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Project Update: Washington State Convention Center September Check-In

By August 31, 2020 No Comments
Garco Construction, toolbox talk, building, gc cm, washington, idaho, oregon
Project Overview:

Garco is currently working as the concrete subcontractor on the Washington State Convention Center Addition (also known as “Summit Building”). The 1.5 million square foot addition to the existing Convention Center in Seattle, WA includes approx. 150,000 SF of heavy load exhibit space with direct drive-in access, 100,000 SF of Flex Hall, 100,000 SF of meeting/conference spaces, 60,000 SF of ballroom spaces, and 27,000 SF of garden terrace.

The project is split into three phases of construction with Garco providing support on all phases.

Phase 1 – Convention Center

Includes the exhibit, conference, ballroom, etc spaces listed above. (The Convention Center is a 14-story steel structure.)

Phase 2 – Olive Way

Includes temporary relocation of the existing Olive Way street in downtown and construction of a new “bridge deck” that will allow the project to operate underneath Olive Way.

Phase 3 – North of Olive Way

Provides drive-in access to the main convention center exhibit hall and provides building pads for a future 16-story office tower and 29-story apartment building.

Anticipated Completion:

Garco Scope Completion: 4/30/21
Total Project Completion: 1/1/22

Current Status:

In the last 18 months Garco and our subcontractors have installed:

  • 50,000 CY of concrete
  • 9 million lbs of rebar
  • Formed/stripped 260,000sf of walls, columns, and footings
  • Placed/finished 510,000 sf of slab on grade, elevated structural slab, and slab on metal deck
  • Olive Way Elevated Structural Slab completed on 5/30/20
  • Convention Center Footings completed on 06/04/20
  • Convention Center Foundation Walls and Shear Walls on 8/14/20
  • Convention Center Slabs are approx. 20% complete, approx 1.5 million sf of slabs remaining

North of Olive Way Scope is in progress now, with Garco scope scheduled to begin around 12/1/20

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