Client: Dayhu Investments Ltd.
Dates of Service: 1997-1999
Project Summary: This 3-story, steel-framed office building’s exterior walls included site-built brick veneer along the building’s lower portion as well as panelized brick cladding at upper floors, and store-front as well as curtain-wall window systems. The building began experiencing widespread and profuse leakage shortly after its construction, and this leakage persisted in spite of various corrective attempts, making it appear intractable.
In phase 1, PL: BECS evaluated all of the building’s enclosure systems to determine the sources of the leakage, identify all other flaws, and outline general corrective approaches. This investigation revealed that the vast majority of the leakage was related to inadequate flashings at the heads of the window systems within the panelized brick cladding. An additional major contribution to the leakage resulted from the inappropriate use of store-front window systems where curtain-wall windows should have been used.
Phase 2 of PL: BECS involvement included expert witness testimony in the subsequent litigation process. This input was instrumental in reaching an equitable settlement between the various parties which provided our client with the funding needed to execute corrective measures.
The Bravern building in downtown Bellevue, Washington, is a fantastic illustration of a mixed-use building.
Several different types of buildings, including an office complex, a shopping mall, apartments, and a hotel, are included in the proposal.
The facility is expected to be finished by 2023, despite the current work.
The Bravern Development may be dated back to 2005 when it was first conceived of. The clearance process for the project was significantly slowed down by concerns voiced by environmental groups. However, local residents and businesses have shown strong backing for the building plan.
The Bravern Development is expected to benefit the surrounding area in a number of ways.
- The expansion is projected to bring new businesses and amenities to the area, making it a more attractive and beneficial location for both residential and commercial purposes, which could improve the quality of life for locals.
- It is believed that the proposed expansion will attract a large number of tourists and businesses, boosting the local economy and creating new job openings.
- The building’s construction and subsequent completion will have a net beneficial effect on employment rates and regional economic growth.
The Bravern Development faces a number of obstacles, not the least of which is the high initial outlay of cash needed to get the project off the ground.
- Getting the necessary permits from local authorities is a tedious and time-consuming process.
- The new building’s construction has slowed because of the lengthy clearance process.
- There are many who are worried about the effects of development on the local ecosystem, and they have voiced their worries.
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