Long Term Health Care - Carbonear

Carbonear, NL
John Hearn Architects Ltd
EllisDon Ltd.
Construction Costs
Budget cost: $65M
Construction Cost: $70M
Key Personnel
Art Singleton – Lead Structural Engineer
Robyn O'Donnell - Supporting Structural Engineer
Bert Ings – Lead Structural Technologist

This newly constructed 'state of the art' Long Term Care (LTC) Facility consists of a five storey patient tower plus roof top penthouse. The total building footprint exceeds 195,000sf. The Facility will be linked to the existing Carbonear General Hospital and a Utility Building.

The LTC Facility has been designed to meet LEED certification with a completion date set for Summer 2015.

The LTC Facility includes space for recreation therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and spirituality.

The structure generally consists of 5 levels of conventional steel and concrete floor structure plus a full storey mechanical penthouse. The roof structure is typically structural steel beams and OWSJ with metal decking.

Scope of Services
DBA was responsible for design of the Structural Steel Super Structure and the Foundation Systems for the Long Term Health Care Patient Tower.

Design Challenges
Bedrock was discovered on site during preliminary geo-technical investigation, as a result blasting operations adjacent to very sensitive equipment of the existing hospital proved to be a challenge.

Methodical coordination was required between all team members during construction and blasting operations.