A state-of-the-art $6 million gymnasium for Pacific Christian School in Victoria, British Columbia, replaced the school’s existing facility, constructed nearly 40 years earlier.
The new facility created a double-sized gymnasium with a mezzanine, changing and locker rooms, and a commercial kitchen. The school has 900 students enrolled from preschool to grade 12.
The Pacific Christian School project demanded a wall system that would perform well with the wet weather conditions of the Pacific Northwest. Since school was in session during the project, a fixed timeline was imperative. Brytar Contracting worked around the school’s daily routine, and certain parts of the school were off limits, with only one door accessible to construction staff.
For the building’s walls, Brytar Contracting proposed IKO’s Enerfoil system because of its superior R-Value and ease of installation. According to Brytar Contracting Business Development Manager Les Starling, the company full service general contracting company that specializes in wall panels. “Our work includes lots of multi-family and high rise projects, so we were looking for an alternative to a rigid wall solution for this project,” he says.
In all, approximately 8,640 square feet of wall systems were installed on the project, which qualified for an IKO AquaBarrier Waterproofing Material Warranty. “While we used AquaBarrier AVB on another school project, this was Brytar’s first time to install the IKO Enerfoil insulation product,” notes Starling. “Both are outstanding products and performed perfectly. As we see it, all-insulated wall systems are the way of the future.”
Architect: HDR, Vancouver, British Columbia, www.hdrinc.com
General Contractor: Kinetic Construction Ltd., Victoria, British Columbia,www.kineticconstruction.com
Wall Contractor: Brytar Contracting, Vancouver, British Columbia www.brytarcontracting.com
Distributor: Roofmart, Vancouver, British Columbia, www.roofmart.ca
Wall System: Enerfoil Wall Insulation and AquaBarrier AVB System, IKO, www.iko.com