Entries by Jack Blanchat

Swinerton Welcomes Project Executive Dane Ruddell

Swinerton is pleased to welcome Dane Ruddell, who has joined the Sacramento team as a Project Executive. Dane has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with demonstrated experience in operational leadership and strategic initiatives. Dane’s primary responsibility will be to grow Swinerton’s presence in the education sectors, including K-12, community colleges, and higher […]

Mass timber saves time, money for office building

Mass timber is the most suitable material for First Tech Federal Credit Union’s new campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, according to a new case study published by The APA – The Engineered Wood Association. The design for the five-story 14,493-m2 (156,000-sf) building was the product of a collaboration between First Tech, Hacker Architects, Kramer Gehlen & Associates engineering, and general […]

Safety’s Role in Sustainability

by Michael Darling, Swinerton Regional Safety Manager  Swinerton and our competitors all talk about “Sustainability.” This concept is influencing all sectors of the corporate world. It can be very difficult to clearly define exactly what this term means for businesses, their employees, and their customers. The United Nation’s Brundtland Commission defines sustainability as such: “meeting […]

Swinerton named a Top Employer by Hawaii Business for 8th Straight Year!

For the 8th year in a row, Swinerton was named one of the Top Employers in the state by Hawaii Business magazine! Swinerton was named a Gold workplace, one of only 18 companies to earn the top honor. Hawaii Business wrote: Swinerton Hawaii – with 190 employees here in the islands — is a top player in Hawaii’s construction industry.  The […]

Healthcare: Construction’s Role in Continued Market Strength

The Colorado Real Estate Journal recently reported that medical office buildings are outperforming the overall office market, boasting higher rents and lower vacancy rates. A recent CBRE report explained the trend: “The demand for medical office building space continues to expand in metro Denver by way of population growth, a rising older population and a greater portion […]