Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hospital Construction Activity This Week


Building Care, also called Forest B, of Phase 2 of Children's Hospital expansion is underway and the new building is planned to open in Spring of 2022.

The 310,000 square-foot addition will add an eight-story building and will includes diagnostic and treatment facilities, primarily out-patient cancer and others) labs, new state-of-the-art operating rooms, 20 inpatient beds, and a lobby. There will be two floors of underground parking and sterile processing. This will bring SCH bed total to 409, up from 200 before its expansion 2012 plan.

The helicopter landing pad moved temporarily to the roof of Forest A (176’), now known as Friends of Costco Building, Phase 1 of the expansion. The landing pad will be active until Building Care is completed. Noise is expected to be louder than the former ground-based helipad. When Forest B is complete, the helistop will moves to its permanent location on top of the Friends of Costco Building (same height).
Lights were added 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. The additional lights will help 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.

The Hospital posted this information on their Construction Blog about specific construction activity this week:
  • 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

All work will take place 8-6pm weekdays and 9-6pm on Saturdays.

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