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31Mar 2014

Panattoni starts expansion at state’s former liquor warehouse

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. John Vernon, Bob Read More >

21Mar 2014

Titus-Will Ford renovating its Tacoma service shop

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 architect. The engineers are Read More >

26Feb 2014

Crews navigate unique challenges on Ninth and Pine apartment project

Courtesy Runberg Architecture Group
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 construction — just Read More >

20Feb 2014

Henry Ground-breaking Photo Op

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.

20Feb 2014

Ground-breaking for key Tacoma apartment building

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 same fraternity and Read More >

24Dec 2013

Fedex opens center in Redmond

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. Other team members Read More >

18Dec 2013

Maple Valley shopping center getting Walgreens

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 is using Read More >

26Nov 2013

2013 in Review

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

6Nov 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.

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 three weeks ago. Read More >

26Oct 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.

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  & Read More >

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