Case Study

The Moorings Condominiums

We established and implemented a two-phase construction program and managed two independent general contractors concurrently during construction.

Building Investigation

Our Building Investigation team planned and conducted an extensive investigation which was utilized to support litigation and establish a scope of repair to address water intrusion issues, construction defects, and other concerns. The investigation also identified areas where repairs were not required, which allowed the Project Team to establish value engineering ideas during the design process.

Construction Management

Our Construction Management team established and implemented a two-phase construction program and managed two independent general contractors concur­rently during construction. We established preliminary rough order of magnitude project budget numbers early in the planning process to generate a base program for value engineering and scope of repair development.

Architectural Services

Our Architectural Services Team developed building-specific details and documents to address water intrusion issues and modify original building details. The complex interfaces between different cladding systems presented design challenges for the Team and contractor with respect to material sequencing; these challenges led to creative detailing that met our requirements for function and aesthetics. With new brick, stucco, and plank siding, the multi-tiered and highly-articulated facades reflected similar characteristics to the original building aesthetics but exercised waterproofing details and concepts designed to manage water and keep it out of the buildings.

Third-Party Inspection

Our Third-Party Inspection Team supported our construction team during construction by inspecting and ensuring the contractor’s work complied with the construction documents, building codes, and manufacturer installation instructions. The Inspector’s site visit reports, discrepancy logs, and close-out letter complied with the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

Amento Group investigated, designed, and managed this phased multi-building condominium complex. Two of the buildings were highly articulated with roof decks over living spaces. The buildings were clad with brick, stucco, and fiber cement plank siding.

Project Highlights

  • Building Investigation
  • Construction Management
  • Architectural Services
  • Third-Party Inspection