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May 10, 2019

ABC Awards -- Commercial Construction ($5 million to $10 million)

Photo from Donovan Brothers
For Riverside Business Park Building A, Donovan Brothers decided to add a little flair by installing matching canopies around the structure, which were designed to look like airplane wings.

Donovan Brothers, Inc.
Riverside Business Park Building A

Owner: RPB1, LLC

Architect: Tahoma Design Group

Engineer: The Blueline Group

Donovan Brothers, Inc. was awarded an Excellence in Construction Award in the Commercial Construction $5 million to $10 million category for their work on Riverside Business Park Building A in Everett. This aerospace manufacturing facility and office space near the Snohomish River, was built and leased to Northwest Aerospace Technologies (NAT), the world’s third-largest aerospace company whose clients include more than 400 airlines around the world.

Classified as a V-B, heavy Industrial 85,000 square-foot concrete tilt-up, this project took approximately seven months to complete at a cost of work plus a fee with a guaranteed maximum price. The scope included the development of 6-inch unreinforced slab with 12-inch reinforced slab and No. 5 bar for operable wall partitions, skylights, 20 shipping and receiving docks, interior glass wall systems, conference rooms, break rooms, and a coffee bar. This “built-to-suit” facility was designed to meet current needs and provide enough room for future growth. However, nobody said that an industrial office park building had to be dull. Donovan Brothers decided to add a little flair by installing matching canopies around the structure, which were designed to look like airplane wings, complete with blinking red lights on each end of the “wing” tips.

Out of 70 bids from local subcontractors, seven ABC members were chosen to contribute to this project: Ahlers, Cressman, & Sleight, PLLC, DKS, Inc., Evergreen Concrete Cutting, Parker Smith & Feek, Star Rentals, Tradesmen International and United Recycling & Container.

This project was not without challenges. The facility is in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone which often creates a soggy climate for any kind of construction. However, Donovan Brothers was able to overcome these challenges, meet the schedule and open the building on time.

Donovan Brothers delivered a great final product while keeping their employees safe. Of the 6,768 man hours recorded, there were no OSHA-recordable instances of injury requiring days away from work or job transfer or restriction.


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