Silverdale Trails – Underground Detention System

Silverdale Trails Aerial 1 21 1100x825 - Silverdale Trails - Underground Detention SystemConcrete pouring recently commenced for the new underground stormwater detention vault at the Silverdale Trails retail development in Silverdale, Washington.

Utilizing two 61-meter concrete pumps, Apeland Concrete pumped approximately 1,000-yards of CalPortland concrete in under 10 hours to complete the vault’s entire slab and footing pour.  A task that would require roughly 100 ready-mix concrete trucks.

Larger than a football field, this underground detention system is being installed under the shopping center’s future parking lot on the eastern-central portion of the site.  It is designed to contain all of the stormwater runoff on the parking lot, and through the 1,000 gallon per minute filtration system, dissipate water into the earth opposed to being forced offsite in a storm event.

The Silverdale Trails is a 212,000 square foot shopping center situated on an approximate 18 acre site at Kitsap Mall Boulevard and Greaves Way.  The site sits against a natural backdrop of old growth timber and natural wetlands with views of Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound.

Robinson Construction Co. has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon.

TWP Oregon 2014 AW 120 - Robinson Construction Co. has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon.Hillsboro, Oregon – September 2014 – Robinson Construction Co. has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon.

The Top Workplace Program was set up by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, to recognize companies that have an excellent working environment with strong values. The belief of this program is that “The most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in.” And, to that end, the companies that make it on the list are determined by their employees.

Top Workplaces Robinson Construction Employees - Robinson Construction Co. has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon.The program sets out to identify and recognize good employers, based entirely on the opinions of their employees. These opinions are obtained through tried and tested employee surveys. Over 1 million employees nationwide complete these surveys each year. The results are provided to each company in order to aid them in improving their organization.

Companies given the Top Workplace award are ones that nurture and inspire their employees, allowing them to reach their professional and creative potential. By recognizing these companies, WorkplaceDynamics hopes to encourage more owners to strive for a better work environment.

Robinson Construction Co., recognized this year as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon, is a family-owned and locally operated business. The company attributes their success to a strong team of hard-working and dedicated employees. The company’s flexibility, encouraging innovation and creative thinking, is what has made this a top workplace with loyal and happy employees.

Proof that providing an environment where employees thrive leads to success is clearly seen in the 60-year success of Robinson Construction Co. As a team, they consistently deliver high quality projects that exceed their clients’ expectations.

Robinson Construction Co. is an independent, full-service, construction management/general contracting company.



Grand Ridge Plaza Earns LEED Certification

Robinson Construction Co. was selected by Regency Centers Corporation to construct a six-structure, 43,100-square foot project for Grand Ridge Plaza at Issaquah Highlands, just east of Seattle. From pre-construction to closeout, emphasis was placed on sustainability in both design and construction. The green building strategies employed on the project have earned Grand Ridge Plaza LEED Silver certification. The certification was awarded based on three major areas of reducing natural resource consumption – energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction.

Energy efficiency measures such as high performance variable-speed fan HVAC units, advanced energy management systems and LED lighting were used to significantly reduce building energy use. Through the use of smart water management, xeriscaping and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, the contractor ensured reduced potable water consumption. During construction, waste materials were successfully diverted from landfills by either re-using materials on-site or moving them to an off-site recycling facility.

The Grand Ridge Plaza project consisted of five multi-tenant buildings and a 10,000-square foot BevMo building, including several tenant improvement build-outs. Grand Ridge Plaza is a destination retail and entertainment center, housing a Safeway, a 12-screen Regal Cinema, Frame Central, and Carter’s, among other tenants. The final project by Robinson Construction Co. was completed on time, within budget and meets high standards of sustainability.