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Table of Contents................................................................ iii
Acknowledgements.............................................................iv

Summary............................................................................... 1
Study Purpose................................................................ 1
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Goals of the Study........................................................ 2


Study Process and Timeline.......................................... 3

Existing Facility Assessments............................................... 4


Summary......................................................................... 4
Facility Condition Assessments..................................... 6
Facility Program Needs................................................ 8

Recommendations............................................................. 10
Recommendations Budget Summary........................ 12

Facility Investment List....................................................... 14


Facility Investment List................................................. 16

Site Diagrams..................................................................... 22

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Acknowledgements Summary
EAST GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL STUDY PURPOSE
The East Grand Forks Civic Center, originally built in
Mayor Steve Gander
1974, serves as the home of the East Grand Forks Green
Mark Olstad, Council President
Wave hockey programs as well as youth hockey and
Chad Grassel, Council Vice-President
figure skating for the community. The buildings structure
Marc DeMers
has undergone many larger construction projects and
Dale Helms
renovations through its history, but limited improvements
Tim Johnson
have been made to the arena’s ice plant. The current rink
Clarence Vetter
is served by an indirect flooded R22/glycol system with
Tim Riopelle
air-cooled condensers. The R22 plant is currently working
as intended, but does require annual maintenance and
EAST GRAND FORKS CITY STAFF is at an age that various components are at risk of fail-
David Murphy, City Administrator ing at any time. The arena floor, installed in 1993, has a
Reid Huttunen, Parks & Recreation Superintendent subfloor heating system, but that is no longer working as Civic Center Arena
Mark Dragich, Recreation Supervisor intended and it is unknown for how long it has not been
Brian Larson, Arena Maintenance Supervisor working.

The VFW Memorial Arena, originally built in 1982,


PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION serves both the youth figure skating and youth hockey
Tom McDonald community. The VFW Memorial Arena has one rink
Mark McDonald (85’x190’) with a seating capacity for approximately
Nick Bowen 500 people. The building structure has remained largely
Brian S. Larson the same since a locker room addition was completed
Marla Wolfe in the early 1990’s, and the arena’s ice plant was re-
placed with a used ice plant in 1997 following major
flooding. The current ice rink is served by a direct R22
system with water and air cooled condensers. The direct
R22 compressors have been re-built in the last year and
are currently working as expected. Various parts of the
systems such as the direct filled pump barrels, solenoids, VFW Arena
and water tanke for the conensers have needed regular
maintenance in recent years and are all condisered to be
at risk of failing at any time. The arena floor is original
with the building and at 37 years old is no longer cost
effective to operate (25 years is typical).

The purpose of this study is to further evaluate the


conditions of the existing facilities, the ice systems, and
the long term programmatic needs for arena space for
the East Grand Forks Community. R-22 will no longer be
imported into or manufactured in the U.S. after 2020,
so now is the time to evaluate how these buildings and
systems should be addressed for the long term needs of
the community.

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GOALS OF THE STUDY
1. Review and consider the viability of the existing
ice floor for possible reuse. This may affect the ability
to install underfloor heating piping.

2. Consider alternative refrigeration solutions for


R-22 at the Civic Center.

3. Consider the addition of a 2nd ice sheet at the


Civic Center (public access, player access, locker rooms,
home team lockers, resurfacer access, tournament use,
full building accessibility).

4. Review the structure and access to the current


Civic locker room areas (accessibility is critical, facility
needs to be easy to use). STUDY PROCESS AND TIMELINE
The Arena Feasibility Study was developed between July
5. Review the VFW needs and consider the facility and November of 2019. Below is a graphic timeline of
for turf conversion (needs to be effective, simple, and the study process to date, as well as anticipated public
flexible). and stakeholder meetings in the future.

2019
JUN
2019
JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT/NOV OCT/NOV

SELECTION FACILITY ASSESSMENTS


SELECTION FACILITY ASSESSMENTS FINAL RECOMMENDATION(S) FINAL RECOMMENDATION(S)
JUNE JUNE DEVELOP OPTIONS DEVELOP OPTIONS
• Recommendation to Council • Recommendation to Council
JULY JULY AUGUST AUGUST SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER OCTOBER OCTOBER
• Council approval • Council•approval
Project kick-off meeting • Project •kick-off meeting • Present• initial
Present initial assessment to committee Committee
assessment
to reviewto committee • Committee
initial Master Plan • Updates
to review
to initial
draft Master Plan • Updates to draft
• Develop goals/initial priorities • Develop
• Reviewgoals/initial priorities
initial/possible options • Review initial/possible
draft options draft
• Contract • Contract • Schedule • Schedule
• Discuss timelines for • Discuss timelines for • Review final draft with Steering • Review final draft with Steering
• Facility tours/walk-thrus • Facility tours/walk-thrus
improvements, if applicable • JLG to review
improvements, if applicable
draft and comments with• JLG to review
Committee
draft and comments with Committee
• JLG to get relevant background info• JLG to get relevantdraft
• Develop background
of facilityinfo
assessment• Develop draft of facility assessment Steering Committee Steering Committee
(existing drawings, etc. from City) (existing drawings, etc. from
• Building City)
Condition • Building on feedback, JLG to complete• Based on feedback, JLG to complete
• Based Condition NOVEMBER NOVEMBER
• Life Safety • Life Safety
initial draft of assessment and optionsinitial draft of assessment and options
• Committee identification • Committee identification
• MEP • MEP • Final document presented to Council,
• Final
with document presented to Council, with
• Ice Systems • Ice
• Review
Systems options/priorities with the • Review options/priorities with the Committee recommendations Committee recommendations
• Schedule facility tours • Schedule facility tours
• Accessibility • Accessibility
Committee Committee
• Develop draft of priorities/deferred • Develop draft of priorities/deferred
maintenance list maintenance list

COUNCIL MEETING(S) COUNCIL MEETING(S) STEERING STEERING


STEERING STEERING
STEERING STEERING STEERINGCOUNCIL MEETING STEERING COUNCIL MEETING
COMMITTEE COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE
MEETING MEETING
MEETING MEETING
MEETING MEETING MEETING MEETING

SCHEDULE SCHEDULE
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EAST GRAND FORKS, MN EAST GRAND FORKS, MN
Existing Facility Assessments
SUMMARY FINDINGS CIVIC CENTER NEEDS: VFW NEEDS:
The facility assessments of the Civic Center Arena and The condition of the ice systems is the biggest factor in • Lack of accessibility to the ice rink floor for the public • Poor exterior drainage and need of more parking
the VFW Arena cover two different aspects. The first is deciding the next steps for these facilities. Both systems and for players to and from the lockers. Not enough spaces.
the physical condition of each facility, which consists of are aging, and are due for major repairs or replacement available accessible parking or ADA viewing areas. • Water tightness of roof at the corners of the arena,
the various categories highlighted below: in the near future. Both systems use R-22 refrigeration sys- • Size and quantity of the lockers is lacking for the installation of additional gutters at the north end,
tems. This type of system is no longer a viable type of space. The location of the lockers is also not ideal. and installation of insulation at the exterior walls (in-
SITE IMPROVEMENTS system to install in today’s arena facilities due to the phas- • Egress width of aisles and main concourse width are terior permiter side).
ENVELOPE ing out of R-22 due to environmental and safety concerns narrow. • Floor finishes in need of replacement, both in condi-
CODE COMPLIANCE/ADA (see appendix page 73 for more information). • The building is not sprinkled (required by today’s tion and type of space (non-porous floors required
SAFETY code requirements due to type and size of building). in public restrooms and concessions).
INTERIOR AND FINISHES Because both systems are in need of replacement soon, • Major mechanical items in need of replacement (air • The building is not sprinkled.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY there is an opportunity to consolidate the system and handling units, one water heater, lower level furnac- • Major mechanical items in need of replacement
MECHANICAL rinks at one location, which would be less expensive to es). (water heaters, insulated plumbing, natural gas hot
ELECTRICAL/I.T./TECHNOLOGY operate long term. The direct cost of replacing the sys- • Major electrical items in need of replacement (main water boilers, main arena air handling unit, proper
ICE SYSTEMS tem and rink floor at the VFW to an ammonia system is service and distribution, flourescent lighting replace- ventilation at lockers and auxiliary spaces).
MAJOR PROJECT/RENOVATION approximately $1.2 million. The direct cost of replace- ment, expand emergency lighting and fire alarm sys- • Major electrical item needs (lighting replacement,
ment of the ice system at the Civic Center (no rink floor tem, no security cameras or card access). expansion of emergency lights, install security sys-
These categories are each highlighted with a color des- replacement) is approximately $650 thousand. For com- tems, install fire alarm/voice notification systems).
ignation that corresponds to items listed in the investment parison, a consolidated system (one system serving two
matrix (see pages 20-23), and are used a visual guide to rinks) would have a direct cost of about $825,000 dol-
illustrate the type of improvement. lars, with about $550,000 for a second ice rink floor. The
latter option is roughly $450-500 thousand less in terms
The second area studied were the program needs as of ice system replacement costs.
identified by steering committee meetings, meetings with
the parks and recreation staff, and confirmation of di- In terms of structure and envelope, both facilities are in
mensions and space layouts during site visits. good condition , with some recommended modifications
needed to the VFW. The following are other major defi-
These two aspects have been investigated together to ciency items at each facility:
help determine the best approach for addressing the
major concerns and deficiencies in these buildings - with
the goal of how to best address these in a manner that
provides a long term solution for the community.

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Civic Center Condition Assessment
Year Built 1973 Square Footage 65,400 SF Additions/Renovations 2006,2015 Seating Capacity 3,400
VFW Arena Condition Assessment
Year Built 1982 Square Footage 45,725 SF Additions/Renovations ~1992 Seating Capacity 500

