Cowichan District Hospital, Site Progress Update

The construction of the New Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, B.C. is making significant strides as it moves into the Design Development 2-2 phase. This phase closely aligns with the ongoing concrete pour and materials procurement schedule, marking a crucial step towards the realization of this state-of-the-art healthcare facility.

The project’s construction is following a strategic sequence, with the Diagnostic and Treatment building (D&T) being the first to take shape, closely followed by the Inpatient Tower (IPU) and the┬áReach Out building. The seamless progression of these structures aims to optimize efficiency and streamline the overall construction process.

As part of the endeavor to accelerate construction, a third crane has been recently erected on the site, bolstering the project’s capabilities, and enhancing productivity. This advancement demonstrates the commitment to adhering to the project’s timeline and delivering a top-notch medical facility to the Cowichan Valley community.

In a notable development, the IntelEDeck system has also made its debut on the construction site. The IntelEDeck system, a revolutionary structural slab formwork system that is column-supported, significantly reduces the need for extensive shoring. Moreover, the system’s unique capability to adjust camber hydraulically enhances the quality of the slab pour, while also expediting the construction timeline. This cutting-edge technology represents a significant leap forward in modern construction practices and emphasizes the hospital’s commitment to innovative solutions.

Anticipation grows as the New Cowichan District Hospital inches closer to its completion, which is scheduled for Fall 2026. The hospital’s doors are expected to open to the Cowichan Valley community in Spring 2027, providing access to advanced medical care and facilities for the region.