In the Media

Hospitals, with their high ventilation rates and 24/7/365 occupancy, consume more energy than most other building types. An acute care hospital such as the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC), a $355 million facility with 300 acute care beds, nine operating theaters, maternity and pediatric services, medical imaging, radiation cancer treatment, and a host of secondary staff and patient services, is no exception. To reduce the amount of energy consumed within this 61 756...
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) project was part of a joint project by Interior Health involving upgrades and additions to both Vernon General Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital. The VJH work was completed on Polson Tower, a new seven-storey addition that adds 231,000 square feet to the site and is the tallest building in Vernon. It also frees up 50,000 square feet inside the existing hospital. The tower facilities include an expanded emergency department, covered ambulance garage with...
Apollo Sheet Metal’s innovative triangular and trapezoidal duct work system in Richmond’s Olympic Skating Oval features cutting-edge design and installation work. The 32,000-square-foot Richmond Oval is set to host its first skaters this month after a year of construction on 32 acres along the Fraser River owned by the City of Richmond. It will house a 400-metre speed skating track and seat approximately 8,000 people for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and provide an “international...
The Variety Show of Hearts Telethon is an annual two day event that airs for 23 straight hours on Global BC. One of the biggest fundraisers in Canada, last year's Telethon raised over 8 million dollars. The Telethon features entertainment from world renowned musicians and performers while also sharing the moving stories of children from around British Columbia who have been helped by Variety – The Children's Charity. Every year, over 2,700 volunteers donate their time and more...
Now at the halfway point of its 2008 deadline, the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre project is progressing well, with the help of subcontractor and SMACNA member Apollo Sheet Metal. Driving down the Trans-Canada Highway on the outskirts of Abbotsford, BC, an angular, glinting structure catches the eye of passersby, as does the sign that big green sign that reads: Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre: Opening Summer 2008. Although still under construction, the building...
The Richmond Olympic Oval, the speed-skating venue, has sped away with a record six silver Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) awards. “I honestly can’t remember any other project in the 21-year history of the awards that has garnered near that many silver awards. That is truly amazing and the contractors involved should be truly proud of their involvement,” said Brian Martin, awards chairman. But contractors and trades are not surprised after working on the...