Stair Pressurization For Over 4 Stories of Wood Construction

Historically type VA wood portion of any construction had been limited to the maximum 4 levels of wood. In the past few years this condition has been changed to +5 stories of wood in Washington State along with a few other states such as Oregon. The tradeoff for this exception has been mainly provisions for additional criteria for automatic sprinkler systems and addition of pressurization fans to the main egress exit stairs that occupants will have to use to pass…

Happy Holidays from Abossein Engineering & Happy 30th Anniversary (1985-2015)

It has been 30 years of collaborative service for Abossein Engineering, driven by Joy for what we do and radiating through the quality of our products and relationships  for what we have provided over the years. We have had many opportunities to perfect our skills and sharpen our edge, stay one step ahead of industry trends, and thereby continue to give the best possible value to our clients. With occasional challenges, synergy has become our main focus to move our team…

Holiday Message 2013

2013 has been a time of growth, joy, learning and success for all of us here at Abossein Engineering. We would like to express our personal and professional gratitude to our amazing clients and colleagues during this holiday season. You have presented us with opportunities to grow and learn, respect and admire, appreciate and value the incredible qualities that we’ve found in the members of our community over the last year. We are clear that our core values of teamwork…

Abossein Engineering featured in Bellevue’s “Future Unlimited”

The high-quality, large-format book is the first in 25 years to be published about Bellevue, WA, headquarters of Abossein Engineering. The city of Bellevue described the book as “offering a vivid snapshot of the city, in images and in text.” The focus of the book is to highlight Bellevue’s history, attractions and top businesses and assist the city in competing “on a local, national and international marketplace for business, tourism and jobs.” As a leader in the engineering field, we have adhered to our philosophy in “creating the…

Everett Mall and Federal Way Mall Projects with Steadfast Companies

Over the years, Abossein Engineering has had the pleasure of working with James Palda and Don Larsen, President and Vice President of Steadfast Commercial Properties, a division of Steadfast Companies. Founded in 1994, Steadfast Companies is an international firm with deep real estate operating, investment and management experience. Our relationship with Palda and Larsen is one based on integrity, compatible working values, a unified vision of excellence, mutual respect and dedication to innovation in building and design. We collaborated with…

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Runway Projects

Abossein has been the Engineers of Choice on over 40 projects at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island location. The following are a few of our successful Runway Projects that we have teamed with P & L General Contractors and Blue Mountain Electric. Working at these locations requires careful study of the layout criteria for safe standards for airfields, landing zones, heliports / helipads, and related permanent facilities, as well as the navigational airspace surrounding these facilities. The success of…

Introducing REVIT at Abossein Engineering

As the industry continues to grow, so does our teams expertise. We are happy to announce that in addition to providing AutoCAD based plans, we are now providing design services prepared in Autodesk Revit 2013. Building Information Model (BIM) is the process of developing a building model which is used in presenting and visualizing the buildings’ components, construction sequences, resource allocation, and other disciplines of construction processes in a virtual environment which helps us understand how our system fits within…

Woodland Apartments | Olympia, WA

Abossein provided the Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing design services for this 224-unit apartment development which is located on 13.6 acres and includes 12 apartment buildings and 1 recreation building. The General Contractor for this project was American Property Development, whom Abossein has teamed with on over 6 apartment development projects over the past 5 years.…

Repair Airfield Signage | NASWI, Oak Harbor, WA

Electrical engineering services provided to install 28 new airfield signs to increase airfield safety for pilot landing and vehicle operations. The new modern signs contained LED technology to enhance the signs performance and energy efficiency on Ault Field.…

Woodland Apartments, Olympia, WA

Abossein provided the Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing design services for this 224-unit apartment development which is located on 13.6 acres and includes 12 apartment buildings and 1 recreation building. The developer / builder for this project was American Property Development, whom Abossein has teamed with on over 6 apartment development projects over the past 5 years.…

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Runway Projects

Abossein has been the Engineers of Choice on over 35 projects at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island location. The following are a few of our successful Runway Projects that Abossein Engineering and P & L General Contractors teamed together. When working at these locations, you must study, inside and out the layout criteria for safe standards for airfields, landing zones, heliports and helipads, and related permanent facilities, as well as the navigational airspace surrounding these facilities.…

Repair Airfield Lighting System | NASWI, Oak Harbor, WA

Our Electrical scope of this design-build project was to repair several key airfield components on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) airfield. We provided a fully functional Runway Centerline Lighting (RCL) system which now spans the entire length of the runway and this required lengthening the run approximately 4,000 feet. Our team also replaced the antiquated lighting systems in 4 Simulated Aircraft Carrier Deck Lighting (SACDL) boxes located at the approach end of each runway and installed a fully functional…

