the 1968 building [...]

Tacoma’s Titus-Will Ford undertakes a major remodeling 2016-01-21T00:40:51+00:00
16 Apr 2014

HomeStreet provides funds for Henry construction

2016-01-21T00:40:12+00:00

HomeStreet Bank Commercial Real Estate, a subsidiary of HomeStreet, Inc., has announced that it has provided a $25 million construction loan to Henry Foss Group, LLC for The Henry Apartments in Tacoma. The Henry, a 161-unit, six-story mixed use building situated on the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma, is one of the first new significant apartment projects to be developed in the city's downtown market in several years. Developers Carino and Associates, a family-owned Tacoma development firm, has a history [...]

HomeStreet provides funds for Henry construction 2016-01-21T00:40:12+00:00
31 Mar 2014

Panattoni starts expansion at state’s former liquor warehouse

2016-01-21T00:39:33+00:00

Panattoni Development Co. has broken ground on a 111,677-square-foot expansion to the former Washington State Liquor Control Board's warehouse at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. in Seattle. Skyline Distribution Center is being developed with Prudential Insurance Co., and is scheduled to be finished by the fourth quarter of this year. The expansion was designed by Craft Architects. Sierra Construction is the general contractor. The team also includes Barghausen Consulting Engineers, civil; Shutler Consulting Engineers, structural; and JSH Properties, property management. [...]

Panattoni starts expansion at state’s former liquor warehouse 2016-01-21T00:39:33+00:00
21 Mar 2014

Titus-Will Ford renovating its Tacoma service shop

2016-01-21T00:38:44+00:00

Sierra Construction last month started demolition and expansion of Titus-Will Ford's service shop at 3606 S. Sprague Ave. in Tacoma. The expansion will create 8,100 square feet of space for six truck repair bays, a car wash and tool storage. Crews are using masonry for the structural walls, and steel joists and decking. Sierra is expanding the site to the west by paving an additional 25 parking stalls. Construction should be finished in early July. Helix Design Group is the [...]

Titus-Will Ford renovating its Tacoma service shop 2016-01-21T00:38:44+00:00
26 Feb 2014

Crews navigate unique challenges on Ninth and Pine apartment project

2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00

Courtesy Runberg Architecture Group [enlarge] Teutsch Partners' 74-unit apartment project at Ninth and Pine is scheduled to open in November. At a construction site at Ninth and Pine crews are finishing up a unique job: bracing for a six-story, 74-unit apartment building on a site where the downtown transit tunnel is only five to eight feet below ground. As part of the project being developed by Teutsch Partners, the project team installed trusses — similar to those seen in bridge [...]

Crews navigate unique challenges on Ninth and Pine apartment project 2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00
20 Feb 2014

Henry Ground-breaking Photo Op

2016-01-21T00:37:06+00:00

After a successful ground-breaking ceremony at the Henry apartment project in Tacoma, we made sure to get a group photo with the ownership group and the Sierra project team. Pictured left to right: Kim Nakamura, Ward McLain, Tony Carino, Ernie Carino, Rick Basnaw, Bob Carrasco, Scott Carino, Jeff Murphy and Flask Robins.

Henry Ground-breaking Photo Op 2016-01-21T00:37:06+00:00
20 Feb 2014

Ground-breaking for key Tacoma apartment building

2016-01-21T00:36:21+00:00

Courtesy BCRA Construction will begin today on the first new apartment on the Tacoma waterfront in years. A group of Tacoma-area developers led by Carino & Associates are building the Henry, a seven-story, 161-unit apartment building with 10,500 square feet of retail, along the Thea Foss Waterway. BCRA is the architect and Sierra Construction is the general contractor. Scott Carino said he has known Sierra Construction President Rick Basnaw since they were 5 years old, and they were in the [...]

Ground-breaking for key Tacoma apartment building 2016-01-21T00:36:21+00:00
24 Dec 2013

Fedex opens center in Redmond

2016-01-21T00:34:46+00:00

The 210,000-square-foot FedEx Ground Distribution Center is open in Redmond, and is the largest industrial building in the city. SunCap Property Group of Charlotte, N.C., bought the 24-acre property at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in 2012 for $16.87 million and developed the property as a build-to-suit industrial center for FedEx. In October, SunCap Property Group sold the property to Franklin-Redmond Limited Liability Co. for $60.6 million. Freiheit & Ho Architects was the architect. Sierra Construction Co. was the design-build contractor. [...]

Fedex opens center in Redmond 2016-01-21T00:34:46+00:00
18 Dec 2013

Maple Valley shopping center getting Walgreens

2016-01-21T00:34:05+00:00

Sierra Construction last month started construction of a 14,900-square-foot Walgreens store at the Four Corner Square shopping center in Maple Valley that is being redeveloped by Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group. It is at Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road Southeast and Southeast Kent-Kangley Road. When finished in May 2014, the store will have a 30-foot-tall entrance with an upper canopy supported by wood beams and a lower steel canopy above the glass storefront. It also will have a covered drive-thru pharmacy. Sierra [...]