SITE IMPROVEMENTS • Consider cost effective long term option to replace SITE IMPROVEMENTS • Majority of building is heated through electric unit
• Parking lot paving and drainage is in poor condition. the electric heating source to hot water heating plant • Poor drainage at the NW corner of the building, heaters.
• Ineqdequate number of ADA parking spaces and with high efficiency boilers. should be addressed to prevent water from seeping • Two natural gas hot water boilers for ice rink are 30
some of the current designated spaces are on the ELECTRICAL/I.T./TECHNOLOGY into foundation and floor. Water flows under doors years old and not operational.
drive with a cross slope greater than 2%. • Original 1970’s 480V electrical service and in heavy rain events. • Ice rink has a dedicated air handling unit, original to
• There is positive drainage around the building. distribution is ready for upgrade. • Ground heaving at the north and east exterior doors the building. No air conditioning.
prevents these doors from opening in the winter. • Building auxiliary spaces (lockers, restrooms) are not
ENVELOPE • Lighting throughout is mostly flourescent. Many areas
in need of an upgrade. The Arena has updated high- • Lack of parking, and parking lot lighting. being provided with ventilation air. Lobby restrooms
• The wall panel and trim is in good condition, but
bay LEDs that are in great condition do not have exhaust installed. Locker room exhaust
damaged and dented near grade. ENVELOPE
• Emergency lighting needs to be expanded to does not have airflow rates that meet current code
• The closure trim at the NE concourse door shows • North Facade: Gutters need to be added at the
properly cover the spaces. requirements.
corrosion. roof to keep water away from eroding soil at grade.
• No card access installed. • Very limited temperature control systems.
• Window sealant (south facade) is brittle and • Generally, exterior stoop/slabs are heaved and
discolored. • No security cameras are installed. noticeable gaps at the building edge. ELECTRICAL/I.T./TECHNOLOGY
• There is a louver right at grade on the west end that • Some areas are missing fire alarms. The current fire • Overall, exterior brick is in good condition. • Existing services and power distribution were
has potential for water to get into the building. Patch alarm system does not support voice notification • Noticeable areas of water leaking at the NW and replaced/refurbished after the 1997 flood and in
or relocate. which is now required for assembly occupancies in SW corners of the main arena space. good condition.
• Overall, the building envelope is in good condition. MN. • Exterior walls of arena space are not insulated. • Lighting throughout is mostly flourescent.
CODE COMPLIANCE/ADA ICE SYSTEMS • Very limited automatic lighting controls.
CODE COMPLIANCE/ADA • Emergency lighting needs to be expanded.
• Lacking ideal quantity of designated accessible • Existing system is an indirect R-22/glycol refigeration • Public restrooms at the Lobby do not have adequate
seating in the arena. “stick built” system that is 45 years old. • No card access installed.
clearances.
• Narrow egress width at the main concourse. Aisle • Compressor 1 replaced in 2008, Compressor 2 was • No security cameras are installed.
• The ramp in the lobby to access the arena is too
widths at seating are also about 6” narrower than replaced in 2015 and the air-cooled condensers • No fire alarm/voice notification system in building.
steep for proper wheelchair access.
code required, and no hand rails are provided. were replaced in 2012. The electrical motor control • Rubber flooring in concessions is porous and not ICE SYSTEMS
• No accessible route (elevator or other) provided to center, pumps, and other equipment appears to be an acceptable material for commercial kitchen • Existing system is a direct R-22 refigeration system
the rink level. original equipment. applications. manufactured by Holmstem Ice Rinks installed after
• Ice rink floor was replaced in 1993 (26 years old) the 1997 flood, and was a used system at the time
INTERIOR AND FINISHES • Door knobs are not ADA compliant.
and has exceeded its 25 year life expectancy. • No ADA stalls at locker room/public restrooms. of installation and nearing 25 year life expectancy.
• Finishes in recent renovated areas are in good
Given its age and failed subfloor heating system, • No elevator access to second floor spaces (weight • The ice rink floor is original to the facility that was
condition.
the City should plan to replace the rink floor in the room area, offices). built in 1982 and has lasted much longer than
• Finishes in the locker room areas on the lower level
near future to assure reliability and performance, expected.
(east side) are in fair or below average condition.
especially if the ice system will be extended beyond INTERIOR AND FINISHES
• There is some paint that is bubbling on the perimeter
6 months per year to prevent costly frost build up • Flooring is generally in below average condition.
walls of the main concourse.
under the ice rink floor. Rubber flooring is bubbling in several areas (including
• Dasher board system was installed in 2012. lobby) and can be a trip hazard. Carpet in the
MECHANICAL/INDOOR AIR QUALITY locker room at the lobby is worn. Arena floor is
• The building is not sprinkled. uneven and has noticeable bumps.
• Air handling units in the ice arena are starting to fail • Paint is peeling at NW, SE corners of the arena
and should be replaced. space, likely due to moisture.
• Replace 1997 water heater.
• Plumbing fixtures in older locker rooms do not MECHANICAL/INDOOR AIR QUALITY
meet current standards as stated in the Minnesota • The building is not sprinkled.
Plumbing Code. • The two main water heaters are 19 years old.
• Lower level furnaces (installed in 2006) serving the • Electric water heater servicing the lobby fixtures was
locker rooms should be scheduled for replacement in manufactured in 1997 and is due for replacement.
the next few years. • Existing domestic water piping is generally not
• Some lower level exhaust fans are original to the insulated throughout the building.
building, may need to be replaced soon. • Not all plumbing fixtures meet current Minnesota
Narrow egress width at Civic Center Arena. Plumbing Code standards.
VFW Arena floor.

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Civic Center Program Needs
Year Built 1973 Square Footage 65,400 SF Additions/Renovations 2006,2015 Seating Capacity 3,400
VFW Arena Program Needs
Year Built 1982 Square Footage 45,725 SF Additions/Renovations ~1992 Seating Capacity 500

ICE SHEET LOCKER ROOM NEEDS ARENA FLOOR - USE


• 200x85 (NHL size). • 13 total locker rooms needed: • Need for a multipurpose facility in East Grand Forks,
◦ 10 locker rooms. this has been identified as a possible location for this.
BOWL SEATING
▸ guest locker room @400 sf is ideal. • Consider replacing ice rink with field turf.
• The amount of seating is sufficient for tournaments
◦ 2 varsity locker rooms. • 4-lane running/walking track around the main field
and largest events.
◦ 1 figure skating locker room. turf area.
• Narrow aisles and no handrails at aisles. This is
• Ability to host baseball, softball, football, soccer,
problematic for people with mobility issues as well as PLAYER AREAS
golf, lacrosse, and track practices.
an egress safety issue. • Player and penalty rooms - not currently full size,
• No need for permanent seating, use aluminum roll-in
• No wheelchair seating at the ice level. Space undersized player bench.
as needed.
available at the south end to further evaluate this. • Weight room - enlarged room at facility available to
• Consider opportunities to bring natural light into the
all hockey and figure skating members.
CONCOURSE space.
• Training room currently has two sets of steps up and Indoor turf facility example.
• Concourse width is narrow, exspecially for the home
down to the players boxes, not ideal. SUPPORT SPACES
team side. There are also an insufficient number of
• Player’s entrance on the east end is problematic • Concessions area needs to be renovated with
ADA seating spaces.
(stairs down, not accessible at all). updated equipment. Can be used to serve possible
• Current press area locations are too low to see the
• Locker rooms downset a half-level on the east side of events with turf/track programming (tournaments,
entire ice sheet (televised games, etc.).
the building is also problematic. etc.)
• A typical game has 2 stations, big games have 4-6
• Space underneath the west arena seating is used for • Lobby restrooms need to be renovated to be ADA
stations.
game warm-ups and puck shooting, not ideal space compliant.
• For big games, makeshift platforms are installed that
(access, size, lighting, proximity, etc.) • Multi-purpose room on second floor is not accessible
further encroach on the egress width and take up
(no elevator).
additional seating space. OTHER
• If converted to a multipurpose facility, consider the
• Generally lacking storage in the facility
LOBBY zamboni and ice mechanical rooms for storage or
• Zamboni bay 90 degree orientation requires a
• Lobby concessions are currently not used. operations desk.
3-point turn. No snow pit.
• The location of the ticketing booth causes a line of Clerestory glazing provides natural daylighting.
• Zamboni operator’s office is not easy to find LOCKERS
people waiting right at the entrance door, consider
for visitors, and there is no direct route from the • Use two of the lockers as lockers, re-purpose rest of
turning lobby concessions into the ticketing stations.
community locker rooms. the space (if converted to multipurpose facility).
CURRENT LOCKER ROOMS • Security - no way to secure ice equipment during • Old figure skater locker could be converted to
• Currently there is a total of 7 locker rooms: other community events, i.e. Arts and Crafts. groudn level weight room, would be a staffing
◦ 2 varsity locker rooms. • Need for a multi-function community space for 100- investment that would need to be explored.
▸ Women’s home locker is 30 lockers, at or near 150 people.
PARKING AND BUILDING ACCESS
locker capacity.
• Reconfigure for better traffic flow and improve
▸ Men’s home team is 40 lockers.
drainage. Re-orient the parking squarely on the site
▾ bad ventilation, moisture issues.
relative to the building.
▾ space works, but amentities are lacking.
• Add parking stalls on south side of the building
◦ 2 referee locker rooms with shared shower space
(approximately 80 on south end).
(2 used as referee locker rooms).
• Add/improve site and parking lot lighting for Example of updated concession stands space.
◦ 1 overflow referee locker room (trainer room is
security.
used for overflow or mix-gender crews)
• Consider a NW entry, some of the space in the ice
◦ 1 visitor/general locker room @ 250 sf. (small).
mechanical room could provide space for entry or
◦ 1 small changing room for figure skating.
check-in.
• Shared bathroom/shower rooms to locker is
problematic.

Example of renovated locker room space.

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Recommendations
STATE OF THE FACILITIES
Both the Civic Center Arena and the VFW Arena have Because both ice sheets would be at the Civic Center
provided significant value over the last 35 - 45 years for Arena, the VFW Arena has the opportunity to be con-
the East Grand Forks community. Now, in 2019, there verted to a fieldhouse facility. This includes field turf with
are several realities that have brought a need to evalu- a 4-lane walking/running track around it. The conversion
ate what is next for the these two facilities. also could provide space for football, baseball, softball,
soccer, golf, lacrosse, track, and other athletic programs
East Grand Forks and surrounding communities fully uti- in town.
lize 2 ice sheets, which the Civic and VFW now provide
together. However if major factors are considered, the This option also provides the ability for the City of East
prospect of a second ice sheet at the Civic is very strong- Grand Forks to determine the level of renovation work
ly supported. needed at both of the existing facilities. Most of the ma-
• Both rinks need new ice refrigeration systems. The jor scope items could happen with the option, but they
VFW also needs the refrigerated floor slab to be can also be phased in at a later date if that is desired.
replaced, and the Civic will need the same in a rel-
atively short time frame. Combining both new ice There would always be two ice sheets operational for
plants into one and putting the new ice slab in a this option as expansion and renovations occured. The
new building would be a logical primary investment. expansion of the Civic Center Arena would happen first,
• Consolidating two of the city’s indoor ice sheets un- allowing both the existing Civic Center Arena and the
der one roof helps keep costs down for staffing, VFW Arena to remain in operation (especially during
utilities, and maintenance. hockey season). Once the expansion is completed, the
• The primary competition rink (Civic) is badly in need renovations at the VFW to convert it to a fieldhouse
of locker room upgrades and accessibility needs. would take place.
WHY AN AMMONIA SYSTEM?
While synthetic refrigerants like R-22, R-507, etc. are be-
A new ice sheet could provide a solution for these
ing phased out due to their Ozone Depleting Potentials
items without additional costly renovations to the The expansion adds roughly and additional 45,000 sf of
(ODP) and Global Warming Potentials (GWP), natural
Civic. building to the community to serve two ice rinks and a
refrigerants like ammonia are making a comeback.
• Visitors to EGF for events such as tournaments will multipurpose facility. The total cost per square foot (in
have a far better experience by being able to use today’s dollars) for construction and renovation costs
The benefits of ammonia refrigerant include, it is: a nat-
one facility instead of two separate ones. for this option would be approximately $133 per sf.
ural and pure refrigerant; friendly to the environment;
• Two rinks in the same building allows a greater op- Additional soft costs (fixtures, equipment, design, man-
one of the most efficient refrigerants used in the ice rink
portunity for dry floor/off season events. agement, surveys, misc.) would be roughly $2-3 million
industry today; has been widely used in the ice rink in-
• EGF has invested in several renovations and up- depending on the amount of new equipment, furniture,
dustry since artificial ice was first used; used in industrial
grades to the Civic Center: it is the primary choice and features would be included as part of this option.
grade systems with proven performance, dependability
for events due to its location, capacity, and fan The following pages provide more detailed summaries of
and longevity (30+ years); lower cost refrigerant, and
experience. Adding a second ice sheet furthers this two versions of this option.
service contractors and parts are readily available.
investment and strengthens all of these amenities.
There are new synthetic refrigerants entering the market
After completion of the facility assessments and review-
with lower GWP than the old synthetic refrigerants (500
ing programmitic needs and options with the steering
to 700 GWP) but still are much higher than ammonia (0
committee, we recommned the following option: ADD
GWP). These new synthetic refrigerants are blends of
AN ADDITIONAL ICE SHEET TO THE CIVIC CEN-
two to four different type of refrigerants and are much
TER ARENA and CONVERT THE VFW ARENA TO
less efficient than ammonia. Often the synthetics refrig-
A FIELDHOUSE.
erants are used with more commercial level or quality of
systems with a lower life expectancy (20 years).

