The new entrance comes complete with a new hole in the back of our old photocopy room which has now become the new Customer Service counter. The hallway has been widened and is currently having bulletin boards installed and painted.
Pumps, trucks, and sweat were the order of the day as the largest pour of the project took place July 7th. The concrete trucks came every 10 minutes or less to spew over 270 cubic meters of concrete in the upper suspended slab. As with most of the other flatwork in the project, the boys from Razor invested sweat and tears but hopefully no blood in getting it all into place and finished before the rains came. The main entrance photo 3 photos above, shows the father of Danny (Mr. Pumptruck), who recently travelled from Grand Prairie to watch his son run the rig that has pumped the majority of the concrete in the project thus far.
The finished product is beautiful - a nice flat slab that will house the fitness track and equipment area. From this point, you can also see the deep end of the pool and the hot tub still in its formwork. Much of the steel has arrived and is being transported to the slab where it will gradually be put into place. Some of the steel members have a complexity of tabs and gussets welded to them which will join to the laminated wood beams and other steel.
The formwork for the front footings is in and just poured. Bruce (Mr. Site Superintendant) confers with the Focus Surveying Technician to confirm layout for steel is within engineering specs. All measurements passed with flying colours.
Below is the new plate and frame heat exchanger that was just installed by Cimco Refrigeration. This is the heart of the heat recovery process that will strip excess ice arena heat from the ammonia (yellow pipes) and transfer it to circulating water. The piping behind the exchanger is part of our sprinkler system for fire suppression. Doug from NW Construction finishes up the pour on the elevator shaft and stairs. The NW crew has been heer from the outset and is doing a great job on all the forming and pouring. The curling rink gets a covering of drywall over the repaired wall which will be taped over the next few days.
This project is funded by The Canada-British Columbia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund, the residents of the Creston Valley, and donations.