University of Washington HSC H & G Wing Renovation
Completion Date: 2008
Building Total Area: 95,040 SF
Approximate Construction Cost: $42,200,000
University of Washington
Ambia – Architects
Hargis Engineers – Mechanical
Travis Fitzmaurice – Electrical
Skanska USA General Contractors
Scope of Project:
The project involved major renovation of G & H wings of the University of Washington Magnuson Health Sciences building. The H-wing provides lab and office space for several School of Medicine departments including: Physiology and Biophysics (PBio), Biological Structures, Microbiology and Bioengineering. Improvements includes seismic structural upgrades, electrical, plumbing and HVAC system improvements to serve program needs and required major renovations to allow the continued use of the H-Wing. The two wings are structurally integrated and upgrades included adding concrete foundations in the basement and adding shear walls on floor 1 through 5 of both wings.
Nathaniel Mostajo, while a partner at Wilson Jones Consulting, LLC, provided Commissioning Authority services for this project. Nate wrote commissioning specifications, performed design reviews, held design intent clarification meetings, provided scheduling and coordination for equipment installation & startup, witnessed equipment startup, wrote and performed functional performance tests and assisted with the troubleshooting and resolution of mechanical and electrical issues for the systems described above. The purpose of these services was to ensure the proper operation and maintainability of the equipment per the design intent and to help resolve and streamline issues affecting the functionality of equipment.