Genesis Place Lifecycle project

April 10, 2015/ For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 7, Council approved a request to increase the Leisure Pool Lifecycle project 2015 capital budget by $523,069.

“The Genesis Place aquatics area is highly valued in our community, and the closure for lifecycle retiling is important for proper care and maintenance of this facility,” said Greg Lockert, manager, Genesis Place. “This project has been designed to complete the upkeep and minimize the inconvenience for our users.”

Background

In January 2014, City administration began the process by issuing a Request for Information (RFI). The intent of an RFI is to source technical or commercial data for possible inclusion and best approach to the project.

Three companies responded to the Request for Information (RFI) with approximate costs and a timeline for resurfacing the pool basins, pool deck, change rooms and steam room. A significant consideration included in the RFI was to minimize the length of time that the pool would be closed. All respondents indicated that a 12 week project timeframe was adequate. Based on this information, a budget of $1.4MM and a timeline of August 1 to October 31, 2015 were endorsed by the Community Services Advisory Board and Council. The project budget was included in the 2015 budget process.

In January 2015, the project Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued with a site meeting for all potential firms on February 2015. There were six companies represented at the site meeting. The Request for Proposal (RFP) did allow respondents to suggest alternate completion dates; however, only one company responded with projected costs and indicated that they are able to meet the 12 week timeline. The total value of the Leisure Pool Lifecycle project is $1,932,869.

The aquatics area at Genesis Place is scheduled to be closed for lifecycle upkeep from August 1 to October 31, but the facility offers much more than just the pool. Genesis Place also features two indoor field houses, two arenas, a full-sized gymnasium, dance studio, fitness centre and indoor running track.

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Media Contact:

Greg Lockert
Genesis Place Manager
403.948.8880 ext. 5506

 

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