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.
The Kaiser Permanente facility in Burien is a design-build, plumbing, and HVAC project that included the new ground-up construction of a single-story, 23,000-SF medical office building. Mechanical work was completed for the labs, pharmacy, imaging, procedure rooms, exam rooms, offices, and common spaces. The scope consisted of a sanitary waste/vent, storm drain, variable-refrigerant-flow (VRF) system, domestic water systems, natural gas, exhaust, and associated ductwork.
Auburn was the full-mechanical contractor for the retrofit, and work was done throughout the facility with an emphasis on office space and the industrial rubber manufacturing room. The rubber manufacturing room included open facing ductwork, so the room required master craftsmanship and an aesthetically pleasing installation. Plumbing was also updated throughout the building for bathrooms and other water services.
Auburn was the owner-direct mechanical contractor on the Westland Distillery, Process Cooling System Retrofit. Westland was using domestic water to cool the distilling process, which was not economically or environmentally viable. By installing a dual system cooling tower/chiller, they are saving 13,000 gallons of water per day and increased the efficiency by about 80% (compared to a chiller alone).
The Stone Bridge Marriott Residence Inn is a 15-story, 320-unit hotel that utilizes a fluid cooler and vertical-stack heat pumps in the guest rooms for stand-alone room controls. Also included is a mechanical room. Challenges on the job included a fast-paced completion schedule and building in a downtown environment. Auburn teamed with Mortenson and the rest of the major subcontractors to successfully implement a construction schedule and a pull-planning process that helped smooth out a tight schedule. The project also included a challenging MEP detailing process with limited ceiling space with a complex HVAC distribution that included a smoke-control system.
MG2 Architecture, one of the largest architecture firms in the state, moved its headquarters from Bellevue to Seattle. For MG2’s new office, Auburn was responsible for the complete install of a new LG VRF System in a 60,000 SF shell-and-core building. The system includes 150 tons of cooling and heating, with associated low-pressure ductwork and control system.
Seattle Genetics was a new construction project of a pharmaceutical research lab within an existing shell and core. Auburn was responsible for the design-build RO/DI plant, controls, and BCF facility distribution; design assist for IQ, OQ, PQ, and SOP development; and an FDA validated system.
The Southport Office Campus is located in Renton, and the class-A office project consisted of the new construction of a 664,000 square foot, six-level parking garage, and three nine-story office towers totaling 712,752 square feet. The project took over three years to complete and was completed in three phases. Additionally, Auburn was the first MEP subcontractor to complete their scope of work on the project, saving the owner money.
Auburn was the design-build, full-mechanical contractor for the project. The tenant improvements took place in three-buildings—totaling 338,000 square feet—in just six months. The project included chilled water rooftop AHUs with VAV and electric reheat, chilled water fan coils for IT and 24/7 loads, and a complete replacement of the hydronic piping systems.
General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
Renders Courtesy of Clive Wilkinson Architects.
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