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May 10, 2019

ABC Awards -- Exteriors

Photo from SKIS Painting
SKIS Painting’s Bayview Retirement Community project encompassed 65,000 square feet of exterior renovation and lasted approximately eight months.

SKIS Painting, Inc.
Bayview Retirement Community

Owner: Bayview Manor Homes

Architect: Rice Fergus Miller Inc.

SKIS Painting Inc. was awarded an Excellence in Construction award in the Exteriors Category, for their work on the Bayview Retirement Community residence in Seattle. Bayview is a 62-plus retirement community located in the bustling Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. The building consists of a 10-story tower with 127 apartment units on upper levels and 44 assisted living units on lower levels.

This lump sum project involved 65,000 square feet of exterior renovation and lasted approximately eight months. The work involved repainting the entire existing exterior (including 64 balconies), surface remediation of brick, cleaning and sealing of concrete, and application of 30-foot signage and logos on the top of the building. In addition, stubborn stains on the exterior brick of the building were removed with the use of cleaners and experimental processes to maintain consistent quality for all phases of the project.

Challenges included dealing with 100 percent occupancy of the building which required extensive safety considerations such as walkways, fumes, as well as lift use and project assembly in congested public areas. Minimal disruption to tenants also posed obstacles to quality control, scheduling, accessing balconies full of furniture with a swing stage, and coordinating with an onsite daycare center which required seven days’ notice before work could be done. SKIS overcame these obstacles through coordination with the general contractor, building management and surrounding community, and through their attention to safety when it came to the use of lifts, material hoists, and other tools.

Out of 4,916 man hours recorded, there were no OSHA-recordable cases of injury that required days away from work, or job transfer or restriction.

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