The VA Mental Health and Research building currently under construction in Seattle is a prime example of the benefits The Conco Companies bring to a project with our ability to provide a full range of concrete services. Conco is providing all of the concrete pumping, formwork, place and finish and shotcrete services for the 203,000 square foot project as well as supplying the reinforcement. Our unique ability to supply both the rebar and formwork eliminates the need for coordination between different suppliers to better meet the extremely tight timeline required of the project.
The 6-story building will be comprised of a steel frame with concrete fill on metal decks at all elevated levels, buckling restrained braced frames grounded on shallow spread footings, concrete cast-in-place walls, and green roofs. Since the entire façade is made up of a customized wall system, the project presents a distinct challenge with its need for high cast in place and architectural walls.
Highlights of the building include energy-efficient systems, two landscaped indoor courtyards, a rainwater-harvesting system for irrigation, and a grass covered rooftop. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017 and achieve LEED Silver certification.
For more information on this project see our blog post: The Veterans Affairs MH&R Project
Location: Seattle, WA
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Clark Construction Group
Stantec Architecture, Inc. & The Design Partnership, LLP