Project of the year


When it comes to large construction projects, few can compare to Calgary's South Health Campus, Top Project in the Institutional-Over $50 Million category.

South Health Campus is Alberta's largest hospital, employing well over 2,000 people when finished. Little wonder contractor EllisDon Construction Services Inc. faced numerous challenges during construction, from using construction management/unit price contracts for consistency to designing and building large depressions where the Magnetic Resonance Imaging units were expected to be located.

And then there's the challenge of figuring out how to feed 1,600 people on site-and providing washroom facilities, parking and other necessities.

Already the winner of the Canadian Construction Association's Excellence in Innovation Award for its formwork system, the project also used the first-of-its-kind Electronic Barrier Management Program in Canada to ensure there is proper fire-barrier integrity throughout the building. The South Health Campus was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification-the largest project to attempt LEED certification in Canada.

Helping make the project a reality were Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers, Wiebe Forest Engineering Ltd. and Stebnicki & Partners Consulting Electrical Engineers.

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