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2013 Project Portfolio

Photo Courtesy Of Aqua Design Aqua Creek Products

Facility Name: Oro Valley Aquatic Center

City/State: Oro Valley, Ariz.

Cost of Project: $5 million

Type of Facility: Outdoor Aquatic Facility

Architectural Firm/Lead Architect: Swaim Associates Ltd./Kevin Barber; Architect, Aquatic Consultant: Aqua Design International/Ken A. Paulson; Landscape Architect

Status: Completed March 2013

Square Footage: 3,700 (new main bathroom and classroom structure with lifeguard facilities), 50-meter renovated pool: 12,610 square feet. New 75-foot recreation pool: 3,765 square feet. New 1,950-square-foot pool equipment building.

The renovation of an existing 50-meter pool, addition of a recreational pool, slide, and spray pad, and construction of a new main bathroom and classroom structure with lifeguard facilities all occurred within one year from start of working drawings to completion of construction. Facility highlights include a 50-meter by 2-meter minimum depth pool built with a 15-foot deep dive well; a 75-foot warm-up and recreation pool, and a 23-foot open flume slide and spray pad with shaded canopy. The facility received the Outstanding Facility Award by the Arizona Parks & Recreation Association.

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Photo Courtesy Of Michael Shopenn

Facility Name: J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center

City/State: Aurora, Colo.

Cost of Project: $6.1 million

Type of Facility: Active-Aging (Senior) Wellness Center

Architectural Firm: Barker Rinker Seacat

Status: Completed May 2012

Square Footage: 20,000

Number of Floors: 1

This unique new state-of-the-art active-aging wellness center was designed and constructed to meet the specific needs of Shalom Cares residents and seniors living within the community. The $6.1-million center includes a warm-water therapy and exercise pool; private changing rooms; physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapy areas; and a fitness center with programs and equipment specially designed and calibrated for seniors.

Warm-water therapy and exercise pool; private changing rooms with showers; physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapy areas; senior-focused fitness center; bistro with coffee and juice bar and gift shop; community gathering and socialization spaces; beauty salon and massage area.

Easi-Set Buildings

Photo Courtesy Of Oldcastle Precast Inc.

Facility name: Breslin Field Sp orts Complex

City, State: Lyndhurst, Bergen County, NJ

Cost of Project: $594,461

Type of Facility: Collegiate Baseball Complex

Architectural Firm/Lead Architect: County of Bergen Parks & Rec Dept.

Status: Grand Opening October 1, 2013

Square footage: Two buildings, one story 680 square feet, two story, 752 square feet

Oldcastle Precast of Easton, Penn., an Easi-Set Building licensed producer, manufactured two transportable precast concrete buildings for use at the Breslin Field Baseball complex. The project consists of a single-story public restroom/concession building outside of the stadium and a two-story press box/stadium concession building housing two family restrooms and the field lighting control equipment.

Both buildings were fabricated and outfitted in a controlled plant environment and delivered to the job site in modular units, two for the one-story building and three for the two-story building. Final assembly was performed on-site. Each building was designed with matching precast concrete formed lap siding and stone finishes. Both were fitted with preassembled standing metal seam roofs. All interior and exterior surfaces were finished with an anti-graffiti coating.

Landscape Structures

Facility Name: Rosedale Recreation Center

City/State: Washington DC

Cost of Project: $1.6 million

Type of Facility: Playground

Architectural Firm: District of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation

Status: Completed

Square Footage: 16,000

Rosedale is an inclusive playground created to welcome children and families of all abilities. The facility offers a variety of play elements and site amenities to accommodate different play experiences including climbing, swaying, tactile, auditory, spinning and sliding. This playground brings the National Mall to a northeast neighborhood, and provides a creative a creative and safe place for children to congregate.

The playground features center around the National Mall theme, which highlights the signature design elements including façades of the White House, U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Additionally, components provide hints of the Hirshhorn Museum, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Natural History Museum, Air and Space Museum, and Museum of Natural History. The playground structure was created for fully inclusive access with double-width ramps, a Sway Fun® accessible glider, a Rollerslide, push-to-talk panels in seven languages to describe the monument features and many sensory play elements. Bench seating was also incorporated along the ramps and decks to offer great areas to rest or gather with friends. The site also features a neoclassical pavilion and picnic tables.

Playworld Systems, Inc.

Facility Name: Owen’s Place Recrea tional Facility

City/State: Beavercreek, Ohio

Cost of Project: $3.5 million

Type of Facility: Playground

Architectural Firm: EMH&T

Status: Shadow Play (Phase 1): Open – ribbon-cutting was May 18, 2013 • Tree House (Phase 2): Currently under design

Square Footage: 7 acres

Owen’s Place was designed to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs of children and adults of all abilities. Features include a shadow play area, an area to support motor skills, a hand play zone for fine motor development and a sensory garden. The project features distinct sections focusing on developmental opportunities. In the pretend play areas, children can invent games that can be played throughout the space.

Public Restroom Company

Facility Name: Pinecrest Recreation Area

City/State: Sonora, Calif./Stanislaus National Forest

Cost of Project: $750,000 (Building Cost)

Type of Facility: Five restroom buildings and one fish-cleaning station

Architectural Firm: Public Restroom

Status: Three restrooms buildings and fish-cleaning station installed May 2013. Two restroom buildings installed October 2013.

Square Footage: 2,646 (Five restrooms and fish cleaning station combined)

Number of Floors: 1

The U.S. Forest Service and PG&E along with Element Engineering and Public Restroom Company are working together to upgrade Pinecrest Lake’s facilities and infrastructure. The modernization of public restrooms for disabled visitors will improve barrier-free access, and protect natural resources.

The Pinecrest Recreation Area’s new restrooms were installed at five different locations within the park—all including low-flow fixtures to conserve water and resource consumption now and into the future.

Raypak

Facility Name: Santa Monica Swim Center

City/State: Santa Monica, Calif.

Cost of Project: $500,000

Type of Facility: Municipal Pool and Competition Pool

The facility is utilized year-round for the recreation and competition pools. The city exhausted an extensive search to find a pool product that was reliable and efficient. In the first year, the facility saved $56,000 in gas. The city was so impressed with the pool savings that they replaced the hot water heater roughly one year later.

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