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Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project - Main Entrance

Cowichan District Hospital Redevelopment

  • 75% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • 204 Hospital Beds
  • 607,601 Sq Ft

Projects / Institutional

Project info

The new Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) in Duncan, BC is under construction to meet Island Health’s commitment to deliver seamless, patient-centred health services to people across Cowichan communities. With capacity for 204 beds, the new CDH will be the first fully electric hospital in BC and is being built to LEED® Gold (Version 4) standards. Located on the unceded traditional territory of Cowichan Tribes, culturally safe spaces will be included in the building to accommodate traditional healing practices, cultural practices, traditional foods, a Gathering Space, Indigenous Kitchen, Indigenous Health department and more room for loved ones to support patients. For more info, visit islandhealth.ca/newcdh.

As design-assist partners, we’re providing virtual design and construction support (VDC) with BIM 3D modelling technology to ensure our systems integrate seamlessly with the building’s mechanical and architectural features.

During construction, with support from our Project Planning and Prefabrication teams, we will deliver electrical and technology solutions including electrical distribution, lighting, fire alarm, security, structured cabling, and healthcare technology. Our technology scope includes access control, video surveillance, intrusion, networks, nurse call, wired duress, RTLS, and public address systems.

Images are artistic renderings – details are being finalized during design and construction.

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2027
  • Owner: Island Health & Province of BC
  • Contractor: EllisDon
GR Baker Memorial Hospital Nurse Station

G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital Expansion

  • 16,684 Square Feet
  • 660 Luminaires
  • DALI Lighting Control System

Projects / Institutional

Project info

The new 16,684 square-foot emergency department and ICU at G.R. Baker Memorial
Hospital
provides state-of-the-art healthcare technology, increased capacity, and
improved privacy and patient flow that will allow the hospital to continue providing
advanced healthcare to Northern BC for generations to come.

The new emergency department includes a triage area, four exam rooms, a two-bay
trauma and resuscitation room, an isolation room, a psychiatric observation room,
and an ambulance garage. The new ICU has five exam rooms, two of which are
designated as isolation rooms, and a private waiting area for families.

Through extreme weather like heat domes and massive snowfalls, we delivered
electrical and technology solutions on this project, including electrical distribution,
lighting, security systems, structured cabling, and public address systems. This
included two new 300kW generators, a highly customizable DALI lighting control
system, over 660 luminaires, an upgrade to the existing distribution system, an
additional switchboard, 14 distribution panels, two ATSs, and two new transformers.

We also integrated and extended the existing fire alarm system into the new building
and managed the nurse call system work performed by the subcontractor, 4th Utility.

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2023
  • Owner: Northern Health
  • Contractor: True Construction

project Solutions

Exterior Rendering of Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops

Royal Inland Hospital—Phase 2

  • 900+ Lighting Fixtures
  • 4000ft VitaLink Cable
  • 215,000 Square Feet

Projects / Institutional

Project info

With completion of the new Patient Care Tower in 2022, Interior Health has started working on Phase 2 of the Royal Inland Hospital modernization project. With the goal to continue improving access to healthcare in the region, this phase will involve extensive renovations to expand the emergency department and completing enhancements to the pediatric and post-anesthetic recovery departments, as well as the morgue.

To minimize disruption to ongoing operations at the hospital, our teams are completing construction in phases. As construction management partners, we are delivering a full scope of integrated electrical and technology solutions including electrical distribution, lighting, fire alarm, security, structured cabling, and healthcare technology.

Hospitals require seamless systems integration and our teams will be completing the installation of various systems including access control, CCTV, nurse call, panic, real-time location, public address, wireless access point, and distributed antenna system.

