We will be shifting from concrete foundation work to constructing our steel structure on August 1.
It’s an exciting time. Our progress will be more visible, and it will produce a different type of noise than the foundation work. The overall decibel level will be about the same, but rather than the constant engine-hum-type noise, you’ll hear sounds more traditionally associated with construction. There will be more sharp bang and clang type noises as we bolt up beams and drop the decking in place.
The crane will be devoted exclusively to erecting the steel structure from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. From 7 to 8 a.m. on weekdays, we’ll use the crane to position the non-steel materials and equipment needed for that day. Positioning these materials is a quiet activity, involves less than 10 people and will enable us to complete the structural steel activities more quickly. We expect to complete this phase of the work by the end of October.
Please know that there will be a significant amount of welding during this time. Retinal injuries from welding flash are rare – especially at the distance from the hospital to the new building – and only result from chronic staring at the welding. We plan to place shields when possible, especially in areas facing the hospital, to reduce the distraction of the welding flash.
Our work is on schedule and complies with our published construction management plan, our Department of Planning and Development, master use and building permit restrictions, and the City of Seattle Noise Ordinance.
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