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BUDGET SUMMARY
JLG #19147 EGF ARENA FEASIBILITY STUDY
Issued: 11/8/2019

Recommendations Budget Summary CONSTRUCTION COSTS


New Construction
Civic Center Expansion
Cost/SF
$210
Area (SF)
45,000 $9,450,000.00
Renovation
The budget summary on page 13 (right) represents a
EGF Civic Center Renovation $56 65,400 $3,632,518
budget overview of the recommendations. Included in $2,675,990
VFW Renovation $59 45,725
the summary are items that are in need of repair and re- SUBTOTAL $15,758,508
placement on the existing Civic Center Arena and VFW Site
Arena (included in ‘Renovation’ costs in the budget sum- EGF Civic Center Renovation $1,614,633
mary). VFW Renovation $907,600
SUBTOTAL $2,522,233
This summary includes costs for a future civic center
expansion, renovation costs at each facility, site costs Contingency 15% $2,681,308
Escalation $0
(parking, grading, accessibility), contingency, and a
SUBTOTAL $2,681,308
breakdown of what the soft costs might look like if the
recommended option moved forward.
TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS $20,962,049
The 15% contingency is a number that is used to account
for all of the unknowns that will be discovered as an SOFT COSTS (OWNER)
actual plan and design gets developed. This number typi- Professional Fees $1,755,000
cally will get smaller and smaller as scope becomes more Reimbursable Expenses $12,000
specific and this placeholder is then utilized to cover the Furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE) $785,000
Technology Security and Equipment $435,000
design and construction of the project.
Site Survey(s) $12,000
Geotechnical Report $12,000
The following pages provide an comprehensive list of Special Inspections and Testing $26,501
all of the items that were identified and discussed with Permits $12,000
the Steering Committee. Items highlighted in green in the *All softcosts are estimated at 12.70%
options tab (far right column) on the detailed investment TOTAL SOFT COSTS $3,049,501
list (page 14-22) represent what is included in the total
budget summary.
TOTAL PROJECT COST
TOTAL PROJECT COST $24,011,550
The investment list is meant to be a flexibile document
that can be modified based on further discussions, prior-
ities, and timeline of implementation. It is a guide to help
identify the best way to address deferred maintenance OPTION LIST
items in the context of a master plan for these facilities. Civic:
Add accessible seating and concourse width $404,800
Install a dedicated dehumidification unit for year-found rink operation (sized for one rink) $517,500
Convert weight room to toilets & concessions to serve Itts Williams fields $215,050
Convert furnace-serviced areas to hot water (req's boiler plant) $357,982
VFW:
Install elevator to 2nd level $168,750
Translucent panel, arena clerestory $85,608
SUBTOTAL $1,749,690

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Facility Investment List
READING THE INVESTMENT LIST
The investment list is an inventory of all condition and
program items discussed 19147 ARENA
to date, alongFEASIBILITY STUDY
with an analysis
REGULAR INVESTMENT LIST
on the cost of each item. These items include overall proj-
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ect costs (soft costs, site, ARENAinflation,
contingency, FEASIBILITY STUDY
etc.) and
REGULAR
are tallied at the bottom for eachINVESTMENT
option. LIST

KEY: WORK19147
CATEGORIES
ARENA FEASIBILITY STUDY
SITE IMPROVEMENTS
Replace
ENVELOPE 2011 water REGULAR
heater INVESTMENT LIST 7 1 LS $ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $23,000.00 $ 27,463.20 $ -
+ Replace existing plumbing fixtures with new + ASSE 1070 thermostatic mixing valve
CODE COMPLIANCE/ADA 1 4 EA $ 5,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $2,300.00 $25,300.00 $ 25,300.00 $ -
* Install
SAFETYhot water heating plant w/ high efficiency boilers 1 1 LS $ 400,000.00 $ 400,000.00 $60,000.00 $46,000.00 $506,000.00 $ 506,000.00 $ -
Replace
INTERIOR airAND
handling
FINISHESunits 1 1 LS $ 650,000.00 $ 650,000.00 $97,500.00 $747,500.00 $ 747,500.00 x $ 747,500.00
Replace
INDOORlower level, Lobby bathroom exhaust fans
AIR QUALITY 1 1 LS $ 47,000.00 $ 47,000.00 $7,050.00 $54,050.00 $ 54,050.00 x $ 54,050.00
MECHANICAL
3 Replace 2006 furnaces 10 1 LS $ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $23,000.00 $ 30,009.78 $ -
KEY: WORK
new digital CATEGORIES
ELECTRICAL/I.T./TECHNOLOGY
Install controls (DDC) system w/ central monitoring 1 1 LS $ 420,000.00 $ 420,000.00 $63,000.00 $48,300.00 $531,300.00 $ 531,300.00 x $ 531,300.00
ICE
MakeSYSTEMS
SITE IMPROVEMENTSto existing R-22 system (not recommended)
improvements 1 1 LS $ - $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $ - $
escalation -
estimates the total project
MAJOR PROJECT
Replace
ENVELOPE refrigerant with R-448A or similar 1 1 LS $ - $0.00 $0.00 $0.00are estimated
soft costs $ - $ -
cost in future dollars. Items assigned
Replace
CODE refrigeration system (Ammonia system) - like size
COMPLIANCE/ADA 1 1 LS $ 650,000.00 $ 650,000.00 $97,500.00 $74,750.00 at either 10% or 20%.
$822,250.00 $ 822,250.00 $ -
Replace refrigeration system upsized for two ice sheets 1 1 LS $ 825,000.00 $ 825,000.00 $123,750.00 $94,875.00 $1,043,625.00 $ 1,043,625.00 x
to
$
year 1 are not
1,043,625.00
escalated.
SAFETY
YEAR ESCALATION @ 3% PER
EGF CIVIC
Replace
INTERIOR
20 Electrical
77
existing CENTER
rink floor
AND FINISHES 1
(n) QTY
1 LS $ 700,000.00 $
COST
700,000.00
SUBTOTAL
$105,000.00
CONTGCY @
$80,500.00
SOFT COSTS @
$885,500.00
TOTAL
$ 885,500.00
YEAR (n-1)
x $
IN OPTION?
885,500.00
INDOOR AIR QUALITY work categories are col- year can be used to Only items checked
Regular Investment
Upgrade
MECHANICAL existing electricalandequipment
Other Improvements
and associated feeders 1 1 LS $ 200,000.00 $ 200,000.00 15% subtotal 10%
$30,000.00 plus contingency20%
represents$230,000.00 $ 3%
230,000.00
total represents total project
x $OPTION 230,000.00
+ ELECTRICAL/I.T./TECHNOLOGY
Site Replace non-GFCI devices in locker rooms w/ GFCI type (assume 20)
or-coded to illustrate the 1
estimate
20 EA $
costs at a75.00
future$ 1,500.00 $225.00 $1,725.00 $ 1,725.00 $ and highlighted
- in
date,SFi.e.$$escalation.5.00 total construction costs. cost in$ today’s dollars.
1 Replace
Resurface
ICE SYSTEMSallEinterior
parkinglighting
lot (earthwork,
(except atmill arena overlay) type of improvementest
andice) 11 61,000
65,400 SF 3.00 $$ 183,000.00
327,000.00 $27,450.00
$49,050.00 $21,045.00
$37,605.00 $231,495.00
$413,655.00 $ 231,495.00
413,655.00 $$ green-- are totaled.
1 Install
Total reconstruction,
MAJOR occupancy
PROJECT sensor E parking
controlledlot (+lighting
stormwater) *2018building
throughout engineer's estimate* 12 65,400 SF $ 1.25 $ $391,821.63
81,750.00 $39,182.16
$12,262.50 $70,527.89
$9,401.25 $501,531.68
$103,413.75 $$ 516,577.63
103,413.75 x $$ 516,577.63
-
Resurface
Install W parking
contactor lot, sized for
or relay-based W addition
lighting control(earthwork, mill andsecure
for arena lighting, overlay)
location 11 93,000
1 SF $$
LS 3.00 $$
10,000.00 279,000.00
10,000.00 $41,850.00
$1,500.00 $32,085.00 $352,935.00
$11,500.00 $$ 352,935.00
11,500.00 x $$ -
11,500.00
Totaladditional
Add reconstruction,
emergency W parking
lightinglotfor(+ proper
stormwater) *2018 engineer's estimate*
coverage 12 1 LS $ 27,000.00 $$ 788,823.86
27,000.00 $78,882.39
$4,050.00 $141,988.29
$3,105.00 $1,009,694.54
$34,155.00 $$ 1,039,985.38
34,155.00 xx $$ 1,039,985.38
34,155.00
Construct S parking lot lighting YEAR
11 33,214 SF $$ 12.00 $$ 398,568.00 $59,785.20 $45,835.32 $504,188.52 ESCALATION
$$ @ 3% PER
504,188.52 xx $$ 504,188.52
EGF
Add
20 77 Replace
CIVIC
exterior CENTER
emergency
Total reconstruction, inner streets (+ stormwater) *2018 engineer's estimate* (n) QTY 1
1 LS 9,000.00
COST
9,000.00
SUBTOTAL
$1,350.00
CONTGCY @
$1,035.00
SOFT COSTS @
$11,385.00
TOTAL YEAR
11,385.00
(n-1) IN OPTION?
11,385.00
arena sound system 12 LS $ 100,000.00 $$ 374,755.38
100,000.00 $37,475.54
$15,000.00 $67,455.96
$11,500.00 $479,686.88
$126,500.00 $$ 494,077.49
126,500.00 x $$ -
126,500.00
Regular Investment
Add ADA
Install electronic stalls,and
parkingaccess limit
control Other
systemImprovements
cross-slope to doors)
(15 2% 11 5,900
1 SF $$
LS 12.00 $$
35,000.00 70,800.00
35,000.00 15%
$10,620.00
$5,250.00 10%
$8,142.00
$4,025.00 20% $89,562.00
$44,275.00 $$ 3%
89,562.00
44,275.00 x OPTION
$$ -
44,275.00
Building
SiteInstall surveillance camera system ($10k + 1200 /camera, assume 15) 1 1 LS $ 28,000.00 $ 28,000.00 $4,200.00 $3,220.00 $35,420.00 $ 35,420.00 x $ 35,420.00
Replace
1 New
Resurface damaged
E parking
addressable wall
firelot panels
(earthwork,
alarm and trim
system mill and overlay) 11 3,600
61,000
65,400 SF $$
SF 5.00 $$
3.00
2.00 18,000.00
183,000.00
130,800.00 $2,700.00
$27,450.00
$19,620.00 $21,045.00
$15,042.00 $20,700.00
$231,495.00
$165,462.00 $$ 20,700.00
231,495.00
165,462.00 x $$ --
165,462.00
Replace
1 Total damaged vents
reconstruction, near SElot
E parking door(+ stormwater) *2018 engineer's estimate* 21 1 LS $ 800.00 $ 800.00
$391,821.63 $120.00
$39,182.16 $70,527.89 $920.00
$501,531.68 $$ 920.00
516,577.63 x $$ -
516,577.63
Correct cause
Resurface of corrosion
W parking lot, sized at NEforconcouse
W addition door
(earthwork, mill and overlay) 11 93,0001 LS $$
SF 2,000.00
3.00 $$ 2,000.00
279,000.00 $300.00
$41,850.00 $32,085.00 $2,300.00
$352,935.00 $$ 2,300.00
352,935.00 $$ --
Total reconstruction, W parking lot (+ stormwater)locker,
Replace dented doors at S game level (restrooms, *2018 coaches)
engineer's estimate* 21 3 EA $ 350.00 $$ 1,050.00
788,823.86 $157.50
$78,882.39 $141,988.29 $1,207.50
$1,009,694.54
Total Recommended $$ at Civic
Investments
1,207.50
1,039,985.38 xx
Center → TOTAL $$ 19,588,079.55
1,207.50
1,039,985.38
Replace door knobs
Construct S parking lot with levers, new locksets 11 30
33,214 EA
SF $$ 200.00
12.00 $$ 6,000.00
398,568.00 $900.00
$59,785.20 $45,835.32 $6,900.00
$504,188.52 $$ 6,900.00
504,188.52 xx $$ 6,900.00
504,188.52
Rebuild
Total Compressor Room
reconstruction, ramp to(+be
inner streets accessible *2018 engineer's estimate*
stormwater) 21 8 LF $ 400.00 $$ 3,200.00
374,755.38 $480.00
$37,475.54 $368.00
$67,455.96 $4,048.00
$479,686.88 $$ 4,048.00
494,077.49 $$ --
Notes
Add ADA parking stalls, limit cross-slope toat2%
Reconfigure door for pull-side clearances Zam Office 11 5,9001 LS $$
SF 3,000.00
12.00 $$ 3,000.00
70,800.00 $450.00
$10,620.00 $8,142.00 $3,450.00
$89,562.00 $$ 3,450.00
89,562.00 $$ --
* Assume
Modify cost at
curb captured
Shop in new addition, therefore exclude line item
door 1 1 LS $ 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00 $225.00 $1,725.00 $ 1,725.00 x $ 1,725.00
Building
+ Cost capturedBoys'
Reconfigure in another
Varsity line item,
Locker therefore exclude
Replace damaged wall panels andtoilets
trim and shower for ADA clearances 11 150
3,600 SF $$
SF 300.00
5.00 $$ 45,000.00
18,000.00 $6,750.00
$2,700.00 $5,175.00 $56,925.00
$20,700.00 $$ 56,925.00
20,700.00 $$ --
#* Optional pair; either-or
Replace damaged vents near SE door room
Renovate entire Boy's Varsity Locker 11 1,393
1 SF
LS $$ 800.00 $$
250.00 348,250.00
800.00 $52,237.50
$120.00 $40,048.75 $440,536.25
$920.00 $$ 440,536.25
920.00 $$ --
2 Correct
Repair cracking
cause ofat exterior at
corrosion wall
NEofconcouse
Players' Entrance
door east addition 11 11 LS
LS $$ 2,000.00 $$
3,000.00 3,000.00
2,000.00 $450.00
$300.00 $345.00 $3,795.00
$2,300.00 $$ 3,795.00
2,300.00 $$ --
2 Replace
Demolish east entrance/weight
dented doors at S game room addition, reclad
level (restrooms, with
locker, metal panel
coaches) 11 31 LS $$
EA 25,000.00
350.00 $$ 25,000.00
1,050.00 $3,750.00
$157.50 $2,875.00 $31,625.00
$1,207.50 $$ 31,625.00
1,207.50 xx $$ 31,625.00
1,207.50
Address door
Replace causeknobs
of bubbling interior
with levers, new paint near pilasters, Event Level
locksets 11 301 LS $$
EA 10,000.00
200.00 $$ 10,000.00
6,000.00 $1,500.00
$900.00 $11,500.00
$6,900.00 $$ 11,500.00
6,900.00 xx $$ 11,500.00
6,900.00
Add guardrail
Rebuild at north
Compressor Roomend ramp
of Upper to beBowl Seating
accessible 11 42
8 LF
LF $$ 250.00 $$
400.00 10,500.00
3,200.00 $1,575.00
$480.00 $1,207.50
$368.00 $13,282.50
$4,048.00 $$ 13,282.50
4,048.00 x $$ 13,282.50
-
Add grab bars in ADA stalls, Upper Bowl
Reconfigure door for pull-side clearances at Zam Office Restrooms 11 16 EA
LS $$ 100.00 $$
3,000.00 600.00
3,000.00 $90.00
$450.00 $690.00
$3,450.00 $$ 690.00
3,450.00 x $$ 690.00
-
Reconfigure
Modify curb atstalls
Shop to door
provide clearances at column, Women's Upper Bowl Restrooms 11 11 LS $$
LS 12,000.00
1,500.00 $$ 12,000.00
1,500.00 $1,800.00
$225.00 $1,380.00 $15,180.00
$1,725.00 $$ 15,180.00
1,725.00 x $$ -
1,725.00
* Reconfigure
Add elevatorBoys' Varsity Locker toilets and shower for ADA clearances 11 1501 LS $$
SF 125,000.00
300.00 $$ 125,000.00
45,000.00 $18,750.00
$6,750.00 $14,375.00
$5,175.00 $158,125.00
$56,925.00 $$ 158,125.00
56,925.00 $$ --
Major building
* Renovate entireexpansion
Boy's Varsity for second
Locker room ice sheet 11 1,3931 LS
SF $ $ 9,450,000.00
250.00 $$ 9,450,000.00
348,250.00 $1,417,500.00
$52,237.50 $40,048.75 $2,173,500.00 $13,041,000.00
$440,536.25 $$ 13,041,000.00
440,536.25 x $$ 13,041,000.00
-
Providecracking
2 Repair req'd fireat rating
exterior at wall
occupied spacesEntrance
of Players' under existing arena seating, west side
east addition 11 4,089
1 SF $$
LS 12.00 $$
3,000.00 49,068.00
3,000.00 $7,360.20
$450.00 $5,642.82
$345.00 $62,071.02
$3,795.00 $$ 62,071.02
3,795.00 x $$ 62,071.02
-
Mechanical
2 Demolish east entrance/weight room addition, reclad with metal panel 1 1 LS $ 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $3,750.00 $2,875.00 $31,625.00 $ 31,625.00 x $ 31,625.00
AddFORKS
fire cause
sprinkler throughout 11 65,400 SF $$ 5.00 $$ 327,000.00 $49,050.00 $37,605.00 $413,655.00 $$ 413,655.00 xx 2019
$$ Arena413,655.00
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Replace
Add
PARKS
1997 at
guardrail water
north
ANDinterior
of bubbling
heater
RECREATION paint near
end of Upper Bowl Seating
| pilasters,
2019 Arena EventFeasibility
Level Study
11
1
421
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LS
LS $$
LF
10,000.00
20,000.00
250.00 $$
10,000.0012
20,000.00
10,500.00
DRAFT 11/08/19
$1,500.00
$3,000.00
$1,575.00 $1,207.50
$11,500.00
$23,000.00
$13,282.50 $$
11,500.00
23,000.00
13,282.50 xx $$
Feasibility Study | Facility
11,500.00
23,000.00
13,282.50
Investment List | 15
Add grab bars in ADA stalls, Upper Bowl Restrooms 1 6 EA $ 100.00 $ 600.00 $90.00 $690.00 $ 690.00 x $ 690.00
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
MECHANICAL
ELECTRICAL/I.T./TECHNOLOGY

