King County Housing Authority Term Contract
BCE has provided professional engineering services to the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) since 2001, and has held six-year term contracts with KCHA since 2004. Under these $1.5M contracts, BCE has provided mechanical, electrical and fire protection design services at nearly half of KCHA's 120 housing complexes. Maximum design value of each project under this contract is $75K. Below is a sampling of the KCHA communities for which BCE has provided assessment and design services.
|Avondale Manor||Glenview Heights
|Bellevue Manor||Harrison House||Southridge House|
|Briarwood Apartments||Island Crest Apartments||Spiritwood Manor|
|Casa Madrona||Mardi Gras Apartments||Valli Kee|
|Eastridge House||Newporter Apartments||Wayland Arms|
|Eastside Terrace||Park Royal||Westminster Manor|
|Firwood Circle||Pickering Court||Yardley Arms|
Most of the sites suffered from similar problem - poor ventilation, dimly lit hallways, mechanical systems that exceeded their useful life, poor plumbing, and life safety systems that did not exist or did not provide enough protection or were simply not up to code. Several projects involved high-rise buildings that suffered from all of these issues, and like the rest of the sites, were fully occupied during the renovation. A number of these projects were funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which meant that all work had to be completed in full compliance with the additional requirements of ARRA projects.