September Dinner Meeting
Seattle Sports: Quest for the Lost Yard, Lost Arena, and Lost Baseball Franchise
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00-8:30pm
Billy Baroo's at Foster's Golf Course
 13500 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168
 
         
Come listen to Art Thiel speak about the fates of the Seahawks and Mariners, as well as Universtiy of Washington Sports, the Sounders, and Sodo Arena!
 
Art Thiel is a Puget Sound area native who worked at newspapers in Tacoma, Bellevue, and Seattle for 30 years covering sports.  When the Seattle Post-Intelligencer went away in 2009, he and co-founder Steve Rudman started a sports news and commentary digital bsite, Sportspress Northwest. 
 
Art has covered nine Olympic Games and numerous World Series, Rose Bowls, and Super Bowls, including the past two with the Seahawks.  He also reported on the U.S. Open Golf Tournament at Chambers Bay in June.
 
His commentaries can be heard Friday and Saturday mornings on KPLU-FM 88.5.  He has published three books, including one a year ago on Russell Wilson.  Currently he's researching a film documentary on the Mariners' 1995 season that saved Seattle baseball.
 
 

 
  NUCA of Washington's
"Viva Las Vegas" Auction Event
 
Plans are underway for NUCA of Washington's Annual "Viva Las Vegas" Auction Event coming up on Saturday, October 17th.  Sponsors are signing up and donations are coming in.  We have lots of information on our website via the links below for members, guests, sponsors, and donors.  The annual auction supports Washington's civil construction industry by raising essential funds to help keep our legislative, educational, and out reach programs strong and effective.  We invite all our members and industry friends to participate in this fun-filled event!
 
  Important Auction Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coming Soon!
Downloadable Auction Preview Catalog!
 
 

 
 Industry Training and Certifications
 
 
 
Dig Safe Certification Course Schedule
 
    Chelan Fire & Rescue Meeting Room
    232 Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816
 
    325 Metcalf St, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
 
    NUCA of Washington Conference Room
    635 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA 98188
 
 
 
CESCL Certification Course Schedule
 
We will be hosting a CESCL Certification and Re-Certification course, on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.  For more details and to register, click here.
 
NUCA Joint Seminar
 
Join NUCA law firm members, Ahlers & Cressman PLLC, Ashbaugh Beal and Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP for a free half-day construction law seminar.  Topics of discussion will include Lien and Bond Claims, Notice and Dispute Resolution, Differing Site Conditions (Utility Locate Statute) and Changes and Change orders.   
 
NUCA of Washington is proud to offer educational programming to both members and non-members that fosters our members' commitment to safe, responsible, and ethical job site practices and conditions.  These programs include Dig Safe Certification, CESCL Certification, Flagger Training, First Aid/CPR, Confined Space Entry Certification, Competent Person Certification, and Hazardous Waste Certification.  If you are interested in hosting one of these classes or have any questions, please contact Andrea Ruotolo at 425-264-1240.
 

 
VICTORY FOR CONTRACTORS IN OLYMPIA:
GOVERNOR SIGNS NUCA’s VENUE BILL
 
Pictured are: Governor Jay Inslee, State Representative Jay Rodne, State Representative Laurie Jinkins and NUCA of Washington Legislative Committee Members, Mark Scoccolo, Mike Pelliterri and Lobbyist David Ducharme
 

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1601. HB 1601, the venue bill, helps level the playing field in construction contracts with counties throughout the state. HB 1601 allows contractors to sue a county in either that county or one of the two nearest counties. This legislation helps provide an impartial forum for contractors, and promotes fairness. The significant work that led to the passing of this legislation was spearheaded by NUCA of Washington, with support from the AGC of Washington.

Bob Marconi is the chair of NUCA of Washington’s Legislative Committee.

 
 
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