Accutech Engineering Inc. was retained by the Government of Nunavut to provide professional engineering services to investigate the condition of the Cambridge Bay Mental Health Facility. The purpose of the investigation was to provide an overall assessment of the building to be able to make it safe, and to bring it up to current codes and standards.
The Cambridge Bay Mental Health Facility (MHF) was originally constructed for use as a student residence in 1992 and has since been turned over to the Department of Health (DOH).
The scope of work for this project included:
- Identify code compliant products for blinds, coat hangars, shower rods and curtains to limit potential suicide risk
- Analyse the sprinkler system based on current code requirements and intended use of the facility
- Investigate leaking domestic water tank and provide solutions based on codes and client needs
- Identify a handrail system to limit potential suicide risk
- The 2015 edition of the National Building Code (NBC) to be used for the analysis
- Upgrades of existing mechanical and electrical systems to meet 2015 NBC
- Liaise with the Office of the Fire Marshall to determine if an elevator to the second floor will be required
- Convert existing space into a calming room. The calming room should contain polycarbonate windows and unbreakable light fixtures
- Addition of an electrical notification system on exterior doors that will identify the specific door that was opened on a panel