Modularization of Compassion House using Precast-Concrete Panels
PhD Student: Mana Moghadam
M.Engg Students: Gurjeet Singh, Mani Garg
Companies Involved: Stantec, P. Kruger Concrete Products Ltd.
Time Period: Aug., 2011 - Mar., 2012
Summary: The compassion house project involved expansion and renovation of the existing building (shown in grey in below picture). The project was funded by Compassion House Foundation, a non-profitable charitable organization, which was established in 1998 to provide home to women with breast cancer from Northern Alberta during diagnosis, treatment and the early stages of recovery. The project is located at 10909, 76 Ave. NW, Edmonton.
Stantec developed the architectural plans for this project considering stick-built wood construction. Though the proposed architectural design was not conducive for any modularization, the team at UofA was able to propose construction of precast-concrete panel based modules for speedy construction. A number of meeting and discussions were held with the architectural and structural consultants (Stantec) and precast-concrete panel manufacturer (P. Kruger Concrete Products Ltd.) to tweak the intended design to fit modular construction.