UW Medicine Phase 3.1

LEED Silver - Seattle, WA

The University of Washington, in cooperation with Washington Biomedical Research Facilities 3 and Vulcan, Inc., constructed a new seven-story biomedical research building with three levels of below grade for parking, a loading dock and research space.  The facility includes a large vivarium, seven floors of biomedical research laboratories including a large BSL-3/ABSL-3 laboratory on Level 7.

The 183,000 SF laboratory building houses 400 investigators and supports immunology, rheumatology, vision sciences, kidney research, and infectious disease research. The facility is the first of three to be constructed as part of a third phase of construction at UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus, which will provide a total of 542,000 SF of lab and office space at a cost of $360 million.

EEI documented and reported commissioning activities throughout the project and assembled that documentation as a final project record.  We also reviewed project record documents and O&M manuals for accuracy and completeness to ensure the O&M staff received appropriate training.

EEI also performed Integrated System Testing for the Biomedical Research Facilities 3.1 project.  Due to the critical mechanical, electrical and life safety systems, it is essential to test the interaction between systems during failure modes.  These interactions may not occur during the functioning of the individual systems.  The Integrated System Testing is performed after the functional testing of all individual systems is complete.  The tests simulated failures or alarm modes of the various portions of the mechanical, emergency power and life safety systems to verify the appropriate action and response to maintain key operational parameters for the facility.

Area: 183,000 SF

Total Construction Cost: $165.6 Million

 
 

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