University of Washington Benjamin Hall
Meeting Sensitive Laboratory Vibration Criteria: Engineering new lab space for the University of Washington
DCI Engineers provided structural design services for this 111,000-sf, six-story, multi-disciplinary science building. This design-build project required special attention to laboratory vibration criteria and the needs of the end-use science researchers.
- Includes wet science laboratories and nanotechnology research space.
- Structural frame designed for maximum vibration velocities of less than 2,000 micro inches per second.
- Contains two levels of below-grade parking.
- Structural solution utilizes shear walls for lateral bracing and conventional spread footings for support.
Design-Build Institute of America 2006 National Design-Build Award Competition Winner
AIA 2007 BIM Award for Design/Delivery Process Innovation Using BIM
Northwest Construction Consumer Council 2006 Distinguished Project Award for Public Projects over $10 million
Environmental Design + Construction magazine’s 2007 Excellence in Design Awards Finalist