The Commons (otherwise known as Building 98) is part of a campus expansion now underway that also includes four office buildings, a 1.6M sq ft subterranean garage and large open green space featuring a regulation soccer field. GLY was nationally recognized by the AGC (Associated General Contractors) for BIM efforts on this project. A huge challenge was constructing a level �platform� for the first floor of Commons buildings over the lid of a subterranean garage that sloped in two directions: side-to-side (transversely) to allow water drainage and longitudinally to respond to existing/finished grades. As a result, no two points on garage lid were at the same elevation.

Microsoft Building 98
Key Players

Project Name: Microsoft Building 98
Project Location: Redmond, Wash.
Cost: Confidential
Start Dates: February 2008
Expected completion date: April 2009
Design Firm: Callison Architecture + Mesher Shing (Restaurant Interior Architect)
Engineers or Other Design Consultants: ABKJ Structural Engineers, Seattle; McKinstry Co., Seattle; Sparling, Seattle.
Subcontractors: AIG, McKinstry Co.; Valley Electric Design/Build