Stonehaven Manor, located in Kanata, Ontario is a 2-storey, 70,000 ft2 building of wood framed construction. The building was designed and constructed in two phases (40,000 ft2 and 30,000 ft2) to suit the owner’s budget requirements. The facility houses residential units, assembly areas, and a large dinning facility. Engineering challenges on this project included the design and detailing of structural elements at the expansion interfaces to allow for the erection of the Phase II building without disruption to the existing occupants, as well as, the provision of transfer beams in the ceiling space of the dinning and lobby areas to accommodate the functional programming of the building and allow for large areas free of structural elements.
Phase III is a 4-storey plus basement, 55,000 ft2 building composed of reinforced concrete construction. A secondary link area, housing a pool and recreational facilities, connects this building to the original 70,000 ft2 wood framed retirement home. This link was composed of structural steel. The facility houses an underground parking garage, residential units (including an assisted living floor), and, assembly areas. Engineering challenges on this project included structural transfer elements to allow for the construction of the pool, renovation and expansion to the existing building dining hall while keeping the existing facility occupied, and the detailing of the interface between the new and existing building, specifically as it relates to connecting a new building with a basement to and existing building at grade.