Seattle Children’s Hospital Campus

Category

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

  • Drill new piles
  • Demolish some existing piles
  • Excavation
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Back fill certain excavated areas
  • Install rebar and stair embeds
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): install hangers and pipes for multiple systems; install new infection prevention barriers; install new pipe pathways; install firestops

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be drilling new piles and demolishing some existing piles, which will take place all week. The noisiest internal work will be the installation of new pipe pathways.

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.


Crane to Be Used at Hospital Campus March 30

On Saturday, March 30, a large crane will be delivered to the hospital campus at 8 a.m. and used to remove a temporary generator located near the Mountain building. Large vehicles associated with the crane delivery will enter and exit the hospital campus via Penny Drive at Sand Point Way NE; we do not anticipate impacts to traffic on Sand Point Way. Normal construction noise levels are expected. The crane will be removed from the site by the end of the day.

Please note this work is separate from Building Care, which uses its own crane.

For questions or concerns, please call the construction pager at 206-469-5860. Thank you for your patience.


Wood-Chipping March 26 at Hospital

Wood-chipping will occur at the hospital campus on Tuesday, March 26 within the Building Care construction area. The chipping will generate normal levels of construction noise all day.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: April 1 to April 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 April 1 to April 7, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Load out current crane from site and load in new crane
  • Excavation
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Form concrete slab on grade and wall
  • Internal activities on L1 of Forest A (Friends of Costco Building): core drilling; install pipes, seismic restraints, firestops and hangers for multiple systems; install new pipe pathways; remove infection prevention barrier

The work to load out the current crane and load in the new crane will begin at 5 a.m. on Friday, April 5. The loading and unloading will take place within an existing no parking zone on 40th Avenue NE between NE 45th Street and Sand Point Way NE. This work is occurring early to minimize traffic impacts from the oversize load.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest external work will be the crane load-out and load-in the morning of April 5 and installing tie backs/anchors, which will take place all week. The noisiest internal work will be the core drilling and installing new pipe pathways.

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 (other than the crane load-out and load-in discussed above) 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.


Vegetation Pruning and Removal Along 45th Avenue on March 29

On Friday, March 29, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune and remove some dying arborvitaes along 45th Avenue NE. Chainsaws and chippers will be used, which will generate noise. The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until 3 p.m.

Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.