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New Line Skateparks RFQ
van der Zalm + associates inc.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
Mr. Kelly Batt
Parks and Facilities Manager
Town of Tillsonburg
June 1st, 2006
Re: RFP – Tillsonburg Skatepark Development
Dear Mr. Batt,
Thank you for considering our team - New Line Skateparks Inc & van der Zalm + associates
inc. - for the design of the Tillsonburg Skatepark. We believe this project will be an excellent
investment in the youth of Tillsonburg and a welcome addition to the community.
We have assembled this proposal for services in response to your request. Included in this
package you will find: Information about our team including previous project experience and
references, our project understanding, proposed approach and fee schedule. You will also
notice a couple of sample design directions to assist in generating ideas and give a sense
of what is possible for the intended budget.
Please understand that we have outlined our standard program for park development within
the proposal document. As per our telephone conversations, we may substantially alter
phases of our approach and redirect/reschedule project visits based upon the specific goals
of the Town. Most importantly, if an existing design from our firm is chosen by the community, we will be able considerably streamline our design process and deliver completed
working drawings for tender within 4 - 6 weeks of the design selection. Thus if a tender
were to be issued shortly after, the park could likely be constructed by this Fall (subject to
the availability of local contractors).
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. We
look forward to working with you to make this project a reality.
Sincerely,
Mark van der Zalm
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
van der Zalm + associates inc.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
Contents - Tillsonburg Skatepark
1.
2.
3.
Introduction
Our Team.............................................................1
Technical Innovations..........................................3
The Port Hope Skatepark
Project Understanding........................................ 15
Our Approach..................................................... 17
Public Consultation & Concept Design.............. 18
Technical Drawings & Tender Assistance.......... 22
Construction Administration (NI)........................ 23
Maintenance & Lifespan.................................... 24
Budgetary Constraints....................................... 25
Methodology
Phase one: Public Consultation
& Concept Design........................... 26
Phase two: Technical Drawings &
Tender assistance........................... 28
Phase three: Construction Administration ......... 29
4.
Sample Design Directions.............................................. 30
5.
Fees
6.
Related project experience
Featured projects
References
Testimonials
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
Skatepark Solutions
Planning
Design
Construction
Events
Fee schedule...................................................... 32
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Programming
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
New Line Skateparks Inc.
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Introduction
Introduction
This document has been prepared specifically in response to the Request for Proposal issued
by the Town of Tillsonburg.
Thank you for considering our team for the design development of the Tillsonburg Skatepark.
We hope you will find this to be a comprehensive approach that meets your project goals.
Our team - New Line Skateparks Inc. & van der Zalm + associates inc. is comprised of design
and construction professionals that are active skateboarders. This unique synthesis of ideas
and experience has been tested and enhanced over the course of many projects. We are a
proven consulting/construction team with an enviable track record for similar youth park projects throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
No project is too small or too big. Because we love what we do, we approach each skatepark
facility with the same vigor and desire to create something unique and special for youth and
families within each community. Skateparks are indeed family facilities and when designed
with community input and sensitivity to the site, a truly valuable and well used park will
emerge.
The New Line / VDZ team is the most experienced skatepark development team in Canada.
Together we have been involved with the design and construction of over 100 skatepark and
youth park projects across Canada, the United States, and Europe. We look forward to working with local youth and the Town of Tillsonburg to develop an outstanding facility for your
community.
Once again, thank you for considering our team!
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Team Organization
Town of Tillsonburg
Project Manager
Tillsonburg Skatepark
Development Committee
Mark van der Zalm
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Prime Consultant and Project Director
Skatepark
Design Team
Technical
Design
Cost Estimation
Construction
Administration
New Line Skateparks
van der Zalm + assoc. inc
partnership
New Line Skateparks
van der Zalm + assoc. inc
partnership
New Line Skateparks
van der Zalm + assoc. inc
partnership
Mark van der Zalm
Kyle Dion
Trevor Morgan
Jay McIntyre
Ariel Stagni
Mark van der Zalm
Kyle Dion
Jay McIntyre
Matt Lundin
RJ Dueck
Kyle Dion
Ariel Stagni
Trevor Morgan
Richard Dueck
Mark van der Zalm
Sub Consultants
Geotechnical Report
provided by: Town of
Tillsonburg (TOT)
Site Survey
provided by: TOT
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Project Staff...
Mark W. van der Zalm bcsla, oala,csla
vdz - director/landscape architect
Kyle Dion
Mr. van der Zalm is the founding principal of van der Zalm + associates inc.. He will be
responsible for directing all action as it relates to project development. His duties include
liaising with the client, stakeholders, and the public, as well as design development and
project management. Mr. van der Zalm is a registered member of the British Columbia
Society of Landscape Architects as well as the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. He holds a masters degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning with design expertise is centered on Parks and Recreation development and Urban
Design. Mark has served as project manager on over 60 of the continent’s most recognized concrete youth/skateparks and is a frequent presenter on youth park development
within North America and Europe.
nls - director of skatepark development
Jay Balmer
Mr. Dion is the founder and president of New Line Skateparks Inc. His responsibilities will
include directing community needs analysis & facility strategy development, concept and
design drawings, planning, and construction operations. Mr. Dion is an active skateboarder who has dedicated himself to the promotion of the sport across North America. He is a
current executive board member of the Canadian Skateboarding Association (CASA) and
has provided his consulting services to over 120 parks around Canada, the United States,
Europe, and Australia. Mr. Dion is recognized as one of the world’s leading designers of
modern skateparks and has presented at recreation symposiums across North America
and Europe.
nls - recreation planner/youth facility design
Jay Balmer is well known in the skate community across Canada and the United States.
