Tenant improvement
Over $5 million (tie)

Tingelstad Hall renovation

Location: Tacoma
General contractor: Pease Construction
Owner/developer: Pacific Lutheran University
Architect: James Guerrero Architects
Contract amount: $6 million

Photo courtesy of Pease Construction
Pease Construction’s precise scheduling allowed Pacific Lutheran University to move into Tingelstad Hall a month ahead of the planned completion date.

The hallmark of Pease Construction’s Tingelstad Hall project was choreography. Major renovations, including seismic upgrades and asbestos abatement, had to be completed on all nine floors during summer break. As many as 100 trade workers were on the site at the same time, all in restricted confines with only two small passenger elevators.

Pease Construction and its entire squad of subcontractors planned together well before construction began. Two days after students vacated the building, the team was fully mobilized and crewed up. Work flow and sequencing had to be precisely scheduled, so Pease and its subs developed a plan to work simultaneously top-down and bottom-up.

The coordination of such a large volume of labor material movement and storage logistics required minute-by-minute communication involving at least a dozen foremen. Pease also developed a systematic inspection schedule with Pierce County to ensure the work would not be delayed.

As a result of the precise coordination — which the judges called “impressive and compelling” — move-in began a month ahead of the original completion date, and Pease Construction was able to give $75,000 back to the university.

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