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Pearlgate Recreation Multiplex Project Quarterly Update
February 2014

It is amazing to see this incredible facility coming to life! As of the end of January 2014 construction is 88% complete.  Progress in 2013 and into 2014 has been exciting, busy, and tremendously successful for Mount Pearl’s Multiplex project!

Below is a breakdown of the progress that has happened up to the end of January 2014.


Background


“This expanded facility will be one of the most well-used community places for multiple sporting and community group activities, truly a hub of recreation”, says Mayor Randy Simms. “As a municipality, we are proud this facility has been designed to LEED standards, a third-party certification program and an internationally-accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings”.

  • In June 2012 construction began on the Pearlgate Recreation Multiplex (Reid Community Centre expansion). 

  • The Multiplex will be an approximate 60,000 sq. ft. facility housing a 25,000 sq. ft. aquatics complex, a fitness centre with indoor walking track, weight training room, fitness program spaces, multi-purpose rooms and retail space.

  • The aquatics centre includes an 8-lane competition swimming pool designed to FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) standards; large pool deck with spectator balcony, a 2-lane lap pool, a kid’s pool with water slide, whirlpool/therapy pool, a kid’s splash pad with water features, male/female/family change rooms with shower facilities and a dry sauna.

  • View concept plans for Pearlgate Multiplex (please note minor construction changes could occur with the floor concept plans between now and construction completion.


            
View Multiplex construction progress 

 

      
Construction Update (November 2013 – January 2014)
 

Project facts:

 

  • As of the end of January 2014 the entire project was approximately at the 88% completion mark financially.
  • As of the end of January 2014 the project remains on schedule for completion in the summer of 2014.
  • The new swimming pool facility can hold approximately 1,136,522 liters of fresh water  (250,000 imperial gallons).
  • As a LEED feature carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor technology will be used to monitor CO2 levels in rooms open to the public within the facility, (such as the new fitness room, offices, etc).  These sensors will be integrated into the control systems that regulate the Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) systems that supply fresh heated air into the facility.  As the CO2 levels change within monitored rooms, the sensor periodically updates the HVAC control systems that will automatically adjust the amount of heated fresh air that will be supplied to each respective monitored room.  (For example: if a room is empty, the CO2 levels for that room will go to 0, and hence no heated fresh air will be required for that particular room).  This technology will ensure that HVAC systems do not need to be running constantly providing heated fresh air, hence creating an energy savings to the facility, for the life of the new facility. 
      

Important milestones in the project coming up in the months between now and project completion include the following:


  •  Permanent communication line transfer from the existing temporary lines  is tentatively scheduled to be connected to the new facility by March 2014.  Once completed siding along the front of the facility can be completed.
  • A large portion of the finishing work (such as internal gyproc, flooring, tiling, bathroom fixtures, etc) is ongoing and will continue over the next 2-3 months until project completion.
  • The building is scheduled to start its commissioning phase in March of 2014 and will continue until all systems are functioning as designed.  This is where all of the new facilities mechanical, electrical and controls components are rigorously tested to ensure that they are working properly.


The 2014 construction season is and will continue to be a busy year for the City of Mount Pearl’s Multiplex construction project until the project is completed!  Below is a breakdown of the progress that has happened up to the end of January 2014.

  • Site works  -  is approximately at 96.7% completion 
  • Concrete work - which includes major concrete work such as the exterior building foundation envelope, and the major Interior concrete elements (support base, floor slabs, etc.) is currently 100% completed.

 

  • Lap Pool and Leisure Pool Work is approximately at 83.5% completion 
  • Masonry Work is approximately at 98% completion. (includes materials on site)

 

  • Structural Steel work is 100% Complete

 

  • Internal Carpentry work is approximately at 92.4% completion

 

  • Thermal and Moisture Protection is approximately at 96% completion 
  • External and Internal Doors and Windows is approximately at 75% completion

 

  • Finishing work (such as gypsum board, flooring, ceramics, painting, etc.) is approximately at 67% completion

 

  • Specialties work (such as toilet partitions, washroom accessories, lockers, etc.)  is approximately at 29.5% completion

 

  • Mechanical Work (which includes commissioning) is approximately at 89.6% completion

 

  • Fire Protection is approximately at 90% completion

 

  • Electrical Work is approximately at 72% completion

  
 Questions 
 

 
Stay tuned for future updates in 2014!
 
 
See below for previous reports and more information on the Multiplex Project.

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Construction Update (November 2013)


Interior project facts

  • As of the end of October the entire project was approximately at the 77% completion mark financially.

 
 

  • As of October 2013 the project remains on schedule for completion in the summer of 2014.

 
 

  • The new swimming pool facility can hold approximately 1,136,522 liters of fresh water (250,000 imperial gallons).

