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SNC-Lavalin chosen as construction manager for new Shriners Hospitals for Children

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April 12, 2013 by Staff Report

Shriners Hospitals for Children has officially been signed with SNC-Lavalin, stating that it has been chosen as construction manager for the new hospital project in Montréal. Working closely with Shriners Hospitals for Children, SNC-Lavalin’s responsibilities include the procurement, installation and commissioning of medical equipment.

“We are about to make history. We are happy to announce that the project is proceeding as planned and excavation work will begin shortly,” said Jerry Gantt, member of the boards for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children and Liaison for the Montreal hospital construction project.

The new 207,000 sq. ft. hospital will feature eight floors, two below ground and six above.  Patients and their families will benefit from 22 single patient rooms, meeting all the highest standards for infection control. The hospital has planned for several areas dedicated specifically to families. There will be four operating rooms, which is twice the current number. The new hospital will also include state of the art technology for teaching as well as expanded space dedicated to basic and clinical research.