Multi-use complex is a large gymnasium covered by a series of complex tri-chord curved steel trusses.View Project »
The Pan Am and Parapan Am Aquatics Centre is an aquatics facility constructed at the University of Toronto (Scarborough) for the 2015 Pan American Games. The facility was completed in July 2014, a year before the scheduled games. The 6,000 seat aquatics arena hosted diving, swimming, synchronized swimming and the swimming segment of the pentathlon.
Walters Inc. worked with an industry partner to supply and install all structural and AESS steel for the facility.
Many of the challenges on this project concerned time and logistics. We began with a very tight schedule, which was made more challenging by a number of client-driven adjustments and modifications.
In addition, the crane used to install trusses and other structural steel had to be located at the bottom of a hole that later became an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Not only did this create additional lift distances, but thanks to an exceptionally rainy spring, the hole often filled with mud that had to be cleared. Despite these challenges, along with generally very tight quarters and a minimal laydown area, we were able to complete the project weeks ahead of schedule.