In the second quarter of 2019, the Seattle, Washington City Council reached agreement on funding the largest new development in the city’s history – a $1.6-billion expansion of the Washington State Convention Center. The joint venture Clark-Lewis (formed between Clark Construction and Lease Crutcher Lewis) was awarded a $960-million construction contract for the project.
Garco Construction of Spokane, Washington will complete initial foundation work for the 1,500,000 – square – foot (139,354 sq. m) convention center expansion. Garco has recently acquired two additional Link-Belt Cranes for the project, a 110-ton (100-mt) TCC-1100 and a 200-ton (182-mt) 248 HSL from Triad Machinery, the Pacific Northwest Link-Belt distributor. In addition to their crane purchases, Garco rents several other cranes from Triad Machinery, including a 75-ton (70-mt) TCC-750, 120-ton (110-mt) TCC-1200, and 110-ton (100-mt) 218 HSL.
The cranes primarily lift rebar and forms on-site, with the 218 HSL, TCC-1100, and TCC-1200 and 248 HSL used mainly for the foundation—lagging with soldier piles and pouring concrete for walls. The deepest point of excavation will be 75 feet (22.8 m) below street level.