William Osler Health System - Brampton Civic Hospital

Completion: June 30, 2007

Location: Brampton

Total Construction Value: $450,000,000

Size: 1300000 sq. ft.

William Osler Health Service's Brampton Civic Hospital was completed in 2007. The new facility is 1.3 million square feet and has 608 acute care beds and 18 operating rooms. The hospital’s seven-storey parking garage, totaling 475,000 square feet, accommodates 1,100 cars. The entire structure was constructed using reinforced concrete, complete with waterproof traffic topping on all floors, asphalt, and a waterproof–coated roof. At the time of construction it was the largest healthcare infrastructure project underway in Canada and is one of the first greenfield hospitals to be built in Canada this century.

Mechanical Systems

Kelson was an integral part of the project team, responsible for design development, costs analysis, RFP, procurement, scheduling, quality control, and risk analysis for the mechanical scope. The project was broken down into four major buildings, each with its own project manager and team. We assigned two other project managers as well: one to oversee the mechanical consultants to ensure that engineering deliverables met the construction schedule; the other to oversee the entire project and facilitate communication among the design team and the area project managers. This infrastructure and all subtrades met regularly throughout the project, using ongoing internal audits to keep the schedule, quality, and final turnover on track.

Kelson was responsible for commissioning the project and delivering it to a third-party commissioning agent for verification. Recognizing this requirement from the time of submission, Kelson assembled a 20-person team to document, start up, and commission the mechanical systems. We never lost focus on the end objective - turning the building over to the owner exactly as promised.