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IPD Canada Games Aquatic Centre Infrastructure Upgrade

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre is Kamloops’ main indoor pool, originally constructed for the 1993 Canada Summer Games.

KAMLOOPS, BC

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre is Kamloops’ main indoor pool, originally constructed for the 1993 Canada Summer Games.

While the building had been well maintained, it had seen little to no upgrades or improvements over the years.

Entuitive was selected as the Building Envelope and Advanced Performance Analysis Consultant as part of an Integrated Project Delivery Team to modernize the facility.

The existing building envelope, mechanical, and electrical system were showing their age and were at, or past, their anticipated service life.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

City of Kamloops

ARCHITECT

Group2 Architecture

OUR ROLE(S)

Building Envelope Consultant;
Advanced Performance Analysis Consultant

SIZE

Pool: 3,300 m² (34,000 ft²)

BUDGET

$15 M

MARKET (OFFICE)

VANCOUVER

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KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

Deliver the client’s requirements for reimagining a facility that must preserve its original intent, a high-level competitive swim training and tournament showcase, and adapt more fully to its new use: community-based recreation and instruction. The popularity with the public has overwhelmed its original capacity. Construction must be completed in as little time as possible, all while delivering to a fixed budget.

Solution One

An IPD approach to the project planning, conducting an exhaustive interactive design process with the client, and committing to a budget with key trade partners.

Challenge Two

Reduce the large carbon footprint of the main indoor pool, which currently represents 10% of the City of Kamloops’ GHG emissions footprint.

Solution Two

Energy modelling and analysis at an early stage in the process enabled the team to locate the largest GHG emissions in the facility and make informed design decisions accordingly for mechanical and electrical. The right-sizing of the building envelope allowed for increased budget for high-performance mechanical systems. The IPD approach allowed the team to make targeted design decisions to maximize GHG reductions per project dollar spent.

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