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M A R C H 2 0 2 1 | 49 Trout Lake School & Elizabeth Quintal School P H OTO G R A P H Y BY J O EL K L A SS EN /CO U RT E SY S TA N T EC With Stantec as the bridging architect, A&E Group and long-time colleague Aman Builders Inc. were obliged to abide by an extremely com- pressed schedule. "We got the go-ahead in January of 2018 and had to submit for building permits in February," says A&E principal Hesham Elfar. A&E principal Keith Nunas adds, "We constructed a highly detailed BIM using Revit to create the work- ing drawings, and about 90 percent of those drawings were issued by the time Aman was installing pilings in April." Key elements of the facil- ity were reviewed with its respective costs and a cost model was developed, which in turn formed the basis of the detailed design. Regular weekly meetings with PTFN, Stantec, Alberta Infrastructure, Indigenous Service Canada, Northern Lakes College, and Aman were key to maintaining the schedule, mitigating problem areas, minimizing misdi- rection, and transmitting critical information. The actual construc- tion was also facilitated by working drawings that "kept the designs as sim- ple as possible: standard steel frame construction for the walls, and so on," says Nunas. Also, all trades worked simultaneously on site to meet pro- duction schedules. Now that both schools are com- plete, Wigton says of their popularity, "We now enjoy 94 percent attendance at Elizabeth Quintal compared to the old school, where it was tough to get 30 percent attendance. It took many years to reach this point, but we're extremely happy with the outcome." A LOCATION Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17, Trout Lake and Peerless Lake, Alberta OWNER /DEVELOPER Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority BRIDGING ARCHITECT Stantec ARCHITECT OF RECORD A&E Group (A&E Architectural & Engineering Group Inc.) GENER AL CONTR ACTOR Aman Builders Inc. STRUCTUR AL CONSULTANT TRL & Associates Ltd. MECHANICAL CONSULTANT Vital Engineering ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT KSJ Engineering Ltd. L ANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Design North Landscape Architecture TOTAL SIZE 2,662 square metres (Elizabeth Quintal) 5,472 square metres (Trout Lake) TOTAL COST $21 million (Elizabeth Quintal) $33 million (Trout Lake) Arête Mechanical Ltd. 7985 Enterprise Street, Burnaby BC V5A 1V5 Tel: 604.421.6324 | Fax: 604.421.6325 The Arête Mechanical team congratulates Ryder Architecture and Heatherbrae Construction on the restoration of the iconic St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church. Arete.indd 1 2021-03-12 4:39 Congratulations to the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority and AMAN Builders on the Trout Lake School. We are proud to have installed the glulam beams & columns for this outstanding project. 10503 - 30th Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J2Y1 Tel: 780-434-6630 • Specializing in Glulam Beams and Columns Gustafson.indd 1 2021-03-12 9:03 AM Block-Tech Industries Ltd Ph: 403-406-3667 | Fx: 403-406-3805 Bay 2, 4608 62 Street Red Deer, AB T4N6T3 Proud to have completed the masonry for the Trout Lake & Elizabeth Quintal Schools. BlockTech Industries.indd 1 2021-03-08 1:01 PM June 2021 ANNUAL INDUSTRY FEATURE: Waterproofing Book your ad space now: | Dan Chapman 604.473.0316

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