Queen Mary Elementary School
- Existing heritage building retained for seismic retrofit
- Two phase civil design and works
- On-Site Civil Designs
- Project Liason
The Vancouver School Board retained H.Y. Engineering Ltd. to assist in the necessary civil engineering works required to retain the existing heritage building of Queen Mary Elementary School in Vancouver and demolish the secondary building in order to construct a new structure for the classrooms and gymnasium. The civil works included upgrades to all on-site services as well as minor off-site works to address applicable service connections.
The Building Permit process required two (2) phases for the civil engineering works. The first phase included the preparation of detailed design drawings and obtaining the necessary approvals from the City of Vancouver in order to complete a temporary servicing concept to service the portables. The second phase included the preparation of detailed design drawings and obtaining the necessary approvals from the City of Vancouver in order to complete the permanent servicing concept to service the new re-built school building.
This project involved close liaison with the Vancouver School Board, the City of Vancouver Engineering Department, the project Architect (IBI Group), various sub-consultants, and contractors.