Case Studies

Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bilfinger Berger Project Investments
Architects: Perkins Eastman Black/IBI Group
Construction: The Walsh Group/Bondfield

Women’s College Hospital Expansion was a five year, $460 million design-build-finance-maintain rebuilding project for the leading North American facility for women’s healthcare, research, and education. The Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment project involved the construction of a new 420,000 sq. ft. ambulatory care facility on the existing hospital site in downtown Toronto. A new state of-the-art building, opened in 2015, replaces all existing buildings and allowed for the consolidation of most hospital services in one location. This resulted in significant energy and operational savings.

The new facility was designed to support the delivery of an entirely new model of advanced care based on an ambulatory approach. This ground breaking approach help women live healthier day-to-day lives through prevention and illness management, without requiring overnight hospitalization. Construction was completed in two phases: The first phase involved the construction of a clinical tower on the eastern half of the hospital site. During phase two, completed in 2016, the existing hospital was demolished and a new administrative, research & education wing was constructed on the site’s western half.

HGC Engineering provided comprehensive acoustical consulting services for this project including vibration testing of newly installed medical diagnostic and imaging systems in the clean room environments of the completed surgical areas of the hospital expansion.

Acoustical Engineering Services Delivered Include:

  • Environmental Noise and Vibration Studies
  • Building Services Noise and Vibration control (HVAC Systems, Pumps, Compactors, Generators, etc)
  • Vibration Isolation of Sensitive Equipment
  • Acoustical Privacy Between patient care areas, offices, labs, operating rooms etc.
  • Structural Vibration Assessment
  • Auditorium Acoustics
  • Sound transmission class (STC) Testing

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