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2027
  • Owner: Interior Health Authority
  • Contractor: EllisDon
Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre Building Exterior

Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre

  • 8 Storey Building
  • 100 Private Patient Rooms

Projects / Institutional

Project info

The Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (JRSFHC) is a new, eight-storey mental health and addictions facility on the Vancouver General Hospital site. Bringing various services under one roof, including inpatient and outpatient care, outreach programs, and addiction services, the facility provides a safer, healthier environment for patients and healthcare professionals. Key features of the hospital include 100 private patient rooms, each with its own ensuite washroom; dedicated family and visitor space; access to outdoor space with secure rooftop gardens for patient gardening; a new public park; exercise facilities; and quiet places on each floor for reading and meditating.


We worked directly with the general contractor on this project to assist with the electrical design and solve multiple challenges which included: working through scope and design changes within the original schedule, logistical difficulties when making deliveries, reduced ceiling space for services, and creating acoustical separation between rooms.


Our team also provided electrical and technology solutions, including electrical distribution, emergency power systems, lighting and lighting control, fire alarm, clock system, structured cabling and communications, distributed antenna system, audiovisual, and security solutions like access control, video surveillance, and real-time locating systems.

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2017
  • Owner: Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Contractor: EllisDon
  • Award: 2017 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Silver Winner

Awards for this project

Peace Arch Hospital Emergency Entrance

Peace Arch Hospital Expansion Project

  • 5 Operating Rooms
  • 10 Stretcher Bays
  • 50 Single-Patient Treatment Space

Projects / Institutional

Project info

Recognizing the need for better access to healthcare services in the growing region of White Rock and South Surrey, the government announced the Peace Arch Hospital Expansion project. This expansion added 26 new single-patient treatment spaces, five new surgical suites to replace three existing operating rooms, a dedicated mental health and substance abuse waiting and treatment area, a child and family-friendly treatment area, a new Medical Device Reprocessing Department expanded and relocated closer to surgical suites.


Our team provided electrical and technology solutions, including electrical demolition, electrical distribution, lighting, fire alarm, security, structured cabling, communications, and audio-visual work. This included five operating rooms and 50 single-patient treatment spaces.

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2022
  • Owner: Fraser Health Authority
  • Contractor: Smith Bros. & Wilson
Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower Exterior

Surrey Memorial Hospital—Critical Care Tower

  • 400,000 Square Feet
  • 30 Systems
  • 151 Beds
  • 1 Helipad

Projects / Institutional

Project info

Surrey Memorial Hospital is one of BC’s largest hospitals and it continues to serve the fastest growing community in the province. To help increase capacity and quality of health care, this redevelopment project added a new eight-storey, 400,000 square foot critical care tower with an additional 151 beds to serve the growing needs of patients and families in the region.

For this significant project, we worked as a design-assist partner to deliver a full scope of electrical and technology solutions, including electrical distribution and backup power, lighting, fire alarm, security, structured cabling, and healthcare technology. 

A significant aspect of the scope was integrating 30 technology systems with each other and with the existing facility. To overcome this challenge, our in-house technology teams collaborated to develop intricate installation planning and coordination. We also worked with our Prefab team to develop prefabricated assemblies off-site to help optimize the installation and reduce our on-site footprint. 

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2014
  • Owner: Fraser Health Authority
  • Contractor: Ellisdon Corporation
  • Award: 2014 VRCA Awards of Excellence — Gold Winner

Awards for this project

North Island Hospital

North Island Hospitals

  • 33 Systems
  • 776,700 Square Feet
  • 123 Points of Integration
  • 13,000+ Network Connections

Projects / Institutional

Project info

Two new hospitals were built to benefit Vancouver Island patients living in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and surrounding communities. The 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital in Courtenay comprises a total of 428,700 square feet while the 95-bed hospital in Campbell River comprises a total of 348,000 square feet. 

As a design-assist partner, we delivered the installation, integration, and commissioning of electrical and technology systems for the two hospitals. With the challenge of integrating 33 systems together it required over 13,000 network connections, which was the highest level of integration ever performed at a Canadian hospital. 

