Tacoma-based Rushforth Construction (AP Pacific Northwest) kicked off construction on the 85,784-sq-ft Haselwood Family YMCA in Silverdale, Wash. With completion expected next summer, the YMCA will be the first component of the 12-acre Central Kitsap Community Campus that will eventually offer many types of recreational and cultural activities.

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The facility is expected to serve up to 15,000 community members with an aquatics center, wellness centers, exercise and multipurpose rooms, youth drop-in center, gym, community meeting rooms and nursery. The YMCA had planned the facility to be smaller, but a very successful fundraising campaign still underway will allow the building to be expanded. Rushforth used BIM to maximize the design and enhance construction efficiency.