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.
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.
This mixed-use project included the construction of affordable housing that included studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments. The roof is unique in that it includes a unique community space with dog-friendly amenities. Auburn provided mechanical, plumbing, gas, and boiler services on the project.
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.
The University of Washington’s Mercer Hall provides studios, 2, 3, 4 and 6-bedroom apartment units for over 900 students in five wings over a common parking garage. The seven-story concrete and wood-frame structure includes central courtyards, meeting spaces, and a coffee shop.
Auburn was responsible for plumbing, including boiler work, on the Anthem on 12th Apartments. The new-construction project resulted in a six-story building that has 120 apartments, including low-income housing. The building also includes commercial space on the ground floor.
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.
General Contractor: Mortenson
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