Facility Investment List


ICE SYSTEMS
MAJOR PROJECT

YEAR ESCALATION @ 3% PER


20 77
EGF CIVIC CENTER (n) QTY COST SUBTOTAL CONTGCY @ SOFT COSTS @ TOTAL YEAR (n-1) IN OPTION?
Regular Investment and Other Improvements 15% 10% 20% 3% OPTION
Site
1 Resurface E parking lot (earthwork, mill and overlay) 1 61,000 SF $ 3.00 $ 183,000.00 $27,450.00 $21,045.00 $231,495.00 $ 231,495.00 $ -
1 Total reconstruction, E parking lot (+ stormwater) *2018 engineer's estimate* 2 $391,821.63 $39,182.16 $70,527.89 $501,531.68 $ 516,577.63 x $ 516,577.63
Resurface W parking lot, sized for W addition (earthwork, mill and overlay) 1 93,000 SF $ 3.00 $ 279,000.00 $41,850.00 $32,085.00 $352,935.00 $ 352,935.00 $ -
Total reconstruction, W parking lot (+ stormwater) *2018 engineer's estimate* 2 $ 788,823.86 $78,882.39 $141,988.29 $1,009,694.54 $ 1,039,985.38 x $ 1,039,985.38
Construct S parking lot 1 33,214 SF $ 12.00 $ 398,568.00 $59,785.20 $45,835.32 $504,188.52 $ 504,188.52 x $ 504,188.52
Total reconstruction, inner streets (+ stormwater) *2018 engineer's estimate* 2 $ 374,755.38 $37,475.54 $67,455.96 $479,686.88 $ 494,077.49 $ -
Add ADA parking stalls, limit cross-slope to 2% 1 5,900 SF $ 12.00 $ 70,800.00 $10,620.00 $8,142.00 $89,562.00 $ 89,562.00 $ -
Building
Replace damaged wall panels and trim 1 3,600 SF $ 5.00 $ 18,000.00 $2,700.00 $20,700.00 $ 20,700.00 $ -
Replace damaged vents near SE door 1 1 LS $ 800.00 $ 800.00 $120.00 $920.00 $ 920.00 $ -
Correct cause of corrosion at NE concouse door 1 1 LS $ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 $300.00 $2,300.00 $ 2,300.00 $ -
Replace dented doors at S game level (restrooms, locker, coaches) 1 3 EA $ 350.00 $ 1,050.00 $157.50 $1,207.50 $ 1,207.50 x $ 1,207.50
Replace door knobs with levers, new locksets 1 30 EA $ 200.00 $ 6,000.00 $900.00 $6,900.00 $ 6,900.00 x $ 6,900.00
Rebuild Compressor Room ramp to be accessible 1 8 LF $ 400.00 $ 3,200.00 $480.00 $368.00 $4,048.00 $ 4,048.00 $ -
Reconfigure door for pull-side clearances at Zam Office 1 1 LS $ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $450.00 $3,450.00 $ 3,450.00 $ -
Modify curb at Shop door 1 1 LS $ 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00 $225.00 $1,725.00 $ 1,725.00 x $ 1,725.00
Reconfigure Boys' Varsity Locker toilets and shower for ADA clearances 1 150 SF $ 300.00 $ 45,000.00 $6,750.00 $5,175.00 $56,925.00 $ 56,925.00 $ -
* Renovate entire Boy's Varsity Locker room 1 1,393 SF $ 250.00 $ 348,250.00 $52,237.50 $40,048.75 $440,536.25 $ 440,536.25 $ -
2 Repair cracking at exterior wall of Players' Entrance east addition 1 1 LS $ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $450.00 $345.00 $3,795.00 $ 3,795.00 $ -
2 Demolish east entrance/weight room addition, reclad with metal panel 1 1 LS $ 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $3,750.00 $2,875.00 $31,625.00 $ 31,625.00 x $ 31,625.00
Address cause of bubbling interior paint near pilasters, Event Level 1 1 LS $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $1,500.00 $11,500.00 $ 11,500.00 x $ 11,500.00
Add guardrail at north end of Upper Bowl Seating 1 42 LF $ 250.00 $ 10,500.00 $1,575.00 $1,207.50 $13,282.50 $ 13,282.50 x $ 13,282.50
Add grab bars in ADA stalls, Upper Bowl Restrooms 1 6 EA $ 100.00 $ 600.00 $90.00 $690.00 $ 690.00 x $ 690.00
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Reconfigure stalls to provide clearances at column, Women's Upper Bowl Restrooms 1 1 LS $ 12,000.00 $ 12,000.00 $1,800.00 $1,380.00 $15,180.00 $ 15,180.00 $ -
* Add elevator REGULAR INVESTMENT LIST 1 1 LS $ 125,000.00 $ 125,000.00 $18,750.00 $14,375.00 $158,125.00 $ 158,125.00 $ -
Major building expansion for second ice sheet 1 1 LS $ 9,450,000.00 $ 9,450,000.00 $1,417,500.00 $2,173,500.00 $13,041,000.00 $ 13,041,000.00 x $ 13,041,000.00
Provide req'd fire rating at occupied spaces under existing arena seating, west side 1 4,089 SF $ 12.00 $ 49,068.00 $7,360.20 $5,642.82 $62,071.02 $ 62,071.02 x $ 62,071.02
Mechanical
Add fire sprinkler throughout 1 65,400 SF $ 5.00 $ 327,000.00 $49,050.00 $37,605.00 $413,655.00 $ 413,655.00 x $ 413,655.00
Replace 1997 water heater 1 1 LS $ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $23,000.00 $ 23,000.00 x $ 23,000.00
Replace 2011 water heater 7 1 LS $ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $23,000.00 $ 27,463.20 $ -
+ Replace existing plumbing fixtures with new + ASSE 1070 thermostatic mixing valve 1 4 EA $ 5,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $2,300.00 $25,300.00 $ 25,300.00 $ -
* Install hot water heating plant w/ high efficiency boilers 1 1 LS $ 400,000.00 $ 400,000.00 $60,000.00 $46,000.00 $506,000.00 $ 506,000.00 $ -
Replace air handling units 1 1 LS $ 650,000.00 $ 650,000.00 $97,500.00 $747,500.00 $ 747,500.00 x $ 747,500.00
Replace lower level, Lobby bathroom exhaust fans 1 1 LS $ 47,000.00 $ 47,000.00 $7,050.00 $54,050.00 $ 54,050.00 x $ 54,050.00
3 Replace 2006 furnaces 10 1 LS $ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $23,000.00 $ 30,009.78 $ -
Install new digital controls (DDC) system w/ central monitoring 1 1 LS $ 420,000.00 $ 420,000.00 $63,000.00 $48,300.00 $531,300.00 $ 531,300.00 x $ 531,300.00
Make improvements to existing R-22 system (not recommended) 1 1 LS $ - $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $ - $ -
Replace refrigerant with R-448A or similar 1 1 LS $ - $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $ - $ -
Replace refrigeration system (Ammonia system) - like size 1 1 LS $ 650,000.00 $ 650,000.00 $97,500.00 $74,750.00 $822,250.00 $ 822,250.00 $ -
Replace refrigeration system upsized for two ice sheets 1 1 LS $ 825,000.00 $ 825,000.00 $123,750.00 $94,875.00 $1,043,625.00 $ 1,043,625.00 x $ 1,043,625.00
Replace existing rink floor 1 1 LS $ 700,000.00 $ 700,000.00 $105,000.00 $80,500.00 $885,500.00 $ 885,500.00 x $ 885,500.00
Electrical
Upgrade existing electrical equipment and associated feeders 1 1 LS $ 200,000.00 $ 200,000.00 $30,000.00 $230,000.00 $ 230,000.00 x $ 230,000.00
+ Replace non-GFCI devices in locker rooms w/ GFCI type (assume 20) 1 20 EA $ 75.00 $ 1,500.00 $225.00 $1,725.00 $ 1,725.00 $ -
Replace all interior lighting (except at arena ice) 1 65,400 SF $ 5.00 $ 327,000.00 $49,050.00 $37,605.00 $413,655.00 $ 413,655.00 $ -
Install occupancy sensor controlled lighting throughout building 1 65,400 SF $ 1.25 $ 81,750.00 $12,262.50 $9,401.25 $103,413.75 $ 103,413.75 $ -
Install contactor or relay-based lighting control for arena lighting, secure location 1 1 LS $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $1,500.00 $11,500.00 $ 11,500.00 x $ 11,500.00
Add additional emergency lighting for proper coverage 1 1 LS $ 27,000.00 $ 27,000.00 $4,050.00 $3,105.00 $34,155.00 $ 34,155.00 x $ 34,155.00
Add exterior emergency lighting 1 1 LS $ 9,000.00 $ 9,000.00 $1,350.00 $1,035.00 $11,385.00 $ 11,385.00 x $ 11,385.00
Replace arena sound system 1 1 LS $ 100,000.00 $ 100,000.00 $15,000.00 $11,500.00 $126,500.00 $ 126,500.00 x $ 126,500.00
Install electronic access control system (15 doors) 1 1 LS $ 35,000.00 $ 35,000.00 $5,250.00 $4,025.00 $44,275.00 $ 44,275.00 x $ 44,275.00
Install surveillance camera system ($10k + 1200 /camera, assume 15) 1 1 LS $ 28,000.00 $ 28,000.00 $4,200.00 $3,220.00 $35,420.00 $ 35,420.00 x $ 35,420.00
New addressable fire alarm system 1 65,400 SF $ 2.00 $ 130,800.00 $19,620.00 $15,042.00 $165,462.00 $ 165,462.00 x $ 165,462.00

