Erindale GO Station Parking Structure
The 6-level parking structure, on Rathburn Road West in Mississauga ON, provides 1,740 parking spaces for GO Transit patrons.
Engaged as the Vertical Transportation (VT) consultant on this project, a design-build led by Kenaidan Contracting, HH Angus was responsible for overseeing the team’s effort in the development of vertical transportation system requirements. These included design coordination, tender and eventual participation in shop drawing reviews, progress field reviews, and acceptance services, with support from other direct report team members. HH Angus coordinated all stages of the VT work to ensure appropriate quality control standards were maintained through all phases of the project, and identified related work requirements associated with the elevating devices, permitting coordination of these with the remaining Design Team disciplines.
Six machine room less (MRL) traction elevators were provided - four in the Parking Garage, and two additional units serving the elevated pedestrian bridge connection down to track level.
Vertical Transportation Consulting
Award winning project | 6 storey parking structure | 6 machine room less traction elevators | Status: Completed 2014
Erindale (Greater Toronto), Ontario
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Development of vertical transportation system requirements | Identification of work requirements associated with elevating devices
The project was honoured with the 2014 International Parking Institute’s (IPI) Award of Merit and the 2014 City of Mississauga Urban Design Award of Merit.
Oshawa Clinic Group
The Oshawa Clinic Group is developing a new healthcare facility in response to the need for a large integrated medical office building to support the growing population of Durham Region.
HH Angus is providing M&E consulting services for this 120,000 ft2 clinic. The building is 4-storeys plus a basement fitout. When complete, the building will include primary care physicians’ offices and exam rooms, an urgent care walk-in clinic, and a range of specialist clinicians, including an audiology and hearing aid clinic, a chest pain clinic, chiropractors, dentists, diagnostic imaging, medical supply sales, a retail pharmacy with a compounding area, physiotherapy clinic, and a sleep study clinic with nine beds.
Additional patient services include:
- eye wear sales
- home respiratory equipment sales and services
- phlebotomy and medical test laboratories
- sterilization area, and
- traditional Chinese medicine clinic.
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Size: 120,000 ft2 | Status: Completion late 2023
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Purpose-built clinic | 4 storeys plus basement fitout | Primary care physician offices, urgent care walk-clinic | multiple specialized labs and clinics
The project is a purpose-built building in Whitby Ontario.
Renderings courtesy of Lett Architects Inc.
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Waypoint Chigamik Community Health Hub
The Waypoint Chigamik Mental Health Centre is part of a redevelopment project replacing two older facilities that had been in use in the region since the 1800s.
Project challenges included the requirement that the entire building be completely designed in one stage, rather than proceeding with design packages, as well as delays in funding during the design process which resulted in a requirement for both a base building package and a fit-out package.
To accomplish this, HH Angus coordinated two tender packages and two building permit submissions. Some detailed specifications in each package were interchangeable for the mechanical and electrical tender process. Working with phased schedules ensured that equipment start-up was fully coordinated between the tender packages.
The project faced additional challenges to providing an energy efficient HVAC system due to compliance with CSA Z317.2 and budget restrictions, as well as a small mechanical service space. In order to overcome these challenges, extensive coordination was required throughout the project across all disciplines.
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting Design | ICAT Commissioning
Size: 40,000 ft2 | DBFM | Fully ducted HVAC system designed to comply with CSA Z317.2 | Status: Completed 2020
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Building has full back up power with generator sized to accommodate the entire load of the building on loss of utility power conditions
Several engineering designs were reviewed by the project team to ensure compliance with the owner’s goals and restrictions, while achieving an efficient design.
The two-storey 40,000 ft2 mental health care facility has amenities for indigenous smudging ceremonies, physiotherapy, conferences, a community kitchen, gathering rooms, and a youth programming space.
Renderings courtesy of Lett Architects Inc.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre
“The Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre will revolutionize the future of brain health like never before. It will be a global hub of innovation that will accelerate the discovery of the next generation of treatments, prevention and possible cures to the world’s most debilitating brain conditions.”*
HH Angus is providing mechanical and Electrical engineering for this 118,285 ft2, three-storey above-grade structure. The building will be constructed within a dense urban campus between existing building wings and will be connected to the main hospital circulation spine, with flexibility provided to accommodate future expansion.
Our project scope includes:
- Expansions to existing infrastructure, including a new 1600 ton centrifugal 4160 volt Chiller;
- A major modification to the Emergency Power System to provide emergency power to at least one chiller and the chilled water distribution system;
- New steam service and high voltage electrical services to the new building from the existing power plant
- A significant Information Technology service and distribution system, including fibre cable connections to the hospital’s existing Core Distribution Rooms, new network hub room components, including network switches and all on-floor cable/outlet systems
- Significant expansions to the existing Building Automation System, central electrical metering system, fire alarm system, security system, CCTV system, nurse call system and Code White systems.
