Coronado Unified School District's Aquatic Center provides students with a 50-meter lap pool with a bulkhead for competition, and a 25-meter warm-up pool for physical education classes. Both pools receive solar-heated water from roof-mounted solar panels. The project also includes three buildings: one for men's and women's showers and lockers, restrooms, concessions, an administrative office, and ticket sales; another for a classroom and small office; and the final for pool equipment and other storage. This project was built on an existing campus that had to remain open at all times.
The client’s existing underground utilities proved to be completely unreliable, so to avoid hitting a utility that could shut down the campus, PCL used ground penetrating radar and extensive potholing to locate utilities prior to any excavation activity.
During summer break, the school district fell behind on numerous miscellaneous construction projects they had undertaken across the campus. The opening of the new school year was in jeopardy, and the client requested PCL’s help in addition to the original scope. PCL brought in additional crews and worked extended hours to complete the extra work on the client’s behalf, allowing for the new school year to open on time.