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Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

Client:

Cost:

Final completion:

McGill University

$ 17,935,000

in progress

The scope of the project is complex since it consists of a complete renovation of the building envelope, including masonry and windows. DMA was mandated in 2008 to conduct a visual assessment of the building's windows; it quickly became obvious that the existing steel windows showed signs of advanced corrosion and that a major intervention would be required in order to meet the codes. In addition, the masonry presented a severe degradation state which led to a combined envelope refurbishment project. The project was divided into phases and surveys were conducted very carefully to identify the appropriate response for each stone. Parallel to these surveys, several studies have been filed, including for the CCU and McGill, for heritage preservation of the intervention and for the risk assessment and identification of interventions. The project is ongoing with laboratory analyzes to select the materials required for the project as well as a coordination with structural engineers for a holistic overview of the project.