Educational Facility Developments
VALDOR ENGINEERING INC.
Consulting Civil Engineers - Site Services, Grading & Stormwater Management
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VALDOR has developed several specialized areas of practice related to site plan engineering design, including high-rise mixed use developments, townhouse developments, industrial / commercial developments, educational facilities, seniors buildings and long term care facilities, affordable housing, parks and recreation, municipal buildings, healthcare facilities, places of worship, libraries, aboriginal housing and LEED developments.

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SERVICES OFFERED

Servicing and Grading Design

Stormwater Management

Design of External Works

Site Access Improvements

Erosion and Sediment Control

Contract Administration

Site Inspections

A selection of EDUCATIONAL FACILITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS for which VALDOR has provided a variety of engineering services is provided below.

Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School,

Brampton, Ontario

Client: Snyder and Associates Inc.

Owner: Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board

Valdor prepared a Site Servicing and Grading Plan and a Stormwater Management Report for a new secondary school.  The project required extensive design co-ordination with the consulting team including the mechanical engineer for the co-ordination of services to the building.  Co-ordination was also required with the consulting engineer for the surrounding subdivision for which the engineering design was not yet complete.  In addition, co-ordination was required with the Region of Peel with respect to their planned upgrades to their adjacent arterial road.                                                                                                   

Valdor was able to develop a design which allowed the school site to proceed in advance of both the subdivision servicing and the Region’s re-construction of the arterial road.  This required extensive discussions with the City and Region staff to demonstrate that the site could be

adequately serviced without the completion of these surrounding works.  The design of interim drainage works was necessary to satisfy the municipality before a building permit could be issued for the school.

 

Valdor was able to successfully integrate continuous design changes resulting from changes to the adjacent subdivision design as well as design changes to the arterial road improvements.  Changes to the subdivision design included service connection adjustments and grading revisions.  Changes to the arterial road design included a significant adjustment to the horizontal alignment which required that the school building be shifted further into the site.  The efficient integration of these changes were necessary to expedite the approvals process in order to achieve the School Board’s scheduled occupancy date.

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West Derry Village Public Elementary School - Addition and Site Improvements,

Mississauga, Ontario

Client: Snyder and Associates Inc.

Owner: Peel District School Board

Valdor was retained to prepare a site servicing & grading plan for an addition to the West Derry Village elementary school in Mississauga.  This project had a very aggressive design and construction schedule which was necessary in order that most of the work could be completed during the summer months while the school was closed.  Particular attention was paid to the existing site grading to establish necessary grading transitions to the new addition while minimizing the area to be disturbed. 

 

The parking lot was expanded to provide additional parking spaces and improved traffic flow.  The expansion of the parking lot involved adjustments to catchbasins and manholes to ensure that adequate drainage is provided.

Through a review of existing and proposed site conditions Valdor was able to demonstrate that a stormwater management report was not necessary which expedited the municipal approvals process. 

 

The project required extensive design co-ordination with the consulting team including the architect, mechanical engineer and landscape architect.  A unique challenge of this project was to determine the location of existing services on the site and to design the relocation of these services in a manner which would minimize disruption.  Contract administration services were also provided which involved on site inspections during servicing and final certification of works.

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St. Conrad Catholic Elementary School - Replacement Building,

Toronto (North York District), Ontario

Client: Snyder and Associates Inc.

Owner: Toronto Catholic District School Board

Valdor prepared a Site Servicing and Grading Plan and a Stormwater Management Report for a replacement building for St. Conrad Catholic Elementary School.  The project required design co-ordination with the consulting team including the mechanical engineer for the co-ordination of services to the building.                                                         

Valdor was able to develop a design which allowed the existing site services to remain so that the existing school building could continue operating until the new building was ready for occupancy.  This required consideration for construction staging and a temporary storm sewer outlet for the new building.

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ORIGINAL SITE CONFIGURATION

A stormwater management analysis was undertaken to address the City’s Wet Weather Flow Criteria including quantity control, quality treatment and water balance.  Based on the results of the analysis, the design incorporated various mitigation measures including underground stormwater detention pipes, a tank for landscape irrigation and permeable pavers. 

 

New sanitary, storm and water service connections were co-ordinated with the municipality including the capping of existing services once the original building was demolished.  With regards to the new storm service connection an analysis of the downstream municipal system was undertaken to confirm that adequate capacity was available to accommodate the re-development of the site.

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REPLACEMENT BUILDING

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Additional Educational Facility Development Projects

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • C.E. Webster Public Elementary School               

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 1900 Keele Street, Etobicoke York District, Toronto

  • Kane Public Middle Elementary School               

        - Servicing Investigation & Site Improvements

        - 300 Kane Avenue, Etobicoke York District, Toronto

  • Highcastle Public Elementary School                  

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 370 Military Trail, Scarborough District, Toronto

  • Norseman Public Elementary School                   

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 105 Norseman Ave., Etobicoke York District, Toronto​

  • George Peck Public Elementary School               

        - Servicing Investigation & Site Improvements

        - 1 Wayne Avenue, Scarborough District, Toronto

  • Danforth Gardens Public Elementary School       

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 20 Santamonica Blvd., Scarborough District, Toronto

  • Warden Avenue Public Elementary School          

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 644 Warden Avenue, Scarborough District, Toronto

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • Josyf Cardinal Slipyj Catholic Elementary School