Total Recommended Investments at Civic Center → TOTAL $ 19,588,079.55

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* Assume cost captured in new addition, therefore exclude line item
+ Cost captured in another line item, therefore exclude
YEAR ESCALATION @ 3%
## ##
VFW ARENA (n) QTY COST SUBTOTAL CONTGCY @ SOFT COSTS @ TOTAL PER YEAR (n-1) IN OPTION?
Regular Investment and Other Improvements 15% 10% 20% 3% OPTION
Site
Replace stoops at N and E exterior doors to prevent heaving 1 2 EA $ 7,000.00 $ 14,000.00 $2,100.00 $16,100.00 $ 16,100.00 x $ 16,100.00
Re-grade site at building perimeter 1 1 LS $ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 $750.00 $5,750.00 $ 5,750.00 x $ 5,750.00
Replace apron at E overhead door (eliminate gap) 1 1 LS $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 $150.00 $1,150.00 $ 1,150.00 x $ 1,150.00
Install stoops at main entry doors 1 1 LS $ 8,000.00 $ 8,000.00 $1,200.00 $9,200.00 $ 9,200.00 x $ 9,200.00
Reconfigue S parking lot perpendicular to VFW, add lighting and curb + gutter 1 73,300 SF $ 12.00 $ 879,600.00 $131,940.00 $87,961.20 $1,099,501.20 $ 1,099,501.20 x $ 1,099,501.20
Building
Install gutter and downspouts at N roof edge 1 240 LF $ 15.00 $ 3,600.00 $540.00 $4,140.00 $ 4,140.00 x $ 4,140.00
Replace dented metal doors, east side 1 2 EA $ 800.00 $ 1,600.00 $240.00 $1,840.00 $ 1,840.00 x $ 1,840.00
Replace damaged wall panel trim at entry soffit 1 30 LF $ 15.00 $ 450.00 $67.50 $517.50 $ 517.50 x $ 517.50
Reverse door swing at center 2nd fl Office (provide 18" CLR at door w/ closer) 1 1 EA $ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $450.00 $3,450.00 $ 3,450.00 $ -
Install grab bars in Conference Rm Toilet/Server 1 3 EA $ 100.00 $ 300.00 $45.00 $345.00 $ 345.00 x $ 345.00
4 Replace rubber flooring in Lobby 1 1,200 SF $ 12.00 $ 14,400.00 $2,160.00 $16,560.00 $ 16,560.00 $ -
4 Replace Lobby flooring with epoxy 1 1,200 SF $ 11.00 $ 13,200.00 $1,980.00 $15,180.00 $ 15,180.00 x $ 15,180.00
Replace door knobs with levers, new locksets 1 20 EA $ 200.00 $ 4,000.00 $600.00 $4,600.00 $ 4,600.00 x $ 4,600.00
Rebuild Lobby ramp to be accessible. Include handrail both sides 1 1 LS $ 8,000.00 $ 8,000.00 $1,200.00 $1,600.00 $10,800.00 $ 10,800.00 x $ 10,800.00
5 Replace flooring at Lobby Restrooms with non-porous material 1 430 SF $ 12.00 $ 5,160.00 $774.00 $5,934.00 $ 5,934.00 $ -
5 Lobby Bathroom expansion 1 720 SF $ 300.00 $ 216,000.00 $32,400.00 $21,630.00 $270,030.00 $ 270,030.00 x $ 270,030.00
6 Replace flooring at Lobby Concessions with non-porous material 1 410 SF $ 12.00 $ 4,920.00 $738.00 $5,658.00 $ 5,658.00 $ -
6 Concessions renovation 1 250 SF $ 120.00 $ 30,000.00 $4,500.00 $6,900.00 $41,400.00 $ 41,400.00 x $ 41,400.00
Replace dented frame at Lobby Concessions 1 1 LS $ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $450.00 $3,450.00 $ 3,450.00 x $ 3,450.00
Replace carpet in Lobby Locker Room 1 350 SF $ 4.50 $ 1,575.00 $236.25 $1,811.25 $ 1,811.25 x $ 1,811.25
Repair/re-flash roof where leaking onto Concourse 1 1 LS $ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00 $750.00 $5,750.00 $ 5,750.00 x $ 5,750.00
Reconfigure Locker Room Restrooms to include ADA stalls, grab bars 1 10 EA $ 4,000.00 $ 40,000.00 $6,000.00 $4,400.00 $50,400.00 $ 50,400.00 x $ 50,400.00
Replace toilet partions in Locker Room Restrooms to meet ADA force reqs 1 10 EA $ 1,700.00 $ 17,000.00 $2,550.00 $19,550.00 $ 19,550.00 $ -
Relocate hallway drinking fountain to ADA compliant height 1 1 EA $ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $450.00 $3,450.00 $ 3,450.00 x $ 3,450.00
Provide tactile signage 1 1 LS $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 $150.00 $1,150.00 $ 1,150.00 x $ 1,150.00
7 Replace rubber flooring in Locker Rooms and Locker Restrooms 1 4,130 SF $ 12.00 $ 49,560.00 $7,434.00 $56,994.00 $ 56,994.00 $ -
7 Replace Locker Rooms and Locker Restrooms flooring w/ epoxy 1 4,130 SF $ 11.00 $ 45,430.00 $6,814.50 $52,244.50 $ 52,244.50 x $ 52,244.50
Relocate server equipment to dedicated room 1 1 LS $ 12,000.00 $ 12,000.00 $1,800.00 $2,760.00 $16,560.00 $ 16,560.00 x $ 16,560.00
8 Re-paint Concourse walls 1 13,627 SF $ 1.50 $ 20,440.50 $3,066.08 $23,506.58 $ 23,506.58 $ -
8 Fur exterior walls, spray foam, install liner panel and netting 1 17,580 SF $ 12.00 $ 210,960.00 $31,644.00 $21,097.20 $263,701.20 $ 263,701.20 x $ 263,701.20
Install field turf 1 22,500 SF $ 10.00 $ 225,000.00 $33,750.00 $51,750.00 $310,500.00 $ 310,500.00 x $ 310,500.00
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Install four lane Walking Track 1 8,000 SF $ 12.00 $ 96,000.00 $14,400.00 $9,601.20 $120,001.20 $ 120,001.20 x $ 120,001.20
Renovate zamboni REGULAR INVESTMENT
and mechanical rooms LIST 1 1,400 SF $ 100.00 $ 140,000.00 $21,000.00 $32,200.00 $193,200.00 $ 193,200.00 $ -
Mechanical
Add fire sprinkler throughout 1 45,725 SF $ 5.00 $ 228,625.00 $34,293.75 $22,863.00 $285,781.75 $ 285,781.75 x $ 285,781.75
Replace water heater - gas (locker rooms) 1 2 EA $ 20,000.00 $ 40,000.00 $6,000.00 $46,000.00 $ 46,000.00 x $ 46,000.00
Replace water heater - electric (front entry) 1 1 EA $ 12,000.00 $ 12,000.00 $1,800.00 $13,800.00 $ 13,800.00 x $ 13,800.00
Insulate domestic cold, hot & hot water recirculaton piping 1 1 LS $ 65,000.00 $ 65,000.00 $9,750.00 $74,750.00 $ 74,750.00 x $ 74,750.00
Add hot existing
+ Replace water recirculation piping with
plumbing fixtures and pump
new +system to electric
ASSE 1070 water heater
thermostatic mixing valve 1 1
12 LS
EA $ 15,000.00
5,000.00 $ 15,000.00
60,000.00 $2,250.00
$9,000.00 $3,000.00 $20,250.00
$69,000.00 $ 20,250.00
69,000.00 x $ 20,250.00
-
Replace hot water boilers with new high-efficiency hot water boilers, expand system 1 1 LS $ 240,000.00 $ 240,000.00 $36,000.00 $276,000.00 $ 276,000.00 x $ 276,000.00
Replace existing air handling unit serving ice arena, re-use ductwork 1 1 LS $ 250,000.00 $ 250,000.00 $37,500.00 $287,500.00 $ 287,500.00 x $ 287,500.00
Install a dedicated dehumidification unit for year-found rink operation 1 1 LS $ 400,000.00 $ 400,000.00 $60,000.00 $460,000.00 $ -
New A.H.U.s for locker/restrooms to provide req'd ventilation and exhaust 1 1 LS $ 500,000.00 $ 500,000.00 $75,000.00 $575,000.00 $ 575,000.00 x $ 575,000.00
Install new digital controls (DDC) system w/ central monitoring 1 1 LS $ 225,000.00 $ 225,000.00 $33,750.00 $45,000.00 $303,750.00 $ 303,750.00 x $ 303,750.00
Replace ice system and rink floor with indirect system 1 1 LS $ 1,200,000.00 $ 1,200,000.00 $180,000.00 $240,000.00 $1,620,000.00 $ 1,620,000.00 $ -
Electrical
Replace existing electrical panels (front of building) 1 3 EA $ 6,000.00 $ 18,000.00 $2,700.00 $20,700.00 $ 20,700.00 x $ 20,700.00
Replace existing electrical panels, feaders, and main switchgear 8 1 LS $ 130,000.00 $ 130,000.00 $19,500.00 $149,500.00 $ 183,866.14 $ -
+ Replace non-GFCI devices in locker rooms w/ GFCI type (assume 40) 1 40 EA $ 75.00 $ 3,000.00 $450.00 $3,450.00 $ 3,450.00 $ -
Replace all interior lighting 1 45,725 SF $ 5.00 $ 228,625.00 $34,293.75 $22,863.00 $285,781.75 $ 285,781.75 $ -
Install occupancy sensor controlled lighting throughout building 1 45,725 SF $ 1.25 $ 57,156.25 $8,573.44 $5,715.75 $71,445.44 $ 71,445.44 $ -
Install contactor or relay-based lighting control for arena lighting 1 1 LS $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $1,500.00 $2,000.00 $13,500.00 $ 13,500.00 x $ 13,500.00
Replace remaining exterior HID lighting w/ LED 1 1 LS $ 3,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $450.00 $3,450.00 $ 3,450.00 x $ 3,450.00
Add additional emergency lighting for proper coverage 1 1 LS $ 18,000.00 $ 18,000.00 $2,700.00 $3,600.00 $24,300.00 $ 24,300.00 x $ 24,300.00
Add exterior emergency lighting 1 1 LS $ 4,000.00 $ 4,000.00 $600.00 $800.00 $5,400.00 $ 5,400.00 x $ 5,400.00
Install electronic access control system (2 doors) 1 1 LS $ 15,000.00 $ 15,000.00 $2,250.00 $3,450.00 $20,700.00 $ 20,700.00 x $ 20,700.00
Install surveillance camera system ($10k + 1200 /camera, assume 9) 1 1 LS $ 20,800.00 $ 20,800.00 $3,120.00 $4,784.00 $28,704.00 $ 28,704.00 x $ 28,704.00
New addressable fire alarm system 1 45,725 SF $ 2.00 $ 91,450.00 $13,717.50 $9,145.20 $114,312.70 $ 114,312.70 x $ 114,312.70

