Southwest Washington Regional Crime Lab

With this new facility, Washington State Patrol aims to produce a state of the art, multi-functional lab.  The 35,000-square-foot forensic lab will be built in two phases, and will be a steel-frame building with brick veneer exterior. The project budget was generous and the design was in budget.  This study was taked with identifying system alternatives that offer first-cost or life cycle cost benefits and/or improve project quality.  

Key Proposals included:

  • Revise roof to reduce concrete parapet height to reduce costs and structural complexity.
  • Use a lighter-weight material at the top of the building to reduce cost and structural complexity.
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