Facilities: Rec Center
Underesitmated Costs Shake Up Rec Project Priorities
by Jordan Cuddemi March 2014
With voters having rejected a School Board proposal to provide an additional $3 million for school recreation projects, two members say they will push to abandon plans to develop a new track and field and instead focus on building a new field house
Wisconsin Students OK Rec Facility Overhaul in Landslide
by Michael Gaio March 2014
A $223 million plan to upgrade the University of Wisconsin-Madison's lagging recreational sports facilities passed in a landslide student vote that ended Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Donation by Y's Namesake Spurs $3M Expansion Project
by Laura Pavin, Sun-Times Media March 2014
The Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich is planning to expand its facility and the work could be done as early as the end of the year.
Deal Sought Regarding Guns in W.Va. Rec Centers
by MATT MURPHY, DAILY MAIL STAFF March 2014
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones told city council members Monday night he wants council to consider removing the city's 21-year-old gun ordinance concerning firearm sales.
Blog: Contract at Your Own Risk
by Ralph Agostinelli March 2014
Online continuing education courses have become a regular part of my life thanks in part to the New Jersey legislature, which passed a law setting down ongoing professional competency requirements for professional engineers licensed there. Recently, I took a course on change orders — work that is added to or deleted from the original scope of a contract — the gist of which seemed to be, “How to make sure you [that is, engineers] don’t get hit with a claim for negligence because you didn’t design something properly.”
Gym Flooring Repurposed in Iowa State Renovation
by Paul Steinbach February 2014
The renovation and expansion of Iowa State University’s historic State Gym involved the removal from the existing gym of 13,850 square feet of maple flooring that was nearing the end of its useful life as a basketball court. Roughly half of that flooring was refurbished and repurposed as millwork in the new addition, spread throughout the facility in such structural elements as benches, cubbies, control desks and wall cladding along a juice bar. “We knew we were going to have to take it out, just because of all the other renovation aspects that were happening, and it just seemed a shame to toss it out,” says project architect Marty Miller of RDG Planning & Design. “So we started thinking about ways that we could use it. We did have to use some new maple, just so that we could trim out exposed edges.” The reclamation was just one small but highly visible part of a broader sustainable design that helped the ISU project achieve LEED Platinum certification — the largest collegiate recreation facility in the nation to do so.
Sustainable Renovation: A Question of Return on Investment
by Andrew Barnard February 2014
The decision to renovate an existing building can be driven by many factors. Its age, location, relationship to other buildings, or historical significance may each exert enough influence to call for renovation rather than replacement. However, as with most building projects, cost and schedule considerations likely outweigh all others.
Deteriorating Philly Roller Hockey Rink Gets $40K Save
by DAN GERINGER; Daily News Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-854-5961 February 2014
Jason Wentzell, who has been a Philadelphia police officer for 17 years, grew up playing roller hockey at the Fishtown Rec Rink and firmly believes it saved his life.
U. of Wisconsin Students to Vote on $223M Rec Expansion
by KAREN HERZOG, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel February 2014
Madison - The state's flagship campus is at the bottom of the Big 10 in space devoted to student fitness, but that could change if students agree next month to pay higher fees toward what campus officials say is a much-needed $223 million expansion of recreational facilities. University of Wisconsin System Regent David Walsh noted during a Board of Regents committee meeting Thursday that raising segregated fees is a hot-button issue, as rising tuition and fees have been blamed for escalating student debt. Student fees pay for recreational facilities, residence halls, dining facilities and student activities.
Construction Nears Completion on $40M Kroc Center
by Jennifer Mason February 2014
By Jennifer Mason The Virginian-Pilot Workers bolted together sections of a two-story water slide last week at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.