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 35 West Deane Park Drive, Etobicoke York District, 

          Toronto

  • St. Bernard Catholic Elementary School           

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 12 Duckworth Street, North York District, Toronto

  • Senator O’Connor Catholic Secondary School    

        - New Site Services for Renovation

        - 60 Rowena Drive, North York District, Toronto

  • St. Conrad Catholic Elementary School

        - Replacement School & Site Improvements

        - 610 Roding Road, North York District, Toronto

  • Cardinal Leger Catholic Elementary School         

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 600 Morrish Ave, Scarborough District, Toronto

  • St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School              

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 55 Golfdown Drive, Etobicoke York District, Toronto

  • St. Norbert Catholic Elementary School               

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 60 Maniza Road, North York District, Toronto

  • St. Charles Garnier Catholic Elementary School  

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 20 Stong Court, North York, Toronto

TORONTO PRIVATE SCHOOL

  • Crescent Private Boys School                              

        - Replacement Watermain

        - 2365 Bayview Avenue, North York District, Toronto 

  •  Trillium Montessori School                                  

        - Building Addition

        - 4277 14th Avenue, Markham

HALTON DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • Craig Kielburger Public Secondary School          

        - New School

        - 1151 Ferguson Avenue, Milton

  • Escarpment View Public Elementary School        

        - New School

        - 351 Scott Boulevard, Milton

  • Bruce Trail Public Elementary School                  

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 1199 Costigan Road, Milton

  • Tiger Jeet Singh Public Elementary School         

        - New School

        - 640 Yates Drive, Milton

  • Charles Beaudoin Public Elementary School       

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 4313 Clubview Drive, Burlington

  • P.L. Robertson Public Elementary School           

        - New School

        - 840 Scott Boulevard, Milton

  • Georgetown District Secondary School               

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 70 Guelph Street, Georgetown, Halton Hills

  • Montclair Public Elementary School                    

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 1285 Montclair Drive, Oakville

  • Sunningdale Public Elementary School               

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 1434 Oxford Avenue, Oakville

  • Nelson Public Secondary School                         

        - New Artificial Turf Sports Field

        - 4151 New Street, Burlington

  • Centennial Public Middle School                         

        - Parking Lot Expansion

        - 233 Delrex Blvd., Georgetown, Halton Hills

  • Alton Public Elementary School                           

        - New School

        - 3290 Steeplechase Drive, Burlington

  • Garth Web Secondary School                              

        - New School

        - 2820 Westoak Trails Boulevard, Oakville

HALTON CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School

        - New Artificial Turf Sports Field

        - 1550 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville

  • Nortre Dame Catholic Secondary School                     

        - New Artificial Turf Sports Field

        - 2333 Headon Forest Drive, Burlington

  • Assumption Catholic Secondary School                     

        - New Artificial Turf Sports Field

        - 3220 Woodward Avenue, Burlington

  • St. Catherine of Alexandria Elementary School      

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 407 Barber Drive, Georgetown, Halton Hills

  • St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School                   

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 73 Miller Drive, Georgetown, Halton Hills

  • St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School                       

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 147 Mill Street West, Acton, Halton Hills

  • St. Mary Catholic Elementary School                     

        - New School

        - 2175 Colonel William Parkway, Oakville

  • Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School                 

        - New School

        - 1145 Bronte St S, Milton

  • St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School                  

        - New School

        - 137 Dixon Drive, Milton

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School   

        - Replacement School

        - 124 Dorval Drive, Oakville

  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School    

        - New School

        - 709 Bolingbroke Drive, Milton

  • Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School            

        - New Artificial Turf Sports Field

        - 1120 Main Street, Milton

PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • West Derry Village Elementary School                         

        - Parking Lot Expansion

        - 620 Twain Avenue, Mississauga

  • Cheyne Midle Elementary School                           

        - Building Addition & Site Improvements

        - 236 Queen Mary Drive, Brampton

DUFFERIN PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • Blessed Trinity Campus                                         

        - Parking Lot Expansion

        - 2495 Credit Valley Road, Mississauga

  • Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School        

        - New School

        - 10 Castle Oaks Crossing, Brampton

  • St. Lucy Catholic Elementary School                     

        - New School

        - 25 Kanata Road, Brampton

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School                

        - New School

        - 25 Mount Royal Circle, Brampton

YORK REGION DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • Mount Joy Public Elementary School                           

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 281 Williamson Road, Markham

  • Mackenzie Glen Public Elementary School            

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 575 Melville Avenue, Maple, Vaughan

  • Highgate Public Elementary School                              

        - School Addition & Site Improvements

        - 35 Highgate Drive, Markham

YORK CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • Holy Name Catholic Elementary School                             

        - New School

        - 65 Spring Hill Drive, King City, Township of King

  • St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Elementary School     

        - New School

        - 161 Via Campanile, Woodbridge, Vaughan

  • Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School                    

        - New School

        - 200 Lawford Road, Woodbridge, Vaughan

POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

  • University of Toronto Aerospace Building

        - New Sanitary Service

        - 4925 Dufferin Street, Toronto (North York District)

  • George Brown College – Casa Loma Campus

        - Addition

        - 146 Kendal Avenue, Toronto

  • Centennial College

        - Cafeteria Addition

        - Watermain Re-Construction

        - 939 Progress Avenue, Toronto (Scarb. District)

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