Sylvan Lake Community

Center Upgrades

PROJECT. 2014 Community Center Upgrades

LOCATION.  48th Ave. & 43rd St. – Sylvan Lake, AB

OWNER. Town of Sylvan Lake


David Kelham, C.Tech.

Project Manager

START DATE.  September 2014

COMPLETION DATE.  November 2014


TAGISH’S ROLE.  Prime Consultant



Tagish Engineering was commissioned to design, tender and inspect the construction for 2014 Community Center Upgrades in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.  Because the Community Center has extensive events which it must accommodate, the project had a tight construction deadline and needed to be completed between September 1 and October 31, 2014.  The project included a full rebuild of the roadway entrance coming in and out of the Community Center.  This project also consisted of constructing a new storm main in an existing ditch along with new catch basins to collect water at the Community Center.  An asphalt pathway was constructed over top of the storm main to provide further access for the public into the community center and to make the area more aesthetically pleasing.  As part of the work, new concrete sidewalks and concrete islands with tree wells were also constructed. This project was completed in a timely manner and within given budget restraints.



•    There was extensive coordination between the Contractors and the Town to keep the    Community Center open to the Public at all times.  This required traffic control plans and good communication between all parties.

•   The existing ditch had existing street lights that had started to tilt due to a poor ditch sideslopes and base.  Fortis was contacted and the street lights were able to be raised and straightened prior to construction start up.

•  There were numerous sub contractors on this project for the road work, underground work, concrete work and landscaping.  Tagish was able to work with all parties and complete a project under tight deadlines and under budget.



•    420 meters of PVC Storm Main installed

•   9 storm manholes & catch basin manholes installed

•   6 catch basins installed

•   260 meters of 2.5 meter asphalt pathway constructed

•   100 meters of rolled concrete monolithic sidewalk installed

•   200 meters of standard curb and gutter installed

•   3 large concrete islands constructed with 3 tree wells per each constructed

•   1000 cubic meters of clay and topsoil brought in to fill existing ditch


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•    Preliminary Surveys

•   Preliminary Engineering and Cost Estimating

•   Detailed Design and Consultation for the Project

•   Construction, Pedestrian and Automotive Traffic Management

•   Liaison with Fortis for Street lighting relocation

•   Tender Preparation

•   Contract Administration

•   Preparation and Distribution of Public Notifications

•   Detailed Site Survey

•   Project Management

•   Material Testing and Quality Control