- Montfort HospitalOttawa, Ontario
- Hotel Dieu Hospital Renovations Kingston, Ontario
- University of Ottawa Heart InstituteOttawa, Ontario
- General Hospital Redevelopment ProjectHawkesbury, Ontario
- Ottawa Hospital – Regional Cancer Center TowerOttawa, Ontario
- Ottawa Hospital, CEP Research BuildingOttawa, Ontario
- Winchester District Memorial HospitalWinchester, Ontario
Project Case Studies
This project involved the construction of two new 6-storey wings totalling 350,000 ft2 and the renovation of 250,000 ft2 of existing facility (including the removal/repair of existing load bearing elements). He was the lead design Engineer for the renovation phase of the project. Due to the age of the existing building and extensive renovations that were required, the challenge of performing the required modifications to the existing structure while maintaining the operation of existing hospital facilities required constant contact with project team members to provide innovative solutions.
Major renovations to historic heritage buildings and recent additions to the hospital to accommodate ambulatory care occupancies. Addition or two new elevators and extension to an existing. Required preservation of and integration with heritage elements. Phasing of work required to maintain ongoing operations during construction.
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Life Support Capital Project
The expansion of the Heart Institute involved the construction of a new approximately 150,000 ft2 6-storey building designed to house office, conference, laboratory, operating, and teaching functions. The new concrete framed structure is located between 5 existing building structures and was designed to be expanded vertically by an additional 3 floors in the future (utilizing staged construction techniques that would not impact the lower floors). Concrete framing systems were selected for durability, vibration control, and future/current fit-up flexibility. Specific detailing was required to support proposed equipment loads, including an MRI. The building was designed below grade to interface with an existing system of maintenance tunnels and be constructed in a phased methodology to ensure that existing hospital functions were not interrupted. The project also included 60,000 ft2 of interior renovations (including labs, vivarium areas, and offices), a new central plant addition (approximately 4,500 ft2), a new front entrance atrium, and a new ambulance drop off area. The main challenge for this project was the phasing of the construction, with the keys to that being maintaining hospital operations, access to the site, sensitivity of the neighbors to construction activities, and a series of underground tunnels that had to be built adjacent to/over/below.
The project, developed using the MOHLTC Capital Planning Process, involved the renovation and expansion of the existing facilities. Composed of three, 3-storey plus basement horizontal additions with a total area of approximately 120,000 ft2 and approximately 70,000 ft2 of interior renovations, the building structural systems for the expansions were comprised of a combination of reinforced cast-in-place concrete and structural steel. The buildings housed new office, lab, patient care, assembly, and treatment rooms. Vibration sensitive equipment was located throughout the building with sound/vibration isolation being a key consideration during the design process. CJE participated in all stages of the Planning Process, with advanced structural details being developed in Stages 2 and 3 through the use of the BIM (REVIT) process to ensure that the structural systems were integrated effectively with the Functional Programming requirements. Careful consideration was given to user and operational requirements when developing efficient and cost effective structural solutions to the challenges of expanding and existing Hospital Facility.
The ORCC building is an 8-storey plus basement, 140,000 ft2, concrete and steel structure that has been designed and detailed to be expanded to a total of 10-storeys. The facility contains office, assembly, significant mechanical areas (penthouses), and research/treatment laboratory areas in addition to radiation bunkers on the first floor that are surrounded by mass concrete for shielding purposes. Large 3-storey glazed atriums are located on the ends of the building and are composed of structural steel framing. Additional work, including the construction of a new bunker within the footprint of the existing hospital was performed. As the tower was constructed adjacent to/within the existing hospital, a significant level of effort was required during the design phase to ensure that the owner’s operating concerns were balanced with an efficient structural design and construction methodologies.
The 75,000 ft2, 4-storey plus partial basement concrete structure was designed to house office, research, and laboratory functions for The Ottawa Hospital, The Ottawa Health & Research Institute (OHRI), and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). While initially constructed as a 4-storey building, the structural elements, including the seismic force resisting system, was designed for the building to be expanded to up to 8-stories utilizing staged construction. Design provisions were allotted for in the structural elements to minimize any disruptions to the occupants of the building during any future expansion as extended shut downs of the sensitive research work being undertaken in the building, to permit future construction, were not permissible. Situated between five separate structures, all of which needed to remain isolated from the new building, careful detailing was required to ensure that the new structural elements did not adversely affect any existing and occupied surrounding buildings. This included underpinning details, seismic isolation joints and details, allowable construction techniques and excavation requirements. From geotechnical perspective, swelling shales were present on the site and details were developed to ensure that these did not have an impact on the construction or the long term performance of the building.
Developed using the MOHLTC Capital Planning Process, CJE was involved in all 5 stages of the planning of the project in order to ensure that the structural systems and staging requirements were integrated with the Functional Programming of the Facility. This project involved the construction of a new 82,000 ft2, 2-storey horizontal expansion and the renovation of 27,000 ft2 of existing facility (including the removal/repair of existing load bearing elements). Due to the age of the existing building and amount of renovation that was required, extensive Stage 2 and 3 investigation services, including an existing documentation review and on-site survey/condition assessment, were performed. The new buildings were designed using a combination of reinforced cast-in-place concrete and structural steel. The renovations to the existing building were performed using a combination of timber, steel, masonry, and cast-in-place concrete. The demolition of existing facilities was staged to allow for the transfer of fully operating hospital functions to the new building areas. This staging was developed through an extensive team design approach in which the consultants worked comprehensively with each other, as well as, the owners and users to ensure that the project was able to be completed in a timely manner while not affecting day to day operations of the hospital.