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Alberta spent $442 million on schools and health care facilities in 2003Engineering
Alberta saw a total of 33 schools, post-secondary institutions, and health care facilities officially open in 2003.
Alberta saw a total of 33 schools, post-secondary institutions, and health care facilities officially open in 2003. The total project cost was $442 million. Last year the province built fewer but larger facilities, with a total of 18 facilities at a total project cost of $420 million.
A spokesperson from Alberta Infrastructure said that while the provincial government provides the funds, it leaves it to the health care authorities and school boards to hire the design consultants.
Among the largest schools completed were the 71,000 s.f. Bearspaw elementary and middle school in Rocky View, Calgary, and a 62,000 s.f. Grade 6 to Grade 9 St. Francis of Assissi school in Red Deer.
The eight healthcare facilities opened included a new 120-bed adult psychiatric rehabilitation building as well as material management, engineering and food production facilities at the Alberta Hospital in Ponoka.