The construction of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre building envelope is complete, on time and on budget. The building can now provide a better healing environment for patients and staff along with increased energy efficiency.

The $43 million upgrade created 240 construction and construction-related jobs for Albertans.

“I’m pleased to see the completion of this project, and to have had the opportunity to tour the improved facility,” said Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure. “Alberta’s government will continue to ensure that our health facilities are safe, in good condition and will continue to operate for many years to come.”

Upgrades to the region’s busy health centre started in the spring of 2016 and involved replacing and repairing the roof and building exterior to extend the lifespan of the Fort McMurray facility.

Construction activities included the following:

  • Replacing all exterior windows
  • Replacing the building exterior finish materials and support framing
  • Replacing building insulation
  • Resealing the building exterior
  • Installing phenolic panels (highly durable exterior wall panelling)
  • Replacing exterior doors
  • Replacing building roofing
  • Repairing interior window sills
  • Patching and painting interiors walls impacted by construction

Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs by building schools, roads and other core infrastructure that benefit  communities.

This project is part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

 Featured image: MLA Laila Goodridge and Minister Prasad Panda see the improvements made at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre during a tour this month.

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