He was the executive producer of Slam City Jam - the North American Skateboard Championships until 2003 and a key consultant to the City of Vancouver in developing their
skatepark strategy. Jay was also a key design team member and project coordinator for
Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary, Alberta. His work with the community has left a legacy
that continues through youth outreach programs, programming of the park, and ongoing
statistical surveys that continue to provide valuable information for communities across
Canada.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Project Staff...
RJ Dueck
nls - construction detailing/cost estimation/construction coordination
Mr. Dueck has over 14 years experience in large-scale construction in British Columbia.
He has provided site foreman/superintendent and project management services on multimillion dollar construction projects throughout western Canada. Mr. Dueck is uniquely
suited for evaluation of concept drawings for this project. As an active skateboarder for
19 years, he has served as the key site manager for the construction of many of North
America’s largest and most recognized concrete skateparks. Mr. Dueck will evaluate
proposed conceptual designs for costs and coordinate all construction services.
Matt Lundin
vdz - autocad technician
Mr. Lundin is, by trade, an architectural and civil drafting technician, as well as a sport
coach and avid skater/snowboarder. He received his training from the University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV). Matt will help translate conceptual ideas into technical
drawings and illustrative plans. Matt has applied his drafting skills to over 60 notable concrete skatepark developments across Canada, Europe, and most recently in the United
States.
Jay McIntyre
nls - mechanical engineering technologist
Mr. McIntyre received his diploma of Mechanical Engineering from the British Columbia
Institute of Technology. He brings a unique perspective to our firm due to his abilities as
an engineering technician and as a skater with a skateboarding background of some 19
years. Jay will perform engineering reviews of technical aspects of skatepark construction.
Jay’s ability to model design solutions has proven invaluable on complex drainage and site
servicing issues on past park projects (70+).
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Project Staff...
Qiang Shan
vdz - architecture/design development/structural evaluation
Mr. Shan joins van der Zalm + associates inc. from RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
of Singapore. He is trained as an architect and structural engineer. His experience in
Asia as a project leader on many challenging projects, as well as his incredible computer
rendering abilities, will prove valuable in communicating design ideas. Mr. Shan’s experience as a team leader for over 12 years on challenging urban projects in Asia will help
guide our design team through concept development and beyond.
Austin Peterson
vdz - certified arborist
Mr. Peterson is a certified arborist and horticulturalist. His help on this project will center
around evaluation of the proposed site. He will provide insight as to potential impacts on
surrounding plant communities and significant trees. Mr. Peterson will also consult on impact to micro-climates given potential modifications to existing vegetation and landscape.
Brad Snelling bcsla
vdz - landscape architect
Mr. Snelling received his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of
Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design in 2002. He is currently enrolled
in the new Design Essentials Management program at the British Columbia Institute of
Technology and the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Brad will assist in workshop development, graphic and communication design as well as detail design.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Project
Staff...
Ritti Suvilaisunthorn bcsla
vdz - landscape architect
Ritti is originally from Thailand and is now settled into his career at VDZ - British Columbia. He received his BLA from the State University of New York at Syracuse and his
MBA with a focus on general business studies from the University of Hertfordshire in
the UK. Before joining VDZ, Ritti worked at Geller-DeVellis Inc. in Boston and PL Design Co., Ltd. in Bangkok. Ritti will assist in workshop development, graphic and communication design as well as detail design.
Trevor Morgan BComm
nls - youth park development specialist
Trevor is an active skateboarder with over 10 years of skate/youth park development
experience. His work with countless municipalities has contributed to the creation of
numerous ongoing youth organizations, public skateparks, and skate/youth park programs across Canada and the United States. Currently an alumnus of the Haskayne
School of Business commerce program, Trevor is preparing to continue his studies
with an MBA focusing on action sports and youth markets. Trevor serves as manager
of the NLS VDZ Calgary offices and will be responsible for community needs and
analysis, facility and programming strategy, and contract administration.
Ariel Stagni
nls - project planning, youth liaison
Ariel Stagni is community liaison and skatepark development coordinator for New Line
East. He is a sponsored skateboarder of 13 years and grew up street skating in Mississauga. Ariel has an intimate understanding of skatepark layout and construction
and served as the project manager on over 15 notable concrete parks to date. He has
traveled the world experiencing skateparks firsthand and participating in contests and
demos. Ariel’s role will include communication with the skate community, design consultation, and regular site reviews to ensure the park is of the highest quality.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Technical Innovations Overview
Site Specific Design
New Line Skateparks Inc. and van der Zalm + associates inc. are
pushing the envelope in developing modern skatepark design and
construction Technology. Through our involvement in over 100
wood, steel and concrete skatepark projects, we have developed
a number of different principles and techniques that have changed
the direction of skatepark development - allowing us to design and
build larger, stronger and more affordable parks. Our design team
is comprised of Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers, Planners, and Construction Experts who strive to achieve excellence in
skatepark layout and construction. Our success is reflected in the
feedback from the youth, families, and City staff that have enjoyed
the use of our past creations.
