“Catalyst demonstrates how the built environment can be constructed and operated for our partners, our clients, our communities and our planet to deliver sustainability and impact, not just physical space.”
Dean Allen, CEO of construction and energy services, McKinstry
Eco-Friendly Work/Study Place: Site prepped for net-zero commercial building
The $60M Catalyst Building in Spokane serves as Eastern Washington University’s new location for electrical & computer engineering and computer science & design programs. The 150,000-gsf commercial building includes amenities such as dry labs, offices, classrooms, and common study areas.
DCI’s civil engineering team worked with South Landing Investors, Inc. to prep the 3-acre site for the new five-story, cross laminated timber mid-rise. The civil team compiled the erosion control plan, site utility & grading permit, stormwater, and utility plans.
- The original site challenges involved shallow rock and potential soil containments. Resolving the conditions entailed importing structural fill material to raise the site as much as 8-feet above original site elevations. It also prompted the team to coordinate an onsite stormwater detention vault to restrict outflow to the city’s sewer system.
- The Catalyst Building can achieve net-zero energy consumption. Building owners are aiming for International Living Future Institute certification.