Monday, September 8, 2014

CNN lauds Bainbridge Island Museum of Art among nation’s best

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, constructed by PHC, gets a shout-out from CNN this week, named one of America’s Best Small-Town Museums.

"BIMA's curators aren't concerned with any big-city competition,” the writer notes. "They've honed in with a laser-like focus on contemporary fine arts and crafts from a very small radius: the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas and the Western Puget Sound region ... in a dazzling glass building that reflects the region's eco-friendly spirit.”

A small town like Bainbridge Island is the perfect spot for a good art museum, CNN says, as "coastal hamlets, mountaintop villages and desert whistle-stops have inspired American artists for generations."

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PHC Construction highlighted for ferry terminal work

PHC Construction’s work on the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal is touted on the website this week.

The $4.7 million renovation includes a seismic retrofit and other improvements, including new public restrooms; demolition of inside tollbooths for better pedestrian flow; an inside space for the popular Commuter Comforts coffee stand; and a new heating and ventilation system.

The building is also getting a new roof and sliding doors, energy-efficient lighting and windows, and a revamped electrical system.

Keeping the busy terminal open and accessible throughout construction has been key to the project, Hadley Rodero, WSDOT spokesperson, tells the website. PHC was up to the challenge.

“As PHC became familiar with the terminal's operational needs, they streamlined their schedule and phased construction activity to maintain progress, while keeping the terminal open and functional,” Rodero says, adding that this reduced the total project completion time by six weeks and has kept it on schedule.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

One Planet Lunch for PHC Crew

PHC contractors in the Grow Community construction team were treated to a locally grown luncheon on the job site last week. All food for the noontime repast was grown on Bainbridge and North Kitsap farms. Local agriculture, sustainability and health are always on the menu at Grow!