The KDC has been working alongside primary contractor, Urban One, since construction began on Duncan’s new secondary school. We have been awarded the earthworks and installation of rockmat, and will also be providing civil supply and install, paving, and flatwork on the new 12,000-sq ft school.
The KDC is proud to have recommended Houle as the provider of electrical work, involving Cowichan members supported through the WATT program. This is a perfect example of how these partnerships benefit both the KDC and our partners.
The new build will include incorporation of Cowichan culture, heritage, and design throughout, to tie the school to the rich history of the Hwulmuhw Mustimuh (first peoples) and the unceded land on which it is being built.
Most of our Roundtable contractors are involved in this project, and two of our Cowichan Tribes members, Jon Coleman and Dan Williams, are working as forepersons on-site. More than a dozen members are working on the building in total, led by 100% Indigenouse-owned trucking, excavating, and construction companies. Our team has an excellent relationship with Urban One, providing valuable field input and accelerating the construction schedule.