Dover Bay Secondary School
About Dover Bay Secondary School
Founded in 1992, Dover Bay Secondary School is the largest public high school in Nanaimo, which is on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It is located on the traditional territory of the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation.
Dover Bay Secondary School is a diverse school with a student population of around 1,300 students and over 120 staff members. Its facilities for students include a chef-training kitchen and cafeteria, automotive and carpentry workshops, sound and recording studio, performing arts theatre, seven computer labs, fitness area, and multipurpose sports fields.
The Need: A Targeted Building Envelope Renewal
The Action: Implementing plans that address unexpected situations
- Membrane installation, which involves providing saddle flashing at all the required intersections
- Metal flashing installation
- Rehabilitation of the exterior openings and penetrations
- Targeted demolition/removal and reinstallation of stucco, windows, curtain walls, skylights, and metal roofs
- Localized brick replacement at the school’s walkways
- Construction of gutters, downspouts, overflow scuppers, and roof drains
- Installation of skylights
- Targeted stucco replacement
- Interior finishing
- Interior and exterior painting
- Replacement of existing light fixtures and installation of wall-mounted exterior lighting fixtures
- Installation of new blinds
The Result: A collaborative project that overcame constraints in schedule and resources
Despite the hiccups in schedules, we managed to lessen further delays in the project which could have otherwise affected the school’s activities. Through constant communication and feedback loops, we gave the school board and students a sense of ownership in the project. This helped lessen conflicts and other issues that may cause delays or increase costs.
The key element in our success in this project was to be the Johnny-on-the-spot. By enabling the team to be readily available to tackle any emergency or answer any question or concern from the school board, we were able to resolve problems before they even become one.