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Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Jan. 25 to Jan. 31

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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. 25 to Jan. 31, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install ceilings
  • Install irrigation system
  • Install gravel maintenance path
  • Install flooring
  • Building connection work:
    • Paint and install ceiling, utility wiring, insulation, and drywall on level 3 of River C
    • Install flooring on level 7 of River C
    • Demolish concrete walkway and excavate for footings on level 1 of Forest A
    • Install expansion joint covers and metal panels on level 9 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. 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.


Utility Work on Penny Drive and NE 50th Street

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 9 a crew will conduct utility potholing along Penny Drive and two locations on NE 50th St near 44th Ave NE. The work is being done to identify utilities under the roadways to support the design for the proposed Surgery Building and Parking Garage.

A vacuum truck and a small crew will work from 7 am to 3:30 pm each day. Construction noise will be generated off and on during this work; noisy activities will not begin before 8 am. Traffic control will be set up around the work zones.

On NE 50th St, the work will require taking one traffic lane to accommodate utility trucks in the street. Parking restrictions will be in place and flaggers will be present during the work to direct drivers and pedestrians around the work zones.

On Penny Drive, two-way traffic will be maintained when possible, but at times Penny Drive will be reduced to one lane. The Mountain Loading Dock, Ocean 7 Staff Entrance and Lot 4 will all be temporarily impacted during this work. Access to Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be maintained at all times. Pedestrians and bikes will be rerouted. Please allow additional time for travel along Penny Drive during this work.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Jan. 18 to Jan. 24

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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. 18 to Jan. 24, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install ceilings
  • Install soil and irrigation system
  • Install flooring
  • Building connection work:
    • Install flooring, trim utility wiring, install doors, and reposition infection prevention barriers on level 3 of River C
    • Remove infection prevention barriers on level 4 of River C
    • Remove infection prevention barriers on level 5 of River C
    • Demolish temporary staff entry vestibule and walls on level 1 of Forest A
    • Install expansion joint covers on level 9 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. 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: Jan. 11 to Jan. 17

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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. 11 to Jan. 17, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Install windows
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install ceilings
  • Build out electrical, mechanical, and telecommunication rooms
  • Install flooring
  • Building connection work:
    • Framing and install utility writing, sprinklers, ceiling, flooring, and drywall on level 3 of River C
    • Remove infection prevention barriers on level 6 of River C
    • Install infection prevention barriers and demolish temporary staff entry vestibule on level 1 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. 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: Jan. 4 to Jan. 10

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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. 4 to Jan. 10, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Install windows
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install ceilings
  • Build out electrical, mechanical, and telecommunication rooms
  • Install flooring
  • Building connection work:
    • Install utility wiring, insulation, drywall, flooring, and ceiling on level 3 of River C
    • Install metal panels and trim utility wiring on level 9 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. 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: Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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. 28 to Jan. 3, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Build out interior spaces
  • Framing
  • Install drywall
  • Install trim
  • Tape and paint
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install stone cladding on exterior
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install sprinkler system
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install ceilings
  • Build out electrical, mechanical and telecommunication rooms
  • Begin Terrazzo flooring install in main entry
  • Building connection work:
    • Install doors, complete soffits and paint on level 3 of River C
    • Cleaning on levels 4 and 5 of River C
    • Final inspections on level 1 of Forest A stair egress; reopen in advance of FA Staff Entrance Closure

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. 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. The construction site will be closed on Jan. 1.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Dec. 21 to Dec. 27

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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. 21 to Dec. 27, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Install windows
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install ceilings
  • Build out electrical, mechanical, and telecommunication rooms
  • Install flooring
  • Build out interior spaces
  • Install sprinkler system
  • Demolish temporary electrical switchboard
  • Building connection work:
    • Framing and install utility wiring, drywall, and sprinklers on level 3 of River C
    • Paint and relocate infection prevention barriers on level 4 of River C
    • Install signage and relocate infection prevention barriers on level 5 of River C
    • Cleaning on level 6 of River C
    • Install expansion joint cover plates on level 7 of River C
    • Paint, trim utility wiring, and patch flooring on level 1 of Forest A
    • Paint and remove infection prevention barriers on level 3 of Forest A
    • Install expansion joint covers and flooring, and remove infection prevention barriers on level 9 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic. 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. The construction site will be closed on Dec. 25.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Nov. 9 to Nov. 15

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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 Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Pour concrete for slabs, shafts and walls
  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Install windows
  • Install elevator equipment
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Install ceilings
  • Build out electrical, mechanical, telecommunication, machine and generator rooms
  • Install flooring
  • Build out interior spaces
  • Install sprinkler system
  • Building connection work:
    • Install infection prevention barriers and demolish ceiling and walls on level 3 of River C
    • Framing and install drywall and utility wiring on level 4 of River C
    • Install expansion joint, utility wiring, and insulation on level 5 of River C
    • Paint and install ceiling, utility wiring, drywall, and expansion joint on level 6 of River C
    • Framing and install utility wiring on level 7 of River C
    • Seal floors and install ceiling on level L1 of Forest A
    • Framing and install utility wiring, drywall, and pneumatic tube connections on level 1 of Forest A
    • Install ceilings, utility wiring, and flooring on level 2 of Forest A
    • Install flooring and seismic joint covers on level 3 of Forest A
    • Install flooring, utility wiring, insulation, drywall, and seismic joint covers on level 4 of Forest A
    • Install flooring and seismic joints on level 5 of Forest A
    • Install corner guards and remove infection prevention barriers on level 6 of Forest A
    • Remove infection prevention barriers on level 7 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily for concrete and material deliveries. 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.