Skatepark Shaping
Concurrent Engineering
Custom Edge Detailing
Concrete Mix Design
Skate friendly Amenities
Website Portal
The following pages outline just a few examples of technical Innovations that we are currently implementing into the design and construction of youth parks across Canada.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Site Specific Design
Each new skatepark development must be designed to fit the site. In past
cases we have seen skateparks designed in a ‘vacuum’. The designer or
design team develop a concept independent of the actual site and it’s various
opportunities and constraints.
Site Specific Design
We approach each project with a fresh perspective; bringing years of experience and tested innovations to the drafting board. Some key aspects of site
specific design include understanding the sub-surface conditions through a
detailed geotechnical report and evaluating the site for cultural uses that may
affect the use of the project. Also of importance are examining adjacent land
uses, residential properties, commercial zones, and transportation hubs.
Custom Edge Detailing
Concurrent Engineering
Skatepark Shaping
Concrete Mix Design
Skate friendly Amenities
Website Portal
These are just a few elements of site specific design that help form successful
parks. The finished product should be a skatepark that blends with the site
through topographical modification and innovative response to existing conditions. In most cases, the addition of a youth facility to any park environment
can help improve the use and functionality of the contextual environment.
Site integration approaches - City of Dawson Creek Skatepark / Village of Tofino Youth Park
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Concurrent Engineering/Advanced Cost Estimation
Too often we have witnessed seemingly qualified skatepark consultants lead
municipalities into serious funding complications. Many times this occurs due to
the creation of over budget concept designs. The design team produces the park
concept independent or without sufficient knowledge of the required engineering to properly construct the facility. The concept design is then approved by the
community only to be sent for engineering whereby it is discovered to significantly
exceed the available construction budget.
VDZ/NLS avoid such scenarios through a process known as concurrent engineering. First, our team will obtain detailed survey and geotechnical information
for the chosen site. Then, as the design team creates each concept drawing,
in house engineering staff will simultaneously evaluate the designs against site
data for construction specification and cost considerations. At virtually any point
in the concept modeling, our lead designers are able to access comprehensive
information related to concrete volumes, cut/fill and sub base requirements, steel
quantities etc.
Site Specific Design
Concurrent Engineering
Skatepark Shaping
Custom Edge Detailing
Concrete Mix Design
Skate friendly Amenities
Website Portal
The result is highly detailed 3D concept renderings and cost estimates that allow
communities to see a precise representation of how the park will look and ‘feel’
within the specific site and budget parameters.
To date the NLS/VDZ team has been retained to redesign and build 3 high profile
concrete skate facilities from a previous skatepark design firm due to budget
complications (Vic West Youth Park, McArthur Island Youth Park, Dawson Creek
Skatepark, Invermere Youth Park (2006) - see our feature projects for profiles on these
Skatepark
facilities)
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Skatepark Shaping
The secret to successful youth parks is in a large part due to the concrete forming
and finishing. Time and time again, skaters, in-liners, and bmx riders indicate their
appreciation for blemish free concrete that provides a smooth and consistent surface. NLS and VDZ accomplish this through the use of skatepark specific concrete
finishers, a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) fabrication system, and a project
approach known as ‘construction compartmentalization’.
‘Construction Compartmentalization’
The term “construction compartmentalization’ simply refers to the division of the
skatepark project into manageable units. We do not tolerate cost/schedule cutting through the use of massive concrete pours. We prefer instead to pour panels
within manageable dimensions that allow experienced finishing crews to spend
time ‘polishing’ and ‘smoothing - out’ the finished surface. The first panel poured
should resemble the last, thereby providing a uniform surface across the park.
Site Specific Design
Concurrent Engineering
Skatepark Shaping
Custom Edge Detailing
Concrete Mix Design
Skate friendly Amenities
Website Portal
CNC Form Fabrication and Custom Finishing Tools
To further ensure all concrete elements are completed accurately to the set design
specifications, New Line Skateparks Inc. has constructed a custom fabrication facility equipped with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology. The shop prepares complex forming packages and custom concrete finishing tools required for
each unique skatepark project. The specially fabricated form packages and tools
allow for a significantly higher degree of terrain accuracy and quality throughout
each park while providing heightened efficiency and cost savings by virtually eliminating the majority of arduous onsite form preparation (typically 2 - 3 weeks). The
CNC form and tool system is proprietary to New Line Skateparks and has been the
result of years of testing and situations where our team has cursed the inadequacy
of traditional tooling. In cases where our team is retained for design consulting
only, our CNC form packages will be made available to the chosen contractor with
shipping to site upon project start-up.
