Lord Kitchener Elementary School

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The existing Lord Kitchener elementary school was a non-ductile concrete frame with masonry infill which was classified as high risk under the Ministry of Education's school seismic retrofit program.

As the structural engineers for the seismic assessment, RJC was involved in the project definition report study with IBI Group which explored options to upgrade the existing school or replace with a new school.

The final project involved the retention and seismic upgrading of a portion of the existing school, demolition of the remaining school, and construction of a new addition.

The two-storey new school building was constructed with concrete flat plate slabs for the second floor and steel-frame roof.

The existing wood-frame school building, constructed in 1914, was relocated from its original location on the site to a new location seismically upgraded and incorporated into the new two-storey replacement school designed as a 21st century learning environment.

The project was designed to LEED® Gold standards.

Project Specifications

Location
Vancouver

Building Structure Type
K - 12 School / Heritage/Historic

Owner/Developer
Vancouver School Board

Architect
IBI Group

Contractor
Heatherbrae Builders

Service Areas

Heritage Conservation

Heritage Conservation

Seismic Risk Mitigation

Seismic Risk Mitigation

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Practice Areas

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

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