Arrow worked closely with Plan Works Architecture and Southward Developments on the engineering and development of the new Symmetry Dermatology medical facility. The owner was seeking a state-of-the-art facility to house his dermatology practice in a precast turnkey property. In addition to the building tenant improvements, the owner requested both an underground and above-ground parking lot. This proved challenging due to the space restrictions of the lot and the close proximity to neighbouring buildings that shared access to the property.
Arrow was responsible for the logistics of the property. The civil team designed the grading, put in measures to prevent flooding, installed inspection ports as opposed to manholes, and planned carefully to reduce amount of earthworks to save the client money. The interior of the building needed to meet the highest safety standards for a medical facility and required precision electrical engineering to support the high-end equipment.
As the project moved forward, the owner requested a change of design so that he could operate out of the entire building instead of just the top floor. With some redesigning, Arrow was able to utilize shared spaces to save the client money, and reduce the amount of change orders necessary.
“The design of the base building and the tenant improvement was done by different designers. Because we were working on both we did everything we could to reconfigure the work in a way that would reduce any redundancies in order to save the owner money.”
– Haitham Ahmed, Lead Electrical Engineer