Natural Resources Building Roof and Exterior Repairs Project

Issue

Rainwater is infiltrating the exterior of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE in Olympia, causing damage to the structure. The rainwater is entering the building through failing sections of the roof and at small spaces between window frames and exterior siding, then collecting in wall cavities.

Project Scope

The $4.5 million project will repair portions of the roof and replace most of the exterior cladding and windows on the south side of the building.

The project contractor will erect a temporary interior wall on floors 2 through 6 to contain dust and debris, and to minimize construction noise.

Repair Timeline

The construction work begins in July and is scheduled to be completed in November 2012.

Project Updates

  • 12/14/2012 - Clean-up work ramps up as project nears completion. More . . .
  • 12/4/2012 - Project completion expected by Dec. 21. More . . .
  • 11/14/2012 - Roof repairs continue to produce noise. More . . .
  • 10/26/2012 - Window frame installation begins Oct. 29. More . . .
  • 10/16/2012 - Mold testing ends with completion of demolition work. More . . .
  • 09/18/2012 - Construction work shifts to daytime schedule. More . . .
  • 09/07/2012 - Construction noise to increase as demolition gets underway. More . . .
  • 08/23/2012 - Temporary wall construction is complete, plastic sheeting is being installed. More . . .
  • 08/21/2012 - Measures taken to protect NRB indoor air quality. More . . .
  • 07/31/2012 - The delivery and set-up of scaffolding will continue throughout the next two weeks, creating noise and extra traffic. More . . .

Contractor and Consultant Reports

Project photos

For more information
Darlena Heglund, DES Facilities Division
(360) 407-9324, darlena.heglund@des.wa.gov

Jim Erskine, DES Communications
(360) 407-9212, jim.erskine@des.wa.gov

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