Design Assist, 14-story, mixed-use building that will overlook South Lake Union. It will consist of an outdoor market, various retail shops, cafes, restaurants, 4-5 levels of underground parking, and various outdoor areas designed for social gatherings. The primary focus will be providing an interactive environment for customers as well as local residents can enjoy. Their vision is to bring an "enlightened, urban experience" to Seattle. "Sustainability features: 400 Fairview will have a minimum 25% reduction in energy use and minimum 40% reduction in potable water use. 400 Fairview will utilize active chilled beams for heating and cooling that is quieter and more comfortable while using 30% less energy for HVAC than a typical office building". The building is used for commercial office space, along with retail/restaurants in the main market hall area.
42-story residential tower located in Seattle. It has 447 residential suites with 5-floors of underground parking. Two floors are dedicated to Amenities and two outdoor decks. Amenities include full kitchen, conference rooms, dog run, gymnasium, and open lounge area. First floor includes bicycle storage and repair area, crafts and mail room, showers, and leasing offices.
This project was a Tenant Improvement on the 2nd and 3rd floor for AirBnb. The scope of work included installation of (628)CAT6 Panduit cables, (6) APC cabinets as part of (2) complete IDF build outs. VECA also installed a backbone cabling system including (1) 25-pair, (12) CAT6 cables, and (1) 12-strand SM fiber cable from the MDF to the AV Room and each IDF.
Interior retail build-out completion concurrent with the Shell and Core. Design-Assist services for the electrical systems for retail spaces 1, 2 & 3 within the Spheres.
Design-build of a 19 story class A office building in Bellevue with 12 levels of parking, 462,000 SF and 902 parking space. Public amenities include: fitness center, conference center, Retail space and the project will be LEED Gold certified. The project Electrical systems included security, access control, telephone, data, fire alarm, low voltage installation, power, lighting, sound system, AV and WLAN Installation (WI-FI), Public Safety (DAS) system with an in Building Cellular antenna system.
New construction, Design Build, mixed use project, with (2) 34 story towers. High end residential building will have 800,000 SF with a total of 450 units, public amenities, spa, fitness center, media center, event rooms, gourmet kitchen areas, 7 levels of underground parking, and 3 floors of high end retail space. Opened March 2010. Built on an accelerated schedule, 7 day cycle per floor. Electrical systems included security system/access control, telephone/data, fire alarm, low voltage installation power, lighting, sound system installation, AV and WLAN Installation (WIFI).
New medical center included the 12-story, 368-bed, 710,440 SF tower, renovation of the existing facilities, including critical technological equipment, 1,000-car parking garage and sky bridge connection to the hospital’s regional cancer center. The entire first floor of the new tower houses a modernized emergency center with 79 private treatment rooms and surgical centers. There are two floors\dedicated to surgical suites, with 700 SF operating rooms. Two floors of the tower contain an intensive care unit, a cardiac surgery single-stay unit and six kidney dialysis stations. The renovation portion of this project occurred while the facilities were occupied.
EC/CM new site construction project for an elementary school newly added to Mount Vernon School District’s roster of schools. The structure is approximately 85,000 SF, 2 stories including gymnasium, library, and commons area with a 3rd story used as extensive mechanical/HVAC space. Classroom sections were split between 3 separate wings of the building with the 4th wing being dedicated to the commons and gym area. The site was completely brand new and included provisions for a sports field and outdoor play area in addition to adequate parking and outdoor lighting.
VECA Technologies is nearing completion of an installation within the new F5 Tower in Seattle that consisted of 27 floors and an onsite data center and lab space. VECA Technologies was also tasked with some Design Assist working closely with the F5 IT and Construction teams once awarded the project to insure no scope gaps were missed. The installation consists of roughly 8500 CAT6A station cables, an MDF and Multiple IDF’s, OS2 Single Mode, OM4 Multimode Fiber and CAT6A Backbone Cabling. The Data Center and lab spaces consisting of over 100 cabinets with CAT6A and OM4 Multimode Fiber to each. All MDF and IDF fiber and copper equipment patching and dressing.
New construction, and shell and core work for a two- story building, approx. 48,000 SF. This project was located in Burien and was fully equipped with Primary Care Clincs including the following elements, Primary Care, Prompt Care, Woman's Internal Medicine, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Mammography, Lab and other miscellaneous administrative and support functions.
