Institutional Project for Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Construction of Central Energy Plant at Health Science Centre was an extremely interesting building project. It’s a large industrial building designed to house backup generator power and supply chilled water to the existing grid to cool both existing and new buildings as they come online. There are three large backup diesel generators and three large chillers, with room to expand and add more.

The building is a cast-in-place concrete and steel frame that sits on driven precast concrete piles.  There are three large cooling towers on the roof that form part of the chilled water-cooling system.

A great team of subtrades, suppliers, consultants and owners that contributed to a very successful project of less than 24 months, completing on time and under budget.

Completion date: 2013

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Contract type: Design-bid-build

Project value: $40,000,000