The Secwépemc Child and Family Services Agency (SCFSA) chose to partner with NRB Modular Solutions as their modular design builder to achieve their dream of bringing four separate offices together under one roof and continue to help the seven First Nations communities they serve. SCFSA were committed to growing their infrastructure and program offerings, so they worked closed with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to partner on this capital project that would provide the necessary space to deliver their community services.
This modern, two-storey office building is comprised of 42 modules and was built in two-phases. The U-Shaped wood frame modular SCFS office building was envisioned to be a space of gathering. The design falls under Part 3 of the BC Building code and was a Step Code 3 under the standard build guideline, while also meeting the accessibility requirements.
The delivery of 42 modulars was easy as they were constructed at the factory 2 blocks from the site, reducing costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The location of the building was placed so that it did not interfere with the archaeological sensitive zones of the property according to the First Nations, Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc (TteS) Heritage Conservation bylaw. Collaboration with local contractors was a benefit for this project since they were close to or in Kamloops. Providing modular construction for the building helped to reduce the amount of construction waste. As well, it provided better quality control to the manufacturing of the modules.