A new 401,000 SF Patient Care Tower, Central Utility Plant and Parking Garage. The nine story, 160 bed Patient Care Tower included Emergency Department, treatment level, OR level, imaging equipment room level and two levels of patient rooms. Facility included new sky bridge connected to the existing hospital facility, 10,000 SF Central Utility Plant and a 400 car parking garage. VECA assisted with designs for the Cath Lab, CT Scan, Digital Radiology and Nuc Med Labs. BIM application developed for this project. This was Washington’s first LEED ® Gold Hospital.
The Hotel at Southport is a 333 room hotel being developed at the south end of Lake Washington. It is a 12-story concrete and steel framed structure. In addition to the hotel tower, the 333,000 SF project includes ballrooms, meeting spaces, retail, support space, laundry, kitchen facility, administration offices, restaurants and bar, swimming pool, locker rooms, and exercise facilities.
Fab 42 is a 5 billion dollar semi-conductor factory located in Chandler Arizona. What makes Fab 42 special is that it is a modular fab, which is separated into manufacturing, development and research sections. The plant is the first volume production facility that is compatible with production of 450 mm wafers. The size of the wafer corresponds with the size of the building, because the equipment is much bigger, so building need to be larger also. During the peak of construction there were approximately 4,500 construction works. VECA Electric was responsibility for installing all of the medium and low voltage switch gear, feeders and cable-tray for the factory. There are 10 double ended substations and approximately 3,500 pieces of distribution equipment and transformers that cover approximately 200,000 square feet of floor space. To comprehend the size, imagine an electrical room that is 400 feet by 500 feet with 20’ ceilings so full of equipment that you cannot see the ceilings in more areas. That is Fab 42!
Kinects is a 41 story (357 unit) tower with mixed use amenities above grade. There are 4 levels of below grade parking and 6 floors of podium space which house additional parking, retail, and some housing. From floor 8 through the roof will be residential units. Residential rooftop amenitites will include shared kitchen, BBQ’s, and roof top pool. Scopes of work include: Design build electrical, Fire alarm, security, low voltage and DAS systems.
Construction of a new 80,000 SF Elementary School to replace the existing elementary school. Constructed immediately after East Division, utilized our lessons learned at East Division to help VE and price Madison.
Installation of a new multi floor children’s addition. Includes site utilities, Nurse Call Systems, Public Address, Fire Alarm, Data Center, Lab and Pharmacy. No preconstruction services provided. Commissioning & construction.
The North Satellite Renovation and Expansion is a major component of the Sea-Tac airport, which is a comprehensive program to facilitate the consolidation of Alaska Air operations to the North Satellite. The project consists of expanding the North Satellite terminal building by approximately 190,000 SF and renovate the entire existing building including architectural, seismic and other structural upgrades, all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting, data, vertical circulation (new escalators and elevators) communications, security and aircraft support systems (e.g. 400 Hz, Pre-conditioned Air, eGSE and GSE parking positions, and Hydrant Fueling Systems). All of this is to be done around an operating airport with no down time. There are 3 early work packages and phase 1 which builds and commissions the new building. Then there is phase 2, which remodels and commissions the existing building.
36,000 SF Medical Clinic buildout of an existing structure. Included lighting, lighting control, branch power, new service, mechanical power and communication systems.
12,000 SF Inpatient Psychiatric Unit renovation project within an operating hospital, consisting of (20) new inpatient bed, patient support areas, nursing stations and staff areas on the 4th and 5th floor.
The PONCHO Forum is the heart of Seattle Rep’s operations. The space functions as a rehearsal hall, performance space, new play development workshop, board room, lecture hall, fundraising, and party venue. VECA completed a full electrical demo of the space prior to our team installing a new lighting controls system, theatrical lighting system, house lighting, and power throughout. The project required us to provide a new backbone for the new AV system, this portion of the project included a newly built-out control room to house the AV and lighting control equipment and electrical panels. VECA also provided power and lighting to a new retractable seating system.
Design-assist project was an 11 Story Addition on top of 3 existing floors and 6 levels of underground parking. 186,000 total SF of patient care space. Electrically this project included a new Medium Voltage riser to the penthouse with Substations for 277/480 Volt distribution. Normal, Emergency, & Critical power risers were fed down through the building. UPS systems were installed on each floor. Systems included in our scope were: Electrical, Fire Alarm, Nurse Call, Paging, & Cable TV (through a structured wiring system). The 4th floor contained diagnostic imaging (MRI, PET/CT, Ultrasound) plus four X-ray suites
Electrical components included power distribution design, firm alarm system, telecommunication system, and lighting. This new construction project added 193,920 SF to the facility and 22,720 in renovation nearly doubling the size of the existing emergency department. The crew installed a new Unit substation as part of the preconstruction to re-feed the existing building and prepare for the actual construction. Medical equipment consisted of a HDR, simulator linear accelerator, three new x-ray rooms, CT and renovations to two existing medical equipment rooms. Electrical installation included nurse call, public address, lighting and FA.
