Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hospital Construction Activities This Week

Here are this weeks activities on the Hospital Construction site:

Building Exterior Cladding
At the site elevator, near the Giraffe entrance, exterior framing is complete and the windows are installed. Crews are now installing the metal siding and roofing.

Building Interior Work
Crews are onsite installing the metal stud-framed walls and gypsum wallboard that make up most of the interior partitions. They are also running duct work for the air handling units which have been installed, and running conduit for all of the power and lighting systems. Crews are also installing the fire sprinklers on all of the floors. Besides these basic systems, we have a pneumatic tube system, medical gas systems, and many low voltage wiring systems for all of the specialty equipment being installed.

Vibratory Rolling
There will be some necessary soil compacting activities for site work that includes regrading, adding retaining walls, and a new site elevator located between the parking lot, the Giraffe entrance and the new surface parking lot. The compacting will cause vibrations in the surrounding area and will be ongoing with the greatest impact occurring in the next two to three weeks. The site preparation will make way for the landscaping, a surface parking lot, and circulation that will be installed over the coming months.

Street Improvement Work
At the Hartmann Building, Sellen crews are working to complete frontage construction. Jeff Hughes’ crew will then be installing irrigation and landscaping. Along Sand Point Way NE, utility line installation, drive and sidewalk concrete pours will begin. This work involves heavy equipment to remove sections of the sidewalk and concrete trucks to place the new sidewalk, cycle path, curb, and gutter concrete.

40th & SPW Signal Project
This project will begin as the Street Improvement work along SPW progresses. There will be a lot of activity on all four corners, and safety during this time is a primary concern. Please be careful and follow the directions of signage and flaggers!

Adjacent Activities:

Installation of New Gas Line
PSE continues to replace the gas main along Sand Point Way NE. This line runs from 45th to 52nd. InfraSource, PSE’s subcontractor, is working mostly at night between 7pm and 5am. This work is not related to Building Hope but the new main will tie into the new line already placed in 40th Ave NE. Any questions regarding this work should be directed to Sharon Seitz at (206) 948-0971.

(photo courtesy of Construction Blog)

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