Working as the Design-Builder, the 264 unit Oliveen Apartment Complex in Camas, WA is currently under construction by Tapani as we work with Ronhovde Architects and the Owner’s Representative. Working with the Owner’s Representative and Architect, we’ve gone through multiple rounds of design recommendations, VE options, and budgeting to achieve the best value and quality of design for the owner. Many of our recommendations, such as engineering consistent fire assemblies, deck assemblies, and truss systems (creating a cost savings of approximately $450,000), have been implemented into the plan set, benefiting the project by lowering cost, schedule duration, and overall quality.
Additionally, Tapani worked with the project team to separate the civil work from the structural/building work. This allowed the project to progress early, saving several months off the total Design-Build project schedule while also maximizing preferable weather for earthwork/utility construction, where production rates can drastically be influenced by rainy seasons. These apartments will be constructed in three separate four-story buildings serviced by elevators.