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Archive for June 2012

An Update on Upcoming Site Work

As the spaces within our Building Hope expansion continue to take shape, we’re preparing to begin planned improvements around the perimeter of the site and across Sand Point Way NE in front of the Hartmann property.  You will begin to see work on these improvements in early July. Read full post »

A Commitment to Safer, Healthier Streets

Guest Blog with Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Director of  Transportation & Sustainability

In my last two blogs, I described how sustainability drove the choice of building materials for our Building Hope expansion and how the new facility will conserve natural resources.  But our commitment to creating a safe and healthy environment extends beyond our campus. As we planned the expansion, we created a Livable Streets initiative that supports our focus on green and sustainable design by improving how people travel to and from Seattle Children’s. Read full post »

Don’t forget, our Livable Streets Open House is this Saturday, June 23

People of all ages are invited to participate in the open house and several activities just for kids will be provided, including:

• Free bike helmets with complimentary fitting
• Bicycle safety and fun workshop
• Free kids bike safety inspections

Saturday, June 23, 2012
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gould Hall

University of Washington

3949 15th Ave NE
224 Gould Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

Click here for a map and directions

RSVP: LivableStreets@seattlechildrens.org

Website: construction.seattlechildrens.org/livablestreets

 

CPI Guides Our Quest to Fight Waste

Our vision hasn’t changed in more than 100 years.  We believe all children should grow up free from illness and injury. What has changed is the world around us. Efficiency is more important than ever in today’s health care environment. That’s why Seattle Children’s is one of the first medical centers in the country to apply Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) methods to the delivery of health care – including the design and operation of our Building Hope expansion. Read full post »

Conservation strategies, going the extra mile


Guest Blog with Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Director of Transportation & Sustainability

Seattle Children’s is committed to designing, constructing and operating all of our facilities in the most sustainable way we can. As we planned our Building Hope expansion, we went the extra mile to go green.

In my last blog, I shared with you how sustainability drove our choice of building materials. Here are some details about how we’ll conserve natural resources and improve the natural habitat. Read full post »

Healthy Choices Drive Design and Construction

Guest Blog with Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Director of  Transportation & Sustainability

Our first priority when we started planning our Building Hope expansion was to create a safe, healing and welcoming environment for patients and families. But we didn’t stop there. We also committed to making the healthiest choices possible in every phase of design and construction – healthy for the building’s occupants, the neighborhood and the planet. Read full post »

Exterior Mock Up Coming Down

With the exterior of our Building Hope expansion complete, it’s time to retire the mock up we built adjacent to the new building.  We’re dismantling the 31-foot tall mock up over the next two weeks. Read full post »

A Tree-mendous Transplant

Here at Seattle Children’s, we have lots of experience performing transplants, but we’ve never worked with a patient weighing 130,000 pounds before. That’s the weight of a scarlet oak tree we moved last week using a crane and a flatbed trailer. Read full post »

Livable Streets Open House June 23

Livable Streets WorkshopCome Participate in the Livable Streets Open House

People of all ages are invited to participate in the open house and several activities just for kids will be provided, including:
• Free bike helmets with complimentary fitting
• Bicycle safety and fun workshop
• Free kids bike safety inspections Read full post »

Elevator work requires Saturday shift

A crew of 20-25 workers will install elevator fronts for our Building Hope expansion from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 2. This is a minimal impact project.  The only evidence of work going on will be the operation of the external elevators.

Questions? Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey

Project Superintendent

206.971.3316.