St. Patrick’s Home

St. Patrick’s Home

Houle Chevrier Engineering provided geotechnical, environmental, and hydrogeological services for the design of St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa senior’s residence. Due to complex soil and variable (faulted) bedrock conditions, the structure was founded on a combination of caissons socketed into the bedrock and spread footing bearing on the bedrock. Downhole shear wave velocity testing was carried out to accurately establish the Seismic Site Class. A Category 3 Permit to Take Water (PTTW) was obtained from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), in advance of the construction, to allow dewatering of excavations.

Project components included:

  • Geotechnical investigation
  • Downhole shear wave velocity testing to accurately determine the Seismic Site Class
  • Phase One Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
  • Category 3 Permit to Take Water
  • Geotechnical inspection of foundations
  • Concrete, mortar and compaction testing
  • Geotechnical consultation during the construction