Master Placers and Finishers
Another part of the problem in attaining high quality youth parks stems from the
use of inexperienced crews and concrete labourers who are only familiar finishing ‘flat-work’. A skatepark is a specialized terrain that requires highly skilled and
experienced concrete finishers to work diligently to achieve consistent quality on
varied degrees of slope and radii. Our team employs full time skatepark specifc
placers and finishers to execute our own design-build projects and assist local
contractors on our consulting projects. This is one more part of our competitive
advantage and a primary reason for consistent quality in our parks.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Custom Edge Detailing
With the range of users taking advantage of the new recreational
opportunities afforded by youth parks, we have seen some challenges to strong construction and durability. Skateboards, bmx,
and inline, all have an impact on the park and it is critical to provide
a ‘heavy-duty’ finish so that the park maintains a safe and ‘new’
feeling for many years. One of the main issues related to park
degradation is weak edges. These edges exist on all concrete features, either at coping, or on steel edged ledges.
One innovation that was brought about due to concrete damage
from bmx ‘pegs’, was the alteration of our coping detail. We now
utilize heavy gauge steel plates welded to the top of coping (with
the appropriate offset for ‘locking-on’), set flush in the outer deck of
the park. This provides a consistent and heavy wear plate for the
extended pegs of modified bmx. This innovation does not affect
the skateability of a park, but enhances the long-term wear of the
concrete.
Site Specific Design
Concurrent Engineering
Skatepark Shaping
Custom Edge Detailing
Concrete Mix Design
Skate friendly Amenities
Website Portal
Another innovation in edge detailing is the use of custom poured
concrete edges. The construction team prepares a number of
forms that replicate the concrete edges of surrounding seat walls
and ledges. These ‘concrete coping’ elements are bolted into place
where traditionally we have placed steel edging. This element provides a true ‘street’ feel. Skaters have commented that they appreciate some elements within the park that allow them to have a true
concrete grind edge. This concrete element can be changed after
a period of heavy wear, without large cost or time expenditure. The
result is a park that feels ‘new’ for an extended period of time.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Concrete Mix Design
Site Specific Design
The park must be formed correctly, prepared, shaped, and finished. It is
extremely important however, not to overlook the concrete mix design. Too
often, design specifications will call for a simple 28-32mpa concrete for all
skatepark features. We have found that specific mix designs for elements such
as the bowl or near vertical transitions are important to the long-term durability
and seamless finishing of the park.
NLS and VDZ vary the mix design for street features vs. high transition bowl
features. This variation has been discussed at length with the Concrete Ready
Mix Association of British Columbia. In developing parks across Canada,
we partnered with the Association to develop a Skatepark Specific Mix. This
mix is proprietary to New Line’s construction system and without incurring any
additional cost, the park will have a smoother finish and higher strength and
wear qualities.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Concurrent Engineering
Skatepark Shaping
Custom Edge Detailing
Concrete Mix Design
Skate friendly Amenities
Website Portal
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Skate Friendly Amenities
In planning the design of any high use park, the key to success
is to make all elements within the immediate boundary of the
park durable and ‘skateable’ or ‘rideable’.
We have found
that design modification of park benches, trash receptacles,
and even signage, will provide a long-lasting, durable venue
where nothing is off-limits. In actuality the entire park, including
surrounding amenities are included in the rideable terrain.
Site Specific Design
Concurrent Engineering
Skatepark Shaping
Custom Edge Detailing
Concrete Mix Design
Skate friendly Amenities
Website Portal
Accomplishing this task is no small feat. There has to be careful
planning to ensure that conflicts do not occur between park users,
spectators, and others who may be using other amenities located
at the park site. Simple changes to traditional amenities can provide
a host of ‘street features’ for park users that closely resemble street
furnishings and other traditional urban obstacles. By planning for
this impact, the long term success of the park is improved.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
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Website Portal Communication
Site Specific Design
We know how important it is for youth, staff, and stakeholders to
stay in close communication throughout the planning, design, and
construction phases of the project. In an effort to improve communication between ourselves, the user group and staff, we have
developed a confidential web portal.
Concurrent Engineering
Youth and community will be able to login to our site and access
correspondence, photos, reports, etc. This tool has also proven
itself to be invaluable for stakeholders who cannot attend all meetings. Memos, minutes, and reports will be posted and persons
wishing to make a contribution will be able to do so.
Skate friendly Amenities
Skatepark Shaping
Custom Edge Detailing
Concrete Mix Design
Website Portal
The site is configured to be updated daily or as required by the
project. Users will find themselves checking in regularly. This is
another way of building community and ownership over the park,
and has garnered positive feedback from all of our clients.
Check us out!
log on to www.vdz.ca
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
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725 King Street West, Suite 302
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Project Understanding
The residents of Tillsonburg have determined that a concrete skatepark facility would
be a welcomed addition to the existing parks network. Council and Staff have supported this project with the designation of a site and commitment of funding for the
development of the facility. It is also understood that a local group of ‘action sports’
enthusiasts, community leaders and parents have mobilized to advocate for the new
development and help raise additional funds.
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
The designated site for the project is a vacant area near the Tillsonburg Community
& Tender Assistance
Centre. Some foreseeable site considerations include integrating the park tactfully into
the existing natural landscape and ensuring the park’s design compliments the flow of Construction Administration
users engaging in the surrounding multi use areas of the park.
Maintenance & Lifespan
Our design team has had some preliminary communication with members of the local
Budgetary Constraints
skate/bike community. The users are a large, diverse group of youth comprised mainly
of skateboarders, BMX riders and some inline skaters. Within each group there are
a variety of styles, disciplines and ability levels, each with their own unique technical
requirements.