Total Recommended Investments at VFW → TOTAL $ 4,423,470.30

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* Assume cost captured in new addition, therefore exclude line item
+ Cost captured in another line item, therefore exclude
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Replace 2011 water heater
REGULAR INVESTMENT LIST 7 1 LS $ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $23,000.00 $ 27,463.20 $ -
+ Replace existing plumbing fixtures with new + ASSE 1070 thermostatic mixing valve 1 4 EA $ 5,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $2,300.00 $25,300.00 $ 25,300.00 $ -
* Install hot water heating plant w/ high efficiency boilers 1 1 LS $ 400,000.00 $ 400,000.00 $60,000.00 $46,000.00 $506,000.00 $ 506,000.00 $ -
Replace air handling units 1 1 LS $ 650,000.00 $ 650,000.00 $97,500.00 $747,500.00 $ 747,500.00 x $ 747,500.00
Replace lower level, Lobby bathroom exhaust fans 1 1 LS $ 47,000.00 $ 47,000.00 $7,050.00 $54,050.00 $ 54,050.00 x $ 54,050.00
3 Replace 2006 furnaces 10 1 LS $ 20,000.00 $ 20,000.00 $3,000.00 $23,000.00 $ 30,009.78 $ -
+ Install
Replace new digitalplumbing
existing controls fixtures
(DDC) system
with neww/ central
+ ASSE monitoring
1070 thermostatic mixing valve 1
1 1
12 LS
EA $
$ 420,000.00
5,000.00 $
$ 420,000.00
60,000.00 $63,000.00
$9,000.00 $48,300.00 $531,300.00
$69,000.00 $
$ 531,300.00
69,000.00 x $
$ 531,300.00
-
Make
Replace improvements
hot water boilersto existing
with newR-22high-efficiency
system (not recommended)
hot water boilers, expand system 1
1 1
1 LS
LS $ 240,000.00 $
$ -
240,000.00 $0.00
$36,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
$276,000.00 $
$ -
276,000.00 x $
$ -
276,000.00
Replace
Replace refrigerant with R-448A
existing air handling unitor similarice arena, re-use ductwork
serving 1
1 1
1 LS
LS $ 250,000.00 $
$ -
250,000.00 $0.00
$37,500.00 $0.00 $0.00
$287,500.00 $
$ -
287,500.00 x $
$ -
287,500.00
Replace
Install a dedicated dehumidification unitsystem)
refrigeration system (Ammonia - like size
for year-found rink operation 1
1 1
1 LS
LS $
$ 650,000.00
400,000.00 $
$ 650,000.00
400,000.00 $97,500.00
$60,000.00 $74,750.00 $822,250.00
$460,000.00 $ 822,250.00 $
$ --
Replace refrigeration system upsized for two ice sheets 1 1 LS $ 825,000.00 $ 825,000.00 $123,750.00 $94,875.00 $1,043,625.00 $ 1,043,625.00 x $ 1,043,625.00
New A.H.U.s for locker/restrooms to provide req'd ventilation and exhaust 1 1 LS $ 500,000.00 $ 500,000.00 $75,000.00 $575,000.00 $ 575,000.00 x $ 575,000.00
Replace existing rink floor 1 1 LS $ 700,000.00 $ 700,000.00 $105,000.00 $80,500.00 $885,500.00 $ 885,500.00 x $ 885,500.00
Install new digital controls (DDC) system w/ central monitoring 1 1 LS $ 225,000.00 $ 225,000.00 $33,750.00 $45,000.00 $303,750.00 $ 303,750.00 x $ 303,750.00
Electrical
Replace ice system and rink floor with indirect system 1 1 LS $ 1,200,000.00 $ 1,200,000.00 $180,000.00 $240,000.00 $1,620,000.00 $ 1,620,000.00 $ -
Upgrade existing electrical equipment and associated feeders 1 1 LS $ 200,000.00 $ 200,000.00 $30,000.00 $230,000.00 $ 230,000.00 x $ 230,000.00
Electrical
+ Replace
Replace non-GFCI devices in
existing electrical locker
panels rooms
(front of w/ GFCI type (assume 20)
building) 1
1 20
3 EA
EA $
$ 75.00
6,000.00 $
$ 1,500.00
18,000.00 $225.00
$2,700.00 $1,725.00
$20,700.00 $
$ 1,725.00
20,700.00 x $
$ -
20,700.00
Replace existing
Replace all interior lightingpanels,
electrical (exceptfeaders,
at arenaandice)main switchgear 1
8 65,400
1 SF
LS $
$ 5.00
130,000.00 $
$ 327,000.00
130,000.00 $49,050.00
$19,500.00 $37,605.00 $413,655.00
$149,500.00COST SUMMARY
$
$ 413,655.00
183,866.14 $
$ --
+ Install
Replace occupancy 19147
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devicescontrolled
in locker rooms
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w/throughout STUDY
GFCI type building
(assume 40) 1
1 65,400
40 SF
EA $
$ 1.25
75.00 $
$ 81,750.00
3,000.00 $12,262.50
$450.00 $9,401.25 $103,413.75
$3,450.00 Below is$ 103,413.75
$ the estimated $
$ cost to build-- an
3,450.00total project
Install contactor
Replace all interior REGULAR
or relay-based
lighting INVESTMENT LISTlighting, secure location
lighting control for arena 1
1 1
45,725 LS
SF $
$ 10,000.00
5.00 $
$ 10,000.00
228,625.00 $1,500.00
$34,293.75 $22,863.00 $11,500.00
$285,781.75 $ 11,500.00
$ ice 285,781.75
additional
x $
$
sheet at the Civic Center
11,500.00
and convert -
Add
Install occupancy sensor controlledfor
additional emergency lighting proper
lighting coverage building
throughout 1
1 1
45,725 LS
SF $
$ 27,000.00
1.25 $
$ 27,000.00
57,156.25 $4,050.00
$8,573.44 $3,105.00
$5,715.75 $34,155.00
$71,445.44 $
$ 34,155.00
71,445.44 x $
$ 34,155.00-
Add exterior
Install emergency
contactor lightinglighting control for arena lighting
or relay-based 1 1 LS $ 9,000.00
10,000.00 $ 9,000.00
10,000.00 $1,350.00
$1,500.00 $1,035.00
$2,000.00 $11,385.00
$13,500.00
the VFW $
to a fieldhouse.
11,385.00 Thisx grand
13,500.00 $
total13,500.00
is broken
11,385.00
arena sound
Replace remaining systemHID lighting w/ LED
exterior 1 1 LS $ 100,000.00
3,000.00 $ 100,000.00
3,000.00 $15,000.00
$450.00 $11,500.00 $3,450.00 down by
$126,500.00 $ construction
3,450.00cost (including
126,500.00 x $ contingency)
126,500.00
3,450.00
Install
Add electronic
additional access control
emergency system
lighting (15 doors)
for proper coverage 1 1 LS $ 35,000.00
18,000.00 $ 35,000.00
18,000.00 $5,250.00
$2,700.00 $4,025.00
$3,600.00 $44,275.00 and soft
$24,300.00 $ costs.24,300.00
The grand total
44,275.00 x $does not include
44,275.00
24,300.00
Add exterior
Install emergency
surveillance camera lighting
system ($10k + 1200 /camera, assume 15) 1 1 LS $ 4,000.00
28,000.00 $ 4,000.00
28,000.00 $600.00
$4,200.00 $800.00
$3,220.00 $5,400.00 improvements
$35,420.00 $ 5,400.00 as Alternates,
35,420.00
identified x $ 5,400.00
35,420.00
which are
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control systemFEASIBILITY
(2 doors) STUDY 1 1 LS $ 15,000.00 $ 15,000.00 $2,250.00 Site$3,450.00 $20,700.00
New addressable fire alarm system 65,400 SF 2.00 130,800.00 $19,620.00 $15,042.00 $165,462.00
Construction, no contingency detailed$ below.165,462.00
20,700.00 x $ 20,700.00
165,462.00
Install surveillance REGULAR
camera system INVESTMENT
($10k + 1200 /camera, LISTassume 9) 1 1 LS $ 20,800.00 $ 20,800.00 $3,120.00 $4,784.00
$907,600.00 $28,704.00 $ 28,704.00 x $ 28,704.00
New addressable fire alarm system 1 45,725 SF $ 2.00 $ 91,450.00 $13,717.50 $9,145.20 $114,312.70 $ 114,312.70 x $ 114,312.70
Building Construction, no contingency
Total Recommended Investments at Civic Center → TOTAL $ 19,588,079.55
$2,675,990.00
Notes Total Recommended Investments at VFW → TOTAL $ 4,423,470.30
* Assume cost captured in new addition, therefore exclude line item Construction Cost, no contingency Contingency Construction Cost Only Soft Cost Only GRAND TOTAL
Notes
+ Cost captured in another line item, therefore exclude
*# Optional
Assume cost
$18,280,740.85 $2,681,307.89 $20,962,048.74 $3,049,501.11 $ 24,011,550
pair;captured
either-orin new addition, therefore exclude line item
+ Cost captured in another line item, therefore exclude $20,962,048.74
# Optional pair; either-or
YEAR ESCALATION @ 3% PER
## ##
ALTERNATE ITEMS (n) QTY COST SUBTOTAL CONTGCY @ SOFT COSTS @ TOTAL YEAR (n-1) IN OPTION?
Other Improvements 15% 10% 20% 3% OPTION
Civic Center
Add accessible seating and concourse width 1 1 LS $ 320,000.00 $ 320,000.00 $48,000.00 $36,800.00 $404,800.00 $ 404,800.00 x $ 404,800.00
Install a dedicated dehumidification unit for year-found rink operation (sized for one rink) 1 1 LS $ 450,000.00 $ 450,000.00 $67,500.00 $517,500.00 $ 517,500.00 x $ 517,500.00
2 Convert weight room to toilets & concessions to serve Itts Williams fields 1 680 SF $ 250.00 $ 170,000.00 $25,500.00 $19,550.00 $215,050.00 $ 215,050.00 x $ 215,050.00
3 Convert furnace-serviced areas to hot water (req's boiler plant) 1 9,433 SF $ 30.00 $ 282,990.00 $42,448.50 $32,543.85 $357,982.35 $ 357,982.35 x $ 357,982.35
VFW
Install elevator to 2nd level 1 1 LS $ 125,000.00 $ 125,000.00 $18,750.00 $25,000.00 $168,750.00 $ 168,750.00 x $ 168,750.00
Translucent panel, arena clerestory 1 856 SF $ 80.00 $ 68,480.00 $10,272.00 $6,856.00 $85,608.00 $ 85,608.00 x $ 85,608.00

TOTAL $ 1,749,690.35

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Site Diagrams This design option places the new ice sheet to the west of the exist-
ing Civic Center, connected by a “spine” between both rinks and
capped by a new entry space on the south side of the building.
Parking is still provided to the east and west, with the majority of
spaces to the west. A third parking area is opened up to the south
of the new entry. This arrangement eliminates the current player
entrance on the east and focuses all building users to the north
17th Street NE and south ends of the building. The concept suggests a drop off
lane at the front entry in which players can be dropped at a sep-
arate door from other patrons. As a combined facility, the new
entry area remains focused to the south/southwest.
New Condensers Player/Staff Parking
Shared Placing the new rink in this orientation solves several design issues:
Resurfacer 1. The new entry contains elevator and stairs to take patrons to
Area the ice level of both rinks. It is part of the new construction
and can be tailored to handle existing and new spaces.
2. The spine contains all new general locker rooms for both
ice sheets. They can be on an accessible level and users can
access either ice sheet from this centralized area. The spine
Renovated Civic could also host an upper level concourse gathering and
Proposed Center Arena viewing area as well as other building support spaces such
Addition East as meeting rooms and offices.
Parking 3. The new ice plant would be centrally located to serve both
rinks. Although a design challenge, the desire would be to
also have a shared ice resurfacer area that serves both ice
sheets.
4. Rather than attempt to renovate and provide necessary ac-
New Shared Entry ITTS Williams Park
cess to the existing boys’ hockey locker room, new space
would be provided within the facility. It may be possible to
2nd Avenue NE

use some of the open floor area under the Civic west seating
Patron for this.
Dropoff Player Dropoff 5. The existing east player entrance would be discontinued for
use by the public and would only be used for emergency
exiting from that side of the building.
6. Existing locker rooms along the east side of the Civic would
be converted to building storage, which may include some
West Parking lower level floor infill. This would eliminate the need for up-
South Parking dated HVAC systems for the existing lockers which are ex-
tremely undersized. Essentially the entire east lower level
would revert to non-public use.
7. A secondary player entrance may be considered at the
15th Street NE north end of the building but potential conflicts with the re-
surfacer activity may make this an unattractive solution.
8. The existing west Civic wall below grade has shown some
bowing over the years. Placing new construction on this side
of the building would remove that soil pressure and any issues
it might eventually cause.

