Progress Update on the UBC Rec Center Project

RWC Systems is proud to bring you an update on one of our featured projects—the UBC Rec Center. Designed by SHAPE Architecture, this facility promises to be a cornerstone of community and wellness at the University of British Columbia.

A Closer Look at the Project

Spanning over 101,000 square feet and four dynamic levels, the UBC Rec Center is set to become a hub of activity with its state-of-the-art amenities. These include three gymnasium courts, a four-story fitness centre equipped with the latest strength and cardio equipment, a walk-run-roll track, and a personal training studio.

RWC Systems at Work

Our scope in this significant project includes the installation of roughly 235,000 feet of steel stud framing, 305,000 square feet of drywall, and 17,000 square feet of acoustic ceiling tiles. We are responsible not only for the robust exterior framing and sheathing but also for the comprehensive interior shafts, walls, and ceilings.

Overcoming Challenges

The path to progress is not always smooth, and our journey on this project has been filled with unique challenges. We’ve skillfully navigated issues such as constructing intricate curved walls for the indoor track and adjusting to shifting timelines due to other trades. Notably, our team devised innovative solutions to construct the building’s exterior next to an occupied structure where heavy machinery could not operate. Our ability to adapt and innovate ensures that we maintain momentum without compromising on safety or quality.

Technology at the Forefront

At RWC Systems, we integrate technology into our workflow to enhance efficiency and precision. Our teams use iPads on-site to access real-time data and detailed architectural plans, ensuring that everyone is updated and informed, no matter where they are on the job site. This technological approach not only speeds up our processes but also enhances the accuracy of our work.

Looking Ahead

With construction well underway and an anticipated opening in November 2024, we are excited to see the UBC Rec Center come to life. This project joins a proud portfolio of work we have completed for UBC, each project contributing to our reputation as the best choice for high-end, complex, or specialty commercial projects.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to build not just structures but also the future of the communities we serve.

The UBC Rec Center is yet another project in our portfolio of schools and public spaces, including:

and many other schools and public spaces