sustainable :: Centre de santé Marcel A. Desautels

LEED® Gold
Energy Savings: 59.28%
Cost Savings: 56.75%

200 Ave. de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Université de Saint-Boniface

Bockstael Construction Ltd.

S/ Wolfrom Eng. Ltd.
M/ SMS Eng. Ltd.
E/ SMS Eng. Ltd.

25,300 sf

$11.5 Million

Completed 2011

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The Saint-Boniface University’s Pavillon Marcel-A.-Desautels houses the health sciences program and the School of Social Work in a 25,000 s.f. facility completed in 2011 and built at a cost of $11.5 million.

The ultramodern building was designed to enhance the University’s health programs by offering a new state the art health training and learning environment, which incorporates classrooms, nursing laboratories, a technologically advanced simulation centre, videoconference rooms and 27 offices. The design was to meet educational requirements for clinical nursing skills, from task training through advanced patient care scenarios, in a space that fully immersed its students into a real world hospital environment. This was achieved by designing accurate facilities, with actual equipment that simulated real-world operation. Three simulation rooms were designed to offer simulation-based medical teaching and learning with the use of automated patient simulators controlled by a technician located in soundproof technical booths behind one way mirrors. Two videoconferencing rooms allow for the visualization of the simulation lab exercises or recording for evaluation purposes.

The building is a sustainable LEED® Gold Certified facility based on its passive heating and cooling system, utilizing the earth’s temperature, and demonstrated use of sustainable materials, including recycled-content carpet tiles and unadorned polished concrete floors and structure.

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