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Take-Aways That Keep On Giving

When was the last time you attended a business seminar or presentation and walked away with a message that stuck with you? Sometimes the simplest things end up informing your approaches to tasks or dilemmas—year after year. The specific example I’m thinking of was a seminar presented by a woman from Starbucks, probably 10 years […]

Driving on Styrofoam, Building on Pillows

You may have seen this recent blog headline: In New York, Buildings ‘Sleep’ on These Giant Red Pillows. Since that headline was called out in an engineering-related notice, you might have assumed it had something to do with seismic stability or that it was related to geotechnical engineering. After all, a recent Washington State Department […]

Food Frenzy Raises Money and Food for Children

Hart Crowser staff recently took part in Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy competition, a creative competition between local businesses to raise funds and food for Food Lifeline to end hunger for children in western Washington. The “frenzied activities” extended over a couple weeks in July, and Hart Crowser came in fourth in the Design and Construction […]

Lessons from the Great East Japan (Tohoku) Earthquake

The Tohuku Earthquake was the fourth largest ever recorded in the world.  Doug Lindquist of Hart Crowser was part of a reconnaissance team that traveled to MiyagiPrefecture in Japan last June after the earthquake and tsunami. Doug found the experience in the tsunami-impacted areas profoundly moving.  “The damage was incomprehensible. Nearly everything was gone.” The […]