GH Dawe Community Centre Expansion and Renovation


The City of Red Deer


CANA Construction




Group2 Architecture

Delivery Type:

Construction Management




The GH Dawe Community Centre expansion and renovation project entails a modernization of an existing ice surface to NHL standards, the addition of a second ice surface, an addition to the north entrance to the building, site access off of 67th Street, improved site traffic flow, additional parking on the north side of the site, expansion of fitness and programming space, and an outdoor spray park and washroom facility on the northeast side of the property.

The new precast concrete arena scope involves extensive phased demolition work on an exterior wall to tie in a new arena. We completed extensive exploratory work prior to abatement and demolition. We installed a full-height, fully insulated and water-proof hoarding to separate work on the new addition from the main reception, which stayed occupied during the work. The envelope work involved tying together the new and existing buildings and a major focus was put on confirming the air/water vapour barrier was properly sealed. Interior finishes were also completed in the new addition, as well as in the existing operational building.


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