The ShoWare facility is a regional sports venue with LEED Gold certification. ShoWare is the home of the Seattle Thunderbirds and Tacoma Stars. At 175,00 square feet, the facility has a capacity for 7,800 people and is a center of sports, concerts, and events.
Block 45 includes a 13-story, 317,000-SF office building with four levels of below-grade parking. The building includes a reception area, interview rooms, and commissary kitchen located on the first floor. The second-floor houses training rooms, usability labs, a podcast room, and café. Private and open offices and conference and break rooms are located on floors three through twelve. Auburn was the design-build, plumbing partner on the project.
Our scope of work included:
800 feet of underground plumbing
Installation of the storm drain system, roof and floor drains, and all associated piping
Sanitary waste and vent piping, plumbing fixtures and equipment, piping, and metering; condensate drain system and natural gas piping
Installation of domes; hot and cold water for the commercial kitchen, core and shell restrooms, and break rooms
Auburn was the plumbing contractor for the renovation of the First United Methodist Church into The Sanctuary event space. The project was next door to the F5 tower project and utilized the same team. 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—historic elopements were carefully moved so upgraded plumbing could be installed. Notable work on the project included piping, bathrooms, and kitchens.
The Joseph Arnold Lofts are a new, design-build, 12-story apartment. The building features PT concrete and three floors of underground parking. Auburn worked closely with the architects, and other design consults through the design process. Of paramount concern, the parking garage would sit more than 20 feet below sea level—located on Elliot Avenue. Coordination with the general contractor was essential to ensure below-slab piping, vaults and penetrations were to be watertight. The 3D MEP coordination allowed the team to “fly-through” the partitioned sections of the slab where vaults and the 30,000-gallon stormwater retention tank were segmented from the slab and enclosed in formed, waterproofed concrete.
Auburn was the full-mechanical and design-build contractor on the Overlake Hospital Medical Center Cancer Wellness Center project. Auburn completed 70,000 square feet of construction within the main campus, south tower, and medical pavilion. All work was separated into four major phases with multiple sub-phases for each area to maintain a constant flow in critical and sensitive areas within a fully-operational hospital. Auburn performed mechanical work for the pharmacy, surgery, and imaging departments as well as labs, common spaces, and the general exam-room environments.
The Moore Center project provided the Auburn team with some challenges as the original building was permitted for office space, and the project required a residential treatment facility. For the space to meet the new requirements of occupancy, the fire and smoke systems were completely redesigned by the Auburn engineering team and installed within a short amount of time to meet a very aggressive schedule. Auburn’s CAD department used its state-of-the-art 3D scanner to get an accurate model for the existing building. Auburn was able to complete this complex, fast-paced, full-mechanical project on schedule.
Auburn was the design-build plumbing contractor for the UW Global Innovation Exchange project in Bellevue’s Spring District. The project consisted of two levels of underground parking and three levels of shell-and-core spaces. The shell-and-core systems consist of storm, waste and vent, domestic water, foundation drainage, and future plumbing connections for the tenant improvement areas.
The Goodwill JTE is a two-story office space over one level of ground-level parking comprising a total of 60,000 square feet. The building includes energy efficiency and water-conservation features, including a rainwater harvesting and cistern system. For these efforts, the project received the LEED Silver designation. The new building allowed the Seattle Goodwill to increase the number of free education classes they could offer as well as increase the amount of administrative space.
Jerome was hired by Auburn Mechanical in 2007 and has worked in the Mechanical Contracting industry for 20 years. He has had responsibilities and experience in a wide range of piping and mechanical projects including healthcare, industrial, commercial, and tenant improvements.
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