Total Demolition of Former Saint-Luc Hospital in Montreal, QC

This large-scale project, 60 cm from the new hospital complex in some areas, required the development of effective and creative techniques and deconstruction. The structural age and their brittleness, the proximity of other buildings, sidewalks and streets, combined with the risk of flying debris, were the subject of several protection measures that were put in place for our employees, site staff, the community, and assets near the worksite.  


  • Total deconstruction
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Lead paint and halocarbon management
  • Stripping
  • Metal Reclamation/Recycling
  • Waste management
  • Transportation/ disposal of hazardous materials
  • Concrete crushing
  • Structural engineering
  • Sale of used equipment
  • Consulting services


  • Strict HSE requirements
  • Project magnitude
  • LEED project
  • New adjoining hospital complex (60 cm) – required special methodology
  • Complex logistics (segregation and transportation of large volumes of waste from downtown)
  • Meeting extremely tight deadlines
  • Working on same site with other subcontractors, the hospital, and the community
  • Very tall structure
  • Traffic management (road closures on some weekends)
  • Utilities management
  • Dust management
  • Noise management
  • Working in winter

Ingenious deconstruction video

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