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May 11, 2018

Mechanical/Industrial
less than $5 million

Photo from ABC of Western Washington
Air Systems Engineering installed the heating system, large exhaust fans, control wiring and gas piping.

Project Frosty design-build
Air Systems Engineering

Architect: ATI Architects + Engineers

Engineer: Air Systems Engineering

General contractor: Gray Construction

Owner: Mitsui-Soko USA

ABC members: Cornell Heating and Plumbing; Evergreen Concrete Cutting


Project Frosty is a concrete tilt-up, metal roof deck storage facility in Fredrickson, Pierce County, designed for the special requirements of the aerospace industry.

The building has 70,000 square feet of refrigerated space and 130,000 square feet of ambient temperature warehouse space. It took 14 months to build.

Some of the unique attributes of this project involved the coordinated installation of the heating system, large exhaust fans, and miles of control wiring and gas piping that were custom installed. One of these custom methods involved pre-assembling all 17 louver dampers, each 8 feet square, nearly 30 feet up the wall of the building. Air Systems Engineering accomplished this with a custom jig mounted to a forklift that was then placed into the openings while install crews waited in nearby man lifts, ready to set and attach the units.

Of the 2,224.5 hours worked on this project, there were zero OSHA-recordable cases of injury that required days away from work, nor were there any instances that required job transfer or restriction.


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