Red Deer, Alberta
This is one of the first municipally funded Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects in Canada and is the first IPD project with the City of Red Deer. The buildings were constructed from a grade beam and slab-on-grade foundation with precast exterior and interior walls. A fitness room, crews’ quarters, training tower, training room, and training components were major portions of the amenities with apparatus bays for service to the community.
By using a highly collaborative approach we were able to provide additional wish-list items without increasing the original budget. These included operational items like how the overhead doors work, upgrades to doors and flooring, exercise room equipment, and additional functionality to training equipment. We also added quality to the floor slabs, analysis of spaces and optimisation for final use during construction, colours, quality in HVAC, how the building interacted with the surrounding environment, landscaping items, and art projects with the community.