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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.


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.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: June 3 to June 9

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 3 to June 9, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Excavation
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for footings, walls, columns, and pads
  • Pour footing for tower crane
  • Form walls with shotcrete
  • Install drain gates on perimeter walls
  • Install scaffolding on perimeter walls
  • Install sanitary and storm pipes

Construction noise will be generated throughout the 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.

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: May 27 to June 2

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 May 27 to June 2, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Connect to water main in 40th Avenue NE
  • Excavation
  • Set temporary power shed, pull wires, and energize
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls and footings
  • Set placing boom mast for tower crane
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Install underground pipes
  • Install underground utility vaults; backfill
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): tie-in work for medical vacuum system

During the water connection work, 40th Avenue NE 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. These impacts will occur during standard construction hours on May 28 and May 29.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be installing tie backs/anchors, which is scheduled for the entire week, and the work in 40th Avenue for the water connection, which is scheduled for May 28 and May 29.

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.

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: May 20 to May 26

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 May 20 to May 26, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Excavation
  • Install underground conduits
  • Form pedestals
  • Pour concrete pads
  • Install scaffolding at south wall
  • Drill and install rebar
  • Install water proofing and drain gates at perimeter walls
  • Form and pour footings and columns
  • Set underground utility vaults
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): finish sheet metal work; tap water line
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): form and pour load bank footing; set load bank enclosure

Construction noise will be generated throughout the 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.

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: May 13 to May 19

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 May 13 to May 19, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Excavation
  • Complete steel and sheet deck for concrete wall
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Install water proofing and drain gates at perimeter walls
  • Footings: install rebar; install anchors; form and pour footings
  • Form and pour concrete pad and columns
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): re-install ceiling panels
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): pour and backfill duct bank; form and pour load bank footing

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be installing tie backs/anchors, 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.

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: May 6 to May 12

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 May 6 to May 12, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Excavation
  • Install scaffold, drill rebar, and form and pour footings and columns for concrete walls
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Install electrical conduits
  • Form and pour concrete building footings
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): install control systems and insulation; temporary med air system shutdown for tie-in; install firestops; remove scaffold and infection prevention barrier
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and NE 45th Street): core drilling; install duct bank (conduits)

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be installing tie backs/anchors (scheduled for the entire week) and the core drilling (scheduled for May 6). The noisiest internal work will be the installation of new control systems.

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.

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.