Stantec, along with fellow Alberta-based Companies Sprung Structures and CANA Construction, has been selected by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta to design and construct Alberta’s first temporary COVID-19 treatment Centre at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary.
Located in the parking lot next to the Peter Lougheed Centre, the facility will house up to 70 patients and will add more than 8,000 square feet of treatment space. The temporary treatment facility will be turned over to AHS on April 27, 2020 to begin equipment installation, and patient intake preparation.
Sprung Structures has generously donated the structure, valued at approximately $235,000. The structure is a tensioned membrane building solution combining an aluminum substructure with highly tensioned membrane panels.
“When the province needs help in a time of crisis, we want to step up and do our part. We hope the donation of this structure will help ease capacity pressures on the health-care system and give our province’s health-care providers the space they need to care for Albertans during this global pandemic,” said Tim Sprung, vice-president, Sprung Structures.
Stantec is providing design and engineering services for the temporary pandemic response facility. In addition to leading the architecture and interior design support (furniture and equipment sourcing), Stantec is responsible for electrical, structural, and mechanical engineering. Working directly with key user groups including physicians and nurses, Stantec has led health care planning services to ensure the temporary centre supports AHS treatment practice while keeping patients and health care providers safe.
“We are a proud, Alberta-based company and have long-standing relationships with our partners at the Government of Alberta, and AHS,” says Todd Hartley, senior principal, Stantec. “As part of a private sector team, which included Sprung Structures and CANA construction, who collectively brought this concept to AHS, we came together working at rapid pace to execute the design, procurement, and construction in an unprecedented manner. We all want to do our part in supporting the COVID-19 response and recovery, and I know our teams feel privileged to support Albertans when they need us the most.”
The Calgary Zone has 63 per cent of Alberta’s confirmed COVID-19 cases. The temporary facility at Peter Lougheed Centre will be ready to accept patients in advance of the predicted COVID-19 peak in mid-May.