Environmental Technology Centre
The car storage, testing, and office facility for Environment Canada involved the construction of a new 67,000 ft2, 2-storey structural steel facility plus a link to the existing building. The facility was constructed in 3 phases. The structural elements were detailed to allow for the future vertical expansion of the building as well as the incorporation of new mezzanine areas. An excellent relationship with the building owners, consultants, and contractors, as well as, quality lines of communication were required during the project as changing user demands required the modification of a variety of structural elements during the course of construction. Total construction cost was $6,700,000.
University of Ottawa’s Heart Institute’s P.E.T. Centre (Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus)
The 20,000 ft2 facility is used for patient treatment, office space and incorporates a shielded bunker used for the preparation of radioactive isotopes. The building is a 6-storey (plus basement) reinforced concrete slab and concrete shear wall structure constructed adjacent to the existing Hospital facility. The project also involved extensive modifications to existing structural elements in order to accommodate new program requirements. Structural details and construction methodologies were carefully developed to ensure that there were minimal impacts on the occupants of the existing facility. The total construction cost was $6,000,000.
University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Reference Centre (Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus)
The erection of this 60,000 ft2 facility involved a 6-storey horizontal and vertical expansion to an existing building. The facility is for patient treatment and recovery, as well as offices. The design required that special consideration be given to the minimization of disruption to existing hospital facilities during construction. The project involved extensive modifications to existing structural elements in order to accommodate new program requirements. The project has a total construction cost of $18,000,000.
Ottawa Hospital General Campus Critical Care Tower
The project involved a $48,000,000, 210,000 ft2, 3-storey horizontal expansion, as well as, a $4,000,000 renovation to the existing building that included cladding modifications, floor reinforcing, and structural renovations to accommodate new architectural and mechanical services. Structural details and construction methodologies were carefully developed to ensure that there were minimal impacts on the occupants of the existing facility.
Waterford Retirement Residence
The facility located in Barrie, Ontario is a 6-storey plus basement, 100,000 ft² building composed of reinforced concrete slabs and walls. For this project an emphasis was placed on providing a very cost-effective and efficient structural system that still was flexible enough to allow for the incorporation of transfer members to provide open assembly areas on various floors in the building. The building was also designed and detailed to accommodate the construction of a future horizontal expansion with minimal disruption to the building occupants. The total construction cost was $13,500,000.
Winchester District Memorial Hospital Addition and Renovation
This project involves the construction of a new 82,000 ft2, 2-storey horizontal expansion and renovation of 27,000 ft2 of the existing facility (including the removal/repair of existing load bearing elements). The building is composed of reinforced concrete slabs, concrete shear walls, and structural steel roof framing. Due to the age of the existing building and the extent of the renovations required, pre-design investigation services were performed to avoid any potential complications that could arise during the construction period. The construction budget for the project was $49,000,000.
Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
Winchester Hospital (rendering)