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  • This week, our employee engagement committee hosted a wellbeing expo that educated employees and offered suggestions for healthier living through a variety of ways. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with local health-, wellness-, and community-focused organizations and gather information that can have a positive impact on their lifestyles and wellbeing. Topics included healthy cooking, nutrition, fitness, chiropractic and massage care, financial stability, travel, continuing education, and philanthropy. Our philanthropic partner, Bloodworks NW, was also on hand to conduct a blood drive, helping ensure the safety of the ill and injured people in our community. We are grateful to report that nearly 25% of the staff from the headquarters office volunteered to donate blood.

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    Pam Champagne, Service Operations Sup., and Dawson Wallace, Service Intern, peruse the expo tables and activities

     

  • The following article was written by Mike Landers, of Bluebeam Software, Inc. and is re-published with permission.

    “What you’re doing, you can do better,” explains Martin Marty, Application Support Specialist/Network Administrator for Seattle-based PSF Mechanical.

    It sounds so simple, yet achieving “better” can be extremely difficult within the world of AEC. While some are quick to point the finger at AEC for being behind the times in terms of technological advancement, it should be noted that AEC is also a world where the work is constant and goes on bid by bid—leaving little time for “trial projects” or “experimentation” that allow firms to develop and improve processes.

    Because the nature of construction revolves around time or lack of it, the increasing value of preconstruction cannot be understated. The approach to the work can dictate success, and companies like PSF are cognizant of the need to streamline, maximize and standardize preconstruction practices aimed at improving lean and achieving standardization.

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  • Construction continues on the new 12-story lab and office building at 400 Dexter Avenue North that will include approximately 254,000 square feet of office space, approximately 15,500 square feet of retail space and 128,000 square feet of below-grade parking.

    One unique aspect of this project is the location of a complete mechanical room on the third floor that will serve all 12 floors. Instead of using separate floor-by-floor systems, a single mechanical room design was developed to better meet the needs of the client, giving them additional floor space. This re-design included placing the exhaust system components that will serve all 12 floors all on the 3rd floor. This mechanical room consists of four large pump skids (heat recovery, chilled-water, condenser-water, and process condenser-water), three water-cooled chillers, and four exhaust air handling units.

    All equipment was procured early in the process, pre-fabricated off-site at our fabrication shops, and crane-lifted and placed prior to the 4th floor pouring. We worked closely with the structural engineer and general contractor to stage the equipment in a way that did not disrupt other trades and saved time in the schedule.

    400 Dexter Mechanical

  • PSF was the mechanical contractor for the shell and core remodel of Trupanion’s new office space. Read more about Trupanion in an article by The Seattle Times by following this link.

  • PSF is proud to be the mechanical contractor for this project. Read about the opening of Nordstrom’s first store in Toronto in the Seattle Times by following this link.