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COUNT DOWN TO OPENING DAY WITH GREAT LOCAL PRODUCTS

Local businesses are participating in the countdown to the opening of Cochrane’s new aquatic, curling and multisport centre by offering unique products. ­­Starting June 1, local businesses will introduce special products or services in support of Rock the Waves, with a portion of proceeds going to the fundraising campaign. The countdown runs until June 25,

Construction Update: May 30, 2016

Current and past construction activities. Construction of the curling rink is now complete and is currently being wet cured. Hoarding has been erected inside the existing lobby, ceilings have been removed and electrical and plumbing works are being installed within the ceiling space. The large barrel roof over the pool is being insulated and water

Construction Update: April 29, 2016

Current and past construction activities. The curling rink is now being constructed with the placement of sand and heating pipes. Masonry walls in the aquatics change rooms are being built and are well underway. Demolition of Pats café walls and the kid’s ball pit walls are progressing well. The main lap pool in the aquatics

Construction Update: March 31, 2016

Current and past construction activities. Pool concrete works are still underway. The curling rink ceiling is nearly painted and preparations are being made for the rink slab. Trenching and duct installation for incoming power is underway. The main entrance window frame is nearly complete and glass is now being installed. The aquatics washrooms and change

Construction Update: February 29, 2016

Current and past construction activities: Pool concrete works are underway. The three TIAB units were successfully lifted on to the roof and bolted together. Roofing is progressing well. The large roof over the Curling Rink is due to start. Fire proofing to structural steel elements is underway in Curling. Window frames and glass are being

Cochrane aquatic centre gets Canada’s first self-contained thermal energy plant (plus BONUS behind-the-scenes photos!)

It’s a simple concept that makes Cochrane’s new aquatic and curling/multi-sport centre both innovative and efficient. Crews installed Canada’s first thermal energy plant in a box (TIAB) by Thermenex at the Cochrane facility this week, marking a major milestone in the $45 million project. Heating and cooling both take tremendous amounts of energy — in

Construction Update: January 28, 2016

Current and past construction activities. The structural steel frame is now complete. Roofing insulation has now started. The remaining 2nd floor and roof deck is in progress and will be completed within a few weeks. Outside wall panels are still in progress. Look ahead construction activities. Window frames will start to be installed over the

Construction Update: December 22, 2015

Christmas 2015 Wrap Up Construction Update. We’ve had a busy year here on site with lots of activity and great progress. Here are some of the highlights achieved so far and some of the work we will be doing in the New Year. Work complete or in progress: Existing soils have been reconditioned and prepared

Construction Update: December 4, 2015

Current and past construction activities: External sanitary, storm and water are complete. Site grading has started. Roofing works have started over and around the curling rink area. Structural steel for the Aquatics portion of the building is underway. Look ahead construction activities: The feature staircase for the main lobby is being fabricated and nearly ready

Construction Update: October 30, 2015

Current and past construction activities: Excavations for incoming water has started and the grass has been stripped from the adjacent field. Underground plumbing to the Aquatics shower areas is nearing completion. Envelope panels have been installed around the Curling Rink. Look ahead construction activities: Structural steel over the pool portion of the building will start