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and cooperation of all parties in the project." Another challenge, says Michael D'Costa, associate structural engineer with consulting engineers Adjeleian A llen Rubeli Ltd., was t hat t he hospital's program requirements had to be accommodated with the new building's structural needs. "For exam- ple, there were many varying bay sizes and off-grid columns," D'Costa says. "And because of the hospital's location in Ottawa, the project had significant post- disaster seismic requirements, such as for the reinforced concrete shearwalls in the main wing." He concludes that despite its many complexities, the project was a good one that worked out well. n Queensway Carleton Hospital p.102-103Queensway Hospital.indd 103 14-06-03 10:46 AM

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