FKA: Non-Structural Seismic Mitigation

F: Facilities Development


It is the policy of the Board of School Trustees (the "Board") that all non-structural seismic mitigation in our school buildings be undertaken, within financial limitations, in accordance with the following direction:

The Board specifically directs:

  • that all funding received from the Ministry of Education as part of the non-structural seismic allocation in the Annual Facility Grant (AFG) be annually expended on non-structural seismic mitigation within the district;
  • that general expenditures be allocated in the following priorities (as originally identified in the Transit Bridge Group report dated February 1991);

Priority 1 Items 

  • Light fixtures
  • Suspended heaters
  • Ventilation diffusers
  • Parapets
  • Covered play areas
  • Cornices
  • Fences
  • Partitions ( un-reinforced brick / block / hollow tile )

Priority 2 items 

  • Book shelves
  • Filing cabinets
  • Large office equipment
  • Lab shelving
  • Kitchen equipment, with gas
  • Windows – interior, exterior and overhead glass
  • Boilers - with brick base
  • Water heaters
  • Slate roofs

Priority 3 Items 

  • Vending machines
  • Refrigerators
  • Shop equipment
  • T-bar ceilings
  • Large wall hangings
  • Boilers - no brick base
  • Expansion tanks

Priority 4 Items 

  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Hanging plants
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Elevators – hydraulic

Priority 5 Items 

  • Cladding
  • Ornamentation
  • Exterior stairways
  • Exterior signs 

That Facilities maintain up to date records of the non-structural seismic mitigation measures implemented in each school, and

That these records be listed by school.

DMT Responsibility: D-FSS

Adopted Date: 
Monday September 19, 2005