Harborview Medical Center Expansion

Meridian Tower
April 28, 2017
Swedish Medical Center SE Tower
April 28, 2017
Location: Seattle, Washington

This $103.7 million project involved construction of a major addition to the Harborview Medical Center, consisting of an eight-level trauma center and two new wings which include a nine-level northwest tower and a seven-level southwest tower.

ORA was engaged to provide complete structural inspections and materials testing services for this capital project over a duration of approximately three years. The complexity of this project required a resident inspector assigned with quality control.

Testing and inspection services performed by ORA include:
  • Reinforced concrete (cast-in-place)
  • Batch plant inspection
  • Precast fabrication/erection
  • Tieback grout strength
  • Structural steel fabrication and erection
  • Shoring/tieback welding
  • Full penetration welds (ductile frame)
  • Steel decking
  • Prefabricated stair erection
  • Spray-applied fireproofing
  • Steel joist erection
  • Structural steel embedments in concrete
  • Reinforced masonry
  • Curtain wall fabrication/erection
  • Anchor bolt/expansion anchor installation
  • Epoxy grouting