Grant Warehouse

JLD Construction Consulting joined PCRI-led team with Gerding Edlen, Colas Construction and Carleton Hart Architects to Develop Former Grant Warehouse Site and bring new affordable housing and retail August 19, 2015,  Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced the selection of a PCRI-led team to develop the former Grant Warehouse site. The site, located on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between Cook and Ivy streets, is envisioned with new affordable rental housing and community-serving ground floor commercial retail space. “Even ...

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JLD estimated – 190,000 SF YOGI TEA – largest new industrial building in Eugene

Work to begin on huge new plant for Yogi Tea Construction is set to start Sunday on the largest new industrial building in Eugene in nearly a decade: a 180,000-square-foot manufacturing plant for Yogi Tea.   The tea manufacturer said it’s ready to break ground Sunday on the $15 million to $19 million factory on Westec Drive, off West 11th Avenue. The plant will be a short distance from Eugene’s largest industrial building, the former Hynix chip factory, now owned and soon to be refurbished by Broadcom. Yogi Tea’s expansion first was ...

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Our estimate within 0.15% of Bid #1 and Bid #2 – We know the Market!

Centennial Industrial Park The port’s 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park (CIP) features 17 acres that are now ready-to-build and available for lease. An adjacent 50 acres of land — ideal for light industry or advanced manufacturing — are available for future development. Infrastructure improvements are complete, underground utilities, roads and sidewalks are in place, and a state-of-the-art storm water management system is ready for new tenants. In November 2016, the port and its contractor, Corp Inc., started construction on a 125,000 sq. ft. (32′ clear ...

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1st – 2017 groundbreaking with JLD Construction Consulting – Cost consulting

Florence, Oregon Public Works Operations Facility Groundbreaking On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 9:30 am the hail and rain let up for a few minutes to all the City Council and Staff an opportunity for a  groundbreaking ceremony for the new Florence Public Works Operations Facility! The City Council and City staff were joined by representatives from 2G Construction and Ray Wells for the groundbreaking of the new Florence Public Works Operations Facility located at the southwest corner of 27th Street and Kingwood. Construction is scheduled to ...

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Rising interest rates will not upset the apple cart this year.

The capital markets play a significant role in the investment and continued growth of the commercial real estate sector. The outlook of the financial landscape and what we can expect from the capital markets in 2016 has a significant impact on investment decisions this year. In 2015, we saw a stable, strong financial landscape with ample capital sources available to meet the demand and the continued growth of the market. However, the question remains - What can we anticipate from the capital markets in 2016? This brief overview of the dynamics that will likely ...

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Why construction productivity has very little change.

Why construction struggles to compete with rival industries Along with labor shortages, increasing regulations and lot availability problems, one issue spans all sectors of the construction industry, leaving professionals fraught with concern. That issue is productivity. Earlier this week, Brendan Bechtel, president and COO of global construction giant Bechtel, told Fortune that stagnant productivity levels in construction leave him "haunted at night." A recent World Economic Forum study found that productivity gains in the construction industry have been ...

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Wood Structure Office Tower

An artist's impression of the International House Sydney at Barangaroo. Photo: Supplied The first commercial office building in Australia made completely from timber will be built by Lendlease as the gateway to its multi-billion dollar Barangaroo development in Sydney. The six-storey International House Sydney will be made from engineered wood – Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glulam (glue laminated timber) – setting a new benchmark in the use of sustainable building materials. The timbers are sourced from sustainably managed forests in Austria. The CLT has ...

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Oregon Construction Job Growth

Construction employment slowed in April as the industry added 1,000 jobs. The Northwest experienced the reality of that slowdown as Oregon was the only state in the region to post construction employment growth between March and April. Oregon joined 21 other states that experienced construction employment growth in April. “Some of the slowdown in hiring last month was due to mild winter weather that allowed contractors to hire or retain workers in the first quarter instead of waiting until spring,” said Ken Simonson, the Associated General Contractors chief econom...

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100-story tower of cross laminated timber

The Race for the Wood Skyscraper Starts Here Right now it’s more like 125 workers gluing boards together in Oregon. Here’s how they get to a 100-story tower of timber. An architectural rendering of a 1,000-foot-tall wood skyscraper proposed for London. Source: PLP Architecture/University of Cambridge At a newly renovated plant in Riddle, Ore., workers glue together boards harvested from nearby forests, where Douglas fir has grown for thousands of years, and feed the resulting 10-by-30-foot panels into a pneumatic press. What ...

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