The systems included access control, video surveillance, intrusion, panic, intercom, public address, real-time location, nurse call, radios, infant protection, and wander prevention. Thanks to the incredible coordination of our talented technology team and programmers, we were able to ensure proper connectivity and functionality across all systems to meet the project schedule. 

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2017
  • Owner: Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Contractor: Graham Construction
  • Awards: 2017 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Gold Winner | 2019 VICA Electrical Contractor Award

CLient testimonial

Awards for this project

Royal Inland Hospital Patient Care Tower

Royal Inland Hospital—Patient Care Tower

  • 100,000+ Feet of Underground Conduit
  • 121 Patient Beds
  • 56 Multi-Trade Racks

Projects / Institutional

Project info

The Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower is a new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC. This complex P3 project added 288,472 square feet to the hospital, enhancing the quality and capacity of health care in the region and providing a centralized location for several programs that were previously dispersed throughout the hospital. The project added 63 mental health rooms, 12 surgical suites, 30 general and surgical rooms, 20 maternity rooms, a neonatal intensive care unit, a heli-pad, and two levels of underground parking to the existing hospital.

Our multi-disciplined team provided electrical, security, structured cabling, healthcare technology, and audio visual solutions for this project. We also incorporated our Project Planning Services team and prefabrication to help optimize installation and reduce our on-site footprint. A significant part of this work was the 56 multi-trade racks for hospital corridors that we helped build off-site and lift into place at the new tower. Collaboration with our fellow trades was a key success factor for this project. 

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2022
  • Owner: Interior Health Authority
  • Contractor: EllisDon
Vancouver General Hospital Operating Room Renewal Nurse Station

Vancouver General Hospital—Operating Room Renewal

Projects / Institutional

Project info

As one of the largest hospitals in BC, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) has been serving the community for over 100 years, with half of its patients coming from outside the Metro Vancouver area. To further serve the community, the BC government partnered with Vancouver Coastal Health, VGH and the UBC Hospital Foundation to expand the hospital’s capacity with the Operating Room Renewal project.

As a project partner we provided the electrical and technology scope for the roof infrastructure upgrade, operating room fit-out, and chiller upgrade at the Jim Pattison Pavilion North building. This included electrical distribution, lighting, security, and structured cabling with the security system including access control, video surveillance, intrusion and duress systems, and intercom.

This expansion provided support for new communication systems to help health professionals manage activities across two operating floors and provided upgraded infrastructure, additional storage, and new administrative spaces. The project also added 16 new state-of-the-art operating rooms and a 40-bed hospital unit for before and after surgery care.

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2021
  • Owner: Vancouver General Hospital
  • Contractor: PCL Construction
  • Award: 2021 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Gold Winner

Awards for this project

Penticton Regional Hospital Main Entrance

Penticton Regional HOSPITAL—Patient Care Tower

  • 6,000 lighting fixtures
  • 11 electrical rooms
  • 13 communication rooms

Projects / Institutional

Project info

The Patient Care Tower at the Penticton Regional Hospital is a new 281,530 square-foot, seven-storey patient care tower and parkade connected to the existing campus buildings via links on the new tower’s first three levels. 

Designed and constructed to achieve LEED® Gold Certification, the tower includes an ambulatory care centre, surgical services centre, 84 medical/surgical inpatient beds in single patient rooms, a new medical device reprocessing unit, rooftop helipad, 480 new parking stalls, and space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine program.

We delivered electrical, lighting, healthcare technology, information management information technology (IMIT), and structured cabling solutions for this project. The IMIT components included authority network deployment, BMS network deployment, authority telephony deployment and upgrade, authority wireless network, nurse call, wireless staff communication, public address, video door intercom system, access control, panic alarm and panic stations, CCTV, and patient wandering.

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2019
  • Owner: Interior Health
  • Contractor: EllisDon
  • Award: 2019 VRCA Awards of Excellence — Silver Winner

Awards for this project