Seattle, Washington / 590,000 SF SF
Via 6 Apartments is a 590,000 SF, twin-24 story tower apartment complex in the Denny Triangle area of downtown Seattle. The building includes 3 levels of subgrade parking, mixed-use retail on the 1st level, and apartment levels from Level 2-24. HVAC system consists of 2-pipe chilled water fan coil units with electric heat and chilled water provided by air-cooled chillers. This project demonstrates the depth of our detailing and prefabrication abilities, taking installation to a new level. Almost everything in the building was prefabricated on the plumbing systems. Our field crews made very few field cuts, which helped keep an exceptionally tight installation sequence throughout the building. And our sheet metal and plumbing deliveries were small and packaged up either by apartment unit or block of units. This kept the floor stock to a minimum and helped with installation efficiency. In another strategic move, the entire domestic plumbing system piping was installed using Aquatherm, a poly-pro, fusion-welded installation – a more economical solution to minimize risk in material cost escalation. Although the project originally budgeted separate teams for each tower, innovative planning and coordination required only one field management team for each trade, and saved a lot of resources for MacMiller.