Associated Engineering partnered with Grace Architecture to carry out a visual assessment of the Stoney Nakoda Child and Family Services building to identify deficiencies, building code compliances and occupancy limitations within the architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems. Our team consolidated the findings from the visual assessment into a a Building Assessment Report that included explanatory information, relevant site photos and a priority ranking (e.g. immediate, high, medium, and low) for the recommended projects to correct deficiencies found within the facility.
The facility was originally constructed in 1968 as an office building for use as the Stoney Tribal Administration building but was later re-purposed for use as the Child and Family Services building. The building consists of three floors and the interior space consists of an entrance lobby, a reception desk, enclosed offices, a sunroom, common areas with breakout coffee counters, open office areas, service rooms, a server room, universal washrooms, storage rooms, and stairways.
The building is currently used as office space for staff to provide services and programs for fostered indigenous children (clients) and their families. There are approximately 45 to 50 staff including staff from outside agencies working in the building and at any given time, there can be up to 20 additional visitors at the building.