The Talisman Centre Grand Re-Opening

CALGARY, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Williams Engineering Canada, in coordination with the City of Calgary and Lindsay Park Sports Society, is proud to announce the grand re-opening of the Talisman Centre on Wednesday, February 23, 2010 at the Talisman Centre in Calgary, Alberta.  Williams Engineering Canada played a major part in the renovations of this iconic Calgary landmark, which includes a roof replacement and upgrades to the structural, mechanical, and electrical components of the building.

"The roof replacement was only half of the project," says Roger Miller, Project Manager at Williams Engineering Canada's Southern Alberta Region, "Additional upgrades and enhancements will help to alleviate issues with the building reaching scorching temperatures in the summer and wet, cold temperatures in the winter." The new roof at the Talisman Centre is made from an exclusive TensothermTM fabric with Nanogel®.  Created specifically for the Talisman Centre project, the TensothermTM assembly is light and efficient and has the ability to mimic the appearance of the previous roof system.  The gel's ability to transmit full spectrum light allows natural light to flow into the facility.  Nanogel has remarkable thermal properties and insulates four times more efficiently than fiberglass or foam.

Design objectives were complex due to the fact that this project involved the expertise from multiple fields of engineering.  Williams Engineering Canada was chosen as the prime consultant for the strength they bring in communicating and integrating all engineering disciplines within a project.  The firm's consulting engineering professionals were both innovative and cost effective to complete the majority of the renovations in-house.  The Talisman Centre's upgrades and renovations are an ambitious venture and a significant community achievement that Williams Engineering is proud to be part of.

Built in 1983, the Talisman Centre is locally known as an iconic building on the Calgary skyline.  After 27 years as a multi-use sports and recreation facility, upgrades were needed to ensure the facility could continue to play a dynamic and fundamental role in sport and wellness activities for the residents of the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. The facility spans approximately 25,000 square feet of cardio and weight training space, it has an Olympic calibre dive tank, a 200 metre running track, a steam room, and an on-site cafe.  Adding to the abundance of features, the facility is one of only two locations in the world with the ability to host international synchronized swimming competitions.  To top it off, a 14,000 square foot LifeMark Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinic is also located on the property.

Williams Engineering Canada is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm that delivers services across Canada and internationally.  The firm works in a wide variety of industries and sectors from concept to completion and beyond.  Regardless of the industry or project, Williams Engineering Canada is always looking for sustainable and innovative methods to deliver results.  Williams Engineering Canada builds lasting relationships by providing an exceptional experience that reflects innovation in their product and an unwavering commitment to their clients and our people.

SOURCE Williams Engineering Canada Inc.

For further information:

Roger Miller, R.R.O.  Mairead Walsh, C.E.T., LEED® AP
Project Manager  Building Science
D: 403.410.3743  D:  403.520.3577
C:  403.880.7344  C:  403.463.8728

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