Programming Projects

Advisory Services, Courts Planning, Ontario - 2018

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We provided advice to the Facilities Management Branch on matters related to the planning of courthouses in Ontario. Completed in 2018.

Preliminary Courts Accommodation Model, Ontario - 2018

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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.

Knowledge Transfer, Courts Planning, Ontario - 2017

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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.

Planning and Design Guidelines for Courthouses in British Columbia - 2015

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We were part of a team that was retained to update and expand existing guidelines for the planning and design of court facilities. The project involved extensive consultation with stakeholders in the courts system as well as government technical advisors. The resulting major document addressed general planning concepts, component requirements, illustrative room layouts, accommodation model, technical design guidelines, prototype courthouse designs and reference material. Completed in 2015.

New Toronto Courthouse - 2015

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We determined the occupants and scale of a major criminal courthouse. The building envelope was set at no more than 71,000 m2. We estimated that 65 courtrooms are required. We explored various options for keeping the total building area within the target envelope. We summarized the courtrooms and areas of the existing facilities that would be replaced by the new courthouse. We explored several ways to reduce net areas. We prepared a Facilities Program for Strategic Planning that outlined an initial area estimate for the proposed new facility. We provided a list of ideas for guiding the next steps of this unique project. Completed in 2015.

Area Study for Vanderhoof Schools, Vanderhoof, BC - 2013

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We were retained to conduct a study of schools in the Vanderhoof area — five elementary schools and a secondary school. The outcome of the project included a plan to optimize the utilization of school space in Vanderhoof as well as the identification of renewal or replacement priorities for all schools in the Vanderhoof area. Our work included presentation of the possible future scenarios to the Vanderhoof public. Completed in 2013.