Kraken Community Iceplex

The Kraken Community Iceplex is a 172,000 square foot activity complex in Seattle, Washington. We provided 1700 tons of steel in 8 months and delivered it to the site.

An accelerated schedule combined with a unique order of this magnitude made it difficult. We were very proactive and had clear lines of communication to make sure that the project goals were accomplished.

“The joists on this building are very large, there are three different areas with an office building and a front entry area. That’s unique and something that Lundahl has never done before.”

Braydon Smith, Lundahl Ironworks Project Manager

Close coordination between our fabrication and delivery team with the erection team was necessary to negate any down time and allow a smooth process.

“The way Lundahl Ironworks is set up, we’re able to adjust and continue at the fast-paced schedule, even with the uniqueness of this building, to be able to move forward quickly and produce a product that the customer was expecting.”

Braydon Smith, Lundahl Ironworks Project Manager

Kraken Community Iceplex is now open to the community and drawing fans closer to the sports they love.

Issaquah Middle School

(Cougar Mountain Middle School)

We worked to provide the steel for Issaquah Middle School. In 7 months, we fabricated and delivered 1800 tons of steel 784 miles to the site in Issaquah, Washington. It was a great opportunity to shine at what we do best – custom structural, miscellaneous metal fabrication, and ornamental steel. 

Picture of Construction of Issaquah Middle School

The highlight of this project was the unique trusses spanning up to 80-0. These trusses needed to be custom-designed, with an extremely low tolerance due to the tie in points

“We arranged trusses that were from 55 to 80 feet long. It was extremely difficult because logistically we had shipping and  fabrication issues because of the size. However, our production team knocked it out of the ballpark being able to fabricate these and getting all the proper permits.”

Justin Noorda, Lundahl Ironworks Project Manager
Picture of Steel Beams

The project needed both ferrous and nonferrous materials. That combined with a tight timeframe on delivery and no laydown room at the project site made it a very complex project.

We developed a clear upfront plan to create open lines of communication and immediate information relay. It required in-depth collaboration with the general contractor to accomplish such a difficult task. Cougar Mountain Middle School is now open to the public and will serve the community for many years to come.