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17th Street NE

Player/Staff Parking Shared


Resurfacer Placing the new ice sheet to the East of the Civic ends
Area up being very similar to the West option in terms of site
use. South entry, drop off locations, added south parking
area are all essentially a mirror of the West option. If
Condensers desired, the East option might allow the ability to include
some support spaces for the ball fields at Itts-Williams
such as toilet rooms or maybe even a concessions area.
Renovated Civic Proposed East placement would all but eliminate the east parking
Center Arena Addition spaces and force nearly all users to the south and west.

While the interior space use would generally be similar


to the West option, some differences would make this
option much less desirable:
1. The lower level spaces on the west side of the Civic
West Parking are relatively good for renovation and expansion
ITTS Williams Park
on that side. These spaces are open and/or would
become open due to reconfiguration, and most
2nd Avenue NE

importantly are on the same level as the ice. The


Possible Outdoor same spaces on the east side are sunken several feet
Player Dropoff Public Dropoff Support Spaces below the ice surface and would require significant
demolition and renovation to make the usable and
accessible. This would drive cost up compared to
the West option.
2. The player entrance assembly would likely need to
be removed completely which would require reloca-
South Parking Parking tion of the player weight room and add cost.
3. There has historically been a high water table on
the east side of the building site (east of the Civic
Center). If geotechnical studies prove this out, dewa-
15th Street NE tering costs for construction and building operation
would need to be considered.
4. Main utility connections are on the west side of the
Civic Center. Placing a major addition on the east
would increase cost of extending utilities around,
through, under the building.

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Civic Center Arena.............................................................. 1


Physical Condition Assessment..................................... 1
Structural Condition Assessment.................................. 9
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Mechanical System Assessment................................. 11


Electrical System Assessment...................................... 17
Walk-through Photos................................................... 23

VFW Arena........................................................................ 35
Physical Condition Assessment................................... 35
Mechanical System Assessment................................. 43
Electrical System Assessment...................................... 49
Walk-through Photos................................................... 55

Ice System Assessment...................................................... 73

Existing Floor Plans............................................................ 76


Civic Center Arena...................................................... 76
VFW Arena.................................................................. 80

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Condition Assessment Report
Building Information
Building Name Gross Square Feet Year Built Existing Drawings Renovation Date Renovation Cost
EGF Civic Center 65,400 1973 2006, 2015

Rating Legend
5 System condition is in new or near new condition.
4 System is generally suitable for intended use. Minor improvements are needed to improve building performance & longevity.
3 System is suitable, but requires specific upgrades to meet performance and operational objectives.
2 System has serious deficiencies.
1 System is unsuitable for intended use.

RATINGS
ABOVE BELOW
CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS

Pavement 5 4 3 2 ●
1 - Water moves away from building very
well.
Drainage 5 4 ●
3 2 1
- Unconventional ADA parking
Site Signage 5 ●
4 3 2 1 configuration. Some ADA stalls and aisles
appear to have more than 2% cross
Lighting 5 ●
4 3 2 1 slope.
Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 -Parking lot is in poor condition.

Exterior Building Condition

Foundation 5 4 3
● 2 1 - Wall panel and trim is relatively new,
but very beat up near ground (likely due
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
to lawn mowing).
North Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 - Vents near SE doors similarly damaged.

Windows/Doors 5 4 3 2 1

Trim 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Foundation 5 4 3
● 2 1 - Closure trim at NE concourse door
shows corrosion.
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
- Wall panel and trim is relatively new,
East Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 but very beat up near ground (likely due
to lawn mowing).
Windows/Doors 5 4 3
● 2 1

Trim 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Foundation 5 4 3
● 2 1 - Window sealant is brittle and
discolored.
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
- Wall panel and trim is relatively new,
South Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 but very beat up near ground (likely due
to lawn mowing).
Windows/Doors 5 4 3
● 2 1

Trim 5 4 3
● 2 1

Foundation 5 4 3
● 2 1 - Sealant needed at pipe penetration
north of transformer.
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
- Louver at grade. Patch or relocate to
West Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 avoid water flow into building.
- Wall panel and trim is relatively new,
Windows/Doors 5 4 ●
3 2 1 but very beat up near ground (likely due
Trim 5 4 3
● 2 1 to lawn mowing).

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Condition Assessment Report Condition Assessment Report

RATINGS RATINGS
ABOVE BELOW ABOVE BELOW
CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS
Interior Building Condition Interior Building Condition

Floors 5 4
● 3 2 1 - New finishes from most recent Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 - Door knob, no lever.
renovation. - Door scrapes on floor.
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
- Isolated scuffs on wall. Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Room Mens' Ceilings 5 4 ●


3 2 1 - Dents in metal door. Room Ceilings N/A 5 4 3 2 1
Restroom
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Linen?
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 ●
2 1
104
Room #_________ Room #_________
Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 3 2
● 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 2
● 1

Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Floors 5 4
● 3 2 1 - New finishes from most recent Floors 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Door knob, no lever.
renovation. - Not enough floor area at door.
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
- Isolated scuffs on wall. Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1

Room Womens' Ceilings 5 4 3


● 2 1 - Dents in metal door. Room Ceilings 5 ●
4 3 2 1
Restroom
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2 1 Zam Office
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3
● 2 1
104
Room #_________ Room #_________
Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Door(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3
● 2 1 Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 2
● 1

Floors 5 4
● 3 2 1 - New finishes from most recent Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 - Curb at door.
renovation.
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Room Ceilings 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Room Ceilings N/A 5 4 3 2 1
Coach
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Shop
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 ●
3 2 1
Room #_________ N/A Room #_________
Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1
Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 2 ●
1

Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 - New finishes from most recent Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1
renovation.
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
- Isolated scuffs on wall. Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Room Girls' Ceilings 5 4 ●


3 2 1 Room Ceilings N/A 5 4 3 2 1
Name___________
Locker Rm Fixed Equipment 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Name___________
Zam Fixed Equipment 5 4 3
● 2 1
Room #_________ Room #_________
Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Floors 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Ramp down to floor. Floors 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Shower curb.
- Door knob, no lever.
Walls 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Room Ceilings N/A 5 4 3 2 1 Room Boys' HS Ceilings 5 4 3 2 ●


1
Name___________
Compressor Fixed Equipment 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Name___________
Locker Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 ●
2 1
Room #_________ Room #_________
Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 ●
1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1

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Condition Assessment Report Condition Assessment Report

RATINGS RATINGS
ABOVE BELOW ABOVE BELOW
CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS
Interior Building Condition Interior Building Condition

Floors 5 4 3 2 ●
1 Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 -Sticky residue was on the floor in the
Players' - Major cracking in exterior wall of circulation path.
Walls 5 4 3 2
● 1
players' entrance east addition Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
Entrance
Room (east Ceilings N/A 5 4 3 2 1 Room Concessions Ceilings N/A 5 4 ●
3 2 1
addition) There are some damaged ceiling tiles.
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Seating Area Fixed Equipment
Name___________ 5 4 ●
3 2 1
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Window(s) N/A Window(s) N/A ●
Door(s) 5 4 3
● 2 1 Door(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1

Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Floors 5 4 ●
3 2 1 -Floors in good condition, dirty. Floors 5 4
● 3 2 1

Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1

Room Lobby/ Ceilings 5 4 3


● 2 1 -a few ceiling tiles are stained Room Concessions Ceilings 5 ●
4 3 2 1
Restrooms
Name___________ 5 4
● 3 2 1 Main Level
Name___________ 5 4
● 3 2 1
Fixed Equipment Fixed Equipment
Room #_________ -No accessible route from the exterior of Room #_________
Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1
the building for a portion of the ADA
Door(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1 parking. Interior of Lobby/Restrooms is Door(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1

Accessibility 5 4 3
● 2 1 accessible. Accessibility 5 4 3
● 2 1
Accesibility Accesibility
Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 -Floors are in good condition, dirty. Floors 5 4 3 2 1
-Walls have some marks, overall good
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
condition. Walls 5 4 3 2 1

Room Lobby/Office/ Ceilings 5 4 ●


3 2 1 - A few stains in ceiling panels. Room Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1
Concessions -Display casework has some damage at
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 ●
2 1 the base, and is worn. Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2 1
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1 -No accessible route from the exterior of Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Window(s) Window(s)
the building. Interior of
Door(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Lobby/Restrooms is accessible. Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1
Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 2 1

Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 -Minor cracking in concrete floor, fair Floors 5 4 3 2 1
condition.
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
-Some paint is bubbling on the interior Walls 5 4 3 2 1

Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1 side of the exterior wall at this level, Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1
Room Arena Upper Room
near/at CMU columns.
Bowl Seating
Name___________ 5 4 3
● 2 1 Name___________ 5 4 3 2 1
Fixed Equipment -Amount of accessible seating appears to Fixed Equipment
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1 be less than minimum code required. Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Window(s) Window(s)
-North end of upper bowl seating does
Door(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1 not have guardrail at top, safety Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1
concern.
Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 1

Floors 5 4
● 3 2 1 -There are not grab bars for the ADA Floors 5 4 3 2 1
stall in the Men's or Women's
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
restrooms. The women's restroom also Walls 5 4 3 2 1

Ceilings 5 ●
4 3 2 1 has a column impeding the accessible Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1
RoomArena Upper Room
clearance required in the women's
Bowl Restrooms Fixed Equipment
Name___________ 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2 1
restroom.
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Window(s) Window(s)
Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1

Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 1

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Mechanical
Mechanical
Assessment
Assessment Electrical
Electrical
Assessment
Assessment
RATINGS
RATINGS RATINGS
RATINGS
EXCELLENT ABOVE ABOVE
EXCELLENT BELOW BELOW
AVERAGEAVERAGE POOR POOR EXCELLENT ABOVE ABOVE
EXCELLENT BELOW BELOW
AVERAGEAVERAGE POOR POOR
CATEGORY
CATEGORY SYSTEMS
SYSTEMS AVERAGEAVERAGE AVERAGEAVERAGE COMMENTS
COMMENTS CATEGORY
CATEGORY SYSTEMSSYSTEMS AVERAGEAVERAGE AVERAGEAVERAGE COMMENTS
COMMENTS
HeatingHeating 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 Power Power
Distribution
Distribution 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Ventilation
Ventilation 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 LightingLighting
FixturesFixtures 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 LightingLighting
ControlControl 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
BuildingBuilding Plumbing
Plumbing 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 BuildingBuilding Technology
Technology
Infrastructure
Infrastructure5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
CivicCivic Center Fire Protection
Center Fire Protection 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 CivicCivic CenterSecuritySecurity
Center Infrastructure
Infrastructure 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Name____________ Temperature
Name____________ ControlsControls 5
Temperature 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 Name____________ AccessAccess
Name____________ ControlControl 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Fire Protection
Fire Protection
SystemsSystems 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 Technology
Technology
Integration
Integration 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1

