Awarded by Strathcona County, All Weather Windows Commercial worked closely with contractor Graham Construction to design and create complex curtain wall and structural glass wall installations for the stunning Emerald Hills Leisure Centre. The objective of the County’ s newest community space was to maximize the amount of natural light and combine that with a modern, contemporary feel.
The project scope included exterior and interior facade, curtain wall, doors, and a feature structural glass wall. Glass handrails, laminated glass and low iron back painted glass were installed. As the iron content on typical full glass is what gives it the green colour, a low iron glass was chosen to provide a true colour for the back painted surfaces.
Each piece of glass was custom measured and fabricated to specification. Due to the sheer weight of each of the pieces (between 250 lbs. and 1,200 lbs.), the installation team deployed a spider crane to safely lift each piece carefully into place without damage or breakage.
The 25-mm thick, three-metre-tall interior glass wall and all of the custom hardware were sourced internationally by the team demonstrating All Weather’s global supply chain reach. Due to the long lead times of the globally sourced products, precision was key in order to successfully install the project on time and on budget.
The exterior frames contained polygons of varying shapes and slopes, which meant that precision in field measurements was critical. All Weather Windows Commercial completed a 3D scan of the structure to determine the exact locations of the steel in order to precisely determine the angles and shape of the openings. For aesthetic differentiation, the front entry also included a bank of doors requiring triple-glazed glass with custom fit patterns.
The Emerald Hills Aquatic Centre was profiled in the August 2016 issue of Award Magazine.
Since the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre opened its doors in October of 2016, Strathcona County has contracted All Weather Windows to assist with additional projects scheduled for completion in 2017.
Due to the collaborative nature of the work on this project, new relationships were also forged between All Weather Windows Commercial and Graham Construction.
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