The holistic healthcare model integrates health sciences like medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy. The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) wanted to reinforce this model by putting these disciplines into the same physical space on campus. Adding a D-wing to the 1943 Health Sciences building was a vital first step.
Energy conserving features were needed and Stantec delivered. We installed three distinct ventilation systems, radiant ceiling heating panels, heat recovery from exhausts and electrical rooms, and chilled beams for offices. The result? Low energy consumption, good air circulation and simple maintenance.
It wasn’t easy. Space was limited. Significant underground infrastructure (sewers, water) had to be rerouted before construction. Bio-containment research labs, a vivarium for research plants or animals, and surgical suites needed sophisticated plumbing and air/gas systems.
This five year project ended in 2013. It was not our first project with U of S. We renovated Wings A/B in the same building and added new wings and upgrades to buildings and infrastructure across campus. And our work, like that of Health Sciences, uses the same effective integrated model.