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Seismic strength critical for new Beaverton facility

A large earthquake is expected by some experts to shake the Pacific Northwest within the next 50 years or so. The new Beaverton Public Safety Center now under construction is being engineered to withstand such a quake and continue operating thereafter. Ground was broken in September 2018 on the three-story, 72,000-square-foot building on a 3.5-acre site at […]

Valley View Casino & Hotel Completes $50 Million Expansion

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians cut the ribbon Wednesday on a $50 million expansion of its Valley View Casino & Hotel in San Diego. The project included expanded gaming space and the addition of more dining facilities, among other things. Construction work on the property’s expansion kicked off 18 months ago. Wednesday’s opening […]

LAX Breaks Ground on Intermodal Transportation Facility – West

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) leadership and elected officials for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West), a key component of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). Located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street, the ITF-West, a parking structure and mobility […]

Downtown LA’s Union Bank Plaza To Get $20M Facelift

Driven by the need to attract new office tenants, Union Bank Plaza is getting a $20M facelift. KBS officials said the company would start construction and renovations on new features and amenities for the 40-story skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles later this month. “Offering easy access to both phenomenal entertainment and key transportation routes, UBP has […]

KBS Starts $20 Million Union Bank Plaza Renovation

KBS has started a $20 million renovation on downtown’s Union Bank Plaza, the group announced July 9. The remodel will include an updated two-story retail level, an updated conference center, outdoor seating with fire pits and a new lobby. KBS is also creating speculative tenant suites. Two of the eight under construction have been preleased. […]

Why Your City’s Next High-Rise Could Be Made Of Wood

As steel, concrete and glass came to dominate cities’ dense cores, wooden construction was largely relegated to single-family houses in the suburbs. But a push for sustainable and aesthetically pleasing construction materials — and some well-timed updates to building codes — could bring wooden construction back downtown. Buildings constructed with wood were long constrained to […]