|CLIENT:||Manitoba government services|
|CONSULTANT:||number ten architectural group|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||stipulated sum|
|Project SIZE:||50,000 sq. ft.|
The addition and renovation to the historic Brandon Courthouse utilized a two phased construction process that allowed court services to remain operation throughout the 18 month construction period. The roof of the existing courthouse was removed and replaced as part of a staged construction process and was successfully delivered without damage to the historic features within the existing structure.
The foundation system was cast-in-place concrete spread and strip footings bearing on native- sand soils. Since new basement areas were lower than the existing building footings, stepped and cantilevered footing solutions had to be employed to solve foundation design challenges. An existing roadway, which had to remain operational posed a challenge in the installation of the new foundation. The working solution required an innovative combination of shoring and foundations cast and backfilled within steel coffers.