Project led by Sean Smith and David Thompson while employed at a previous firm.
BBB Architects; Architects Tillmann Ruth Mocellin
Town of Milton
Structural Engineering and Building Envelope Consultant
The Town of Milton is one of Canada’s most rapidly expanding municipalities. As such, the existing athletic centre was in need of a substantial expansion to accommodate the projected population growth. Construction was completed in 2012 after a two-phased implementation. LEED® Durable Building services were provided, leading to successfully achieving the credit as part of the LEED® Gold Certification.
The project features a twin pad hockey arena, double gymnasium, eight-lane swimming pool, and other community centre functions. With over 136,000 ft2 of facilities, this major construction project has provided the community with responsible energy efficient design and impressive facilities for years to come.
Challenge: Prefabricated and pre-engineered facilities are a common solution for very large enclosures with high spans, such as over ice rinks and pools. While these pre-engineered products are viable solutions, care must be taken to ensure that air barrier continuity is maintained at critical interfaces where air leakage could lead to interior condensation.
Solution: Early involvement with the design team provided us with an opportunity to identify problem areas and make positive improvements to the design of the building envelope systems. All major materials and assemblies were documented in the Durability Plan, which allowed the owner to better understand the long-term lifespan of major components from a capital and maintenance budget perspective.