Quartek Group’s team provided architectural, engineering, and planning services for a new 45,000 ft² building. The Virgil Medical Clinic Development consists of a two-storey structure with a basement. The building will be adjacent to on-grade parking, loading, pedestrian drop-up walkways and other site utilities including a trellis area for staff. The building area shall be approximately 15,000 square feet per floor and would include 15,000 square feet of the basement level. Tenants will consist of the Family Health Team, Doctor’s office, Pharmacy, and other Health Service Providers.
Mechanical Engineering activities relating to the design included CSA HVAC systems with heat recovery, variable refrigerant compressors, humidification with constant volume and variable volume boxes and heating coils, boiler plant design, and rainwater storage on the roof structure.
Electrical Engineering included new Bell and Cogeco hydro utility service entrances, new lighting developed in conjunction with Architects and space usage, voice and data system, fire alarm as per OBC, and power distribution coordinated with furniture supplier and end-users.
Structural Engineering included 3D modelling and analysis of the steel-framed structure with hollow-core precast concrete floor slabs. A unique feature of the building was a ‘waterfall’ wall section that appears to be a continuation of the roof over the side of the building that required close coordination with the metal panel supplier.