Remodel of Covington Water District’s buildings “C” and “G” has been completed. WestCoast Contracting of Renton completed the work on time and the district staff has moved in. Designed by The Driftmier Architects the work included the remodel of two buildings at the district’s existing 23-acre site south of Covington.

These remodels turn an unused garage into needed office space and made safety and accessibility upgrades to another much used utility building.

Remodel of Building “G” included transformation of two garage bays in an existing metal garage and storage building into office space for the district’s eleven member operations crew. The remodel included a new front wall to replace the garage doors, new windows, entrance doors, ceiling, insulation, a sleeper floor laid over the existing concrete slab and the installation of thru-wall heat pump units.

The work in Building “C” included safety and structural upgrades to an existing wood storage mezzanine, installation of a new code compliant stair and mezzanine guardrails , and construction of a new accessible unisex restroom.

The permitting process for the remodel work was complex. Building permits were required for each building separately while there were components of one that were necessary for the other, and all the work was bid as one project. The project required the coordination of approvals from the King County Health Department, King County DDES and special approvals related to existing improvements with an unclear permitting history.
Remodel of Covington Water District’s buildings “C” and “G” has been completed. WestCoast Contracting of Renton completed the work on time and the district staff has moved in. Designed by The Driftmier Architects the work included the remodel of two buildings at the district’s existing 23-acre site south of Covington.

These remodels turn an unused garage into needed office space and made safety and accessibility upgrades to another much used utility building.

Remodel of Building “G” included transformation of two garage bays in an existing metal garage and storage building into office space for the district’s eleven member operations crew. The remodel included a new front wall to replace the garage doors, new windows, entrance doors, ceiling, insulation, a sleeper floor laid over the existing concrete slab and the installation of thru-wall heat pump units.

The work in Building “C” included safety and structural upgrades to an existing wood storage mezzanine, installation of a new code compliant stair and mezzanine guardrails , and construction of a new accessible unisex restroom.

The permitting process for the remodel work was complex. Building permits were required for each building separately while there were components of one that were necessary for the other, and all the work was bid as one project. The project required the coordination of approvals from the King County Health Department, King County DDES and special approvals related to existing improvements with an unclear permitting history.