2003 Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association award winners -- Seattle DJC.COM

Tilt-up Structures Industrial

SeaDruNar Recycling
SeaDruNarís paper recycling plant in Seattle features
concrete tilt-up construction and concrete on-site pavement.
Photo courtesy of WACA

SeaDruNar Recycling

Location: 28 S. Brandon St., Seattle

Owner/developer: Seattle Drug and Narcotic Center

Project team: MRJ Constructors, general contractor; Pacific Concrete, concrete contractor; McVey Petterson Architects, architect; KPFF Consulting Engineers, structural engineer; and Stoneway Concrete, ready-mix supplier

The 46,000-square-foot SeaDruNar paper recycling facility was set on auger-cast piles and built with concrete tilt-up panels. The project included installing four truck scales, tenant improvements for office space and renovating an on-site warehouse into an equipment shop and employee lunchroom.

The building features a long-span, steel truss roof structure.

Prior to SeaDruNarís plant, the site was home to a concrete recycling facility that sold crushed concrete as construction fill. Months before construction started, the firm filed for bankruptcy, leaving used concrete on the site. Compounding that problem was the Kingdomeís recent demolition, creating a surplus of concrete fill.

The concrete fill problem was solved by using old concrete in the new plant and as a sub-base for the siteís concrete paving.

Finalists in the category included the Harbor Pacific Bottling Co. facility in Grays Harbor County and the Home Depot regional distribution center in Lacey.

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