When Crestmont West Park and Playground needed a modern refresh and some new facilities, Binnie acted as a sub-consultant to AME Consulting Group and worked alongside PlayWorks as the splash park contractor. Binnie provided project management and civil design services to support the Crestmont Community Water Park development, a splash park for Qualico Development.
“Binnie provided an optimized design for the Crestmont splash park and handled all subsequent design revisions in a very short turnaround time. We look forward to working with them again on future splash parks.”
Ajid Williams, Project Manager and Product Support Specialist, Playworks
This project involved site elevation design in consideration of necessary drainage requirements. The site elevation is critical to ensure the safe and useful operation of the splash park and provide longevity to the park’s infrastructure. Our team also provided a detailed piping design to allow for proper drainage connections to existing underground infrastructure. The sanitary and storm sewers were notably connected to the designed drainage system through a distributor that will continue to allow for water to be directed to the sanitary system during operations and to the storm system when the park is closed. Completing this results in a more responsibly managed drainage system that prevents unnecessary water from being sent to the City of Calgary’s WWTP and taking up additional capacity in the sanitary collection lines.
The overall scope of work involved site servicing and grading engineering for the conceptual, design and construction phases. During the project, Binnie proactively worked with the contractor and design team to sort out what components were being sourced and how they connect and or function. Additionally, Binnie staff worked with the Owner to obtain drawings for existing infrastructure and worked on decision-making with the owners, designers, and the contractor construction team to determine the best value for reused components versus replacement of existing components. These steps involved several iterations of design to finalize how the contractor wished the components to interact.
Most notable in terms of sustainability, the park has a recirculating water tank that filters and treats the water, significantly reducing the water use.
The new park resulted in a refreshed update to support the development of new phases in Crestmont and, most importantly, providing a community amenity for children’s recreation.
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