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May 10, 2019

ABC Awards -- Healthcare

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The Kent Recovery Place includes a specialized patient intake entrance, exam rooms, quiet and safe spaces, and group spaces.

Donovan Brothers, Inc.
Kent Recovery Place

Owner: Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation

Architect: The Keimig Associates

Engineer: Franklin Engineering

Donovan Brothers, Inc. was awarded an Excellence in Construction Award in the Healthcare Category for their work on Kent Recovery Place in Kent. Partially funded by the state of Washington, this LEED Silver-certified project combined two separate structures into one and was designed to help up to 32 patients at a time recover from addiction and transition to a lifestyle of sobriety.

This V-B, 18,440 square-foot recovery facility located on a 1.48-acre site, took 13 months to complete, at a cost of work plus a fee, with a guaranteed maximum price. Features include a specialized patient intake entrance, exam rooms, quiet and safe spaces, group spaces and dining areas, two kitchens and laundry facilities. Donovan Brothers was responsible for all aspects of construction, including significant interior and exterior demolition, installation of new, pre-engineered trusses, a flood retention vault in the parking lot, extensive interior and exterior finish work and saw-cutting of existing slab.

Since this was not a ground-up project and required the combination of two late 1980s-era office buildings, the remodel began by stripping both buildings down to bare bones. Only support beams, existing foundation, and slab on grade would remain in place after this phase was completed. However, upon stripping the buildings down, it became clear that the existing foundations differed from each other in both elevation and design meaning that construction of an interior ADA access ramp was necessary to accommodate the elevation change between structures.

Special design and construction elements were also needed to keep patients safe while staying at the facility. Restroom doors were slanted at a 30-degree angle, all door handles and features within restrooms were required to meet anti-ligature requirements, and light fixtures, sprinklers and access control panels were customized to be tamper-proof within patient areas, dining spaces, and exam rooms.

The following ABC members contributed to this project: Alhers, Cressman & Sleight, PLLC, AM Exteriors, LLC, Evergreen Concrete Cutting, Inc., Kirby Electric, Inc., National Safety, Inc., Parker Smith & Feek, Inc., Pivetta Brothers Construction, Inc., Sound Glass Sales, Inc. and Star Rentals.

Donovan Brothers completed this project safely. Out of the 14,476 man hours recorded, there were no OSHA-recordable cases of injury that required days away from work, or required job transfer or restriction.

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