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May 11, 2018
Seattle Recovery Place
Architect: The Keimig Associates
Engineer: Davido Consulting Group
Owner: Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation
ABC members: Parker Smith & Feek; Evergreen Concrete Cutting; Kirby Electric; Wrecking Ball Demolition; Pivetta Brothers Construction
Donovan Brothers converted a former tuberculosis hospital and nursing home from the mid-1960s into Seattle Recovery Place, a treatment center for opioid addiction in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.
Significant renovations on the 25,928-square-foot building took seven months to complete. Workers installed new PVC roofing, a storefront system, kitchen equipment and floors. There also were new design-build plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as interior and exterior paint. The existing elevator was refurbished.
Asbestos and lead-based paint was found in ceiling tiles, hallways, common areas and domestic line fittings requiring 10 days of abatement before demolition could begin. Another 12 days were needed to fix voids found under the old concrete building slab, requiring engineering review and core samples before crews could fill the voids with grout.
The new center has 26 patient rooms with over 70 beds, indoor and outdoor community spaces, exam rooms, workout facilities, kitchens and laundry facilities.
Of the 7,192 hours worked on this project, there were zero OSHA-recordable cases of injury that required days away from work, nor were there any instances that required job transfer or restriction.