It’s All About the Kids — Stories from an Operational Campus Project

While it carries its own special logistical challenges, there’s something uniquely rewarding about working on a site that is busy day-to-day with the kids who get to learn and grow in the schools we’re building. This is one of the main reasons why K-12 projects are particularly special for our Lewis teams. I got to… read more

Building a Healthier Future at Population Health

by Brian Aske, Education Market Director
When we originally won the design and construction of the University of Washington Population Health project, I was not totally clear on what Population Health was, why the Gates Foundation provided a very large grant to the University and why the schedule was so aggressive. Today, we understand the real-world impacts of the project and… read more

Resiliency in Construction, Part 2: Ideal Resiliency for Your Building

by Andrew Dykeman, Project Executive
In the first installment of our resiliency series, we discussed the case for resiliency and its relationship to economic security and business continuity. Sounds great in theory, but what does it look like in practice? Like most things in life, the answer can be complicated. The right mix of systems and solutions for one building… read more

A New Life, A New Trade

by Jordan Gevers and MacKenzie Junor
At Lewis, each of our jobsites consists of hundreds of laborers and construction professionals performing hundreds of tasks.  Every one of those people has a unique story to tell about what brought them to the site that day. This is the story of how Donny McKay, an intelligent, hard-working and highly respected apprentice carpenter at… read more

Resiliency in Construction, Part I: The Case for Resiliency

By: Andrew Dykeman, Project Executive
Earthquakes don’t kill people, buildings do. This axiom captures the life-or-death importance of resiliency. In the fields of architecture, engineering and construction, resiliency is a term used to describe a building’s ability to hold up to the forces of a natural event or the wear and tear of time and the elements without suffering failure.… read more