 
 

  • New Multiplex facility is designed to be a LEED® certified Silver building.  LEED® stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.  The Canadian system is owned and registered by the Canada Green Building Council.  For more information on LEED refer to the Canada Green Building Council Website (www.cagbc.org)

 
 

  • As a LEED feature, the new Multiplex facility will utilize a geo-exchange system which is designed and is being constructed to meet the heating and cooling requirements of the new facility.  A geo-exchange system consists of three main components: underground piping, heat exchangers and internal ductwork to distribute the heating and cooling throughout the building.

 
 

  • For the Multiplex Facility the geo-exchange system consists of a series of 48 (500 foot deep) vertical underground wells drilled and installed around the new facility which circulates a fluid (usually water or a mixture of water and antifreeze) that absorbs heat from, and relinquishes heat to, the surrounding underground rock, depending on if the facility requires heating or cooling.  For heating in the winter months, heat is removed from the fluid in the loop system, concentrated in the heat exchanger and transferred through ducting throughout the facility, for cooling in the summer months the process is reversed.

 
 

  • As a LEED feature, excess heat from the Glacier Arena Complex refrigeration plant is transferred underground to the new Multiplex Recreation Complex that will assist in heating the swimming pool.

 
 

  • As a LEED feature, all the new parking lot lighting installed at the Glacier, Multiplex/Reid Centre and Library will be LED lights.  The projected energy savings for Light Emitting Diodes (LED) street light fixtures vs. the traditional High Intensity Discharge (HID) street light fixtures is approximately fifty percent.

 
 

  • Siteworks (such as site grading, foundation, underground mechanical and electrical, geothermal wells, asphalt, light standards, etc.) is approximately at 96.5% completion.

 
 

  • Concrete work (such as the exterior building foundation envelope and the major interior concrete elements (support base, floor slabs, etc)) is 100% complete.

 
 

  • Lap pool and leisure pool work is approximately at 72% completion.

 
 

  • Masonry work is approximately at 88% completion.

 
 

  • Structural steel work is 100% complete.

 
 

  • Internal carpentry work is approximately at 91% completion.

 
 

  • Thermal and moisture protection is approximately  at87% completion.

 
 

  • External and internal doors and windows is approximately at 67% completion.

 
 

  • Finishing work (such as gypsum board, flooring, ceramics, painting, etc) is approximately at21% completion.

 
 

  • Specialities work (such as toilet partitions, washroom accessories, lockers, etc) is at0% completion.

 
 

  • Mechanical work (which includes commissioning i.e. testing) is approximately at 76% completion.

 
 

  • Fire protection is approximately at75% completion.

 
 

  • Electrical work is approximately at 44% completion.

 
 
Important upcoming milestones
 
 

  • Permanent power is tentatively scheduled to be connected to the new facility the week of November 25, 2013.

 
 

  • A large portion of the finishing work (such as internal gyproc, flooring, tiling, bathroom fixtures, etc) is scheduled to kickoff in December 2013.

 
 

  • The building is scheduled to start its commissioning phase in the spring of 2014.  This is where all of the new facilities mechanical, electrical and controls components are rigorously tested to ensure that they are working properly.

 
 Questions
 
 

 
Stay tuned for future updates in 2014!
 
 
See below for previous reports and more information on the Multiplex Project.

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Construction Update (May 2013)
 
Since the beginning of the new year the outer building structure of the new Pearlgate Multiplex has started to take shape!  Below outlines the progress other items that you can expect to see in the upcoming 2013 season.
 

  • Project facts:
    • As of the end of April the entire project was approximately at the 47% completion mark financially.
    • The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2014.  As of April 2013 the project remains on schedule.   
    • The underground storm water detention system currently installed can during a storm event hold up to 120 cubic meters of storm water and release it at pre-storm rates back into the City storm sewer system!  This will help mitigate storm water damage during heavy rain storm events.  

 

  • Siteworks - which includes, but is not limited to, the items listed below is approximately at 85% completion
    • demolition
    • mass cut and fill
    • site grading
    • foundation (excavation and backfill)
    • underground mechanical and electrical
    • underground storm water detention system
    • geothermal wells
    • asphalt
    • concrete sidewalk
    • site concrete
    • light standards, etc.

 

  • Concrete work - which includes, but is not limited to, the items listed below is approximately at 89% completion
    • exterior building foundation envelope
    • interior concrete elements (support base, floor slabs, etc)

 

  • Pool work - which includes, but is not limited to, the items listed below is approximately at 36% completion
    • concrete
    • rebar
    • finishes
    • grating
    • mechanical
    • deck equipment, etc.

 

  • Masonry work - is approximately at 32% completion. (includes materials on site)

 

  • Structural steel work - is approximately at 75% completion. (includes materials on site)

 

  • Carpentry work - which includes, but is not limited to, the items listed below is approximately at 59% completion
    • rough carpentry
    • wooden roof trusses (material and erection) (includes materials on site)
    • wooden planking and walls, etc. (primarily materials on site)

 

  • Doors and windows work -  which includes, but is not limited to, the items listed below is approximately at 14% completion
    • door frames and doors, hardware
    • aluminum and glazing, etc.

