E.L. Robinson Engineering served as the Prime Consultant on the Chief Recreation Center project, providing Geotechnical Engineering, Site Development, Construction Management, Public Water Systems Development and Surveying services for the facility. This site was a former mine fill area with 70-80 feet of rock overburden placed on site during mining operations.
ELR worked with the owner, after performing a geotechnical investigation, to develop a plan to remove soil at the site to a depth of 12 feet, removing oversized materials and replacing the material with an engineered fill. Upon completion of the earthwork, plans and specifications for the structure and the foundation system were developed. In addition, sewage and water infrastructure was designed to serve the facility.
ELR worked in collaboration with the owner, project architect, and mechanical engineer to develop bid documents. ELR assisted the owner in the solicitation of bids and award of the contract and provided on-site review of the construction as needed. The facility consists of a 37,050 square foot first level that has a tennis facility surrounded by an elevated walking track, and a 25 meter indoor swimming facility. A second level consisting of 8,563 square feet, included a weight lifting facility as well as several other exercise areas.