Articles from February, 2020

Feb 28, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

“I am naturally creative, detailed oriented, work well with my hands, and excel at problem solving, so following in my father’s footsteps to become a pipefitter was an easy career choice,” recalls Hermanson Fitting Foreman Ken Flores. 

However, Ken’s skills as a pipefitter are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for this Renaissance man.  Ken grew up in Chicago, in a multi-ethnic neighborhood filled with authentic cuisine and colorful cultures.  Through this background, he developed an appreciation for cultural diversity, different languages, and flavors.  A self-described “foodie”, Ken and his wife/soulmate/life partner of fifteen years enjoy the flavor offerings close to their West Seattle home. 

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Feb 7, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing 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 PNW 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.

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