SNC-Lavalin announced the company will be undertaking design and engineering services work as part of the construction of the new Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital.
The work will be performed as part of a multidisciplinary team assembled by Pomerleau, on behalf of the Société québécoise des infrastructures (Quebec Infrastructure Corporation).
“Engineering a better built environment is at the heart of what we do for communities all around the world,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin. “Few pieces of social infrastructure have greater value to the people they serve than hospitals. Governments, including across Canada and its provinces, recognize in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic how important it is to have high-quality patient care available that is supported by world-class facilities like the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Hospital.”
As part of a 6-year contract, SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering Services group across Quebec and its project partner Pageau Morel inc., will provide design and engineering services for the mechanical and electrical engineering of the hospital. Decarbonization and digital delivery capabilities will be at the heart of service delivery. This includes using Building Information Modelling (BIM) to create a 3D digital representation of the building, and supporting efforts to achieve LEED building environmental certifications via efficient use of energy, materials, and water.
“Hospitals are an integral part of the social fabric of any prosperous community,” said Ben Almond, CEO, Engineering Services, Canada, SNC-Lavalin. “People want to know that they’re there and ready to serve us when needed. As the largest new healthcare construction project by the SQI, this hospital will help to deliver the most modern healthcare solutions to local residents, as well as increase patient capacity in the existing system to ensure more people can be treated. Having delivered much of Quebec’s existing healthcare infrastructure, we’re pleased that the breadth and depth of our capabilities have once again been recognized.”
Located in Vaudreuil-Dorion outside of Montreal, the project is scheduled to open in 2026, providing the area with 404 beds, 11 operating rooms, and an emergency room with a capacity for 41 patients. It is currently the largest new hospital project being designed in Quebec. It’s expected the hospital will employ 4,000 people, including 200 doctors.
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