2017 Archives

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.

First Student Housing Project for Bellevue College

It is a beautiful site at the New Student Housing project under construction for Bellevue College with NAC Architecture! This couldn’t come at a better time for Bellevue College, which is embarking on its transition from a primarily commuter campus to a flourishing, multicultural residential college. The result will be an inclusive student community scheduled to open mid-2018. Thanks to our WALSH team of John Gilson, Mariah David, Blake Flury, Tyler Katzen, Fikreab Mulugeta, Karen Moon and Brian Lenz!

Time-lapse Video of Innovative CLT Modular Classrooms in Mt. Vernon

The K-3 Modular Classrooms in Mt. Vernon are going up like lightning! We’re excited to be working with Washington State Department of Enterprise Services and Mahlum on this fast-paced and innovative project built with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). Link to the video! RDF is self-performing framing, exterior cladding, window/wrb, rough/finish carpentry, concrete, and earthwork! Thanks to all our good people at RDF and thanks to the WALSH Team of John Gilson, Nathan Connaway, Wendy Kato and James Conway!

100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

WALSH was excited to attend the Oregon Business 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon celebration last night and grateful to have placed #9 in the Large Companies category! More than 9,000 employees participated in this year’s 100 Best survey, which analyzes Oregon companies’ best practices toward creating great places to work. Congratulations to all the organizations in attendance for continuing the tradition of excellent workplaces and THANK YOU to our amazing WALSH team for all your hard work and continuing five+ decades of commitment to extraordinary service. Our people make us great.