The new Calgary Cancer Centre at the Foothills Medical Centre Campus will centralize treatment and care for cancer patients in southern Alberta. This facility will feature a light-filled central courtyard and views of the mountains. The centre will have 160 inpatient beds, 13 Linear Accelerator (LINAC) vaults, two innovation treatment vaults, more than 100 patient exam rooms, and more than 100 chemotherapy chairs. Smith + Andersen is engaged as a key member of the mechanical consulting team, while Footprint, a member of the Smith + Andersen Group of Companies, is engaged as the sustainability consultant for the project. With ambitious energy targets and construction milestones, the project team is using an integrated design approach, allowing team members across disciplines to collaborate in real time.
The Calgary Cancer Centre is targeting LEED Silver (for Healthcare).
Renderings courtesy of PCL Construction | DIALOG + Stantec
Mechanically, the target for air handling unit (AHU) energy consumption is approximately one watt per CFM, while low flow plumbing fixtures are used throughout the building. Each vault and MRI room is equipped with a pre-action sprinkler system for additional fire protection. Domestic water, natural gas, sanitary systems, steam, chilled water, and pneumatics are all provided by dedicated equipment on site. Isolation rooms and departments will be equipped to maintain pressure controls across adjacent areas to avoid contamination. Laboratory fume hood exhaust, nuclear exhaust, and hazardous material exhaust systems are designed to safely and effectively remove the contaminate at the source. Medical gas will also be provided throughout the facility. Mercury reduction, enhanced air quality, environmental site assessments, and direct exterior access and places of respite are all key factors in the facility design.
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