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University of Washington

Medical Center Expansion  PHASE 2, Seattle, WA

building total area

244,000 GSF

completion date

May, 2017

total construction cost

$186,300,300, MACC $75-90 Million


University of Washington Medical Center

a/e team

NBBJ Architects



construction team

Mortenson Construction Company



Johnson Controls



project description

UWMC Expansion Phase II Provide Build-out of three bed floors and the OR suite within the new Montlake Tower (Phase I), and renovate approximately 125,000 SF within the existing Cascade and Pacific Towers. The project utilizes the GC/CM Process with Mortenson, and the MC/CM and EC/CM alternate process for sub-contractors.

services provided

Design Phase Commissioning:  Developed the commissioning specifications, reviewed the design BOD, reviewed the architectural, mechanical, and electrical systems designs.

Construction Phase Commissioning:  Developed a “Phase II” commissioning plan, developed a startup and commissioning schedule, conducted installation audits, provided equipment startup oversight, gathered startup documentation, wrote and led execution of the commissioning functional performance testing, tracked issues and provided assistance to the contractor and design team to resolve those issues.

Acceptance Phase Commissioning:  Provided O&M documentation review and developed the “Skeleton” for an enhanced electronic O&M submittal, developed and executed an Owner training plan, assisted in provided a final commissioning report, oversight, and general commissioning oversight.

systems tested

Emergency lighting & signage, fire alarm, combination fire/smoke dampers, fire protection (incl. clean agent), ductwork distribution systems, steam and condensate systems, heating hot water systems, chilled water systems, heat recovery systems, supply air handling units, general exhaust air handling units, fan coil units, hot water unit heaters, room level HVAC, room pressurization controls, additional emergency generator and paralleling gear expansion, surgery sterilizers, surgery lights, equipotential grounding electrical panel systems, access control, CCTV, nurse call, DAS, communications cable plant, electrical power blackout and recovery testing.