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Helios Apartments

Helios Apartments

Helios is a 400-unit, 40-story apartment building in Seattle. The base of the tower features retail space with the podium of the tower facilitating four floors of above-grade parking located right above the retail level. Auburn Mechanical’s scope of work included design-build and plumbing.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction

REI Spring District Headquarters

REI Spring District Headquarters

Auburn is the plumbing contractor for the REI Spring District Headquarters. The new construction project consists of over 200,000 SF of office space for REI’s multi-building headquarters at The Spring District. Work will be done on the shell and core, a two-level garage, and conference space. The project features green features, is aiming for LEED certification, and will emphasize energy efficiency.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
  • Plumbing

Old Stove Brewery

Old Stove Brewery at Pike Place Market

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. 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. The brewery also required a waste cooling and pH neutralization system, which is in a high traffic parking garage.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Addatto Construction
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • New Construction

Red Cedar

Yesler Terrace Phase III – Red Cedar

Red Cedar is the second of three apartment projects that Auburn has completed as a part of the Yesler Terrace redevelopment for the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). We performed the full-mechanical engineering, design and installation for the job. The HVAC scope included variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and in-unit energy recover vents (ERVs). In addition to plumbing for 119 residential units, the project included a solar preheat system. We also provided all the piping for the refrigeration and set of significant equipment.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Andersen Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • New Construction

More About the Project:

Coordination

Based on two previously successful projects with SHA and Andersen Construction, our team was very in-tune with the client’s goals and how we would need to coordinate our work with the wood structure. Conflicts between plumbing, HVAC, and structural members were identified early in the design stage. We were proactive in addressing issues ahead of time to eliminate coordination in the field and increase productivity on site. Our constructability reviews resulted in saving time on the project.

Exteriors

In coordinating with the general contractor, we gave special consideration to the vent terminations on the outside of the building to develop a solution that would be equally functional and aesthetically appealing. Work up front was completed to ensure the entire project team was pleased with the selected type of terminations and that framing was properly coordinated for the hood.

Booster Pump and Just-In-Time Deliveries

Red Cedar required a booster pump which we installed in the water entry room. To accomplish this, the booster pump was transported on a skid, and we hoisted into the building. We coordinated with our subcontractor on the specific date the booster pump was needed on site to free up valuable laydown space and eliminate unnecessary equipment movement.

SAAS CUB

SAAS CUB

The Seattle Academy CUB is the home of their district’s middle school students. The structure includes a gym, commons space, administrative space, roof access, and one level of underground parking. The project is targeting LEED Gold Certification with its goal of sustainable construction.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: GLY Construction
  • Design-Assist
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • New Construction

F5 Tower

F5 Tower

Auburn Mechanical is the plumbing contractor for multiple projects on the nearly completed F5 Tower.

  • The primary focus of the project is a 44 floor, warm-shell high rise with core utilities to support future office tenants on the upper floors. The tower also includes nine levels of parking as well as tenant amenities. The shell-core tower construction is pursuing LEED certification.

  • The hotel tenant improvement on levels 1-16 included 189 guest rooms, a commercial kitchen and restaurant, conference rooms, and a hotel spa.
  • The project also includes a new 7-floor parking structure for the adjacent Rainier Club as well as a valet office to support that property.
  • Last but not least, Auburn Mechanical was the plumbing contractor for the renovation of the First United Methodist Church next door to the new tower. The work consisted of a full seismic upgrade of the existing structure as it was converted into the hotel’s event space. Architectural elements of the building were preserved throughout construction.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: JTM Construction
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction and Renovation