Abbott Wins AGC Awards
by Karen Lee
May 24, 2019
Associated General Contractors of Washington honored Abbott with two Construction Excellence Awards at the Build Washington Awards, held at the Museum of Flight on May 16.
The Hopelink Redmond Integrated Service Center won in the Private Building Construction $5-20 Million category and the FAA Northwest Mountain Regional Office Facility won in the Public Building $50-100 Million category.
The FAA Northwest Mountain Regional Office Facility is a new 300,000 SF five-story, Level 3 secured Federal, Class-A office building. With a six-month delayed start, the project team recognized the monumental task ahead of them and committed to work together to design, build, and deliver the project in compliance with the original budget and delivery date. The team quickly and effectively collaborated to manage the many challenges to maintain the schedule and budget that was set three years before starting work. Additionally, the project logged over 600,000 manhours and was built with zero lost-time incidents. The project achieved LEED Gold certification for both Shell and Commercial Interiors.
The Hopelink Redmond Integrated Service Center is a new 28,000 SF two-story building that combines Hopelink’s administrative offices, client services staff and the Redmond food bank. The team remained flexible and creative throughout the project to identify opportunities to adjust scope and finishes to align with the project budget. The building features tall windows to utilize natural light, exposed wood columns, open web trusses, glu-lam beams and other cost-effective but decorative finishes. This project is currently expected to achieve LEED Gold. Specific successes included paving the site before the winter weather season to avoid significant dewatering costs, Abbott self-performing many of the key features of the project and avoiding any time loss injuries throughout the one-year project duration.