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Northwest Hospital Surgical Expansion

Operating in 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.

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Location:
Seattle, Washington
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Square Feet:
37,000
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Stories:
2
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
Healthcare
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Wood

Project Highlights

  • 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.

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