Construction Manager:   Integrated Team Solutions / EllisDon Corporation
Architect: CEI Architecture / Parkin Architects
Mechanical Contractor: Fred Welsh Ltd.
Mechanical Consultant:  MMM Group Ltd.
Sheet Metal: Viaduct Sheet Metal Ltd.
Controls: Honeywell
Fire Protection: Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd.
Insulation (Pipe & Duct): Aarc-West Mechanical Insulation Inc.
Medical Gas: Campbell Medical
Hemodialysis RO: Gambro Canada Inc.
Mechanical Contract Value: $49,000,000
Project Duration: 38 months
Total Man Hours: 315,000
Construction End Dates:
Phase 1 – Emergency Department: June 2013
Phase 2 – Critical Care Tower: February 2014
SMH-CCT at a Glance:
The Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and Critical Care Tower project is an eight-storey, 61,000 square-meters expansion at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
Following are the main project components:

  • A new, 6,600 square-meters Emergency Department (ED)
  • A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit comprised of 48 private rooms, with adjacent pediatric pharmacy
  • An adult Intensive Care Unit accommodating 25 beds
  • A High Acuity Unit accommodating 20 beds for seriously ill patients
  • Two medical floors of 36 beds each
  • A new 3,000 square-meters purpose-built laboratory
  • A clinical academic campus providing post-graduate medical training as a satellite campus of the UBC School of Medicine
  • More than 440 new parking stalls
  • A Rooftop helipad

Mechanical Systems:
The main mechanical system components serving the new SMH Critical Care Tower are:

  • Centralized heating and cooling plant:
    • (3) Air to water heat pumps c/w heat recovery, capacity: 780 Tons (cooling mode), 10,000 MBH (heating mode), 11,800 MBH (recovery mode).
    • (2) Air cooled chillers, 230 Tons each.
    • Providing heat back-up, (3) steam-water heat exchangers, capacity 11,200 PPH each
    • (2) Semi-instantaneous steam-water heat exchangers for domestic hot water, capacity 10,500 PPH each.
  • Air handling units; 580,000 CFM total air flow with heating, pre-heat/cooling and heat recovery coils.
  • Specialized exhaust systems serving isolation rooms and bio-safety cabinets c/w HEPA filtration
  • Steam and condensate distribution serving the heating, domestic water and humidification systems.
  • Dedicated precision units and fan coil units serving critical areas and electrical & data rooms
  • In-slab hydronic radiant heating / cooling for the main Lobby area
  • In-slab hydronic snow-melt systems for the Helipad and Parkade Ramp areas.
  • Medical gas systems: Over 3,500 med gas outlets (med air/med vacuum/med oxygen/CO2/nitrous-oxide)
  • Centralized patient Hemodialysis RO water system with over 130 point-of-use stations
  • Centralized laboratory pure water system
  • Emergency water, sanitary and decontamination storage systems
  • Specialized foam suppression systems for the helipad
  • Specialized pre-action systems for critical equipment areas

Design Build Approach
The SMH-CCT project was developed under the P3, Public-Private-Partnership model. As the mechanical design-assist contractor, FWL did provide valuable input during all of the design and construction phases.
Working closely with all members of the Design Build Team was vital to ensure that the project is completed on time and on budget. As it also operates as a P3 project the energy efficiencies and ease of maintenance were of utmost importance
FWL was closely engaged in providing the full-scale mock-ups of the patient care areas, an important avenue for gathering valuable clinical input during the schematic design phase.
FWL was also extensively involved in the 3D/BIM modeling process, playing an important role in the coordination of mechanical piping and ductwork systems. This was an extremely important tool for achieving a coordinated design, reduce conflicts and changes during construction and provide overall construction efficiencies and improved productivity.