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FACILITY CONDITION ASSESSMENT

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FACILITY CONDITION ASSESSMENT FOR REGION OF PEEL

The Region of Peel’s priority is to provide safe and healthy environments to residents, employees, and visitors while providing reliable and continuous operations and service delivery.

The Challenge

Establish an accurate capital plan for the Region’s diverse portfolio to maintain the assets in good condition; optimize and protect the assets; avoid service interruption due to equipment failure; capture required renovation projects; and analyse decommissioning vs. continued investment.

The Solution

Nadine conducted a Facility Condition Assessment of the entire portfolio, identified remedial work with recommendations and cost estimates.

The Result

The Region obtained a living document that is current and accurate in developing their strategic asset management.

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FACILITY CONDITION ASSESSMENT FOR THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Nadine International is working with the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care to ensure the ongoing collection of current information on the stock and physical condition of Ontario’s public hospital assets.  Nadine is undertaking the third Assessment Cycle of Facility Condition Assessments for eligible hospitals through the Facility Condition Assessment Program (FCAP).

The Challenge

Update hospitals’ existing Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) data with accurate and current information and host the data on secure application software.

The Solution

Nadine International is conducting Facility Condition Assessments of all FCAP eligible hospitals in Ontario, securely storing and administering the data on its software, and generating reports for short and long-term capital renewal.

The Result

Accurate and current FCA data is accessible to hospitals and the Ministry to help in planning and decision making processes.

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FACILITY CONDITION ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA FOR VARIOUS REGIONS IN THE COUNTRY

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is responsible for effectively acquiring and managing accommodations for its tenant departments.  As such, PWGSC carries out cyclical evaluations of current and proposed facilities to determine the most appropriate management strategy in order to satisfy current and future client requirements.  This may include retention, maintenance, and renewal/retrofit of these facilities.

The Challenge

Reassess PWGSC assets using Building Condition Reports (BCR) and other Stand Alone Tasks to make capital investment and repair decisions.

The Solution

PWGSC retained Nadine International Inc. to provide a range of services including preparing BCRs and other Stand Alone Tasks such as seismic studies, Workplace 2.0 fit-ups, energy audits and environmental audits. The documents provided accurate data on the condition of the facilities along with recommended actions required to maintain the assets in operating condition during a projected 30-year period.

The Results

PWGSC obtained accurate information to recapitalize its assets through the development of short and long-term capital plans.

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Life Safety Systems

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LIFE SAFETY AND FIRE PROTECTION FOR ALBERTA SENIORS

Alberta Social Housing Corporation (ASHC) has committed to upgrade fire and life safety in government owned/operated senior’s facilities or Lodges after a fire claimed the lives of more than 30 residents in Quebec in early 2014.

The Challenge

Improve fire protection and life safety in fully occupied senior’s facilities with minimal discomfort to residents.

The Solution

Nadine International Inc. was retained to provide design and project management of life safety and fire protection upgrade throughout the facilities without disruption to the residents and operation.

The Results

Life Safety and fire protection systems were installed to the satisfaction of the client with minimal discomfort to residents.

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Engineering Services

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ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR CAESARS WINDSOR CASINO

Caesars Entertainment Windsor Limited (CEWL) is a private management company mandated to provide continuous support to the daily operations of Caesars Windsor Casino on behalf of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

The Challenge

Renovate a multi-storey parking garage which is occupied 24/7. The existing parking garage is seven storeys high with one storey below grade. Construction of the parking garage was completed in 1998. The 2014 Building Condition Assessment recommended conducting repairs to the existing structure and replacement of mechanical/electrical equipment.

The Solution

Nadine International Inc. conducted thorough investigations and provided detailed design and technical project management during construction.

The Results

The parking garage was restored to the satisfaction of the client without disruption to the 24/7 operation of the casino.

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ENGINEERING STUDIES FOR HYDRO ONE

The Hydro One Maintenance Building is used to service 90ft high transformers while draining polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) into large underground storage tanks.

The Challenge

Design a practical solution to protect the underground PCB storage tanks. Engineering studies revealed that the public and private water supply was inadequate for a traditional foam system.

The Solution

Nadine International Inc. designed and managed the construction of a new Integrated Compressed Air Foam (ICAF) System to protect the underground storage tanks. This system was the first application for protecting large underground storage tanks.

The Results

The ICAF system eliminates the need to update existing water supply. Since the ICAF system uses a quarter of the water supply required for a regular foam system, Hydro One did not need to make a very large investment in providing additional water supply.

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