Celebrating Completion of the Mt. Vernon CLT Classroom Project! (And More!)

How often do you have the Governor at your ribbon-cutting! The first CLT Classroom Project is complete with Governor Jay Inslee doing the honors on May 19 at Jefferson Elementary in Mt. Vernon, Washington. The building is part of a statewide pilot project using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), that will generate much-needed classroom space in beautiful, permanent wood structures.

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Corporate Citizenship Awards

WALSH was excited to attend the Corporate Citizenship awards celebration on May 17 and we are honored to receive the Neighborhoods & Communities Corporate Champion Award (takes a full breath to say it!) The awards are presented by The Seattle Foundation to eight companies that embrace “Healthy Communities” through support of Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, Neighborhoods & Communities, and Global Giving. Special thanks to LIHI for sharing this afternoon with us, and to our amazing WALSH employees who volunteer their time and talent in support of our community. You inspire us.

Central City Concern Annual “We Are Family” Event

It was so uplifting to attend Central City Concern’s “We Are Family” 2017 annual event to celebrate and support Letty Owings Center and Family Housing program! More than 300 community members showed up to support families in recovery working hard to create more stable, healthier futures for themselves. Thanks to Central City Concern for all they do for our community and for a special evening!

Presentations for the Walsh Construction Co. & Portland Building Enclosure Council examination of Orchards at Orenco.

Walsh Construction Co and the Portland Building Enclosure Council hosted an examination of Orchards at Orenco on Monday, April 3rd. The design of the project was discussed, specifically examining the enclosure and mechanical systems that helped us to achieve Passive House Certification. The project’s outstanding measured energy performance was presented, with a breakdown of energy consumption and a comparison to the modeled energy performance. Finally, they discussed the hygrothermal performance of the exterior wall assembly, which has been monitored by RDH since the building first opened to tenants in 2015.

Presentation  by Mike Steffen, AIA LEED AP, General Manager of Walsh Construction Co.: Enclosure and Mechanical System

Presentation by Jonathan Smegal, RDH, Analysis of Hygrothermal Monitoring of Exterior Wall Assembly

Presentation by Dylan Lamar, Green Hammer, Analysis of Measured Energy Performance

Addressing the Housing Crisis Through Cost Efficient Design and Construction

Grateful to be a part of the conversation with REACH Community Development, who are proactively addressing the housing crisis in Portland, and our project partner Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc.!

Thanks to all who joined us to experience how REACH is addressing the housing crisis through Cost Efficient Design and Construction! Guests had the opportunity to meet the design team from Walsh Construction Co. and Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc. and tour our full-scale mockup apartment. This innovative model for new REACH apartments will help us reduce costs and build more units.