The new building includes:
- Mechanical and electrical services in the basement designed to provide for the current construction, as well as a possible future four-storey addition
- Adult In-Patient Mental Health Unit and PICU Unit on the ground floor, both with access to outdoor courtyards
- Child & Youth Mental Health Unit
- Circadian Study Unit on 1st Floor
- Neuromodulation Treatment Unit, Enhanced Examination, Teaching and Research units on the 2nd Floor
The Sunnybrook M&E services tunnel is a complicated space. Because this is a new building on an existing site and represents a major expansion to the campus, connections to existing buildings with multiple M&E ties are required.
Among the interesting challenges of this project was obtaining the required mechanical and electrical services spaces. The larger they became, the more they impacted the functional programming and the project budget. Compromises were made regarding ceiling heights, and collaboration with facilities management staff helped in obtaining the space required.
As well, the main entrance “glass box” presented some unique mechanical design challenges. Ventilating a two-storey structure with no exposed services required innovative engineering, including ventilating from below.
In designing the building systems for this project, our team devoted special attention to providing a living space that offers an excellent therapeutic environment for the brain-injured patient while, at the same time, ensuring the safety of both patients and staff; in particular, preventing any opportunity for self-harm by patients.
Within HH Angus’ lighting scope, LED linear fixtures set the stage for modern lighting aesthetics used throughout the new, state-of-the-art centre, including corridors, inpatient bedrooms, the main triple height lobby, and the exterior soffits. The efficient LED non-glare, dimmable lighting will be connected to a centralized lighting control system. The provided lighting management software enables facility managers to monitor, maintain and control the entire networked lighting control system, including schedules and energy usage.
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Plumbing | Lighting Design | Audio-Visual Design | Communications Design | Condition Assessment | Feasibility Study
Size: 118,285 ft2 | Status: Ongoing | Adult In-Patient Mental Health Unit | PICU Unit | Child and Youth Mental Health Unit | Circadian Study Unit | Neuromodulation Treatment Unit | Complex M&E services tunnel
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Expansion to existing infrastructure | Major modification to Emergency Power System | New steam service and high voltage electrical services | Significant IT service and distribution system | Expansion to numerous systems, including BAS, electrical metering, fire alarm, security, CCTV, nurse call and Code White
The main entrance “glass box” presented some interesting mechanical design challenges. Ventilating a two-storey structure with no exposed services required innovative engineering, including ventilating from below.
HH Angus’ many years of working on the Sunnybrook campus and our familiarity with this particular space aided significantly in designing the connections to the existing services.
Ontario Ministry of Health
Ontario Agency for Health Protection & Promotion (OAHPP)
(Sheila Basrur Centre)
Following the 2003 SARS outbreak, Public Health Ontario needed a site to bring together academic, clinical, public health and government experts on infection control and prevention. HH Angus was instrumental in providing a high quality, energy-saving workplace to meet LEED-CI Silver standards, key to highlighting PHO's commitment to sustainable practices.
A new 250kW natural gas-fired generator installed on the roof is the heart of the command centre. Its purpose is to exclusively back up the Electrical and Supplemental HVAC systems serving the command centre. As the area has unusual 416/240V service, special voltage requirements were engineered to facilitate both lighting and power equipment. Harmonic-type transformers provided clean, non-distorted power to two distribution panels, 80KVA UPS, receptacle, lighting panels and HVAC units. The 80KVA UPS unit provides 30 minutes of non-interrupted power to the command centre to allow the generator to start and reach full load capacity.
Since the original building did not meet LEED HVAC requirements, we provided detailed and well-thought-out designs to meet LEED criteria. High efficiency fixtures reduced the burden on city water supply and waste water systems. In addition, lighting was a major component for the LEED-CI Silver criteria, with glare and contrast ratio control, linear fluorescent direct/indirect lighting systems, LED downlights, and daylight harvesting.
Information technology infrastructure was key to the successful long-term functioning of this facility. The infrastructure included telecommunications rooms, conduits, cable support systems and structured cabling systems. The IT rooms house all of the building’s telecommunications fiber optics and copper backbone systems, horizontal cabling system and networking equipment, including telephone, data and video services. In the meeting spaces, the large display wall is intended for daily presentation requirements but, in the case of an emergency response scenario, the room will serve as a 24x7 mission critical war room.
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Communications Design | Lighting Design
Status: Completed 2009 | 40,000 ft2 | 250kW natural gas generator for emergency back up power | 416/240 volt service required special engineering for lighting and power | 80 KVA UPS
KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
250kW natural gas-fired generator | Achieving LEED requirements, particularly for HVAC and Lighting | IT infrastructure