Driftmier

Abossein Engineering has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with this Redmond neighbor firm for over 12 years now. Our relationship has been one based on mutual respect, and compatible working values, including a high quality of communication with clients and colleagues, and a dedication to innovation in designing building which are aesthetically pleasing, functional, and sustainable. Having completed over 500 projects during those 30 years, Driftmier has collaborated with Abossein on projects such as: Qdoba Restaurants; Covington,…

The Best Care Merits the Best Facility – Panorama Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center

Originally built in 1965, the Panorama Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center has been an essential part of the greater Panorama Residence, the Pacific Northwest’s largest Continuing Care Retirement Community. The Panorama C & R Center provides superb medical care and health restoration for the residents of the community. Panorama is a non-profit corporation that was established over 42 years ago, with a 140-acre campus, which features over 867 different residences. So when their C & R facility needed to be replaced,…

ACCO

ACCO Engineered Systems is celebrating their 75th year in business this year, and we at Abossein have forged a unique collaborative partnership to support each other’s business goals. ACCO is an employee owned company, and a pioneer in what they call “single source responsibility” – meaning that the same project manager stays with a project from inception throughout the warranty period. They are proud of a strict adherence to all project requirements, quality demands and schedules. We have found that…

Energy Benchmarking Becomes Law in Seattle

Seattle’s Energy Disclosure Ordinance (#123226), which was signed into law by the mayor on February 4, 2010, imposes new regulations for owners of non-residential and multi-residential buildings located within the city. The new ordinance will require building owners to provide “energy benchmarking reports” to the Director of Planning and Development using the EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager system, or another equally rigorous system. These reports must not only be submitted to the city, but also to any tenants, prospective buyers,…

Spirit of Collaboration – Blue Mountain Electric

Blue Mountain Electric is a business rooted in family and patriotic traditions. Founded in 2005 by military veteran Don Howat and his son Nathan Howat, Blue Mountain Electric has completed over 300 federal projects in five short years. They are known for their strict adherence to budgets and deadlines; however, their dedication to service reaches far beyond contractual obligation. As a partner in both local and naval communities, Blue Mountain Electric participates in programs for veterans, parks, and professional apprenticeships.…

Why are ECSOs Are Becoming Popular?

As the cost of heating and cooling becomes a larger concern for businesses, interest in Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) is on the rise. ESCOs are companies that develop, install, and arrange financing for projects designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs over a specific period of time. They do this through a wide range of energy conservation solutions, such as more efficient equipment, more efficient HVAC systems, automated light and temperature controls, and behavior modification of building residents.…

Union Gospel Mission New Center

Enveloped in a handsome, aesthetically welcoming new six story building, Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place is a women and children’s shelter designed by our colleagues at Merrick Lentz Architect. Abossein Engineering is pleased to have provided the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire safety design for this renowned facility. Hope Place provides full recovery, transition and placement services for the homeless, and is currently housing 70 families in a secure, supportive environment. Currently, there are 3,000 women and children in the…

Is Wind Power a Viable Option for Commercial Buildings in Washington State?

Small wind, as wind power is referred when used for residential or commercial buildings, has recently benefitted from an extension of renewable energy tax credits. This gives building owners a $1,000 or a $4,000 tax credit for residential or commercial systems, respectively. Small wind typically requires wind speeds to average at least 11 mph to generate a significant amount of electricity. This means that, while the Seattle metropolitan area is not an ideal candidate for wind power, some parts of…

Our Ongoing Design-Build Success with VECA

We at Abossein have been fortunate to have a long and productive relationship with VECA’s design-build electrical contracting team. That relationship has been further strengthened by the new addition of Shaun Hall who recently joined VECA. We have had the good fortune to work with Hall for a number of years, and he is a welcome addition to the team. VECA is a proud Northwest firm with expertise in heavy industry, military and high-end residential work. One of our first…

AEGIS OF BELLEVUE “Makes Life Better”

Aegis has opened a new facility in Bellevue, the Bellewood, which offers a rich array of amenities for its senior residents. Some of the more unusual offerings include organic gardening; a natural, whole and organic food program; nutrition classes; and alternative medical treatments such as eastern medicine, aroma therapy and massage therapy. Bellewood provides a high quality of assisted living care, which includes around the clock care managers, medication managers, and a licensed nurse to monitor health care needs. For…