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Downtown Seattle

In downtown Seattle, for Building Cure issues or emergency, please contact us.

206-219-3157

Laurelhurst

Do you live in the Laurelhurst neighborhood and have a concern?

206-987-8000

Emergency

If this is an emergency, please send a page to the following number.

206-469-5860


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: July 22 to July 28

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From July 22 to July 28, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:
• Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): pour footing; add gravel backfill; set fuel tank with crane truck (see details below)
• Install rebar and pour concrete for curbs, walls, footings, columns, and pads/slabs
• Install windows and fabricate metal panels for exterior mock-up
• Set column cages
• Install scaffolding
• Waterproofing for walls
• Install deck over excavated elevator pits
• Install plumbing and electrical
• Backfill some excavated areas
• Internal and external activities on River level 6: patch roofing; replace ceiling tiles; clean affected area
• Internal and external activities on River level 7: pour curbs; install bolt templates/embeds for future skybridge
• Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): drill firestop penetrations; install infection control barriers; install communication pathways; shut down existing medical gas alarm panel and install power; install new medical gas alarm panel; clean affected area

A fuel tank will be placed south of Forest A, near the loading dock and NE 45th Street, on Saturday, July 27. No parking will be allowed on either side of 40th Avenue NE south of the Metro bus stop, and traffic will be narrowed to a single lane in that area; flaggers will provide traffic control. A crane and support truck will be used on site. The fuel tank will be delivered on a truck that will park on the east side of 40th Avenue; once the tank is offloaded, the delivery truck will depart and the tank will be placed on the east side of 40th Avenue and re-oriented. The tank will then be set in place on Children’s property using the crane. This work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day. The bus stop will remain accessible at all times, and the sidewalks on 40th Avenue will remain open except when the crane is being used over the sidewalk.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external activities will be the concrete work, which will occur all week, and the installation of the fuel tank south of Forest A, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 27. The noisiest internal work will be the drilling. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily from concrete trucks. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: July 15 to July 21

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From July 15 to July 21, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install rebar and pour concrete for curbs, walls, footings, columns, and pads/slabs
  • Install framing, sheeting, seismic joint, flashing and windows for exterior mock-up
  • Install drains, plumbing and electrical
  • Backfill excavated areas
  • Install scaffold
  • Install waterproofing for walls
  • Form pilaster
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): excavation; install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork; grade for footing; install rebar
  • Internal and external activities on River level 6: remove ceiling tiles; core drill for new vent location; move vent piping; patch roofing
  • Internal and external activities on River level 7: demolish siding; relocate downspout; saw cut and demolish parapet; drill and install rebar
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): install seismic restraints; replace ceiling

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external activities will be the concrete work, which will occur all week. The noisiest internal work will be the drilling. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily from concrete trucks. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: July 8 to July 14

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From July 8 to July 14, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install rebar and pour concrete for curbs, walls, footings, columns, and pads/slabs
  • Excavation
  • Install framing and sheeting for exterior mock-up
  • Install scaffolding
  • Install waterproofing for walls
  • Demolish obstruction lights, roofing and siding at future skybridge tie-in location
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): excavation; install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Internal activity on River level 6: install infection prevention barriers
  • Internal activities on River level 7: install infection prevention barriers
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): install communication pathways; install firestopping

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external activities will be the concrete work, which will occur all week. The noisiest internal work will be the installation of communication pathways. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily from concrete trucks. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: July 1 to July 7

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From July 1 to July 7, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install rebar and pour concrete for curbs, walls, footings, columns, and pads/slabs
  • Remove deck and scaffold; demolish scaffold brackets
  • Excavation
  • Erect steel backup structure for exterior mock-up and install framing and sheeting
  • Install underground plumbing and electrical
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): install cable rail; excavation; install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Internal activity on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): penetrations for firestops; install communication pathways
  • Internal activity in Emergency Department: paint and clean wall; remove infection prevention barrier

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external activities will be the concrete work, which will occur all week. The noisiest internal work will be the firestop penetrations and installing communication pathways. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily from concrete trucks. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. No work will take place on Thursday, July 4.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: June 24 to June 30

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From June 24 to June 30, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install rebar and pour concrete for curbs, walls, footings, columns, and pads/slabs
  • Erect steel backup structure for exterior mock-up
  • Set column cages
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Excavation
  • Install underground plumbing and electrical
  • Install waterproofing on walls
  • Remove scaffold and deck
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): install tank vents; excavation; install sump; demolish asphalt
  • Internal activity on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): core drilling; install communications pathways; demolish portion of ceiling
  • Internal activity in Emergency Department: install infection prevention barrier; install conduits; demolish backside of wall; modify framing; install new med gas alarm panel; shut down Forest A panel to install power on June 27; remove infection prevention barrier