Based on this information, the park should provide fun and challenging opportunities
for skateboard, BMX and other ‘action sports’ athletes. Park terrain should contain a
mixture of ‘real street’ and ‘modern park’ features with an orientation towards beginner
to advanced level users. Considerations will also be given for the opportunity for users
to grow and progress in their skills. The design of this facility should also take into consideration the possibility of hosting competitive events. Skateparks are also amazing
family facilities and great to watch! Attention must be given to areas for spectators.
The total project budget has been estimated between $100,000 to $125,000. Submitted design fees must ensure the creation of a concept design, completion of working
drawings, tender preparation assistance and a thorough construction administration
program. Information on the proponent’s public consultation process should be provided, although this portion of the project will likely be undertaken by Town Staff. In
addition, the design process shall allow for the project to be completed in phases and
accommodate potential expansion/additional amenities if further funding and/or in kind
donations be realized.
Finally, it is understood that the entire development process should be undertaken
in close collaboration with local youth, Municipal Staff and surrounding community.
These stakeholders must be respected and well understood by the design team.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
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725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Our Approach
Our team will approach this project from a collaborative point of view. We will
engage the park users and surrounding community throughout the development
process and bring a professional, organized and fun attitude. The design journey
is important and our approach is inclusive. We want Tillsonburg’s youth and affected stakeholders to truly feel a part of the solution.
Our strategy provides for ample opportunity to provide meaningful input. If a
member of the community cannot attend one of our interactive public design workshops/open house sessions, then we will encourage them to contact us through
email or the web portal that will be specifically developed for this project. Our
work with countless communities across Canada has illustrated how important this
facility will be for the youth and community as a whole. We will spare no resource
to ensure that the experience of designing and building the park is as rewarding as
using the final product!
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Conce
Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
The design team will work to create a truly compelling facility, fulfilling the needs
and desires of local users while attracting visitors from across the region. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing ‘signature’ skatepark form, site integration, and aesthetic detailing to provide optimal function for park users/visitors while
creating a unique and genuine sense of place in the spirit of Tillsonburg’s culture
and ‘feel’. The result will be a ‘one of a kind’ skatepark that respects existing site
parameters and illustrates consistency in vision for the overall parks development
plan.
Our team will offer a simple project structure and a single point of accountability
under the Project Director, Mark van der Zalm. With NLS VDZ offices and key project staff in Toronto, we will also provide strong regional knowledge and resources
for heightened project understanding, prompt response, and cost effectiveness.
As the most experienced skatepark design-build team in Canada, we also look
forward to delivering the highest quality proprietary design and construction technology available as well as the tools/resources required to secure valuable - and
often necessary - grant funding. Finally, our team will work closely with the Town
of Tillsonburg to identify and incorporate valuable ‘in kind’ donations throughout
the development process when possible.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
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725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Our Approach....
Our team has been through the process of turning Skatepark dreams into reality. We are currently involved with various concrete parks across Canada, the
United States, and Western Europe. Although community issues relating to
this park will be truly unique to Tillsonburg and surrounding area, there will be
some consistency and overlap with communities that we are currently working
with (in Ontario: Saugeen Shores, City of Toronto, Brockville, Hamilton, Chatham Kent, London, Halton Hills, Erin, Brantford). We see this as the strength of
our team. We will bring knowledge gained from our experience in communities
throughout Canada and will apply where appropriate.
Our scope of work will be split into 3 distinct phases: Public Consultation &
Concept Design, Technical Drawings & Tender Assistance and Construction
Administration. We are prepared to begin working with the community on
concept design immediately and proceed to each consecutive design phase
upon approval from the Town. Please review the following sections for an of
outline key aspects within each phase.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Conce
Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
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725 King Street West, Suite 302
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Public Consultation & Concept Design
Public Consultation Program:
Project Understanding
The Town of Tillsonburg has made a significant contribution by offering of a site
and partial financing for this important youth project. It is critical at this point to
bring together all stakeholders. The design team will meet with the Municipality,
the Skatepark Development Committee and other interested youth/community
members through a series of key stakeholder gatherings and ‘all are welcome’
public open houses/design workshops. These sessions will allow us introduce
our team and establish open lines of communication for future design work.
Our Approach
We will showcase many of the park projects that we have been involved in
throughout North America and conduct our internationally recognized ‘Skateparks 101’ presentation/workshop series. Each meeting will allow Tillsonburg to
discuss design goals and issues relating to the new development for the eventual purpose of defining the final design vision. This will ensure key Municipal
stakeholders, the community at large and avid skateboarders alike are informed
and truly engaged in the project. Our experience has proven that this active
participation is crucial in community building and the development of a true
sense of ownership - ultimately leading to the success of the skatepark.
Maintenance & Lifespan
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Budgetary Constraints
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725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Public Consultation & Concept Design...
