case Studies

Summit Park Elementary School | Hamilton, Ontario

Project Value


Project Overview

In order to accommodate growing enrollment, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board went forward with plans to build a new elementary school in Stoney Creek and retained a design team that included MTE as the civil engineers to prepare the grading, servicing, and stormwater management (SWM) design in working with the surrounding subdivision development. As a result, our team has been able to obtain all the required municipal approvals within a year of the initial application, as well as provide an efficient and cost-effective design aligned with the school board’s funding.

The site is located on a 3.25-ha parcel of land which is part of the Summit Park subdivision, and was designated as a commercial block. The new two-storey elementary school will accommodate approximately 625 students and will include a child care centre for infants, toddlers, and preschool students.

MTE’s Involvement

In support of obtaining municipal approval, our team provided a base plan including site grading and servicing drawings, which was subsequently used to prepare a cost-effective detailed site engineering design.

Being part of the Summit Park subdivision, the site included an existing downstream SWM pond, to which our team provided a SWM report detailing a proposed stormwater quality control strategy involving the use of by a Hydroguard oil/grit separator. Additionally, we prepared a wastewater generation and water consumption assessment report detailing the development’s sanitary and water demands.

Throughout the construction phase, our team has provided contract administration services while also carrying out periodic site inspections in order to certify that the site is being constructed in accordance with the approved engineering drawings. The new school is in its final stages of construction and classes are scheduled to begin in September.