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Cranbrook, British Columbia

In 2012, Silverado Industries was involved in the construction of the ʔaq̓amnik School; we were brought in to complete the foundation and finishing work. Following the successful completion of the project, Silverado was awarded a multi-million dollar contract to build an addition to the structure. This design-build project was was designed per the client’s RFP submittal package and was completed in 2018.


At 12,000 square feet, its footprint includes a full commercial kitchen, a fitness centre and a large gymnasium as well as a stage for cultural and educational productions. The facility was designed and built with a heavy steel frame to withstand local natural phenomena such as high winds and heavy snow loads. 

Our experience working with Silverado was a really positive one. The project came in on time and on budget — it was just 279 days from design to completion, and we had a really good outcome. The gymnasium is an expansion that we planned on when we built the school, but we didn’t have the budget to do it at the time.

Michelle Shortridge, Director of Operations for the ?aq’am Community

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