Constructive Candor

Ready or Not, LID is Coming to a Code Near You

Updated April 26, 2016

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) is making Low Impact Development (LID) a priority in a major way: they are mandating the use of LID technologies for stormwater design and construction across the board.

Every agency in Washington will eventually be affected by this new rule. For those in the development industry, this is something to note and prepare for. Even if you don’t currently work in Washington, it is only a matter of time before other states follow Washington’s lead, so this will impact you at some point.

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Are You Ready to Implement Low Impact Development?

The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) is making Low Impact Development (LID) a priority in a major way: they are mandating the use of LID technologies for stormwater design and construction across the board.

Every agency in Washington will eventually be affected by this new rule. Will your agency be ready?

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Where Will Your Next Generation of Professionals Come From?

Finding, retaining, and replacing talent is a constant challenge for a business. Some professions have it easier than others because their pool of potential talent is deep and constantly refreshed by eager graduates who are hopefully job-ready. Other professions, however, have a dwindling talent pool with a drastically lower refresh rate. Based on my observations, many professions within the Energy industry are faced with these shallow pools.

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Practical Solutions: A Chat with WSDOT's Nancy Boyd

Engineering at its core is about producing an effective and efficient solution to a design problem. How can we make this water safe for drinking? How can we more effectively move people and goods from point A to point B while improving safety? Efficient, effective and practical solutions are beautiful things to an engineer.

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Is Your Safety Plan Translating From the Page to the Field?

Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse Kills 3 Construction Workers

Three construction workers were killed and another seriously injured late Monday morning when an exterior lift system tore from the side of an office building under construction in downtown Raleigh.

A witness, LeRoy Kelley, said workers were dismantling a "mast climber" on the 11-story  Charter Square Building on Fayetteville Street when the elevator-like system collapsed, sending a mobile scaffolding platform to the ground.

Officials with the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Division took control of the Charter Square site, halting construction.

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