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Roofing Project Begins Saturday, Oct. 27

We’re replacing the Balloon Building’s roof. Work begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27., when a crane will lift materials onto the roof. The crane, which will be set up in the dietary courtyard, will be removed by the end of the day. Replacing the roof and exterior HVAC ducts will take about three weeks, weather permitting.


Barriers Up, Work Proceeds on Skybridge Connection

Work to connect the Train Building to the Building Hope skybridge proceeds on schedule. Construction barriers are in place on levels 1, 4 and 5, where demolition is underway. Medical gas, fire sprinklers and plumbing will be shut down at scheduled times this week. Within the next two weeks, construction barriers will be up and work will be occurring on each of the five levels that will connect to the skybridge.  Click here for additional information on skybridge work.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

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


Re-Striping Penny Drive Taking Place This Wednesday Through Saturday

Re-striping of Penny Drive will begin this Wednesday, Oct 24, through Saturday, Oct. 27 (depending on progress and weather). Work will include grinding off old pavement markings and adding new traffic lines that will move to accommodate a new 5-foot bike lane. Two lanes of traffic should remain open during most of the work; Security Services will be on site to help direct traffic.


Activity Intensifies as Skybridge Punches Through

The skybridge is coming – and so is some intense construction. Completing the connection between Building Hope and the Train Building will create noise and vibration within parts of the hospital and restrict access to certain areas starting the week of Oct. 22 and lasting for approximately 100 days. Read full post »


Be Careful Out There!

Please remember to use caution when driving, walking or cycling near the Building Hope construction site; obey traffic revision signs and watch for equipment. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to improve the Children’s campus.

 

Questions? Please call:
Information: 206-987-6197

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


Say Hello to PICU East

 

Months of planning, remodeling and moving culminated Monday, Oct. 15, with the opening of a six-bed unit to care for critically ill and injured children. The new PICU East offsets the temporary loss of seven beds in the existing Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that were displaced by construction of the Building Hope skybridge.

The skybridge connects Building Hope to the Train Building on five levels. As the skybridge punches through, we must close spaces on each level for construction – including a portion of the PICU on level 4. Read full post »


Weekend Update: Pressure Washing and (Possibly) Paving

We’re giving the Whale 4 and 5 parking lots a good scrubbing this weekend. The two lots will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, for pressure washing and remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 14.

Staff members who usually park in the Whale 4 or 5 lots should use lots 3 or 4. Bicyclists who typically use the Whale 5 bike cage should use an alternate bike cage. Extra security staff will provide assistance. Weekend pressure washing will continue at other locations through November. Check this blog for updates.

If the weather remains relatively dry, we’ll also pave Penny Drive this weekend. Demolition and removal of pavement is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Repaving is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Security will direct traffic. Staff who park on the main campus on weekends may experience slight delays entering and exiting parking lots. Read full post »


Paving on Penny Drive Oct. 12-13

If the weather remains dry, paving will take place on Penny Drive this weekend. Demolition and removal of pavement sections will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, starting at 11 a.m.; this work will be complete by 5 p.m. Friday. Repaving work will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at 9 a.m. and will be complete by 5 p.m. Security Services will be onsite to help direct traffic; staff who park on the main campus on weekends may experience slight delays getting to and from parking lots.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

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


Pedestrian and Traffic Disruptions Near Main Campus

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) continues to replace the gas main along Sand Point Way NE between Mary Gates Memorial Drive and NE 52nd Street. Most work is taking place overnight, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Although this work is not related to Building Hope, this new gas main will tie in to the new line already installed at 40th Ave NE. Read full post »


Quiet Evening Work Begins Monday

You may notice the lights on late inside the ground floor of Building Hope starting Monday, Oct. 8. Our contractor, Sellen Construction, will be quietly completing some evening work within the Emergency Department during the next several weeks.

 

Questions?  Please call:

Information: 206-987-6197

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