‘Skateparks 101’ Public Information/Input Sessions
and Youth Design Workshops:
Through the ‘Skateparks 101’ program we can get down to business! We will provide accurate and comprehensive project information to the entire community and discuss the true desires of the
youth/user groups. The program is made up of main 2 sessions:
Session 1 will consist of an interactive powerpoint presentation
designed to introduce the world of modern skateparks and the ‘action sports’ they facilitate. Presenters will focus on dispelling myth
from reality and provide a compelling exploration highlighting the
function, look, and ‘feel’ of modern skateparks and their affect on
the community. Presentation materials will draw heavily on over 80
similar concrete skatepark developments (complete with photos)
from across Ontario and North America. A question and answer
session will follow along with the opportunity for stakeholders to
submit written feedback on development priorities.
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
Following the Q&A, youth and other interested stakeholders will
be invited to discuss details of the park design as it relates to the
construction realities of the Tillsonburg site. This usually consists of
a smaller group that will be led through a combination of discussion,
drawing, writing, and modeling specific park features/program ideas
under the guidence of one of our experienced design leaders. 3D
computer renderings will be used to assist in generating the chosen
design direction.
We will take information from this session back to our studio to
develop the park program and design concepts. During this time
in progress sketches and other pertinent information will be posted
our online forum to gain additional feedback. Our experience has
shown us that one dominant concept will begin to emerge through
this process. However, having alternative layouts with variations
on obstacles/elements suggested by the youth/community will help
build consensus and provide another opportunity for youth to ‘make
the final decisions’. Design concepts will be transformed into 3 dimensional presentation renderings for a second public open house/
review with the committee and stakeholders.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Public Consultation & Concept Design...
Session 2 will consist of a second presentation illustrating how the Tillsonburg
skatepark will look and function through the use of advanced 3D computer generated images and colour presentation panels. Presenters will guide the community
through important details of the design as it relates to the requests of the users/
community and the specific site (at this point, we will also encourage youth to assist
in presenting). Again, a question and answer session will follow along with the opportunity for the community to submit written feedback. Following the Q&A, youth
and other interested stakeholders will be invited to discuss refining details of the
facility design in a similar format to the initial workshop.
Feedback gained from session 2 will be incorporated into the final design. Completed amendments will be posted on our online forum and sent back to the Town
and Skatepark Development Commitee. Once we have consensus on the final
design, we will proceed with detailed concept development plans and cost estimations.
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
Experience with past projects has shown that the entire public consultation
process is more than adequately accomplished through 4 primary meetings
in total - 2 at the committee/key stakeholder level and 2 in an ‘all are welcome’
open house format. If the need/opportunity arises for additional meetings, they
are often included at no additional charge by scheduling on a similar timeline to the
primary sessions. All meetings will be facilitated by an NLS/VDZ Principal or
Project Coordinator - all with 10 + years of skatepark development experience
working with youth and Municipalities across North America and Europe.
Please review our methodology (page 26) for more information on each step of this
phase.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Design Development Considerations:
Project Understanding
All program elements must be integrated with the site and address
the needs of the user group. Our team will work diligently to create
a sense of excitement and an outlet for positive youthful energy and
expression. Key considerations that we will use to evaluate and test
new ideas include:
- User conflicts/park flow/skate park program development
- Integration with site conditions
- Views from adjacent properties and facilities
- Noise reduction
- Park development/range of obstacles/features
- Accessibility to various skill levels, ages, and genders
- Structural considerations
- Cost analysis
- Places for socializing
- Attractive and challenging ‘hang-out space’ for teens
- Parking
- Access to shelter, washrooms, food, water
- CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design)
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
Some anticipated elements for the Tillsonburg park include:
1. Hybrid street skatepark including: a variety of ledges, rails,
banks, transitions, and stairs - a reflection of the urban environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on Skatepark form and
attracting tourists to a park with ‘signature’ elements.
2. A blended landscape surrounding the skatepark to encourage
family day-use and spectator viewing.
3. Teen ‘hang-out’ socialization space: developed space for positive social activity.
Site Considerations:
Site integration is a key focus of our group. Our team will work to
provide a finished skate park design that genuinely respects the
site and creates a ‘sense of place’. Removal of existing, unwanted
terrain will be done in a way that minimizes unnecessary and undesirable impacts. Protection of significant vegetation, and other site
resources will be a priority.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Technical Drawings & Tender Assistance
Project Understanding
The technical drawings and details for the project are of critical importance.
Our team takes this task very seriously and we challenge ourselves to create
informative, illustrative, and comprehensive drawing packages. Our goal is
to eliminate any and all ambiguity in the drawing package to help ensure a
very clear tender and construction process. Costly addendums, extra’s, and
site instruction reports must be avoided to ensure that project budgets are
realized.
Our technical planning and details for this project will create a comprehensive drawing package for tender. We will accompany these drawings with
specifications that relate directly and specifically to youth park construction.
We will assist the purchasing department in the preparation of prequalification documents, tender form, and tender administration. We take pride in
achieving clarity in our technical drawings and in communicating with potential bidders/contractors.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
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Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Construction Administration
Once site selection has been achieved and the design drawings
have been converted into technical details the park must be built.
Our team works well with contractors and sets a structured schedule of site meetings and reviews to ensure that communication is
maintained throughout the project duration. We understand that
the Town of Tillsonburg will act as project manager for construction. We will set a schedule of site reviews at the beginning - middle - and end of the project. These reviews will be done to certify
quality and compliance with the specifications.
