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Casey House HIV/AIDS Health Care Centre in Toronto. Left: Rendering courtesy Hariri Pontarini Architects. Right: Vibration monitors were deployed to ensure that the heritage building (shown on the right in the background) would not be damaged during construction. Thornton Tomasetti.

Casey House HIV/AIDS Health Care Centre

  • COMPLETION DATE
    2017

Overview

We provided full acoustic, noise and vibration control design for a new 58,000-square-foot hospital that will provide inpatient and day-health care. The project combines new construction and the renovation of a heritage property. Our work includes room acoustics, partition analysis, mechanical noise and vibration isolation, and duct-borne noise control.

Construction-vibration effects on nearby structures had to be considered according to the requirements of the City of Toronto By-Law 514-2008. The heritage structure at 571 Jarvis was identified as a location for vibration monitoring during construction. We implemented a balance of attended and unattended vibration monitoring. Construction vibrations were monitored against pre-set cautionary limits and any exceedances were reported in real-time. Reports were issued weekly, outlining any significant vibration levels recorded, in compliance with the by-law.

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