This project combined renovation and new construction. The original elementary school was built in the 1940s. The client wanted to keep it in tact and only demolish a certain section. They also wanted an addition which ended up being one and a half times the size of the existing school. It included a new area for offices; two full size gyms; a classroom area; specialty classrooms and two libraries. We also had to bring in new mechanical and electrical systems.
This was a complex project and the school was to be operational during construction.
There were three fixed deadlines:
- by the end of August 2009, the school's temporary facilities and temporary enclosures needed to be completed
- by the end of August 2010, the addition needed to be completed to move the school into the new facilities
- by the end of August 2011, the existing school's modernization and renovation needed to be completed with the entire school fully operational.
By relying on our construction management experience, we were able to meet all three major deadlines.
*first image c/o Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School Facebook page