Seattle DJC: $68M UW Bothell project using new contracting process for subs

Seattle - Construction is set to start this month on a 75,000-square-foot science building on the University of Washington, Bothell campus.

The budget is $68 million, with construction expected to cost around $41.2 million.

The concrete-framed building will house 11 science labs, several classrooms, gathering space and a 200-person lecture hall. Faculty offices and support spaces are also planned.

This is the first new building to be constructed on the UW Bothell campus in 10 years, according to the university.

THA Architecture is the architect and Lease Crutcher Lewis is the general contractor/construction manager.

The building will have sunshades and an east-west orientation for better solar control. Classrooms and offices will have operable windows. Other energy-saving features will include chilled beams, displacement ventilation and heat recovery.

Lease Crutcher Lewis said this will be the first project in Washington where the mechanical and electrical subcontractors (Hermanson and Nelson Electric, respectively) were hired early in design, using a recently established MC/CM and EC/CM contracting process.

Other project team members include Glumac (mechanical and electrical engineer), PCS Structural Solutions (structural engineer), Otak (civil engineer) and Walker Macy (landscape architect).

Construction was initially slated to begin in 2011, but the state Legislature didn't approve all of the funding until earlier this year.

Work is expected to finish in time for classes in January 2014. 

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