Victoria High School
City of Victoria
Westbrook Consulting provided Civil Engineering services for the Technical Education Addition to north side of the historic Victoria High School building, at 1260 Grant Street in the City of Victoria. The project involved the construction of over 14,000 square feet of classroom space for teaching of Woodwork, Metalwork, Automotive, Auto-body and Technology courses.
Following completion of the addition, the old Fairey Tech Industrial Education Annex, previously located to the east of the running track and sports field, was demolished.
Westbrook’s role in the project included identifying new service locations for the addition, as well as identifying service termination points at the existing annex.
One challenge this project faced was the limited capacity of the existing City of Victoria storm drain. Due to the limited municipal drain capacity, an onsite detention/infiltration chamber was designed to ensure that runoff created by the addition would be either absorbed into the adjacent soils or released at a controlled rate into the existing storm drain, as to not overwhelm it.
Westbrook was also responsible for the design of the detailed grading for the reconstruction of the Vining Street Entrance in order to ensure the new grades would connect with existing adjacent elevations.
The construction of the project began in the summer of 2010 and continued into the school year. Westbrook was responsible for the inspection of civil works and ensured safe construction practices were used as to not endanger school staff and students.
The project was completed in time for the start of classes in September of 2011.