Northwest Hospital Surgical Expansion
Operating on a Hospital Building: Providing services for upgrade work and a new surgical wing
DCI Engineers provided structural design services for the new two-story, 17,000-sf addition to the surgical wing at Northwest Hospital. The project included ASCE 31 Tier 2 seismic evaluation and upgrades, and the gravity reframing of 20,000-sf of the existing surgical wing, which was part of the original 1959 construction.
- Added three new 1,100-sf multipurpose operating rooms, which are the largest in Washington State and are used for specialized procedures requiring complex ceiling-mounted technologies and special shadowless surgical lighting.
- Surgical booms hold monitors that integrate numerous video signals from multiple sources.
- The iconic totem pole entry was reinforced with a new backup special steel moment frame, preserving the historical nature of the wing’s main entry.
- First level includes new sterile prep, decontamination, and sterile storage areas.