State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) Renovation Project Salem, Oregon
The State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) Salem Campus’s multi-site renovation focused on improving efficiency in office layout, seismic updates, flood control, and created an inviting space for the community of Salem. The design upgrades allow for a significant reduction in utility cost, which will allow SAIF to reallocate money from utility costs to pay off the building at a faster rate.
Delivering an Efficient Design for a Non-Profit and Hands-On Experience for Students
Along with serving as owner’s representative in updating this non-profit facility, Otak also utilized the opportunity to provide a learning experience for young professionals in the field. In line with a commitment to community enrichment and involvement, the engaged Oregon State University engineering students in this project. By asking them to respond to a request for proposal, the activity helped them prepare for an upcoming Associated Schools of Construction competition. It also offered them an opportunity for hands-on experience in the construction industry.