Update on Landscaping Maintenance Along 45th Ave NE

Meghan Fuller, manager of the Grounds department, provided the following update on the landscaping work happening along 45th Ave NE.

The area between the Ocean parking garage and 45th Ave NE has been neglected since it was planted in about 2003. If you look from 45th, you’ll see the area is covered with trees – however not one of those trees below the wall was purposely planted; they all blew in as volunteer weed trees. They include cottonwoods, willows, a horse chestnut, quaking aspen, and other trees. They do create a wonderful screen for the neighborhood, however, so that part is a blessing. But unfortunately, the lower area also became filled with dense blackberry – so dense that it has grown up 20+’ in some places, into the trees and to the area above the wall.

Dense blackberry climbs up trees, shades out other plants, and over time kills things trapped underneath it. The area at the north end, above the retaining wall, was so infested that no living plants remained underneath. If you go there now, you’ll notice a large fallen dead pine tree lying on the slope – it’s obviously been there for years, but the blackberry was so incredibly dense and tall, and the area so inaccessible, that we didn’t even know it was in there until we removed the blackberry.

This past Spring, we began the process of renovating the full length of the space above the retaining wall to create a dense but beautiful screen of shrubs and trees for the neighbors.

Here’s a list of what we’re doing:

  1. Cut down blackberries and hand dig out the roots.
  2. Remove ivy off trees, as that also kills them over time.
  3. Remove dead shrubs and trees (we are not removing living plants, just things that are dead or nearly dead).
  4. Have our tree company prune off large dead branches that could be a hazard if they fell.
  5. Mulch the area to prevent weeds and erosion.
  6. This fall, winter, and spring, begin adding trees, shrubs, ferns, and small plants to create a multi-layered canopy and understory of plantings that result in a much more effective visual and sound barrier, not just at the edge of the 45th sidewalk, but across the full depth of the space.
  7. Then we’ll begin clearing & digging the blackberry and dead plants out of the area below the retaining wall. Any hazardous or dead/dying trees will be removed (there are only a few) and the rest of the living trees and shrubs will remain. The area underneath will also be replanted with a mix of trees, shrubs, and understory plantings to add to the visual barrier between the hospital and neighborhood.

Replanting in this area will happen over the next few months to fill in portions of the perimeter where there is visibility to the hospital. To the extent possible, we will select large plants as replacements. Our grounds crew has already installed green landscaping fabric where there are gaps.

As the space comes together and begins to grow in with new plantings, we hope neighbors will be very pleased with it. It is a much-needed improvement that will be designed to last years into the future. Please know that I am very committed to creating and maintaining an effective and beautiful barrier between the hospital and neighborhood – and as a grounds manager, it’s important to me that it’s healthy and sustainable for years to come, and does not include weed infestations, hazardous trees, or areas so dense that they cannot be maintained.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Oct. 12 to Oct. 18

Building Care construction is underway. There will be ongoing construction activity at the hospital campus until the building opens in spring 2022. 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 Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Pour concrete for slabs and walls
  • Framing
  • Paint
  • Install roofing
  • Set walls
  • Install windows
  • Install metal sheeting and panels
  • Install mechanical and electrical wiring and plumbing equipment
  • Install drywall
  • Install siding
  • Build out electrical, mechanical, machine and generator rooms
  • Install insulation
  • Install flooring
  • Install sprinkler systems
  • Build out interior spaces
  • Set air handling units
  • Electrical power installation (Seattle City Light)
  • Building connection work:
    • Set up infection prevention barriers on level 5 of River C
    • Saw cut concrete, install seismic plate, frame walls, and demolish windows, walls, and ceilings on level 6 of River C
    • Set up infection prevention barriers and start demolition on level 7 of River C
    • Install seismic joint covers and drywall on level L1 of Forest A
    • Install drywall and utility wiring on level 1 of Forest A
    • Set walls on level 2 of Forest A
    • Set walls and install seismic joints on level 3 of Forest A
    • Complete framing and install seismic joints, utility wiring, and pneumatic tube connections on level 4 of Forest A
    • Install utility wiring, insulation, and drywall on level 5 of Forest A
    • Install drywall and seismic joint covers on level 6 of Forest A
    • Trim utility wiring on level 8 of Forest A
    • Install gurneyway connection and drywall on level 9 of Forest A

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. Internally, the loudest activity will be the demolition and saw cutting on River C levels 6 and 7. Expect heavy truck traffic, primarily for concrete and material deliveries. 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.