Maple Valley shopping center getting Walgreens 2016-01-21T00:34:05+00:00
26 Nov 2013

2013 in Review

2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we here at Sierra Construction would like to express our gratitude for a year of building great projects and great relationships with all of our friends, clients and subcontractors. Review some of our projects from 2013, and if you our your company were involved in any of these jobs, thank you for your contribution! We're looking forward to a busy 2014 and hope the same for you! BULLETIN 2013

2013 in Review 2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00
6 Nov 2013

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million. Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC. SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond. Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. of Woodinville. Freiheit & Ho’s website calls the distribution center the largest industrial building in Redmond. The building has 30-foot clear heights and houses offices, and sorting and distribution equipment. It is FedEx’s first LEED-certified project. SunCap is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in build-to-suit industrial and office facilities. It has developed projects, including other FedEx Ground distribution centers, in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Nevada and New York.

2016-01-21T00:32:09+00:00

Crews from Sierra Construction recently finished tilting both shells for the first phase of Stryker Business Center at Pacific Gateway in Kent. The 70-acre site at 59th Place South and South 212th Street is part of the former Boeing Space Center. The first building - a 120,600-square-foot concrete warehouse - was tilted in September. The job involved 68 exterior and four interior panels. Crews installed the membrane roof last month. The second building - a 318,200-square-foot concrete warehoue - was tilted [...]

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million. Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC. SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond. Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. of Woodinville. Freiheit & Ho’s website calls the distribution center the largest industrial building in Redmond. The building has 30-foot clear heights and houses offices, and sorting and distribution equipment. It is FedEx’s first LEED-certified project. SunCap is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in build-to-suit industrial and office facilities. It has developed projects, including other FedEx Ground distribution centers, in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Nevada and New York. 2016-01-21T00:32:09+00:00
26 Oct 2013

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife. Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities. Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet LEED core/shell standards. The engineers were Shutler Consulting Engineers (structural) and Barghausen Consulting Engineers (civil). Subcontractors were Pivetta Brothers (earth/utilities), Panelized Structures (roof structure and steel erection), Kirby Electric, R&H Mechanical (HVAC), Miles Sand and Gravel (concrete and asphalt paving), Patriot Fire Protection, Masonry Maintenance (slab sealer) and State Mechanical (plumbing). Sierra’s team was led by senior account manager Kirk MacGowan, project manager Matt DeFranco, project engineer Nolan Vella and superintendent John Dahlman. Prologis is an owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate.

2016-01-21T00:31:29+00:00

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million. Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC. SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond. Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. [...]

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife. Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities. Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet LEED core/shell standards. The engineers were Shutler Consulting Engineers (structural) and Barghausen Consulting Engineers (civil). Subcontractors were Pivetta Brothers (earth/utilities), Panelized Structures (roof structure and steel erection), Kirby Electric, R&H Mechanical (HVAC), Miles Sand and Gravel (concrete and asphalt paving), Patriot Fire Protection, Masonry Maintenance (slab sealer) and State Mechanical (plumbing). Sierra’s team was led by senior account manager Kirk MacGowan, project manager Matt DeFranco, project engineer Nolan Vella and superintendent John Dahlman. Prologis is an owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate. 2016-01-21T00:31:29+00:00
16 Oct 2013

Prologis finishes Fife warehouse

2016-01-21T00:30:51+00:00

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife. Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities. Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet [...]

Prologis finishes Fife warehouse 2016-01-21T00:30:51+00:00
14 Aug 2013

Panattoni pays $23M for liquor warehouse

2016-01-21T00:30:12+00:00

The Department of Enterprise Services sold the Washington State Liquor Control Board's old distribution center to Panattoni Development Co. for $23.4 million. Panattoni plans to remodel and add space to the building at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. Craft Architects will design the expansion, and Sierra Construction is the general contractor. Kidder Mathews marketed the property for sale. The price tag translates to roughly $104 per square foot for the 224,000-square-foot building, one of the highest prices for a distribution center [...]

Panattoni pays $23M for liquor warehouse 2016-01-21T00:30:12+00:00
2 Jul 2013

Buildings come down, interest goes up at former Boeing Space Center in Kent

2016-01-21T00:29:14+00:00

PCI Democon is busy tearing down seven buildings on part of the former Boeing Space Center in Kent to make way for constructing Stryker Business Center at Pacific Gateway. Crews have demolished the 21,000-square-foot Building 18-20, where Boeing did sound testing and the 31,500-square-foot building 18-06 that housed a cafeteria. Now under the wrecking ball are 161,000- and 140,000-square-foot office buildings. After those are down, crews will demolish a 160,000-square-foot data center, 140,000-square-foot office building and 9,000-square-foot electrical building. IDS [...]

Buildings come down, interest goes up at former Boeing Space Center in Kent 2016-01-21T00:29:14+00:00
26 Jun 2013

Walgreens under construction in Edmonds

2016-01-21T00:28:35+00:00

Sierra Construction last month started building a 14,400-square-foot Walgreens store with a drive-thru pharmacy at Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue West in Edmonds. When finished in December, the building will have a structural steel core, structural brick exterior walls and a stucco finish at the 23-foot-high storefront entry. Additional elements will include steel canopies and aluminum composite panels on the exterior and polished concrete floors inside. The site is being improved with new asphalt, landscaping, rain gardens and sidewalks along [...]

Walgreens under construction in Edmonds 2016-01-21T00:28:35+00:00
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