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  • For the third year in a row, PSF has ranked amongst the 100 largest private companies in the Puget Sound area. This list is one of the oldest lists that the Puget Sound Business Journal publishes and includes 100 privately-owned companies that are globally headquartered in Washington, and ranked by the previous year’s revenue. Congratulations also to our partners and friends for making this list:

    Absher Construction Co.
    Appollo Mechanical Contractors
    Bayley Construction
    BNBuilders, Inc.
    Central Welding Supply
    Cochran Inc.
    GeoEngineers, Inc.
    GLY Construction Inc.
    J.R. Abbott Construction, Inc.
    Keller Supply Co.
    Kidder Mathews
    Lease Crutcher Lewis
    Lydig Construction Inc.
    MG2
    NBBJ
    Parametrix, LLC
    Prime Electric, Inc.
    Rafn Co.
    Schuchart Corporation
    Sellen Construction Co., Inc.
    Tulalip Resort Casino
    Venture General Contracting, LLC
    W.G. Clark Construction Co.

  • PSF recently hosted a meeting of the Seattle Bluebeam User Group (SeaBUG) at our corporate headquarters. In this meeting, PSF team members delivered a presentation on using Bluebeam Revu as part of PSF’s document management workflow as well as the advantages of using Bluebeam Studio versus SharePoint, DropBox or ShareFile. In addition, the meeting included some additional discussion about approaches to training and best practices, as well as how to approach making organizational changes. This user group meets regularly to unite local AEC professionals and share knowledge and discuss trending industry topics. For more information on the group, or if you are interested in attending future meetings, please contact Kellie Ward at kward@bluebeam.com.

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  • As a reminder, the Washington State Building Code Council adopted the 2015 editions of the IBC, IRC, IFC, IMC and UPC with state amendments; and the 2015 Washington State Energy Code. The 2015 codes are effective on July 1, 2016. Information can be found on the SBCC website here.

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    A 6,000-lb. AHU is lifted to the second floor

    As part of a shell and core remodel for the Trupanion TI project, the PSF SPTI crew recently led a delicate operation of installing four vertical, self-contained air handling units (AHUs), on the first two floors of a 5-story building. Two AHUs were installed on the second floor, each weighing approximately 6,000 pounds. They were lifted into a space upstairs with a mere four-inch clearance. Talk about a tight squeeze! These AHUs replace multiple rooftop units (RTUs), and an existing water-cooled heat pump system, which PSF removed along with old duct sections. The new ductwork was CAD-detailed, pre-fabricated, and spooled in our sheet metal shop into sections that could be easily handled at the jobsite, saving on installation time. Crews also replaced old PVC condenser water piping with new steel piping.

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  • PSF recently attended a reception in recognition of donors and participants in the latest renovations to the University of Washington Conibear Shellhouse. The three-story Shellhouse, located on the shores of Lake Washington, serves as the home of the Husky Crew and houses the student-athlete education center and dining hall. In the spirit of the history of giving by the Beardsley family, PSF contributed labor and materials on the improvement of the facility’s recruiting area. Of particular interest to the building is the Husky Clipper, the shell of the 1936 Olympic Champions, which is hanging from the ceiling of the dining hall.

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    Photo credit: Patrick O’Brien