The $3 million Skeetchestn Health Centre was established in partnership between the Q’wemtsín Health Society and the Skeetchestn Indian Band. The health clinic is a part of a new development within Skeetchestn’s traditional territory to provide access to health services to the Skeetchestn community members.The project consists of a new 505m2, single storey health centre that will contain examination rooms, a community health room, kitchen, dental suite, physio therapy and medical offices, as well as supplementary spaces related to the health centre.
RPE Scope of Work included: Installation of a central heating plant consisting of wall-hung, high-efficiency, gas-fired condensing boilers. Implementation of in-slab radiant floor heating in individual rooms for individual room thermal comfort. Implementation of an air-cooled condenser connected to gas-fired furnace direct expansion cooling coils for the cooling plant. Installation of a furnace for the community health room that would deliver tempered air through a ductwork distribution system. Installation of furnaces for remaining areas and ductwork distribution to deliver tempered air to ceiling grilles/diffusers. Installation of a local fan to prevent overheating and a dedicated exhaust fan. Incorporation of a building automation system (DDC system) to monitor and control lighting, heating, and ventilation systems throughout the building. Implementation of set point adjustable room temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, CO2 sensors, and heating and ventilation controls in each classroom.
RPE assisted with the mechanical and plumbing design of this building that won the 2020 Wood Works Wood Design + Building Award in the Institutional Wood Category.