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  • Dylan Emde staff photoDylan Emde has joined PSF as Project Design Engineer. Dylan is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. We look forward to his contributions to a well-established team.

  • Dec 23 2014

    december-header_02Every year my wife asks me what my New Year’s resolutions are going to be and I answer that I don’t believe in them. I do believe in making positive changes but I feel that if there is truly a desire to make something happen, why wait until January 1st? I also know that most resolutions fail when there isn’t a solid commitment to make a change. Change can be hard.

    The reality is change is important and necessary, and our industry is experiencing as much change now as any other time previously. Though the design and construction industry is continuing to recover and industry forecasts are positive, there appears to be a shortage of quality people available to design, manage, and execute the work. Additionally, construction costs are increasing, and project margins have not recovered from the great recession. The feedback we hear from our owner, developer, and GC partners is that if costs increase, the deals they are working on won’t pencil out and may not get built. This leads us in one of two directions: do we simply accept this and roll with the punches, or do we go back to the drawing board and find ways to transform this new reality?

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  • On November 7th, the Washington State Chapter of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association held its annual Night of the Stars awards gala at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Each November, this event honors outstanding local real estate projects and companies from around the Northwest for their impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity, and local contributions. Follow this link for a complete list of winners.

  • The WSSHE Southwest Chapter held its latest educational program on November 12th hosted by current chapter president Keith Geary, Director of Plant Operations at Mason General Hospital. Kevin Kajita, Director of Plant and Engineering Services from Grays Harbor Community Hospital, provided the presentation “USP Chapter 797—Pharmaceutical Compounding: Sterile Preparations.” The program was attended by more than 40 hospital facilities engineers, mechanical engineers, architects, pharmacy directors, and industry professionals.
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    Jeremy Plummer web
    Jeremy Plummer has joined Seattle-based PSF Mechanical as HVAC Service Technician. A first-year apprentice, Jeremy holds an HVAC/Refrigeration degree from Clover Park Technical College and has three years of industry experience.