Construction Blog

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

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 Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:
• Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, slabs, and curbs
• Strip concrete
• Install waterproofing for walls
• Prep work on electricity transformer vault
• Install mechanical, electrical and plumbing
• Excavation
• Backfill excavated areas
• Internal activities: install new pipe, wiring and pneumatic tube system pathways on Forest A, level 1

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


Bus Shelter Removal on NE 45th St near 42nd Ave NE

On Monday, Nov. 18 work will begin to demolish the westbound bus shelter on NE 45th St near 42nd Ave NE. The shelter is owned by Seattle Children’s and is located on the north side of the NE 45th St. The Metro bus stop will remain, only the shelter is being removed. Work will occur during daytime hours and will be ongoing for a week. Demolition of the concrete pad the shelter sits on will be noisy at times. Once the shelter is removed, the area will be replanted and blended with the surrounding landscaping. Metro Route 78 riders should use the existing westbound bus stop further up the hill on NE 45th St during this work.


Overnight Work at Hospital Campus Nov. 9 to Nov. 10

The overnight sewer line work that was previously planned for Nov. 2 to Nov. 3 has been delayed one week and is now scheduled for this coming weekend.

The work will take place on the north side of the hospital from approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Noise will be generated, though impacts to neighbors are expected to be minimal. The sewer work is happening overnight to avoid impacts to the Sterile Processing and Receiving Departments, both of which must be functional during the day. We will hand-deliver notices to neighbors within 1,000 feet of the work area.

For questions, email construction@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-8000. For emergencies, please send a page to 206-469-5860.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Nov. 11 to Nov. 17

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 Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, slabs, and curbs
  • Strip concrete
  • Install waterproofing for walls
  • Install steel forms
  • Prep work on electricity transformer vault
  • Install mechanical, electrical and plumbing
  • Demolish concrete walkways within site
  • Excavation
  • Activities on River C, level 7: construct walls
  • Internal activities: install new pipe and wiring pathways on Forest A, level 1

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The loudest activity will be the demolition of concrete walkways within the site. 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.


Overnight Work at Hospital Campus Nov. 2 to Nov. 3

Sewer line work will take place on the north side of the hospital from approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. This work will generate noise, though impacts to neighbors are expected to be minimal. The sewer work is happening overnight to avoid impacts to the Sterile Processing and Receiving Departments, both of which must be functional during the day. We will hand-deliver notices to neighbors within 1,000 feet of the work area.

For questions email construction@seattlechildrens.org or call 206-987-8000. For emergencies please send a page to 206-469-5860.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Nov. 4 to Nov. 10

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 Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Fire lane expansion activities near NE 45th Street: install irrigation, light poles and landscaping
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, slabs, and curbs
  • Strip concrete
  • Install waterproofing for walls
  • Set stairs
  • Prep work on electricity transformer vault
  • Install storm drains and pipes
  • Demolish concrete walkways within site
  • Activities on River C, level 7: construct walls
  • Internal activities: install new pipe and wiring pathways on Forest A, level 1

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The loudest activity will be the demolition of concrete walkways within the site. 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.


Lights Added to the Tower Crane

The contractor has added lights to the horizontal swing arm (boom) portion of the tower crane to increase safety for helicopter landings. These are in addition to the lights at the end of the boom and on the crane operator’s cab. With the changing of the seasons, it is darker in the morning and evening hours and the additional lights will assist the helicopter pilots in identifying the location of the boom when landing or departing the helipad in the dark. While the lights are visible from the ground, they are not bright enough to interfere with any neighboring properties. As a reminder, the tower crane is scheduled to remain onsite through August 2020. For questions, please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3

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 Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Fire lane expansion activities near NE 45th Street: demolish concrete; grade for new bollards; install rebar and pour concrete for expanded fire lane, curb, and sidewalk; install irrigation; excavate at sidewalk; install drains; patch asphalt in 45th Street
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, and slabs
  • Strip concrete
  • Install waterproofing for walls
  • Install overhead protection measures
  • Set stairs
  • Backfill excavated areas
  • Activities on River C, level 7: install metal panels, roof ladder and flashing at skybridge connection point
  • Internal activities: install new pipe and wiring pathways on Forest A, level 1

The asphalt patching in NE 45th Street, which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 31, will generate some odor.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The loudest activities will be the demolition associated with the fire lane expansion. 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: Oct. 21 to Oct. 27

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 Oct. 21 to Oct. 27, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Fire lane expansion activities near NE 45th Street: install block wall, light pole bases and water drain; backfill wall and light pole bases; demolish concrete and grade for new bollards; saw cut sidewalk (see note below regarding on-street parking impacts)
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, columns, and slabs
  • Install external finish and weatherproofing material on exterior mock-up
  • Strip concrete
  • Set stairs
  • Drilling for new stairs on Forest A (Friends of Costco Building)
  • Drilling into new electrical vaults
  • Install underground conduits
  • Activities on River C, level 7: install metal panels, demolish barriers, install doors at skybridge connection point
  • Internal activities: reconfigure existing fire equipment on Forest A, level 1

Note: Beginning Oct. 22, there will be no parking allowed on the north side of NE 45th Street in the vicinity of the fire lane expansion work (near 42nd Avenue NE). Street parking will be restricted in that area until approximately Nov. 1.

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The loudest activities will be the demolition and concrete saw cutting associated with the fire lane expansion. 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: Oct. 14 to Oct. 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 Oct. 14 to Oct. 20, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Fire lane expansion activities near NE 45th Street: remove landscaping, clear work area, demolition, grading, install block wall, remove light poles and bollards (a vacuum truck will be used for this work)
  • Activities south of Forest A (near the loading dock and 40th Avenue NE): restore landscaping
  • Install rebar and pour concrete for walls, footings, columns, and slabs
  • Install metal panels and external finish material on exterior mock-up
  • Strip concrete
  • Install waterproofing
  • Drilling into existing electrical vault
  • Excavation
  • Set new underground vault
  • Activities on River level 7: frame and install walls at skybridge connection point
  • Internal activities: reconfigure existing fire equipment on Forest A level 1

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The loudest activities will be the demolition associated with the fire lane expansion, including the use of a vacuum truck. 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.