Guysborough Memorial Hospital Expansion 

Guysborough NS 

Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority

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Guysborough Memorial Hospital is a ten bed hospital facility located in the town of Guysborough, Nova Scotia and is currently undergoing an expansion. The facility is shared with the Milford Haven Rest Home, which provides long term care to its many residents.

A number of failures of the domestic water piping throughout the facility were documented by maintenance staff and it was determined that the piping needed to be upgraded.

MCA Consultants was hired as the prime consultant to review the existing piping and provide a detailed design for minimizing the potential for pipe failures in the future. The project posed many challenges including minimizing water supply shut down time, adhering to infection control procedures throughout all construction in accordance with CSA codes and standards, working in occupied spaces, and maintaining operation of the new and existing piping systems in parallel.


Services Provided

  • Prime Consultant
  • Construction Management
  • Plumbing Design

Key Design Elements

  • Design consisted of Detailed Drawings, Specifications, and Work Procedures to replace the existing pipe with new
  • New piping system included the addition of a chlorine injection system on the main water entrance
  • Assistance as needed to the owner in Project Management of the Construction