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Affordable housing’s future? Innovative home built in Everett

Written By Zachariah Bryan EVERETT — The echo of the hammer was deafening on Wednesday. A carpenter swung it as hard as he could atop the roof of a new home, each bang reverberating throughout a warehouse on the Everett waterfront. He teamed up last week with a handful of ...
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New Timber Jobs Coming to Snohomish County

Author: Eric Wilkinson, King 5 News DARRINGTON, Wash. — New timber jobs are coming to Washington, and they're coming to an old mill town. Jobs of the past will soon be jobs of the future in Darrington. A new kind of engineered wood called "cross-laminated timber," or CLT, will be ...
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Skanska Taps Forterra for Carbon Neutral Goal

Seattle, Wash. – The Seattle office of Skanska, a leading construction and development firm, will become the first construction company in the United States to offset its entire 2021 construction activity and main office carbon emissions through its participation in Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture (ECC) program. Through this program, Skanska ...
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An interview with Forterra modular prototype designer and architect Omar Degan

Interview by Kevin Max Omar Degan, 31, was born in Italy and studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works in Mogadishu, where he has been since 2017, focusing on reconstruction work from years of war. He is the principal of DO ...
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Rep. Smith Secures Over $8 Million For Community Projects in the 9th District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) announced the successful inclusion of $8,148,000 million in the FY 2022 House appropriations bills for ten community projects in the 9th District. “I am thrilled the House appropriations bills includes funding for the ten projects I submitted that will help address growing inequities ...
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House Appropriations Committee Advances New Federal Funding to Support Affordable Housing & Jobs on Tacoma’s Hilltop

Washington, DC – Last Friday, the House Appropriations Committee advanced new federal funding that has been championed by U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) to support two projects that aim to provide more affordable housing and job opportunities in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. The investments aim to revitalize a historic ...
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