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April 10, 2023
Early planning brings great opportunities. The Concourse C Expansion at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a vertical expansion to an existing building which Turner originally built in 2008. The project team plans to re-use or recycle nearly 70% of the existing structure. The project has a goal of LEED Silver but is tracking to achieve Gold.
“We did an immersive sustainability study with the design team and the client during the concept design phase,” said Mark Herman, design manager, Turner. “The result provided the entire team with variable options by thoroughly investigating design, constructability, first cost and life cycle cost early on.”
Through preconstruction, Turner’s team has been working with the design team and the Port of Seattle to price different sustainability options for the Port of Seattle Sustainable Design Committee evaluation and selection. Efforts include providing recommendations, metrics, and graphic representations of different options.
Ultimately, the client was able to highlight the elements they wanted to implement in alignment with their budget and design. Significant sustainable plans for the building and construction include: