eMiC Project 5430
June 15- 26, 2007
December 2011: Construction complete. Move-in date scheduled for December 12, 2011.
Greg Young - eMiC team leader
Rod Beadle - civil engineer
Nathan Martin - architectural technologist
Ben Craig - surveyor
Kate Shi - electrical engineer
Sarah Dunn - architect
Original Project Scope
In the heart of Central Asia this international school serves over 100 families
from over 11 countries working with 34 different organizations. This school is
providing cost effective and high quality education, at international standards,
which cannot be found in any other part of Central Asia. However, the current
school has reached its maximum enrolment capacity and the existing facility has
been deemed inadequate in meeting proper earthquake zone standards. A government
seismic agency has recently declared the current facility “high risk”.
The objective of the EMI team will be to master plan the new property, design a new school facility and services for 250-300 students with an adjacent play field, engineer the water/waste water system, locate a water well and investigate power supply and distribution. The master plan will include future phases which could include boarding facilities for 100 children, staff housing and a second school building.
You can support over 100 families spread throughout this region by helping this school provide their children with excellent education in a safe, beautiful environment.
Following eMi's project trip, geotechnical data gathered about the property required a new approach to the building design. eMi's site master planning, building programming and engineering planning (water, sanitation, power) efforts were adapted by a local architecture and engineering firm to produce the building seen in the photos of the now completed school. Through all the needed changes the ministry continues to credit eMi with advancing its efforts in a real and practical manner.