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| FEATURE

From Below the Bottom Up:
Enhancement Reclamation
Spotlight on the
Columbia Tech Center

By Libby Morrison

THE TRADITIONAL CONCEPT OF sustainability usually conjures images
of peaceful flowing streams, the
sound of leaves rustling in a gentle
breeze and pangs of longing for a
deep breath of fresh mountain air.
However, the essence of "sustainability" does not stop at preserving
nature. The "Triple Bottom Line"
of sustainability is a more holistic model, which champions longterm environmental, economic and
social health. These three pieces fit
together like a Venn diagram and
acknowledge the integrated and
complex nature of sustainability.
The Columbia Tech Center in Vancouver, Wash., satisfies this Triple

Bottom Line notion of sustainability
and fully deserves its time in the
Enhancement Reclamation Spotlight.
The Columbia Tech Center is a master-planned, mixed-use development
located in Vancouver- at least, that's
what the website says. And while
the online portal is very accurate, it
leaves out what the Columbia Tech
Center was: a quarry. A quarry that
has undergone incredible enhancement reclamation. Over 400 beautifully
paved and landscaped acres of new
offices, retail shops, luxury apartments and a vast array of community
amenities from a medical center to
a college campus and a 12-acre park
with an amphitheater, now sit where

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017

Aggregates News Blasts
Improving Safety Is an Ongoing Effort
Quarries Rock Capitol Hill
Legislative and Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting
Recognizing Outstanding Operations
From Below the Bottom Up
Using Audits to Mitigate Environmental Risk in a Regulatory Downturn
Rip & Share
Equipment Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Intro
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - cover1
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - cover2
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Aggregates News Blasts
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 12
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Improving Safety Is an Ongoing Effort
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 14
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Quarries Rock Capitol Hill
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 19
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Legislative and Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 24
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 25
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Recognizing Outstanding Operations
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 27
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 28
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - From Below the Bottom Up
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 30
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 31
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 32
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Using Audits to Mitigate Environmental Risk in a Regulatory Downturn
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 34
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 35
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 36
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Rip & Share
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 38
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 39
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Equipment Guide
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 41
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 44
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - 46
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - November/December 2017 - cover3
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