Projects take flight with SCJ’s drone program

Drone imagery of our Centralia College TransAlta Commons project Search and rescue missions. Window cleaning. Delivering life-saving medicine to remote areas. These are just some of the ways drones are being used today. Drones have come a long way since…

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The magic of open-water swimming in the Puget Sound

Swimming into the sunset by SCJ's Chelsea Lee Author Susann Babaei, a project engineer with our Seattle Transportation Design team, recently joined a swimming group that ventures the open waters of the Puget Sound. Susann is a motivator and resource…

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Trailblazing the SCJ way

The outdoors has become a refuge for many as the pandemic wears on. From reducing cabin fever to treating Zoom fatigue, spacious parks and beaches provide options for socially distanced picnics, and campgrounds at reduced capacity are giving families space…

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New Craft District aims for excellence in Tumwater

Always surround yourself with people you can learn from. This was a guiding principle of Leopold Schmidt, founder of the Olympia Brewing Company in Tumwater, Wash. Leopold Schmidt, founder of the Olympia Brewing Company. Photo courtesy of Olympia Tumwater Foundation.…

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Safety, traffic flow, and a first for the U.S.

From the Federal Highway Administration Replacing a traditional intersection with a roundabout can reduce the number of crashes by 35 percent. Even more impressive: roundabouts bring the number of fatalities down by 90 percent! At SCJ, we’ve been doing roundabouts…

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