Our team has vast experience with skatepark construction
both from a consultant and contractor standpoint. This exposure to both realms of project management gives our team a
unique perspective and allows us to communicate with authority
and knowledge on all aspects of youth park construction. It is essential to review work regularly to ensure that the Town of Tillsonburg receives a quality product and specifications are met as per
the contract documents.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
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Maintenance & lifespan
Skateparks are probably the BEST investment a community can
make. In our experience we have found that communities have
limited maintenance to perform on each facility. Litter is the primary concern and regular staffing must be allotted towards litter
removal and clean-up. The second largest maintenance factor
relating to youth parks is graffiti. Depending on the Municipality’s
stance or policy, there will be a requirement to remove offensive
graffiti even if the city opts to allow some tasteful graffiti art within
the confines of the park.
With proper maintenance and care youth park facilities can last
for decades. We have seen parks built in the late 60’s in Canada
that continue to see high volume of youth traffic and are still considered to be in good shape. With annual maintenance of cracks
or irregularities in some finishes, this park will last for many years
to come.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
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725 King Street West, Suite 302
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Budgetary Constraints
Our team has been involved with the majority of concrete skatepark
developments across the nation in 2005/2006. Our experience with
tendered contracts in early 2006 tells us that a total project budget
of approximately $100,000 -$125,000 will likely correspond to a ‘hyrbrid’ (combining street and transition terrain) skatepark size of 3.500
- 5000 sqft. Specific site conditions, local construction costs, and the
park program chosen by youth and community will ultimately affect
the final total square footage. Our team is committed to working with
the community to design to the intended budget.
This park will become the centre of ‘action sports’ in the region and
will stand as an example to surrounding communities of what is possible when youth, consultants, and Municipal Staff work together.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
Project Understanding
Our Approach
Public Consultation
& Concept Design
Technical Drawings
& Tender Assistance
Construction Administration
Maintenance & Lifespan
Budgetary Constraints
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Methodology
Task
1.
P h a s e 1 : P u b l i c Consultation and Concept Design
Specific Objective
Timeline/Deliverables
Start up Meeting / Program Review (Initial Meeting)
The consulting team will meet with Municipal representatives and other key
stakeholders to review the intended program for the skatepark development. At
this time, project goals and objectives will be confirmed, timelines set, processes
reviewed, and lines of communication established.
The consulting team will also work with the Town to obtain and review all
available base data for the approved site. Detailed site survey and geotechnical
information will be obtained as well as other pertinent data related to grades,
irrigation, existing vegetation, current and future site development. This base
information will serve as the framework for all future design work. Our team witll
fill in the ‘gaps’ where necessary.
2.
3.
Week 1
(Morning/Afternoon)
Meeting minutes
key contact Information
Base data will be
reviewed with the
Town of Tillsonburg
Create Base Maps and site analysis drawings:
Digital files sent to
Municipality
Using information gleaned from task one, the design team will prepare base
maps from which all future design work will be based. This is critical to ensure
that design development adheres to an accurate site specific data set and the
design team does not encounter unexpected site conditions later in the detail
design phase.
Base maps will be
reviewed with the
Municipal Staff
via conference call
or in person meeting
‘Skateparks 101’Open House / Public Input Session and Youth Design
Workshop (1 of 2):
Week 1
(Afternoon/Evening)
Prior to engaging in additional conceptual design development, the consulting
team will conduct a design workshop. This workshop usually takes place in
the evening at a time convenient to both parents and youth. The workshop will
consist of an oral presentation, power point review of youth park development
and current trends in skatepark development in North America.
Prepare and conduct workshop. Our
team will ensure
that all youth and
community have
an opportunity to
be heard. (early
evening)
This is a useful information session for parents and stakeholders who wish to learn
more about skateparks and the ‘action sports’ phenomenon. A comprehensive,
‘hands-on’ workshop, consisting of drawing, writing, and modeling specific park
features will be held with the youth after the formal presentations.
Area businesses, parents, youth, and staff will benefit from this meeting.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Methodology
Task
4.
5.
P h a s e 1 : P u b l i c Consultation and Concept Design
Specific Objective
Timeline/Deliverables
Begin development of alternate design concepts
The consulting team will gather information from the youth workshop sessions and
our online forum to begin developing design concept alternatives. Our experience
has shown us that one dominant concept will begin to emerge through this process.
However, having alternative layouts with variations on obstacles suggested by
the youth/community will help build consensus and provide another opportunity
for youth to ‘make the final decisions’.
in-progress design
sketches will be
placed on our website so that youth
can stay informed
and ‘engaged’
‘Skateparks 101’Pulbic Open House / Youth Design Refinement Workshop
(2 of 2)
Week 6
(Afternoon/Evening)
Two and three dimensional design concepts will be brought back to Municipal
Staff and the skatepark committee for review and discussion. It is important to
have this session to help the youth communicate their ideas and desires for ‘Final
Refinement’ of proposed designs. It is also critical to allow for public involvement
and suggestions to ensure a holistic design process.
Presentation and
work shop by VDZ/
NLS Coordination
Staff
From this session we will proceed with a final design concept development.
6.
7.
