K-12 Education Projects

Implementation Plan, North Vancouver School District, BC - 2016

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We prepared an implementation plan for the major capital projects associated with the most recent School District Facilities Plan. We identified priorities, developed a preliminary implementation schedule and high level cost estimates. In progress.

Facilities Plan 2015 Update, North Vancouver School District, BC - 2015

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We prepared a comprehensive update of the School District Facilities Plan for a growing part of Greater Vancouver. We found that new and expanded facilities are required in the parts of the district that are growing, while schools in some areas will remain underutilized. In addition, in pursuit of the key objective to improve the safety and quality of school facilities, many schools require upgrading or replacement. The secondary plan we formulated proposed the immediate replacing two secondary schools and the future consolidation of two underutilized secondary schools. The elementary plan called for additions or replacements for seven schools, plus the construction of a new school in a rapidly growing urban development area. Completed in 2015.

Expert Opinion, Capital Planning for BC School Districts - 2015

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We provided a written expert opinion report and testified in court (having been qualified as an expert in facilities planning in the K-12 school system in BC) on five topics related to litigation brought by CSF (Conseil Scolaire Fancophone) regarding the provision of facilities for francophone public education. The five topics were: the planning process for school districts; planning challenges for school districts; comments on CSF Project Identification Reports; approach to determining need for CSF schools; and the relative merits of various grade configurations. Completed 2015.

Capacity for Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver - 2014

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We established the appropriate capacity for an urban secondary school based on anticipated future enrolment and the status of adjacent secondary schools. Our work became part of a Project Definition Report for the proposed replacement or redevelopment of the school. We concluded that the school be built with an initial capacity for 1,300 students. In addition, we recommended that the design of the school show how the facility could be easily expanded by up to 200 additional spaces, and that the strategy for allowing future expansion could include building the core functions for a 1,500-space school. Completed in 2014.

Summary of Yield Rates, North Vancouver - 2014

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We prepared a report that discussed the factors to consider when estimating the number of students who will live in new housing. Completed 2014.

Enrolment Forecasts, New Westminster School District - 2014

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We prepared enrolment forecasts for all schools in the urban school district. We also prepared a capacity report for a proposed replacement for the New Westminster Secondary School. Finally, we prepared a capacity report for a replacement for McBride Elementary School. Completed in 2014.