Construction Industry

Sandblasting The Historic Macy’s Building In Preparation for Amazon

Previously home to The Bon Marché and currently home to Macy’s, 300 Pine St. is a historical epicenter of retail in Seattle. Amazon has recently announced that they will keep this tradition going by leasing 6 floors of office space above the downtown Seattle Macy’s store. Combined with the announcement earlier this month that Amazon plans to…

The Tracy House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Have you ever-mixed cement? First, add water to a mixture, stir, pour, and wait for it to set. Sounds simple enough, right? Now, repeat those steps 1,700 times into individual block molds. That is exactly what Seattle couple, Bill and Elizabeth Tracy, did five days a week for a year while constructing their home in Normandy Park, WA in 1956.

2011 vs 2012: Construction Spending in the U.S. [Infographic]

Last month, Final 2012 construction spending numbers were released by the US Census Bureau in their January 2013 Press Release. This graphic illustrates some of the comparisons in public, private, and total construction spending from 2011 to 2012.

You’re Invited to Our Open House! [New Date – 3/12/13]

We’ll be hosting a drop-in open house with a catered luncheon on March 12, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to reveal our new offices. So, mark it on your calendars! We recently expanded into our new offices in Kent, WA. We were previously located in Bellevue, WA but outgrew our space and found a 10,000 square foot office/yard space in Kent.

Construction Spending in the U.S. [Infographic] September 2011

About the Infographic At Crystal Soda Blast, we continually monitor the performance of the construction industry and look for trends that help us better understand the overall picture. The infographic below shows you some of the trends that we’ve noticed in the past few months. We hope you will find this information as interesting and…