The Portland Building Remodel

Overview
The Portland Building remodel project was a design-assist delivery of plumbing, wet mechanical, and controls. Located in downtown Portland, Southland was selected for the renovation of an existing historical register building.

The 15-story building includes office space, conference rooms, a basement, and a penthouse on the roof level. Overall, Southland had a design-assist role during the development and execution of the project.

Approach
Southland utilized BIM coordination to overcome the building’s existing structural challenges. Close coordination with the general contractor and other subcontractors was also needed to ensure a correct and clash-free installation.

To achieve MWESB goals, Southland partnered with a small mechanical contractor. Acting in a true mentorship role, Southland allocated the storm drain system to the mechanical contractor and helped them learn new management processes regarding large commercial projects.

During preconstruction, Southland was selected as the BMS system installer of choice for the project and later was awarded the role of service provider for the building.

Result
The project included installation of six Aermec heat recovery air chillers and a Distech Controls system. The Portland Building was one of the first projects in the Northwest to install this newer type of equipment. Overall, Southland successfully completed the project, and the project achieved LEED Platinum certification.

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