The Meadows Community Recreation Centre and The Meadows Library is a new recreation centre off of 17th Street and 23rd Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta in the Silver Berry neighbourhood. The facility will be home to both indoor and outdoor activities creating a gathering space where people can learn, be active and connect with others.
Empire Iron Works Ltd. detailed, fabricated and erected structural steel for the library, arenas, fitness area, gymnasium, aquatics area and multi-purpose room. A total of 21,046 shop hours and 14,565 field man hours added up to a safe and successful completion of the structural steel portion of the Meadows project. Long heavy fabricated plate girders and WT sections for the gymnasium and aquatics area required the use of a 500 ton hydraulic crane with super lift package for installation over the long spans as the steel was installed from outside the building foot print after the concrete was complete. Connection material was fabricated and installed in the shop to facilitate the installation of the wood structure. HSS structural shapes and architecturally exposed steel add to the beauty of the building. Each piece was fabricated in appropriate sequence to aid in the erection of 1,498 tons of structural steel.