Border Paving Athletic Centre

Border Paving Athletic Centre

The Client

The City of Spruce Grove

The Project

Border Paving Athletic Centre in Spruce Grove, Alberta


Quick Facts

  • Over 5000 man hours over a 24 week period
  • 6 different products in 5 different colors
  • 6 pieces of AWP equipment

The Situation

In 2013 the City of Spruce Grove had approved a new multi-purpose recreational facility. The intended purpose of the building was to house a variety of sport and leisure activities such as: aerials gymnastics, flex space for a number of non-for-profit organizations, a sports museum, and additional storage space for the neighbouring Fuhr Sports Park.

Tightly fit between existing residential areas, sports parks, a busy hotel and a retail area, the project presented the contractors with very little space to maneuver and safely stage the construction.

The designers, ONPA Architects, did not hold anything back. Their design provided the client with a cost effective and timeless design that incorporated Insulated Metal Panels, Metal Cladding and Phenolic Panels into their exterior façade design.

IMARK installed all exterior products, provided pre-construction value engineering services, and completed all fabrication in our facility and in-house drafting.

IMARK’s Approach

Our design and drafting team worked together with the project management team and our clients to ensure that the final design captured the designer’s vision for this project. The depths of walls systems were changed, thermal performance analysis of each assembly were gathered and reviewed, and all the intricate details were completed long before our crews set their boots on site.

The project included up to five layers of sub-framing and six different exterior cladding products (in five different colours). All products intersected in most unusual ways and changed orientation from elevation to elevation – it was a feast for our flashing specialists!

Despite the multiple layers of sub-framing, the building was completely sealed and fully insulated before cold weather arrived. A sealed building meant that our clients had the opportunity to carry on with interior work without additional heating and hoarding. While the project moved forward in the warmth of the sealed building, our crews worked tirelessly on the exterior and through the winter months installing the exterior finishes and completing the project on schedule.

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