Canada: OFIS support the Montreal University Hospital

OFIS accompagne la construction du Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Montréal dans son projet de conception d’installations d’eau et d’air, afin d’identifier les points névralgiques sanitaires.

At Veolia North America's request, OFIS teams submitted a technical improvement plan and established a set of preventive and curative procedures, specifically adapted to the facility, for the management of health risks (in particular Legionella pneumophila). OFIS' expertise has made it possible to understand at a very early stage the operating constraints associated with maintaining water and air quality.

"We must ensure that our technical solutions are well recognized and validated by local stakeholders. When they are not yet, OFIS works on the basis of authorised equipment and adjusts maintenance ranges to achieve an equivalent level of control of health risk" explains Muriel Albert, OFIS Development Director.

Starting in winter 2016, a bright and welcoming LEED-certified hospital will welcome its first patients. The new CHUM will be linked by an underground corridor to its research centre and will provide direct access to the Champ-de-Mars metro station.

The Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) is the largest university hospital centre in Quebec. It provides general and specialized care and services to its immediate clientele, but also specialized and superspecialized services to a regional and supra-regional clientele. Its mission has 5 main areas of focus: clinical care and services, teaching, research, technology and health intervention assessment and health promotion.