This Diagnostic Imaging renovation project consisted of seven phases that stretched over a period of two years. The electrical work included demolition and upgrade of services, lighting, power distribution, fire alarm, security, communications and nurse-call.
One of the key challenges was to main services and operation within the project area and adjacent areas throughout the entire construction period. This was achieved through the creation of a decanting space in which phased construction areas would be relocated and temporary services provided to allow continue operation and functionality of hospital services in the area under renovation.
This sequencing was repeated in each of the seven phases. A subsequent challenge associated with this proposed schedule sequencing was that once a phase area had been temporarily relocated, services to the construction area were needed to be upgrading or relocated through adjacent areas that were operational and not part of the hoarded off phased construction area. This required coordination with Hospital engineering, maintenance and security staff to work in these areas that operational.
Overall: $1.8 million
Contribution to Success
In order to minimize impact on hospital services Birnie Electric devised plans for sequencing, and organized coordination meetings with all parties prior to starting any work. The work completed was not exclusive to one area, but rather extended to various locations / departments within the Hospital. All decisions had an effect on various departments of the hospital, the construction team and the general public, and all these groups needed to be considered at all times.