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University of Washington

Suzzallo Library, Seattle, WA

building total area

4,025 SF

completion date

January, 2016

total construction cost



University of Washington

a/e team

Schacht Aslani Architects

CDI + Mazzetti

Affiliated Engineers Inc.

construction team

Western Ventures Construction

DJ Mechanical Inc.

Valley Electric Co.



project description

This project renovated an existing copy room and associated space into a book and paper conservation lab on the 5th floor of the 1960's connector building in Suzzallo Library. This project included the demolition of existing walls, casework, ceiling and floor finishes. It provided new utility power, lighting, modular lab casework and benches, walls ceilings and architectural finishes to current UW lab standards. The project consists of an open lab work area with associated administrative and storage rooms and an administrative office. Also included in this project is the installation of a new fume hood, dedicated fume hood ducting to the roof (one level up) and associated fume hood fan equipment. Associated mechanical and electrical upgrades were included. 

services to be provided

Wilson Jones Commissioning, LLC will provided Commissioning Authority services for this project through all phases of the construction process.  Activities performed for commissioning included:

·        Performed site visits

·        Created and Performed functional performance tests (FPT’s)

·        Tracked system issues and deficiencies

·        Assisted with the troubleshooting and resolution of controls and operational issues

systems tested

Domestic Hot Water System, Emergency Eyewash and Drench Hose, Pneumatic Dual Duct Terminal Units, Fume Hood Exhaust System (One Fume Hood and Three Snorkels), Lighting Controls System and Switching Receptacles.