Water for Riley has made progress after months of effort. Calgary is known for its talents, resilience, and entrepreneurship. The funding, and the expertise that designed, guided, managed, created, planned, and is fabricating the drinking fountain are local. When the installed drinking fountain is celebrated, Calgary, especially the Parks Department, can take a lot of credit.
The teams are coordinating
The fabricators (Heavy Industries), mechanical engineers installing the plumbing (TLJ), civil engineers (IBI Group,Calgary office), the City of Calgary (Parks Department) and the student designer, have met to check plans, go over designs, solve issues, and review the Risk Assessments.
The experts agreed on many of the details and tasks to be completed:
- The risk assessment concluded that the depth of the petal relief held the potential for fountain users to get heads or limbs stuck. The artist agreed that the profile of the flower petals be smoothed out as a solution. Also, a brushed finish for the stainless-steel components will reduce the likelihood of reflections.
- TLJ has presented a mechanical engineering proposal for Heavy Industries to review.
- TLJ is putting together a preliminary mechanical design and hardware list of the internal components for the drinking fountain.
- IBI will review the project with City Parks-Water Management Division to confirm the service location in Riley Park, and then IBI will prepare a site servicing plan.
Heavy Industries is working to revise and develop the design and pricing, and will soon provide Water for Riley with a solid plan, budget, and schedule for moving forward!
The funders made it possible
W4R received broad community support in small amounts, from generous Calgary Foundation and Government of Alberta grants, and large donations in kind. Without NWHP REIT, W4R would struggle to pay for all that’s been achieved.
Many thanks to Tracy Hume and Terry Schmidt, who championed the donation from their NWHP REIT Calgary office.
NWHP REIT’s large donation arrived at Parks Foundation Calgary, which is W4R’s fiscal agent.
Heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful Water for Riley team of specialists and donors.
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