Mar 22, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Jason Heritage Women of Hermanson

As part of Women in Construction Week 2019, the Women of Hermanson hosted a Networking Event to bring together women of all disciplines within the construction industry on Thursday, March 7, at the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma.

Over 100 women representing the trades, engineering, architecture/design, project management and support staff gathered for an evening of food, drink, fun and fantastic views. Through the generous donations of industry sponsors, the event was free and accessible to all.

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Mar 15, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Jason Heritage

Winter storms across the country this year have caused more than downed trees and icy roads, they have also seriously impacted the nation’s emergency blood supply.

When inclement weather hits, it is difficult for the American Red Cross to hold the blood drives that ensure the availability of a consistent level of lifesaving blood products.

This week, the Hermanson Company’s Wellness Team once again organized a blood drive that collected 20 pints of blood that will go toward saving up to 60 lives! Hermanson Project Executive and first-time donor, Chris Baldwin, found the process very easy and said, “Taking a little time out of my day, could make a huge difference for someone.”

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Feb 8, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Estimating Mechanical Construction Cost Index

Many of Hermanson’s clients – both owners and general contractors – continuously seek to understand the trends impacting Mechanical Construction Cost.

Hermanson’s Estimating team has long tracked key construction cost indicators as part of our continuous effort to provide accurate costing information. Now, every quarter, we are publishing a basic Mechanical Construction Cost Index to help our clients understand mechanical market conditions and to plan their projects.

Hermanson’s Mechanical Construction Cost Index is based on a comprehensive, representative Puget Sound region project. A complete estimate for this baseline project was completed is Q4 2017, and is updated with current pricing following the end of each quarter. Through 2018, an overall increase of 4.0% was realized. A number of factors influenced this increase:

  • Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum impacted both Sheet Metal and Equipment pricing.

  • Cast Iron saw a significant increase – 8.0% - due to difficulty finding raw materials for this product.

  • The first major labor rate adjustments since “the Great Recession” for both HVAC & Plumbing went into effect in the latter half of 2017 & 2018.

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Feb 1, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Hermanson TAB Supervisor, Brad Sharp, will be speaking on a panel of industry professionals at South Seattle College on Saturday, February 2. Sharp who has been on the Technical Education Committee for the Sustainable Building Science Technology degree and was recently elected Committee Chair. The panel will offer students……

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Jan 25, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Scott Connors has been employed with Hermanson since 2003 and is currently running the plumbing fabrication shop at Hermanson’s SODO warehouse, where he works to develop fabrication processes and standards that optimize the mobilization techniques needed to support jobsite success.

For Scott, plumbing and mechanical work has been a family affair. He grew up working alongside his father earning extra cash cleaning and sorting tools and fittings. “I was always interested in what dad did and helped wherever I could. I would ask questions when he brought blueprints home…

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