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St. Theresa Point Schools & Teacherages


Location: St. Theresa Point, Manitoba
Owner: St. Theresa Point First Nation
Architect: Number TEN Architectural Group
Contract Type: Stipulated Sum
Completion Date: January 2012
Project Value: $32.2M


The St. Theresa Point School is an excellent example of what the Penn-co project team is capable of. The project included a 21,500 square foot addition and renovation to the existing school for kindergarten to grade 4 and a new 36,600 square foot middle school was constructed adjacent the addition. The project also included the construction of all new playing fields, play structures and nine new teacherages. The building’s structure is cast-in-place concrete footings and grade beams and structural steel framing supporting a glue-laminated beam roof system. The exterior walls are steel stud with a stucco finish and metal cladding over expanded polystyrene insulation. Penn-co acted as project manager and provided the general contracting services. The largest challenge, and the challenge that is present in many of Penn-co’s projects, was the winter roads. Because of the winter roads unreliability, materials need to be ready for shipping well in advance for the small window of time available. On this particular project, a mild winter in the second year of construction caused the winter roads not to be available at all. We needed to find an alternate method to ship a large quantity of materials to site in order to stay on schedule. The solution we came up with was to fly the materials to site using a Hercules style plane similar to the type used by the military. However, we could not fly them directly to site because the community’s airstrip was not able to accommodate such a large plane. Therefore, we flew the materials to Garden Hill and barged them to site from there.

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