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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.

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Location:
Seattle, Washington
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Square Feet:
111,000
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Stories:
6
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
Healthcare, Life Science & Laboratory, Higher Education
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Primary Material:
Concrete

Project Highlights

  • 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.

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