The Anna-Laberge hospital proceeded to replace its magnetic resonance imaging scanner (MRI) in the summer of 2015. Including the dismantling, construction and start-up of the new MRI scanner by Siemens, the project cost $1,5M in construction and biomedical equipment and it had to accommodate a short 10-week construction schedule.
For this project, Enertech has fulfilled the mandate of managing the budget, schedule and the scope of work. Completed on time and without cost overruns, the project was marked by a major challenge: putting the MRI’s cooling equipment into service, as provided by both Enertech and the project’s engineering consultants. A great success for Enertech and the Anna-Laberge Hospital, both on the technical and budgetary fronts!
With the launch of the Molecular Pathology Centre, the Jewish General Hospital takes a great step forward for the development of personalized medicine in Quebec. In paving the way for this medicine, molecular pathology reinvents cancer treatment. Instead of tackling cancer with an all-purpose treatment like chemotherapy, doctors begin by examining the molecular profile of the tumour so as to identity unique characteristics called biomarkers, which in turn reveal its vulnerabilities. The project’s complete cycle, which included a $4M budget for construction and a $4M budget for biomedical research equipment, stretched over 24 months. The laboratory occupies 12,000 square feet on the 6th floor of Pavilion E and is host to 40 researchers.
The third largest of its kind in Canada, this centre includes research laboratories on biomarkers, laboratories for the development of PCR-related techniques, as well as molecular development laboratories, in addition to an educational component with more than 30 residents or students on the floor. Many support rooms complement the spaces, including a freezing room, a cryogenic chamber and robotized equipment rooms.
As it has ensured the project’s success and met the objectives of the establishment and its users, Enertech has served as the institution’s representative. From the concept development phase to the development of plans and specification for construction, It has also acted as an intermediary between the institution’s clients, professionals and technical services department.
Following the Pavilion N fire and after waiting for 10 years, the Jewish General Hospital has finally launched the construction of its day-care centre. A registered heritage building built in 1962, it belonged to the Nuns of Sainte-Croix until 2008, the year in which it was bought by the Jewish General Hospital.
As part of this project, a complete renovation of the building will be carried out, namely:
- Complete renovation of the facade and the construction of a new roof
- Asbestos decontamination
- Installation of new windows
- Foundation insulation
- New electrical input and new water inlet; sprinklers and fire alarm; renovation of the elevator.
Renovation of a historic building built for the Nuns in 1962 and neglected for over a year. The building structure and high ceilings, as well as the presence of asbestos and the respect for the historical aspect were as much constraints as they were successful challenges. The realization of this project in two phases (exterior and interior renovation) also represents a major challenge.
Enertech Solutions has represented the Jewish General Hospital’s interests throughout the project duration, from the financing package and planning, to professional tender calls, and including the process of obtaining permits from the City of Montreal as well as the change of use (meeting with the Planning Advisory Committee), discussions and negotiations with insurance companies as a result of the fire, general contractor bids, and, finally, construction monitoring and schedule tracking.
And that is not to include the energy recovery wheel air system that Enertech has put into place and the steps taken by the company in dealing with Hydro-Québec in order to obtain subsidies.