Budget Planning
Week 6
(Morning/Afternoon)
The consulting team will meet with Key Stakeholders and Municipal Staff to
review the concept development and discuss budgetary issues. The concept
design will continue to be refined and the cost implications of the preferred
concept will be evaluated
Class ‘C’ cost estimate prepared and
sent to Municipality
for discussion
Concept Refinement of Preferred Alternative
Any modifications as a result of the concept review and budget planning, will
be made and the final design concept will be completed.
Progress meeting
with staff
Contact with any additional stakeholders (ie. art installments) will be made to
incorporate their suggestions
We will update our plans so that the park concept is dimensionally correct
and that technical drawings can proceed with ease in the next phase of
development.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Methodology
van der Zalm + associates inc.
P h a s e 1 : P u b l i c Consultation and Concept Design
Task
Specific Objective
Timeline/Deliverables
8.
Continue Design Refinement
in-progress design
sketches will be
placed on our website so that youth
can stay informed
and ‘engaged’.
9.
It is critical at this stage to move swiftly towards a very detailed development
concept. This will include conceptual site grading, pedestrian integration, lighting,
and aesthetic qualities - materials.
Budget planning
The refined design concept will be evaluated for costs to ensure that the design
team is on the correct path for final completion. Class B level cost estimate will
be submitted at this time.
Class B level cost
estimate sent for
review by Municipality
The consulting team will deliver a concept drawing set: These drawings will be
of sufficient detail to swiftly convert into technical detail drawings.
Methodology
1.
2.
P h a s e 2 : Tec h n i cal Drawings and Tender Assistance
Begin Working Drawings
We will begin work in earnest to complete the technical specifications and
working drawings for the Youth park project. We anticipate a timeframe of 4
weeks until we can submit 80% complete drawings for discussion and review
with staff.
Complete Working Drawings / Assist with Tender Preparation
The technical design team will complete all construction detailing,
construction documents and construction specifications for the skatepark
project. Final drawings will be sent for review by the Town of Tillsonburg. We
will work with the purchasing dept. to ensure that our front end tender form
can ‘dovetail’ with existing contract documentation.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
An 80% complete
set of drawings will
be sent for discussion with engineering and parks.
Week 10
(Morning/Afternoon)
Final construction
drawings package
and specification
set will be sent to
the Town of Tillsonburg
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Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Methodology
Task
1.
2.
van der Zalm + associates inc.
P h a s e 3 : C o n s t r u ction Administration
Specific Objective
Timeline/Deliverables
Presentation to Contractors
All interested contractors will be invited to a tender presentation. Contractors
will receive detailed information regarding the recommended construction
process, techniques, and tolerances for the purpose of providing the most
accurate bids possible.
Power Point
Presentation Supplied by VDZ/NLS
Construction Supervision
Week 14 - completion
Members of the Construction Administration team will meet with the contracted
project manager to oversee and advise at the ‘first pour’ and other critical
construction milestones (approximately 3 - 4) throughout the project’s duration.
Administration staff will ensure construction specifications are adequately
satisfied and report to the Town’s Project manager on progress as it relates
to the intended design requirements.
3 - 4 Site Meetings
1. First Pour
2. 50% completion
3. Substantial
completion
4. Final completion
Minutes for all meetings
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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Sample Design Direction 1:
New Line Skateparks Inc.
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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New Line Skateparks Inc.
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Sample Design Direction 2:
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
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van der Zalm + associates inc.
Fee Schedule
Tillsonburg Skatepark
Phase 1: Public Consultation & Concept Design
Site Analysis
Community Consultation
Presentation materials for all meetings
Meetings with staff & committee to review progress
Final concept boards and illustrative drawings in digital format.
$ 4,150.00
Phase 2: Technical Drawings & Tender Assistance
Detailed design development
Prepare technical specifications
Tender Preparation
$ 4,100.00
Phase 3: Construction Administration
Presentation to Contractors
Construction Administration
$ 5,250.00
Project Total (Excluding GST)
$ 13,500.00
Outlined fees include all travel (5 project visits) and disbursements. Included printing consists of 1 colour presentation panel and 5 sets of working drawings + written specifications.
Based on our experience with over 80 concrete skatepark developments across North America, we have allotted
ample project hours and project visits to more than adequately complete the scope of work at hand. However,
should additional project hours/visits to requested by the Town, the following fees will apply.
$105/hr - Mark van der Zalm (Landscape Architect)
$85/hr - RJ Dueck (Senior Cost Estimation)
$90/hr - Kyle Dion (Skatepark Designer)
$90/hr - Qiang Shan (Architect)
$50/hr - Matt Lundin (Senior Draftsman)
$65/hr - Trevor Morgan (Youth Liaison)
$85/hr - Jay McIntyre (Engineering Technologist)
$65/hr - Ariel Stagni (Project Coordinator)
Additional Project Visits: $700 per day - may be negotiated based on services required for visit
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
32
New Line Skateparks Inc.
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Insurance...
New Line Skateparks Inc.
11789 203rd Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 4T8
P 604.882.0605 F 604.882.0665
url: www.newlineskateparks.com
email: [email protected]
van der Zalm + associates inc.
Suite one, 8938, 192nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia, V4N 3W8
P 604.882.0024 F 604.882.0042
url: www.vdz.ca
email: [email protected]
New Line Skateparks Inc. / van der Zalm + associates inc. - Ontario Offices
725 King Street West, Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W9
33