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Dalhousie University Life Sciences Building, Halifax, NS

Case Study: Dalhousie University Life Sciences Building, Halifax, NS

Dal Life Sciences

Client: Dalhousie University
Project Manager: MHPM Project Managers Inc.
General Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Market Sector: Commercial, Education, Health Care

Project Highlights: The Dalhousie University Life Sciences Research Institute is one of the most sophisticated LEED buildings in the Maritimes. The facility is 175,000 square feet of green building innovation which includes one level of below-grade parking and two five-story buildings divided by a full-height central atrium.

In advance of construction, as an independent contractor, Paul Behner collaborated with the senior project management team to co-develop critical processes and procedures required to manage civil construction for the new facility. This was a brownfield redevelopment of the former Grace Maternity Hospital which required demolition and handling of hazardous materials closely surrounded by a hospital environment.

The processes and procedures were developed from technical experience with the primary objective of protecting the environment and public safety while achieving predictable cost certainties. The project, upon completion, was fully compliant, within budget and one full month ahead of the construction schedule. The client was extremely pleased with the end product and the results.

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