PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) has achieved substantial completion on Milton District Hospital’s expansion project.
“The Milton District Hospital project is a tremendous example of the power of collaborative team work,” said Kelly Wallace, PCL Toronto district manager, in a press release. “The hospital’s recognition of the tight construction schedule and willingness to commence with formal design meetings in advance of financial close demonstrated the respect of positions and interests amongst all parties, which proved to be a critical success factor for the positive outcomes achieved on this project.”
The company had 21 months to design and build the expansion on an active hospital site. Over 40 people from the PCL team influenced an outstanding safety culture that resulted in 600 tradespeople leaving the job site safety each day, with over 1.2 million hours worked without a lost time injury (LTI).
“Accomplishing an excess of 1.2 million hours worked without an LTI is a tremendous achievement and I want to thank each and every person who stepped food on this construction site for making it their personal responsibility to work safety,” continued Wallace. “As our industry prepares to celebrate Safety Month, this is a testament to our resolve that by working as partners, and not just individual companies, we will achieve our combined vision of ensuring that every worker returns home safely, every day.”
As part of the Plenary Health team, PCL took on the role of design-builder on the project. Other major partners involved in delivering the project on time and budget under Infrastructure Ontario’s Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) delivery model include Halton Healthcare, Plenary Group, B+H Architects, RTKL Associates, Johnson Controls Canada, Smith and Andersen, parsons Brinkerhoff Halsall Inc. (WSP).
“We are incredibly excited about achieving this significant milestone and extend our thanks to everyone who contributed to the construction of this state-of-the-art hospital expansion,” said Denise Hardenne, president and CEO of Halton Healthcare. “This project is a major step in the development and expansion of MDH and will provide increased capacity to meet the community’s growing healthcare needs. The months ahead are going to be fast-paced, exciting and challenging as we prepare ourselves, and this new facility, to provide exemplary patient experiences on opening day and for many years to come.”
With this milestone, Halton Healthcare now has full access to the expansion and will begin preparing the space for occupancy. The hospital is expected to begin providing patient care services in the new space this fall.