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.
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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