Washington State Convention Center Addition
:+ : By Jon Osman
Working through COVID-19
COVID-19 created many hurdles over the course of 2020 and 2021, but MacDonald-Miller was well equipped to face these challenges head-on as work continued at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC). Our MacMiller safety team put in place well thought-out strategies that allowed field personnel to focus on the work ahead, while remaining safe throughout its execution. One of our main goals is to ensure that everyone makes it home safely at the end of the day. Amid the dangers of spreading COVID-19, MacMiller not only wanted to ensure the safety of our employees, but that of their friends and family as well.
Impressive equipment and material
We recently set the Air Handling Units (AHUs) and installed ductwork in the Level 6 North Mechanical Room. This mechanical room consists of five massive AHUs that serve the large Flex Hall as well as the smoke exhaust system for portions of the building. The biggest of these AHUs weighs upwards of 50,000 lbs and must be split into 6 sections just to get the unit into the building. To add to the scale, the ductwork being served by these AHUs is equally impressive with one section being over 17’ wide and over 6’ tall. This ductwork acts as supply air for the Flex Hall during normal operations and smoke exhaust for the Flex Hall and Ex Hall during an emergency.
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