The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, in Surrey, B.C., was one of four Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) projects recognized at the recent Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Vancouver for its leadership in the use of wood both architecturally and structurally.
OpenAire, a Canadian manufacturer of enclosure systems, is designing and building a custom 5760-m2 (62,000-sf) retractable roof for The Epic Grand Central’s Epic Waters waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Planning a backyard landscape design is not an easy task as many homeowners are often overwhelmed with ideas and images they have either seen online or heard about from friends. The biggest mistake a consumer makes, however, is requesting a swimming pool that is too big for their backyard, which leaves little room for a patio or other structures. Therefore, it is important to take a step back and work through different aspects of the project and focus on other areas aside from the swimming pool, such as a poolside enclosure or cabana.
“We would like a pool.” This is the typical, first broad request from customers that most pool designers/builders can relate to. And, more often than not, these projects become much more than just a pool. Why? Projects tend to escalate from this basic request as a pool designer/builder investigates further to understand what the client is looking for to ensure the project—from design to completion—fulfils their needs.
Incorporating an outdoor structure into the development plan of a property can be an interesting challenge. Installers can expect to face many questions, not only from the client, but also from designers, architects, engineers, landscape contractors, manufacturers and provincial/municipal building departments. Each of these advisors will…
They go by many names—gazebos, cabanas, cupolas, pergolas or pavilions—and are made out of everything from wood, metal and glass to fabric and composites. However, no matter what hot tub enclosures and their components are called or constructed of, these structures can help…
Most people look forward to a hot, sunny day with eager anticipation. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a drink on the patio, sit on a lounge chair in the warmth of the sun or take a dip in the pool. However, what if there was no need to wait for a hot, sunny day? What if you could enjoy your pool, spa or patio at any time of the year…..