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GNWT Building

Design and Technical Services

Diamond Jenness Secondary School Renovations in Hay River

Client: Education Culture and Employment
Contractor: Arctic Canada Construction Ltd (ARCAN)
Construction Cost: 28.2 million


The Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS) has been in service for 37 years. The building needed extensive modernization in order to extend its service life, reduce costs for operation and maintenance, and meet new educational program requirements. In addition to renovating the school the project also included construction of a new free-standing Trades Centre for programs that was not adequately accommodated for in the existing building.

Construction is substantially complete in the new Trade Centre, and Stage 1 and 2 of the west classroom wing. Stage 3 renovation of the west wing started at the end of May 2012 and the overall project completion is scheduled for the fall of 2012.