About The Project
Aufbau is providing preconstruction and construction management services on the NEXUS high-rise residential condominium tower in Seattle, Washington.
The Aufbau team combined its expertise in construction, mechanical and electrical engineering, steel decking and structural engineering.
The building has stimulated interest in architecture and sustainability, and regularly features in architectural events taking place in the capital.
To speed up the fast-track project, Aufbau worked closely with the mechanical and electrical design teams while the architectural drawings were still incomplete. This cooperation enabled Aufbau to start construction before all designs were complete.
The signature element of this 290,000 square foot office building is a waterfall glass curtainwall on its north side. The focus of the extensive three-dimensional modeling was the complex connection to the building’s west wall which featured an inverted Z-corner and 15 degree cantilever. A $100,000 mock-up was used to verify its operational performance.
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