The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Life Support Capital Project

Address: 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Department: New Construction
Client: HDR
Size: 150,000 ft2

The expansion of the Heart Institute involved the construction of a new approximately 150,000ft2, 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.