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Space Needle’s Biggest Renovation

Seattle Space Needle's rennovation

Built in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair, the Space Needle is undertaking the third and largest major renovation in its history.

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Risk Transfer:  Avoiding the Pitfall of
“Horizontal Exhaustion of Limits”

Parker, Smith & Feek: Risk Transfer - Avoiding the pitfalls of "Horizontal Exhaustion of Limits"

A landlord of a commercial building includes in their lease a requirement that their tenants maintain commercial general liability (CGL) insurance with a limit of no less than $2 million. The landlord must be named as an additional insured under the tenant’s CGL policy, and the policy must be primary and noncontributory with respect to any policies carried by the landlord.

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PS&F Alaska Raising Money For
The Alaska SPCA & Mable T. Coverly Senior Center

Parker, Smith & Feek supports Alaska SPCA

Parker, Smith & Feek’s Alaska office spent a Friday raising money for the Alaska SPCA and Mable T. Coverly Senior Center by participating in a city-wide scavenger hunt around Anchorage.

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Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) Conference

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound

This year’s CAMPS Conference on June 8th will be focused on helping members achieve Market Domination.

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NCCI’s Elimination of Anniversary Rating Date –
What it Means for You

Way back in July of 2015, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) made a decision to eliminate employers’ Anniversary Rating Date (ARD) beginning May 1, 2017. Historically, the ARD was designed to control the effective period for an employer’s workers’ compensation rates and experience modification factor.

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Damage To Your Work Exclusion:
A Common Construction Claim Scenario

Damage to your work policy

The following is a common claim scenario for our general contractor and subcontractor clients: A general contractor hires a subcontractor to complete work on the construction of a building. A few years after the construction is completed, the building owner alleges there are defects in the construction, and makes a claim against the general contractor. The sole focus of the claim is the work of the subcontractor. The allegedly defective work did not cause damage to any other part of the building.

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Genie Scissor Lifts

Parker, Smith & Feek Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are an essential piece of equipment on many construction projects. To ensure an incident free workplace it is important to have operators adequately trained, a pre-use inspection performed, and a preventive maintenance program in place.

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How 3-D Printers are Changing the Aerospace Industry

Aerospace 3-D Printers: Manufacturing Practice Group

In Account Executive Marie Gallanar’s never-ending quest for knowledge as a member of the Parker, Smith & Feek Manufacturing Practice Group, she attended the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Annual Conference in Lynnwood, Washington.

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National Association of Women in Construction Week

The National Association of Women in Construction takes a week every year to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry, raise awareness of opportunities for women in construction, and to emphasize the growing presence of women in this industry. Parker, Smith & Feek is showing our support by sponsoring their Ignite Women! event.

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Women in Leadership

Parker, Smith & Feek Women in Leadership

To quote Six Sigma Black Belt, Jack Donaghy, “Diversity is the engine that drives this country.” Though Jack is a fictitious character, his message rings true. Diversity in employee populations leads to variety in opinion, critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving.

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Alaska Business Monthly Hall of Famers!

Each year, Alaska Business Monthly inducts local business leaders into their Hall of Fame. Several people from PS&F were present to honor the inductees.

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AGC Alaska’s Excellence in Construction Awards

Parker, Smith & Feek Alaska's Excellence in Construction Awards

Last week, PS&F was honored to sponsor AGC of Alaska’s Excellence in Construction Awards! These awards recognize outstanding projects completed by contractors based on an extensive list of criteria, including innovation in techniques or materials, addressing difficult challenges, and environmental sensitivity.

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