Tag Archives: aquatic facility design

Building the UBC aquatic centre

The state-of-the-art University of British Columbia (UBC) Aquatic Centre, which opened earlier this year, is a modern competitive and recreational aquatic facility that was designed and built by a team of consultants and contractors working with UBC and UBC Properties Trust. The facility represents a unique hybrid aquatic complex that brings together the programmatic uses of competition, community, and campus life.

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Stainless steel pools makes their mark in the Canadian aquatics sector

While extremely popular in Europe, current pool installation trends show stainless steel is an up-and-coming building material for aquatic applications in not only Asia, the Caribbean, and New Zealand, but also Canada. Stainless steel has been used to build pools in Austria since the ’60s; prior to this, traditional, structural steel or aluminum (base metals) was primarily used. The former is a standard building material used in many construction fields…

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Using insulated metal panels to build natatoriums

Insulated metal panels (IMPs), sometimes referred to as sandwich panels, typically comprise two sheets of metal that encapsulate a polyurethane foam interior of varying thicknesses. The thicker the foam is, the higher the R-value, which is the measure of the insulation’s ability to prevent heat from escaping.

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A look at the latest commercial pool accessories, equipment, and design features

Technology continues to advance in the commercial and residential pool markets, as there are always new products, technologies, and design methods being introduced. This article will look at what is trending for 2017. Some of the design options and products that are discussed are not necessarily new to the industry, but thanks to new technologies and innovations, they continue to make an impression on clients who realize they need to have them in their aquatic facilities.

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