Building the UBC aquatic centre

The state-of-the-art University of British Columbia (UBC) Aquatic Centre, which opened earlier this year, is a modern competitive and recreational aquatic facility that was designed and built by a team of consultants and contractors working with UBC and UBC Properties Trust. The facility represents a unique hybrid aquatic complex...
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Using insulated metal panels to build natatoriums

Insulated metal panels (IMPs), sometimes referred to as sandwich panels, typically comprise two sheets of metal that encapsulate a polyurethane foam interior of varying thicknesses. The thicker the foam is, the higher the R-value, which is the measure of the insulation’s ability to prevent heat from escaping.
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McKie Pools and Spas (2017)

This 7.3-m (24-ft) round, 1.3-m (4.3-ft) high, above-ground pool, is perfectly inset into the corner of a 2.2-m2 (24-sf) deck, built by McKie Pools and Spas in Pembroke, Ont., which transforms this homeowner’s property into the ultimate backyard entertainment centre.
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Hot tub or swim spa, what is the difference?

Retailers that have had customers ask to test a swim spa but cannot oblige because they do not carry them could be missing an emerging wave of new buyers. Although swim spas are not new to the hot tub industry, an increasing number of manufacturers now have a swim...
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