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Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Jan. 14 to Jan. 20

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 Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build deck and stairs for new site office conference trailer
  • Install power pumps for water treatment
  • Saw cut, demolish and remove existing asphalt
  • Excavate for site temporary power and install duct bank (conduits)
  • Utilities: cut and cap existing storm lines; install power meter; Seattle City Light to install power service; cut and remove existing stormwater shoring; excavate for storm drain brackets
  • Prepare dirt pad for drill rig
  • Form, pour and strip concrete at stairway north of Forest A; install rebar; set concrete wall form

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the asphalt demolition and saw cutting, which is scheduled for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16.

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: Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

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 Jan. 7 to Jan. 13, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Set up site office conference trailer; build deck and stairs
  • Excavate, form and pour trench drains
  • Install cladding on ED canopy
  • Demolish existing concrete stairs, footings and the old helipad
  • Utilities: pull electrical wire; install conduits; install stormwater and water lines; remove existing catch basins and pipes
  • Excavate for new stair footings
  • Patch asphalt
  • Backfill excavated areas
  • Install waterproofing on new stairs
  • Install concrete rip rap

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the demolition, which is scheduled from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10. The asphalt patching will produce some odor on Jan. 8 (date subject to change depending on the weather).

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.


Tree Pruning at Hospital Campus on Jan. 4

On Friday, Jan. 4, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees on the south side of NE 50th Street. Bartlett will “limb up” trees along the sidewalk to provide 14 feet of vertical clearance above the road and sidewalk. Chainsaws and wood chippers will be used, which will generate noise, and the sidewalk on the south side of 50th Street will be blocked. This work will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

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 Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Set up site office conference trailer
  • Forest staff entrance: remove temporary overhead protection and touch up paint
  • Finish installing temporary dust containment wall at the Emergency Department (ED)
  • ED canopy: install framing, sheeting and cladding on canopy
  • Backfill multiple excavated areas
  • Drill concrete and install rebar on the north side of Forest A
  • Form, pour and strip concrete wall at stairway north of Forest A and around tree relocation island
  • Utilities: install power, water, stormwater and sewer pipes; set catch basins; tap water main and set water meter
  • Patch asphalt
  • Install concrete rip rap

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the concrete drilling, which is scheduled from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31. The asphalt patching will produce some odor on Dec. 31 (date subject to change depending on the weather).

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. Work will not occur on Sunday or on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Dec. 24 to Dec. 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 Dec. 24 to Dec. 30, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install black mesh screening on the construction fence
  • Remove existing stone
  • Remove temporary walls at the Forest staff entrance
  • Install temporary dust containment wall at the ED
  • ED canopy: install support steel, then install framing and sheeting on the canopy
  • Backfill excavated areas
  • Demolish existing concrete stairs and footings
  • Drill concrete and install rebar
  • Utilities: install water treatment and stormwater pipes; set catch basins; install sleeves and box for natural gas (Puget Sound Energy)

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be the demolition and the concrete drilling; the demolition is scheduled to take place from Dec. 24 to Dec. 28, while the drilling is scheduled from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31.

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. Work will not occur on Sunday or on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

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


Banners to Be Placed Dec. 1

On Saturday, Dec. 1, a sign crew will hang banners from eight light poles on Penny Drive within the hospital campus. A cherry picker crane or boom lift will be used for this work. One lane of Penny Drive will be blocked while the banners are placed. This work will generate minor noise between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you have questions, please email construction@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-8000.


Tree Relocations Via Crane at Hospital on Dec. 6

Two large trees at the hospital campus will be relocated and replanted on Thursday, Dec. 6 to make way for Building Care construction. The trees will be hoisted from their current locations and placed in their new locations, near the corner of Sand Point Way NE and 40th Avenue NE, using a crane. This work will occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will generate normal levels of construction noise. If you have questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Building Care Construction Fence Goes Up Dec. 3

Construction crews will begin fencing off the Building Care construction site the morning of Monday, Dec. 3. The construction site will include most of the area between the hospital, 40th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way NE (as shown in the graphic below).

Crews will begin by blocking key points within the hospital campus and will then install fencing along the entire perimeter of the construction site. The site will remain fenced for approximately three years until the building is complete. All hospital programs and services will remain open throughout construction. Use the driveway on 40th Avenue NE to access the Emergency Department; otherwise, use Penny Drive to access the hospital campus.

The fencing will be installed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17. Black mesh screening will be installed on the fence from Dec. 18 to Dec. 26. The fencing work will generate minimal noise but will be visible to neighbors. Normal construction hours apply: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Emergency Department Signs Being Moved Nov. 28

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, construction crews will remove and relocate two Emergency Department (ED) signs and installing a third at the hospital campus:

  • Relocate the “Emergency” sign on the canopy
  • Relocate the directional sign at the ED driveway onto 40th Avenue NE
  • Install a new ED sign at the northeast corner of 40th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street

This work is one of the final steps in modifying the ED entrance and drop-off in preparation for Building Care construction. Once the signs have been relocated, the new “looped” ED driveway system to 40th Avenue NE will open. Patient families will enter at the southerly driveway and exit at the northerly driveway (which is the current ED drive) while Building Care is under construction.

A truck will be used to relocate and install the signs. Parking will be temporarily restricted on the east side of 40th Avenue NE just north of NE 45th Street while the new ED sign is installed. This work will generate normal levels of construction noise within the standard weekday work window of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.


Some Signs at Hospital to Be Modified and Temporarily Covered

In the coming weeks, you may notice some exterior signs will be covered at the hospital campus. We are modifying some of our directional signs to account for navigation and parking changes occurring on campus as part of Building Care construction. The sign coverings will be removed by Dec. 3. All Seattle Children’s departments and services will continue to operate as normal. If you have questions, please email construction@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-8000.