Location | Tuktoyaktuk, NT
Sector | Social Infrastructure
Market | Education
Project Delivery Method: Design New Construction
Discipline | Civil
Williams Engineering Civil team was engaged to conduct a study of the existing drainage at a hamlet school in Tuktoyaktuk, NT; a community situated on the Arctic Ocean. The hamlet has recently been connected to Inuvik via an all-season road, and the GNWT(Government of Northwest Territories) is seeking to make improvements and augmentations to the school. The augmentations and improvements would include adding more floor space, and a variety of other site improvements.
Civil issues identified by community representatives included: ponding and poor drainage on the existing school property, some sloughing issues, and settlement issues.
WEC was tasked with the participation, understanding and incorporation of a schematic design. They also aided the development and design development of a detailed grading and drainage plan, that blended the existing site conditions with any new construction imprints scheduled for the site. WEC engineers produced lateral and longitudinal sections that were used in earthworks volume calculations. Engineers also developed fill and geotechnical best approach practices to deal with a shortened construction season and wet-tidal host environments. Throughout the project, WEC was instrumental in identifying flood plain issues, and identifying fill types for a successful in-fill program across the site. WEC worked alongside the project architects to reach the best and sought-after solutions for this challenging site.
WEC Yukon is pleased to branch out into all regions of the NT and NU territories. With the goals of expanding within the school upgrades and improvements field, utilizing civil 3D software, and provide solutions to improve drainage and road conditions in this and other northern communities.