Category: Higher Education

UW Kincaid Hall Renovation

UW Tacoma McDonald Smith Renovation

UW Tacoma McDonald Smith Renovation

The UW Tacoma McDonald-Smith project was completed while occupied by a tenant on level one. The historic 1890 building was renovated, which added office and meeting spaces as well as a new mechanical system. Auburn was responsible for the HVAC and plumbing on the project. The building was fully renovated to provide classroom, office, and meeting spaces.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Mortenson
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Design-build

UW Husky Stadium Renovation

UW Husky Stadium Renovation

The Husky Stadium Renovation project was a developer-led, design-build project that included complete demolition and reconstruction of the lower bowl and south grandstand, renovation of the Don James Center, the addition of permanent east stands seating, as well as a 200-stall, 75,000-SF parking garage. In addition, an 80,000-SF football operations building was constructed in the west arena, housing the home-team locker room, weight room, team meeting rooms, recruiting lounge, and coaches’ offices. The project also included a 35,000-SF sports medicine clinic located beneath the south lower-bowl seating. The renovated stadium includes 70,000 seats, 2,500 club seats, and 28 new suites.

Auburn was successfully able to implement Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) throughout all preconstruction and construction activities at Husky Stadium. IPD leverages early contributions of knowledge and expertise through the utilization of new technologies, allowing all team members to realize their highest potentials better while expanding the value they provide throughout the project lifecycle.

As a part of IPD and Lean Construction Ideologies, Auburn was responsible for all preconstruction activities, including design, detailing activities, MEP, and BIM coordination. This helped promote high productivity by lowering waste, time overruns, quality issues, and conflicts during construction. By promoting higher efficiencies in a controlled environment, we were able to prefabricate nearly 35% of the Husky Stadium Renovation at our headquarters and then deliver and install in the field.

The Lean construction approach also benefited the GMP contract structure of the project. Negotiating pricing was a collaborative approach between the owner, architect, and construction team, bringing visibility to cost impacts at the point of discovery and helping maintain budget and schedule. This promoted a team environment where all team members involved were able to discuss potential pitfalls and work together to find solutions to the issues at hand.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Turner Construction/HSW

Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)

Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)

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.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Wright Runstad
  • Design-Build
  • Plumbing
  • New Construction