Auburn has promoted Don Shelton to Piping Superintendent!
Don has long been an important member of the team, especially on Auburn’s industrial and Boeing projects. Don has always been heavily involved with work beyond his foreman responsibilities (by assisting estimating and training newer members of the team) which makes him a natural fit to fill a leadership role at the company.
Auburn’s annual summer meeting, featuring a barbecue and ping pong tournament, was a success. The event started with a “state of the company” from President Stacy Johnson, department reports, and a safety discussion. After the business side was complete, the barbecue and charity ping pong tournament began.
Thank you to everyone who participated in raising money to benefit the Auburn Food Bank, Auburn Youth Resources, and American Heart Association. Congratulations to the ping pong champions – John and Joel (2017 repeat champions!).
Auburn Mechanical has finished work as the mechanical engineer and design-build contractor on the Bayview 62+ Community Renovation and Addition. The project added 120 living spaces to the community and is located in Queen Anne, Seattle. The project included residential rooms, therapeutic pools, boiler rooms, a sky lounge, and a garden room.
The team did not approach the project as something that gave them problems. They found it as fun and asked themselves “How can we get creative?” and “How can we do well?” Working in a 24/7 occupied space was a logistical puzzle that required creative solutions from our project team. For example, we had to schedule around naps and the lunch hour.
The project scope was full mechanical (plumbing and HVAC). Areas of work included:
• Boiler Replacement
• Ductwork Installation
• Air Handler
• Residential Bathrooms
• Waste Lines
• Therapeutic Pool Comfort System, Dehumidification, and Heat Exchanger
Our 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic was again an overwhelming success! The event supported the American Heart Association (AHA), Auburn Food Bank, and Nexus (Auburn Youth Resources). We appreciate the continued support of all our sponsors and volunteers, with their help we are able to raise funds to benefit these worthy causes.
Auburn Mechanical has promoted Brien Lautman to project executive. Brien has been with Auburn Mechanical since 2009 and manages the company’s technology projects. He recently completed the multi-million-dollar renovation of a high-profile corporate campus. He also is an active leader in Auburn Mechanical’s life science projects.
Located in Queen Anne, the Bayview Retirement Community offers enhanced retirement living improved with the renovation of the old building. Auburn Mechanical is the MEP engineer and design-build partner.
The Old Stove Brewing Co. is Seattle’s newest brewery, and Auburn Mechanical had the privilege of being part of the team that brought the brewery’s second location to life. Located on Western Avenue in the Pike Place Market’s new MarketFront building, the brewery overlooks the Puget Sound and has great connectivity to the revitalized waterfront. A temporary bar was established early in the project to coincide with the MarketFront’s summer grand opening. The full brewery and kitchen have opened. Auburn’s crews were faced with challenges both new and familiar, including the installation of a steam line which not only required coordination between Pike Place PDA, SDOT, Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation, and Enwave (Formally Seattle Steam) but also had to work around an art installation along Western Avenue. Existing MEP infrastructure was relocated to provide more headroom for the new mezzanine. The brewery also required a waste cooling and pH neutralization system, which is in a high traffic parking garage.
The Walton Lofts project was the new construction of the design-build, 12 story, 156,300-SF apartment building with 136 units featuring a loft-like setting. The 12-story building offers studios, one bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. Walton Lofts is a Green Globe project with a building constructed of post-tensioning concrete and includes three floors of underground parking. Auburn Mechanical worked closely with the architects and other design consultants through the design process.