Construction Blog

Gas Work at Main Campus Entrance

On Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 crews from Puget Sound Energy will continue installing a new gas line along Sand Point Way. Part of this work involves a new line up Penny Drive to serve Children’s. This week, they will bring the gas line farther up Penny Drive. Traffic will not be blocked, but drivers should be very careful on this busy driveway.

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:

Sellen Construction

Tim McKey Project Superintendent

206.971.3316

Waldo Meets the Mayor

I meet a lot of interesting people as I walk around Seattle Children’s every day. Not long ago, I met the mayor of Seattle, Michael McGinn. The mayor came here to tour the Building Hope expansion and learn how the new building will help the hospital give more kids the care they need to get better. Read full post »

Street Improvement Work

Sellen crews have relocated the site fencing at the corner of 40th Ave. NE and 45th St. to begin work on the southwest entrance to the Building Hope loading dock.  This work will progress up 40th Ave. NE to Sand Point Way NE and will involve heavy equipment to remove sections of sidewalk and concrete trucks to place the new driveway concrete.

Following the work along 40th Ave. NE the same type of work will move across Sand Point Way NE to the Hartmann frontage, and then eventually back to the hospital side of Sand Point Way NE along that street from 40th Ave. NE to Penny Drive.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316

Sky Bridge Work Forces Temporary Closures

In this installment of Inside the Walls, we’d like to share some important details about the sky bridges that will connect five levels of Building Hope to the Train zone of the existing hospital. During sky bridge construction – beginning this October – parts of levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Train zone will close as the bridges are punched through. Read full post »

Honored to Host His Hizzoner

 

We’re honored to report that Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn recently paid a visit to our Building Hope expansion. The mayor was joined by Diane Sugimura, director of Planning and Development, and other members of his staff as he toured the Emergency Department, a patient care unit and other key spaces within the building.

Read full post »

Work Begins Soon on Hartmann Frontage

Work will begin in late July to improve the frontage of the Hartmann Building along Sand Point Way NE. The month-long project includes building a new sidewalk, curbs and gutters, replacing existing landscaping, and constructing a new retaining wall.  Flaggers will direct traffic when the work involves the Hartmann Building’s driveways.   Read full post »

A Second Serving of Tree Trivia

Waldo’s recent blog about trees made us wonder how many different kinds of trees grow on our campus. The answer: 409. There are 143 evergreen species, 241 deciduous species and 25 species of fruit trees. The oldest tree is a Douglas fir that’s likely more than 100 years old, said Jeff Hughes, grounds and sustainability manager. Read full post »

Up With The New, Down With The Old

Two of our large interior elevators are now operational and ready to transport workers and materials.  As construction moves inside Building Hope and workers begin using the permanent elevators, we will no longer need the exterior manlifts.  These will be coming down during the week of July 23rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent
206.971.3316.

 

Inside the Walls of Building Hope

It was easy to observe progress on our Building Hope expansion during the first year of construction because the work was highly visible. That changed after we completed the exterior of the structure. Now, most of the work is occurring inside the stone, glass and metal walls of the building. Read full post »

Reducing Waits, Preventing Errors

We set many goals while planning our Building Hope expansion. One of the most important: delivering care as efficiently as possible.  In the last post, CPI Guides Our Quest to Fight Waste, we shared some examples of how Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) methods are guiding our efforts to reduce waste and increase safety. Here are some other examples. Read full post »