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Rocky Ridge Recreational Facility

Project Overview

The Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility, home to Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, is a 285,000-square-foot, multifunctional community hub that blends community, cultural, leisure, and recreation amenities for individuals, families, and sport groups alike. Surrounded by wetlands and nestled into the foothills of Calgary’s northwest, the building features a curved roof structure and an organic shape clad in patinaed brass shingles to mimic the surrounding grasslands. Inside, the exposed glulam timber roof structure reflects a natural aspect of the facility's backdrop.

The client’s goal is to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The project team’s role in sourcing and tracking the LEED-specified materials while enforcing LEED site requirements such as indoor air quality, waste management, and environmental controls has ensured the project is well on its way to attaining such accreditation. A detailed virtual construction model allowed all parties to understand the expectations of the project and their contribution to the building ahead of fabrication and construction. The model development process improved interdisciplinary coordination, permitting extensive clash detection that prevented issues which might have otherwise arisen during construction. Having a fully functioning and all-encompassing model allowed the team to innovate by prefabricating elements of the project and in that way gain efficiencies in cost, schedule, quality, and safety.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
City of Calgary
PROJECT LOCATION:
Calgary, AB
PCL OFFICE:
Calgary – Buildings & Civil Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Construction Management Inc.
SECTOR:
Buildings
MARKETS:
Government Public Facilities and Military, Green - Sustainable Construction, Sports and Entertainment
DELIVERY METHOD:
Construction Management

Awards

For project elements that respond to challenges and opportunities in a new area of the city. - Mayor's Urban Design Awards (MUDA)

General Contractors Award - CanBIM

Award of excellence in community development categoy - Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA)

Award of excellence in building engineering - recreational category - Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA)

Overall Best in BIM Award - CanBIM