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be the asphalt demolition south of Forest A, scheduled for June 28. The noisiest internal work will be the core drilling, which is scheduled for June 25 to June 27. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily from concrete trucks. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: June 17 to June 23

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From June 17 to June 23, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Water service work in 40th Avenue NE: prepare subgrade; pour street panels; pour concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk (see street and parking impacts described below)
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): drill piles and install tank vents
  • Excavation
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, columns, and pads/slabs
  • Demolish scaffold brackets
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Install underground plumbing and electrical
  • Internal activity on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): install support steel

Street and parking impacts to 40th Avenue NE: From June 17 to June 19, the east lane of 40th Avenue will be closed during working hours, and parking will not be allowed on the west side of the street near Sand Point Way NE and the old Wells Fargo building. The sidewalk on the east side of 40th Avenue between Sand Point Way and the Emergency Department entry driveway will also be closed. Flaggers will be used for traffic control. These impacts will occur between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews finish installing new water service for Building Care.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be drilling piles, which is scheduled for June 17 and June 18, and the work in 40th Avenue to complete the water connection from June 17 to June 19. Expect heavy truck traffic from dump trucks and concrete trucks. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

All work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Building Care Tower Crane to Be Erected June 15

On Saturday, June 15, construction crews will erect the tower crane that will be used throughout construction of Building Care. We want to make you aware of our safety plans and a few things neighbors can expect to see while the crane is erected and operational.

Safety is foremost on our minds. Seattle Children’s and Sellen, our general contractor, have a rigorous safety plan for erection, operation, and dismantling of the tower crane. A group of third-party inspectors will be on-site as the crane is erected to ensure compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

A mobile crane will be used to erect the tower crane. The mobile crane will arrive at the site on Friday, June 14 and will leave on Sunday, June 16.

Sellen has obtained a noise variance from the City of Seattle that allows work to occur beyond standard construction hours on the following days:

  • Saturday, June 15 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The tower crane’s horizontal swing arm (jib) will be long enough to extend over 40th Avenue NE, Sand Point Way NE and portions of the River and Forest A buildings; the jib will not extend over any neighboring properties. The crane will not carry loads over the public streets, therefore pedestrians and drivers don’t need to take any additional precautions while using Sand Point Way or 40th Avenue.

When the crane is carrying heavy loads, it may visibly “flex.” Likewise, when the crane is not in use, the jib will be allowed to move with the wind. Both of these actions are normal and no cause for alarm.

If you have questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: June 10 to June 16

Building Care construction is underway. From now until building opening in Spring 2022, there will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus. Seattle Children’s will publish a weekly post on this Construction Blog that outlines the work expected to occur the following week. We will also post to this blog whenever a construction activity will be especially impactful to neighbors.

From June 10 to June 16, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Erect tower crane (a separate Construction Blog post will be published on June 5 with details)
  • Water connection
  • Excavation
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for footings, walls, pads, and columns
  • Remove scaffolding and demolish scaffold brackets
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Install drain gates and waterproofing for perimeter walls
  • Backfill for newly-formed footings and columns
  • Drill piles
  • Saw cut for piles
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): complete new pipe pathways and pull cables

We will publish a separate Construction Blog post on June 5 with information about the tower crane, which will be erected on Saturday, June 15.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be drilling piles, which is scheduled for the entire week. Expect heavy truck traffic as excavated soil is hauled away from the site. Construction activity is weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.

Except for erecting the tower crane, all work will take place within standard construction hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The June 5 Construction Blog post will include information about a noise variance for erection of the tower crane.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Building Cure On Track for Completion in Summer 2019

The Building Cure project is approaching completion in summer of 2019. Significant construction work continues in the building and in the right of way on Terry Avenue and Stewart and Virginia Streets around the building. This work includes landscaping; completion of sidewalks and curbs; canopies; and final paving and striping activities. Sidewalks and roadways impacted by construction will be open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic by early July 2019. Work to restore the parking lot adjacent to the building will continue beyond the July 2019 right-of-way opening. Please follow all street and sidewalk closed signs and pedestrian diversions, as they are in place for your safety during these activities.


Construction Continues in 40th Avenue NE Through May 31

Due to unforeseen issues, the construction work within 40th Avenue NE will continue through Friday, May 31. Crews from Seattle Public Utilities are tapping the existing water main in the street and are setting a new water meter for Building Care.

During standard construction hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), 40th Avenue will be narrowed to one lane, and parking will not be allowed on the west side of the street near Sand Point Way NE and the old Wells Fargo building. Flaggers will be used for traffic control.

If no further issues are encountered, this work could be complete by end of day Thursday, May 30. However, neighbors should plan for impacts through 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31.