$20M project that serves 2,400 students in grades 9-12, enclosing 320,000 gross SF. The project included over 90 classrooms (8) core learning environments, a science suite, outside learning suites, music, community spaces (gym, commons, dining, performing arts, etc) administrative areas and building support spaces. The project included development of athletic fields associated parking spaces in association with the City of Maple Valley. The project included an advanced Career and Technical Education area that includes an Auto shop, robotics, science labs, video production labs, food labs, etc.
The University of Washington’s College of Arts and Sciences/Department of Biology replaced its aging greenhouse and associated buildings with a modern Life Sciences Building (LSB). The new facility provides open, flexible, modular, high density labs suited to collaborative, interdisciplinary research; and education of the current generation of undergraduate students in state-of-the-art research methods, working alongside faculty, graduate, and postdoctoral students. The new 187,000 SF facility houses approximately 20 research labs with associated offices and conference spaces; and undergraduate research/teaching labs, growth chambers, and imaging facilities.
The UW Medicine Lake Union Phase 3.1 Project is a new laboratory research building constructed in South Lake Union. Phase 3.1 is located West of the current UW Medicine on 8th Avenue. The building has three levels of below grade structure and 7 levels of above grade structure. The below grade structure to the West of the Phase 3.1 building serves as the podium for Phase 3.2 to be built. The below grade area is approximately 180,000 SF and the above grade laboratory building is 140,000 SF. Lab support spaces and a loading dock are located on P1 as well as a 20,000 GSF Vivarium. The lab building is fully built out BL2 wet labs with a BL3 lab on the 7th floor. The project was awarded LEED Gold.
Student Housing replacement project, 200,000 SF with a 675 bed count. The new Mercer Court provides studios, 2, 3, 4 and 6 bedroom apartment units for over 900 students in five wings over a 150-200 common parking garage. The seven-story concrete an wood-frame structure includes central courtyards, meeting spaces and a coffee shop. The project also included planting areas for the UW Farm organization. Construction is wood frame for the five stories of residential occupancy, above a concrete plinth, with below grade parking. Design phase completed May, 2012. Phased occupancy, with lower floors was completed in August, 2013 and the upper five floors and final occupancy occurred November, 2013. LEED ® Silver.
Multiple phased project consisting of the TI build out of Jones level 9 and 18. These floors were shelled spaces and converted into an critical care unit and oncology unit respectively. Jones level 9 TI consisted of the build out of a mechanical mezzanine on level 10. Both floors underwent extensive pull planning sessions with the general contractor and other subcontractors to ensure a smooth construction project. The project consisted of several pre-fabricated assemblies. We teamed up with the mechanical and framing contractors to pre-fabricate mulit-trade racks and patient head walls off-site. We also teamed up with an out of state bathroom pod manufacturer for the pre-fabricated bathroom pods. Additional infrastructure upgrades were performed along with the TI floors. The infrastructure upgrades included the migration of the existing chiller, cooling tower, general exhaust fan and isolation fans to emergency power. The expansion of a 2000A optional stand-by switchboard. The project’s most unique scope is the addition of a new 5000A tie breaker switchboard, two runs of a 5000A bust duct and physically splitting the existing paralleling gear horizontal bus. This portion of the project was developed due to the TI projects life safety and critical loads. It was determined that (1) generator was not enough to supply all floors with the emergency power within the required ten seconds of a utility outage. The infrastructure portion of the project required a high level of communication and planning with the owner, facilities, and end users as we were interrupting their emergency power.
This remodel on the WCC campus included a 40,000 SF addition to the gymnasium. Electrical system upgrades included: 480 Volt distribution, fire alarm, security and communication systems and a sophisticated lighting control system. The surrounding campus remained in operation while the construction proceeded.
VECA assembled, reviewed and priced several iterations of design documents for this EC/CM project. This effort continued until the team reached a successful negotiation of the MASC. The construction phase of this project began in the summer of 2015. Western Washington University renovated and expanded the Carver Academic Facility in the heart of their campus. The facility has 167,304 SF of gymnasiums, labs, locker rooms, support offices and classrooms, with 83,026 SF of renovated space and 83,882 SF of new construction. One of the major challenges of this project was incorporating 21st century technologies and equipment in buildings that were built in the 1930’s, 50’s and 70’s. The site logistics also added to the challenges due to the limited access of building in the middle of the campus. The end product put WWU on the cutting edge with this modern facility.