Construction Blog

Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: March 4 to March 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 March 4 to March 10, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Drill piles
  • Excavation
  • Install water treatment pipes
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Form, pour and strip concrete; install rebar
  • Patch asphalt
  • Internal activities: fire pump replacement work (including demolition and removal of existing pump and slab); begin Forest service elevator ceiling demolition (install scaffolding, temporary lights and alarms, infection prevention barriers, fire sprinklers and temp power); install scaffolding and infection prevention barriers at Forest Stairwell 1; install pipes, firestops and seismic restraints for emergency oxygen system; core penetrations

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be drilling for the piles and installing tie backs/anchors, both of which will take place all week. The asphalt patching is scheduled for Monday, March 4 and will produce minor odors.

Expect heavy truck traffic all week 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, except that certain activities inside Forest A associated with replacing the fire pump will occur on Sunday, March 10.

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


Vegetation Pruning and Removal Along 45th Avenue on March 6

On Wednesday, March 6, 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.


Modular Trailer to Be Delivered via Penny Drive on Saturday, March 2

In advance of an upcoming Facilities Planning, Design and Construction project to remodel the Mountain 5 Pharmacy, a new modular trailer will be installed on the north side of Mountain 6. The trailer will serve as a temporary work location for approximately 20 Pharmacy support staff members until Building Care opens (2022).

In the morning on Saturday, March 2, a flatbed truck will deliver the trailer to the site and a crane will be used to lift the trailer into place. Traffic control will be provided along Penny Drive during this work; please drive with caution through the area. Work should be completed around noon on Saturday.


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Feb. 25 to March 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 Feb. 25 to March 3, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Drill piles
  • Install water treatment pipes
  • Form, pour and strip concrete; install rebar and grating
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork
  • Backfill some excavated areas
  • Install duct banks for pipes and conduits
  • Prepare dirt pads for drill rigs
  • Excavation
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Patch asphalt
  • Internal activities: install pipes, valves, dampers and hangers; core drilling

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be drilling for the piles and installing tie backs/anchors, both of which will take place all week. The asphalt patching is scheduled for Friday, March 1 and will produce minor odors.

Expect heavy truck traffic all week 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.


Tree Pruning at Hospital on Feb. 15

The recent snow storm damaged some vegetation at Seattle Children’s hospital campus. On Friday, Feb. 15, Bartlett Tree Experts is scheduled to prune damaged trees along the perimeter of Children’s property at the following locations:

  • On 45th Avenue NE near the intersection with NE 45th Street
  • On NE 45th Street near the Metro bus turnaround exit

The crew will use chainsaws and chippers, which will generate noise. The pruning will begin at 9 a.m., though the crew may arrive earlier to set up equipment.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Feb. 18 to Feb. 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 Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork and backfill excavated areas
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Excavation
  • Drill Piles
  • Install duct banks for pipes and conduits
  • Install rebar; form and pour concrete
  • Grading activities
  • Utilities: install stormwater and sewer lines; tap water main in 40th Avenue NE and set water meter
  • Internal activities: replace valves; replace fire pump; install pipes, firestops and seismic restraints; pressure testing

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be drilling for the piles and installing tie backs/anchors, both of which will happen all week. Expect heavy truck traffic all week 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, except that certain internal activities associated with replacing the fire pump will occur on Sunday, Feb. 24 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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


Upcoming Building Care Construction Activities: Feb. 11 to Feb. 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 Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, construction crews are scheduled to perform the following activities:

  • Form and pour concrete curbs
  • Prepare dirt pads for drill rigs
  • Drill piles
  • Excavation
  • Install “lagging” to prevent cave-ins during earthwork and backfill excavated areas
  • Install tie backs/anchors for retaining walls
  • Internal activities: replace valves; core drilling; plumbing and pipe installation; install pipe hangers, firestop systems and seismic restraints; pressure testing
  • Install duct bank (conduits)

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be drilling for the piles, which will occur all week. Expect heavy truck traffic all week as excavated soil is hauled away from the site.

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

  • Form concrete curbs
  • Demolish, saw cut and remove asphalt
  • Utilities: install water pipes; cut and cap existing stormwater pipes
  • Prepare dirt pads for drill rigs
  • Drill piles
  • Internal activities: plumbing and pipe installation; install firestop systems and seismic restraints; conduct pressure tests and inspections

Construction noise will be generated throughout the week. The noisiest work will be drilling for the piles (scheduled all week) and the asphalt demolition and saw cutting, which is scheduled for Feb. 7.

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 Along Sand Point Way on Feb. 6

On Feb. 6, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees along Sand Point Way NE between Springbrook Professional Center and the former Wells Fargo building (at the corner of 40th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way). The pruning will make Seattle Children’s Emergency Department sign more visible to motorists.

This work will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. The sidewalk will be closed in the work vicinity during those hours. Chainsaws and chippers will be used, which will generate noise. Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Storm Drain Cleaning and Inspection at Hospital, Jan. 24

Construction crews will clean and inspect a newly-installed stormwater drain with a vacuum truck and a camera truck on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. The trucks will access the site via the paved fire lane that connects to NE 45th Street and runs between the Forest and River buildings. Spotters will be used for pedestrian safety at NE 45th Street and within Seattle Children’s property.

This work will occur outside the fenced construction area, and the vacuum truck will be noisy. Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org if you have questions.