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New business in Washington already filling up 2022 calendar

It is something to celebrate if you have two years of work lined up, and the Washington Office achieved this. Since early this year, the team has booked projects through 2022. Concentrating on customer service, innovation and high-quality work, the office has created a solid foundation to contribute to spectacular projects across Washington.

Thanks to a high level of performance in the preconstruction process, work at the Microsoft campus in Redmond expanded from a four building $41M project to a $65M project with the addition of two buildings. Everything from estimating to Construction Design services contributed to being awarded the additional work of framing, drywall and insulation for the campus refresh. This project will test a new laser system where wall layout is completed by a robot for improved efficiency and accuracy. Repeat business over the years with Microsoft represents a sizable amount of work for KHS&S.

“A project of this scale can only be completed with all hands on deck. With six buildings, it’s one of the largest ever for the Washington office,” said Jeff Castagnola, Area Operations Manager. “It makes us incredibly grateful to see all of our teams collaborate, as we pull human and material resources from our Las Vegas, Colorado and Anaheim offices to complete the project.”

At the iconic 44-story US Bank Tower in downtown Seattle, work to re-energize the three-story open air central lobby, known as Cedar Hall, includes framing, drywall, taping and GRFG elements. KHS&S is collaborating with Studio Construction to design and produce dozens of features using our steel roll forming machines. GFRG shapes ranging from elaborate columns to functional benches are also being made and installed.

And after two years, twin 41-story residential towers at 1120 Denny Way – encompassing an entire city block – wrapped up in Seattle. Despite the enormous difficulties of managing a $37M project amidst the pandemic’s relentless challenges, KHS&S completed the job within budget. Innovations such as the QML system to streamline the framing layout process and use of the PanelMax machine to prefabricate drywall assemblies contributed to keeping the project on track. 1120 Denny is KHS&S’ 2021 Project of the Year.