New Construction - Health Care

Project Case Studies

  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital – Addition and Renovation Project

    Winchester, Ontario

    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 82,000ft2, 2-storey horizontal expansion and the renovation of 27,000ft2 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.

  • Hawkesbury & District General Hospital Redevelopment Project

    Hawkesbury, Ontario

    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 120,000ft2 and approximately 70,000ft2 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.

  • Montfort Hospital Addition and Renovation

    Ottawa, Ontario

    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). 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.

  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Center Tower – The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus

    Ottawa, Ontario

    The ORCC building is an 8-storey plus basement, 140,000ft2, 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.