Milman & Associates Limited was retained by H.H. Angus to provide structural engineering services for a new Cogeneration System at Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre in Thunder Bay Ontario.
Milman’s scope involved the structural design of new gas-fired co-generation plant. We designed foundations for a 200,000lbs gas generator assembly, a 100-foot tall stack, foundations for transformers, pipe racks, walkways, breeching supports and pipe supports at exterior of the existing building. We provided complete structural engineering services, including field investigation and measurement, structural analysis of existing buildings and other structures, detailed structural design, preparation of drawings and specifications for tender and construction, construction review, and contract administration.
Our team overcame several challenges to complete this project. The cogen and stack were installed next to an existing building, and the stack was erected beside a busy truck unloading area. Drawings of the existing buildings were not available, so we conducted a thorough site investigation in order to determine sizes and types of the existing structures. Since it is often difficult, logistically, to construct reinforcement within an existing building, it was important to carefully plan the new design to minimize the disruption of the existing health facility.