Behind the finish work of this stunning new hospital were many challenges including a tight project schedule and structural steel that required extensive surface preparation for the application of a special high gloss finish. In addition, over fifteen different types of wall coverings were installed comprised of foils, flex wood and fabrics. The project included multiple retail spaces within the hospital, which created many scheduling challenges.
Specialized lifts and fixed staging were utilized to reach the atrium steel that in some places reached heights exceeding 80 feet. The steel was prepared with Bondo®, patching and mechanical sanding before being coated.
This project required different crews applying different coatings simultaneously. To meet the project timeline, planning meetings were held daily and weekly with our crew and other contractors. Communication was a key factor in maintaining the project schedule.
The Swedish Issaquah Hospital was completed on time and within budget. Long Painting’s crews worked more than 22,000 man hours on this project while maintaining a safe environment without incurring any injuries or lost time accidents. Swedish Issaquah Hospital was voted 2012 Project of the Year by the Daily Journal of Commerce. This truly was a team effort between Sellen Construction, Long Painting, and all of the other building trades.