We provided advice to the Facilities Management Branch on matters related to the planning of courthouses in Ontario. Completed in 2018.
We developed a Preliminary Courts Accommodation Model to be further refined by our client. The Courts Accommodation Model (CAM) is a master space program for courthouses that links personnel estimates and corresponding space requirements to court time forecasts at a selected planning horizon. The formulae incorporated in CAM are evidence-based and policy-driven. CAM is scaleable and responds to the specific case mix in individual communities. Completed in 2018.
We prepared an update of the long range facilities plan for the rapidly growing school district. We estimated that enrolment would increase by 37% over the next decade to just under 14,000 students. Our plan called for seven new schools as well as the expansion of several existing schools to accommodate the anticipated growth. Completed in 2018.
The purpose of this project was to transfer the knowledge we had gained about planning courthouses in Ontario, including the use of the Courtroom Forecasting Model. We conducted knowledge transfer conferences for the Facilities Management Branch as well as the divisional partners. We also briefed senior management. We trained staff on the use of the Courtroom Forecasting Model. We provided advice on the development of Regional Asset Management Plans. Completed in 2017.
We prepared an update to the long range facilities plan for this stable and growing community. Anticipated increased enrolment will create overcrowding in a few schools and deteriorating building conditions in several schools require upgrading or replacement. Our plan called for a new elementary school in an emerging neighbourhood, several replacement schools and a few expansions. Completed in 2017.