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Progress Updates - 2015

​November 2015

Two months since main building construction began for Saskatchewan's new maternal and children's hospital, two massive cranes are now in place, changing the skyline in Saskatoon. The  large crane is 72 meters high, which is about 236 feet, and will be in place over the next three years. It will allow Graham Construction to lift equipment and supplies from the back side of the parkade over controlled travel paths across the parkade itself or drive lanes in order to get those materials into the construction site." To read more on what is happening on the site, read the news release here.

November 2, 2015 - Construction for Saskatchewan's new maternal and children's hospital is resuming later today after additional safety precautions have been put in place.  Read more on what precautions were put in place here. 

October 2015

October 29, 2015 - Construction for Saskatchewan's new children and maternal hospital has temporarily been halted as a result of a construction safety event yesterday. At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the forks of a forklift hit windows on the main floor of Royal University Hospital's same day surgery department. No one was in the immediate area at the time, and no one was hurt. However, our safety officers, along with Saskatoon Health Region's safety officers, immediately arrived at the site, An investigation began and was completed by evening with immediate corrective actions.  Saskatoon Health Region supports the actions currently being put in place. However, construction of the new hospital has been halted. Read this construction news release. Watch Health Region President and CEO Dan Florizone and Operations Manager, Duanne Galloway with Graham Construction, address media.

October 19, 2015 - Roadways leading into and out of the site’s parkade will AGAIN change mid-week as construction zones shift. This is the second phase of work required to support rerouting of existing water and sewer lines that will interfere with pilings for the new hospital. Crews are digging up parts of the road leading into and coming out of the Royal University Hospital parkade. It will affect how traffic arrives at and leaves the site. Click HERE to see the map and the October site construction update.

September 2015

September 17, 2015 - With Phase 2 construction for Saskatchewan’s new maternal and children’s hospital underway, construction activity will result in significant roadway changes at Royal University Hospital starting week of September 21 as we re-route infrastructure systems to support hospital construction. See this map for more information. Read the public service announcement.

September 16, 2015 - Phase 2 construction for Saskatchewan’s new maternal and children’s hospital has begun. Last week, Graham Construction and Engineering LP arrived at the site, which is located next to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, and began mobilization. This involved securing the construction area and setting up the contractor’s site facilities. This week, our site activity increases as contractors begin site excavation which will expose the 240 piles put in earlier this year in order to begin preliminary sub-basement construction. Over the next number of weeks, we will be digging to prepare deep plumbing work and completing some underground utilities work before winter freeze up. Read this news release.

August 2015

August 25, 2015 - Saskatoon Regional Health Authority approved the Award for Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan (CHS) Main Building Construction Contract to Graham Construction and Engineering LP, and will enter into a contract in the amount of $214,221,684. Today’s award, which follows the approval of the recommendation from the Ministry of Health, will see phase 2 construction of the maternal and children’s hospital’s begin in September. Hospital opening is scheduled for later 2019. Read more in this news release and backgrounder on the hospital

July 2015

Evaluation of tender for phase 2 of main building construction continues with pre-qualified bidders providing an extension to the bid acceptance period to late August. The extension was required to allow sufficient time for due diligence to fully complete the tender evaluation and award process. There was an initial aggressive 60-day bid acceptance period. The recent extension allows for a more typical acceptance period for a project of this scale and complexity. valuation of tender for phase 2 of main building construction continues with pre-qualified bidders providing an extension to the bid acceptance period to late August. The extension was required to allow sufficient time for due diligence to fully complete the tender evaluation and award process. There was an initial aggressive 60-day bid acceptance period. The recent extension allows for a more typical acceptance period for a project of this scale and complexity. Evaluation of tender for phase 2 of main building construction continues with pre-qualified bidders providing an extension to the bid acceptance period to late August. The extension was required to allow sufficient time for due diligence to fully complete the tender evaluation and award process. There was an initial aggressive 60-day bid acceptance period. The recent extension allows for a more typical acceptance period for a project of this scale and complexity. So have we! Get the facts in this .

Evaluation of tender for phase 2 of main building construction continues with pre-qualified bidders providing an extension to the bid acceptance period to late August. The extension was required to allow sufficient time for due diligence to fully complete the tender evaluation and award process. There was an initial aggressive 60-day bid acceptance period. The recent extension allows for a more typical acceptance period for a project of this scale and complexity. Heard some interesting rumours or questions about the project? So have we! Get the facts in this update.

May 2015

If you have been to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon lately, you may have wondered why the construction site for the new maternal and children’s hospital seems quiet. So, if you missed our March and April updates, here’s a recap in this video.

March 2015

Phase 1 piling needed to be completed prior to the start of main building construction. By the end of February, all required 240 Phase 1 piles were in place. The contractor responsible for Phase 1 piling has now cleaned up the site in preparation for the start of main building construction. Phase 2 piling needs to be completed during main building construction and will see an additional 61 piles placed as part of the CHS main building construction. Construction documents for the main building have been released to pre-qualified bidders for tender in February.  

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