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project:

Southwest Washington Regional Crime Lab

Washington State Patrol

Location:
Vancouver, Washington
Size:
35,000 SF
Estimated Cost:
$9.6 million
Service:
Value Analysis
Market Sector:
Federal
Facility Specialty:
Laboratories, Research Facilities

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

With this new facility, Washington State Patrol aimed to produce a state of the art, multi-functional crime lab. The 35,000-square-foot forensic lab was built in two phases with a steel-frame building and brick veneer exterior. With a complex facility, MENG Analysis assisted in delivering the design within budget. This study was tasked 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