Renovation of the Annex Bob Birnie Arena in Pointe-Claire
The Bob-Birnie Arena in the City of Pointe-Claire offers a multitude of activities on ice, in addition to hosting many different tournaments benefiting youth, teenagers and adults of the community.
The purpose of this mandate is to offer professional services in civil, structural, mechanical and electrical.
The project is divided according to five main elements:
- The replacement of the refrigeration piping ice and reconstruction of the slab of the ice, including the replacement of bands;
- Replacement of brine collectors and refrigeration piping to the mechanical room;
- Construction of new snow pit;
- The compliance of exits;
- The complete refurbishment of changing rooms.
The energy required for the snow melting system and domestic hot water was recovered from the refrigeration system via a hot glycol bank. As backup system, a natural gas boiler was also installed. Plumbing and ventilation has been completely redone for the locker room area. The entire slab under refrigeration piping has been replaced.
The building of the Bob-Birnie Arena is a building on piles, based on a buried concrete structure. To avoid breaking the structural integrity of the building, pioneering a method had to be used to replace the strips. The slab construction method and the usual bands could be used. The presence of concrete beams buried under the passageway near the refrigerated slab would have a major impact on construction costs if it had been discovered in the works. Our proactive and good decision surveys have substantial savings on construction costs.