 

  • Mechanical work - which includes, but is not limited to, the items listed below is approximately at 45% completion
    • demolition
    • plumbing materials and install (includes materials on site)
    • heating materials and install  (includes materials on site)
    • geothermal piping
    • vent work (includes materials on site)
    • insulation
    • controls, etc.

 

  • Electrical work – which includes, but is not limited to, the items listed below is approximately at 13% completion
    • rough in
    • distribution
    • lighting
    • heat
    • fire alarm
    • security, etc.

 

  • Other items yet to start includes, but are not limited to, the following
    • interior specialty work
    • finishes
    • furniture and equipment
    • fire protection systems, etc.

 

  • Important milestones in the project coming up within the next few months include the following:
    • Erection of the wood/steel hybrid roof trusses is expected to start the first week of June and be completed by the end of June 2013.
    • The project will reach is 50% milestone within the June 2013 period!
    • Re-roofing work and related activities for the Reid Community Centre is scheduled began May 2013 and will continue into the summer.
    • Brick work and metal cladding on the Reid Community Centre resumed in May 2013 and continue throughout the summer.
    • Work for the leisure pool to resume during the summer months of 2013.

 
Questions:

Contact Engineering Services at 748-1018 or
engineering@mountpearl.ca.
 
Please see below for more information and previous project updates.
 
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Construction Update (December 2012)
 

  • New upper parking lot is now open to the public. 
  • To date approximately 25 of the 48 geothermal wells had been drilled onsite.
  • New brick installation has started and is nearing completion on the southwest side of the Reid Centre.  Brick work will continue while weather permits with the remaining brick work to be completed next summer.
  • Multiplex mechanical room foundation work is approximately 65% complete.
  • Clockwise foundation work for fitness centre area is approximately 20% complete.
  • Lap pool concrete work is approximately 60% complete.  
  • Multiplex project is approximately 21% complete. 

 
Construction to Year End 2012

 

  • Curb/sidewalk work and parking lot paving will continue in the existing Reid Centre parking lot area.
  • Building structural steel delivery and structural steel work is anticipated to start early December.

 
Interesting Facts about the Project

 

  • New Multiplex facility is designed to be a LEED® certified Silver building.  LEED® stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.  The Canadian system is owned and registered by the Canada Green Building Council.  For more information on LEED refer to the Canada Green Building Council Website (www.cagbc.org)
  • The Multiplex facility will use geothermal heating system to heat the building.  There will be a total of 48 geothermal wells drilled for this facility.  Each well is approximately 500 feet deep and will use the earth’s heat to assist in regulating the temperatures in the facility during the winter and summer months.
  • Waste heat from the Glacier will be reused in the Multiplex to help heat the facility and the swimming pool.
  • Rainwater will be collected and reused in the facility to reduce water consumption.   
  • Construction materials will utilize recycled materials where possible.
  • The prime contractor is Marco Services Limited and the prime consultant is BAE Newplan Group Limited.

 
Funding

 

  • The cost to construct the Pearlgate Recreation Multiplex is approximately $32 million dollars (excluding HST)
  • Under the Building Canada Fund (a partnership of the Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), a total of $11.3 million was approved in 2009 to assist in the completion of both the Glacier Expansion and Pearlgate Recreation Multiplex (Reid Centre Expansion) projects.

 
Public Impacts

 

  • During construction in 2012/2013 access around the rear entrance of the Glacier 2 will be restricted due to ongoing construction activity.  Keep checking the City website for ongoing updates regarding traffic flow in the area.
  • During construction in 2012 traffic flow around the Reid Centre northern parking area will be restricted until geothermal construction work and paving of the area is completed in late 2012.
  • Impacts to various user groups and the public renting or using the following facilities (Reid Centre, Glacier, and Track and Field Complex) may occur during the course of construction in 2012/2013.  User groups should coordinate regularly with the City’s Community Services Department regarding updates. 

 
Construction Timeline

 

  • The Pearlgate Recreation Multiplex construction started June 2012 and is scheduled to be completed summer 2014.
  • At this point in time there are no delays in schedule.

 
Questions

 



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FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR NEW MOUNT PEARL GYMNASTICS FACILITY

Premier Kathy Dunderdale and Honourable Steve Kent, Minister of Municipal & Intergovernmental Affairs together with Mayor Randy Simms announced a funding partnership for a proposed new gymnastics facility in Mount Pearl.
 
This facility will be funded with a $1 Million contribution from the 2014 Municipal Capital Works Program (70% Provincial funds and 30% from the City), an $800,000 interest free loan from the City of Mount Pearl with the remaining coming from fundraising efforts of Campia Gymnastics.
 
The proposed 12,000 sq. ft. facility will contain 10,000 sq. ft. of gym floor space with 25 ft. ceiling height, in-floor tumbling and trampoline pits, parent and spectator viewing areas; office space, reception area and storage rooms.
 
Below is the artist’s rendition of the facility.



 


 

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