Nov 21, 2017
In Seattle, The Walsh Group hired Michael Ireland as quality control manager, and Branden Reynolds and Joe Beitinger as project engineers. Ireland previously worked on the Smith Island Estuary project north of Everett and the Highway 99 waterfront tunnel in Seattle, where he was lead field inspector. Reynolds has 10 years of industry experience working for Boudreau Pipeline, Stellar J and Pearson Drilling. Beitinger previously worked at Imco General Construction on upgrades to the fire, life and safety systems in the Interstate 90 Mercer Island and Mount Baker tunnels.
In Kent, Novinium hired Ken Gulezian as safety director. Gulezian previously managed and directed safety programs in the construction and electrical industries. He holds a bachelor's degree in health and safety management from Central Washington University, and is a certified Construction Health Safety Technician. Novinium rejuvenates underground cables for electric utilities.
Nov 14, 2017
Andrew Johnson is the new president of Lydig Construction's Western Region Group in Bellevue. Johnson is replacing Gus Gottschalk, who is retiring after 34 years with Lydig. Johnson is a University of Washington graduate who spent his entire career with Lydig, starting with an internship in 2006. He has served in multiple capacities at Lydig, most recently as project manager, and is a member of the UW's Construction Industry Advisory Council.
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, hired Osvaldo “Ozzie” Gonzalez as diversity and sustainability director in the Portland office. Gonzalez is developing economic opportunities through subcontracting, training, mentorship and community engagement in the Oregon and Washington markets. He has more than 16 years of industry experience.
Evan Bishop joined Hermanson Co. as account executive in the Owner Direct Solutions department, which provides maintenance, equipment change-outs and retrofits of mechanical systems in the Puget Sound region. Bishop has worked in account management in the mechanical construction industry for over 13 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of the Pacific.
Nov 07, 2017
Hermanson Co. hired Soph Davenberry as test, adjust and balance (TAB) technician and Kelcy Ayres as TAB apprentice. Both are focusing on the company's Owner Direct Solutions Department and “quick hit” service needs. Davenberry has more than 20 years of industry expertise, with a focus in smoke control, specialty test equipment and systems assessments. Ayres started in the trades out of high school and has been working in commercial HVAC controls for the past nine years. Both are members of Local 66 of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) union.
PCL Construction Services donated $75,000 for BIM education at Washington State University's School of Design and Construction. WSU's new BIM initiative will provide equipment, software and updated classroom spaces for students to work with programs like Revit, Navis Works, P6 and AutoCAD.