OVERALL
OVERALL
COMMENTS
COMMENTS OVERALL
OVERALL
COMMENTS
COMMENTS
Heating
Heating
provided
provided
through
throughgas fired
gas fired
furnaces
furnaces
for locker
for locker
rooms rooms
and auxiliary
and auxiliary
spaces.
spaces.
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Furnaces
are are Original
Original
1970's 1970's
480V480V Electrical
Electrical
Service
Service
and Distribution
and Distribution
is ready
is ready
for upgrade.
for upgrade.
generally
generally
fairlyfairly
new new
and in and operating
in operatingcondition.
condition.
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for the
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the comes
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fromfrom
electric
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in theinair
the air Lighting
Lighting
throughout
throughout
is mostly
is mostly
fluorescent.
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are in
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in need
of anofupgrade.
an upgrade.
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has updated
has updated
handling
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units.units. high-bay
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in great
in great
condition.
condition.
Ventilation
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for the
forice
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rink provided through
through
multiple
multiple
dedicated
dedicated
air handling
air handling
units.units.
ExhaustExhaust
fans fans
are are VeryVery
few areas
few areas
havehave automatic
automatic
lighting
lighting
controls.
controls.
provided
provided
in theinspace
the space
for relief
for relief
air. Locker
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rooms rooms
provideprovide
with with
exhaust
exhaust
fans fans
or heat
or heat
recovery
recovery
ventilators.
ventilators. Emergency
Emergency lighting
lighting
needs needs
to betoexpanded
be expandedto properly
to properly
covercover
the spaces.
the spaces.
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with with
only only
exhaust
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get ventilation
get ventilation
air through
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transfer
transfer
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infrastructure
is adequate
is adequate
but limited.
but limited.
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is notisair
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are inare
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camerascameras are installed.
are installed.
condition.
condition.
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new new
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fixtures.
fixtures.
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old locker
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alarm alarm
has been
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fire protection
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installed
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Standalone
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programmable thermostats
thermostats provided
provided
on new on new
furnaces
furnaces
throughout
throughout
the building.
the building.
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No building See See
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HEYER ENGINEERING
1020 36th St S – Suite A 6340 S Western Ave
Fargo, ND 58103 Suite 110
P: 701-280-0949 Sioux Falls, SD 57108
F: 701-280-9686 P: 605-370-6139

September 30th, 2019

JLG Architects
Attn: Michael McLean
124 N 3rd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Re: Civic Center Condition Assessment Report


East Grand Forks, MN
HE – 039.0156

Mr. McLean:

Upon your request, Heyer Engineering (Heyer) made a site visit to the above referenced site on the afternoon of
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. The purpose of the site visit was to perform a structural observation of portions of the
building to determine the nature and severity of bowing and cracking observed in its exterior basement walls.
Heyer’s observation was limited to a visual observation only. No destructive or invasive means of testing or
observation was to be performed.

Existing Structure and Observations

The subject structure, originally constructed in the mid 1970’s, is primarily an ice rink facility with stadium riser
seating. The primary roof structure consists of large main trusses supported by steel columns. Secondary structural
roof elements consists of steel bar joists and steel roof deck. Concourse is primarily poured concrete over metal deck.
Exterior and foundation walls are Concrete Masonry Units (CMU). The CMU walls are pinned by the concourse slab
structure approximately 12’ above the lower level. Scans of the existing building drawings were provided to Heyer by
JLG, however drawings were is rough condition and some items on the drawings were not legible.

While observing the exterior of the building, the soil is currently soil banked up against the exterior walls at various
heights. In general, the soil is at its highest (approximately at concourse elevation) at egress doors and dips to lower
elevations between doors. Exact soil elevations were not determined in our visual observation.

To our understanding, the existing CMU walls below exterior grade are exhibiting cracking and inward movement.
Upon walking and observing the lower level, Heyer did observe a number of areas along the exterior walls where
inward movement of the CMU block has occurred. Steel column braces had been previously installed in select
locations to brace the wall from further inward movement. The braces appeared to be structurally working as
intended in their area of influence.

Conclusions and Interpretations

The structural issues observed, bowing walls and crack pattern exhibited, are not unusual for CMU walls
retaining soil. It is Heyer’s opinion that the inward bowing is being caused by the lateral pressure of the
embanked soil against the lower level CMU walls. Heyer assumes that native clayey soils were used in the
backfill of the wall. Clayey soils tend to absorb moisture more that granular fills and as such swell under wet

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JLG Architects
RE: EGF Civic Center Condition Assessment
East Grand Forks, MN

conditions causing lateral pressure on retaining walls. However, some small amount of lateral deflection of the
CMU wall should be expected considering the consistent soil load against the wall. MECHANICAL SYSTEM ASSESSMENT – M01
Date 8/7/19
Because of the condition of the scanned drawings provided to Heyer, the actual amount of design reinforcement Project # 2019237
used in the walls in not able to be determined. The information is either on a drawing not provided or is not Project Name EGF Civic Center Arena Assessment
legible on the provided drawings. In review of what can be found on the existing drawings, it would appear that Project Location East Grand Forks, MN
the designers would have most likely thought that soil was banked roughly up 9’ of the total 12’ height of the 12 Description Mechanical System Assessment and Recommendations
“ CMU wall. While observing the exterior of the building, the current soil elevation on average appears to be roughly
consistent with the 9’ elevation shown in the drawings. Using the assumed height of soil, and by making some
normal assumptions for backfill (clay) properties, Heyer estimates that wall should be reinforced with (1) #5 @
8” oc or (1) #6 @ 16” oc.. Because the wall is still largely intact, Heyer is of the opinion that that some PART 1. MECHANICAL GENERAL INFORMATION
reinforcing must be within the wall, however we cannot confirm its structural adequacy. The only way to
determine the actual amount of reinforcing utilized in the wall is to perform more testing. Based on previous 1.1 OVERVIEW
experience, typical historical design criteria for CMU, and the amount of movements observed, it is Heyer’s A. The existing facility currently houses an ice rink and auxiliary spaces including locker rooms,
opinion that the wall is possibly under-reinforced by today’s standards. Because of the large number of concessions, kitchen, offices, mechanical and electrical rooms. The original building was
assumptions that were needed to be made an estimate analysis, Heyer would recommend further testing be constructed in 1973 with partial remodels done in 2006 and 2015. The total area of the building
performed. is roughly 84,000 square feet.
Heyer also recommend monitoring of all lower level walls for continued movement. In areas, where excessive 1.2 SCOPE
bowing in of the CMU walls are observed (~1” or more), Heyer recommends installing column braces, similar to
what has been previously installed in other areas. Design of the type and number of column braces is beyond A. This narrative document summarizes the design concepts for the major mechanical systems
the scope of this report, but Heyer would be happy to assist in the preparation of that design. Another including Fire Protection (Division 21), Plumbing (Division 22), HVAC (Division 23) and
supplemental remediation measure that could also be utilized would be to excavate the backfilled soils adjacent Temperature Controls (Division 25)
to the structure and install a free draining granular material. If the current soils are clay, the replacement free B. Fire Protection Systems (Division 21) included in this document:
draining granular material would not hold as much moisture and more rapidly move ground water to the
buildings sump system. Reducing the moisture in the soil would lessen the lateral pressure against the walls. 1. Existing Fire Protection System
2. Recommendation for the Fire Protection System
On a related matter, Heyer is of the understanding that a second ice sheet addition to the building is being
C. Plumbing systems (Division 22) included in this document:
contemplated. A building addition directly adjacent to the existing building would also remove the backfill
pressure against the walls. The addition would therefore likely eliminate the need to brace the existing walls or 1. Existing Plumbing System
perform soils corrections in those areas. 2. Recommendation for the Plumbing System

Again, it is to be noted that Heyer’s opinions are based on the limited visual nature of Heyer’s observations. Most of D. HVAC (Division 23) included in this document:
the structural component of the building not able to be directly observed. Heyer did not perform any destructive or 1. Existing Dehumidification System
other invasive means of testing. If during the renovation process additional damage is found, reassessment and 2. Existing Heating Plant
modification the opinions and recommendations stated above can be made. 3. Existing Ventilation and Air Conditioning System
4. Recommendation for the Dehumidification, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Systems
If you have any questions or comments, please do contact us.
E. Temperature Controls (Division 25) included in this document:
Sincerely,
1. Existing Temperature Control Systems
HEYER ENGINEERING, INC
2. Recommendation for the Temperature Control Systems

1.3 TECHNICAL CRITERIA

A. Codes: The following is a partial list of applicable codes governing the systems described herein:

Eric A. Greiff, PE
Principal

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1. 2015 Minnesota Mechanical Fuel & Gas Code D. Recommendations:


2. 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code
1. The 1997 water heater should be replaced with new. The rest of the existing water heaters
3. 2015 Minnesota Energy Code
are in good condition and should remain.
4. International Fire Code (IFC) (edition and amendments currently adopted by the state of
Minnesota and city of East Grand Forks). a. Cost: $20,000
5. NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. 2. During remodel, any old plumbing fixture should be replaced with new as well as ASSE 1070
6. NFPA 13 Installation of Fire Protection Systems rated thermostatic mixing valves being provided to protect against scalding. The architect
7. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). will need to determine the requirements to meet current ADA standards for the toilet room
8. ASHRAE 90.1 layout.
PART 2. SPRINKLER SYSTEMS (DIVISION 21) a. Cost: $5,000 per plumbing fixture

2.1 EXISTING FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM: PART 4. HVAC (DIVISION 23)


A. The building is currently not sprinkled. 4.1 EXISTING DEHUMIDIFCATION SYSTEM:
B. Recommendations: A. The building is not currently equipped with a dehumidification system. If year-round ice
1. Requirement for fire protection system is dependent on architectural code analysis. A new operation is desired this is a greater concern since excess humidification can degrade ice quality,
6” water line would be brought into the building to provide a fire protection service with a create fog in the air, and can condense and damage finish surfaces.
wet sprinkler system installed throughout. Galvanized piping would be utilized in ice rink 4.2 EXISTING HEATING PLANT:
space.
A. The ice arena bowl is heated using electric heating coils in the arena air handling units. The
a. Cost: $5/square foot (does not include water service, typically $10,000 to 20,000
electric source is less desirable due to higher operating costs and maintenance compared to a
depending on civil)
hot water system. Gas furnaces were provided in area recently remodeled locker room and
PART 3. PLUMBING SYSTEMS (DIVISION 22) concession spaces. Electric cove heaters and unit heaters provide supplemental heat in
entryways and restrooms.
3.1 EXISTING PLUMBING SYSTEM:
4.3 EXISTING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS:
A. The two main water heaters are natural gas fired units and are located in the lower level Storage
148 area. One water heater was manufactured in 1997, is now 22 years old and is past its useful A. The ice rink has multiple dedicated air handling units around the perimeter of the space to provide
life. The other water heater was installed in 2011 and is still in good condition. A recirculating ventilation to the rink. Power roof mounted relief fans and roof hoods are located on one end of
pump system is installed for these water heaters and serves a portion of the building. Additional the rink to relieve air. The units are equipment with waste heat coils from the ice refrigeration
electric hot water heaters installed in 2015 at concessions areas at either end of the building. system as well as electric heating coils. These units do not have air conditioning and are original
These water heaters are in good condition. to the ice arena. Two of the units are currently not operational and the rest of the units are past
their useful life.
B. Plumbing fixtures overall appear to be in working order and in good condition. Some recent
remodel areas have had plumbing fixtures replaced within the last few years. Newer fixtures are B. An air handling unit with a cooling coil is located in the space but no refrigerant lines or condensing
generally sensor operation type and wall hung water closets. Wraps provided under newer sinks unit are installed.
to meet ADA requirements. C. Concessions areas are provided with gas fired furnaces. These units do not have air conditioning
C. Some plumbing fixtures in the older locker rooms do not meet current standards as stated in the installed. Exhaust is being provided from each of the concessions areas. These furnaces are new
Minnesota Plumbing Code and therefore should not be reinstalled during any remodel work. and in good operating shape.
Public use lavatory faucets are not provided with ASSE 1070 rated thermostatic mixing valves to D. Lower level locker rooms were provided with new furnaces, exhaust fans, and heat recovery
protect against scalding. Showers have a shared central floor drain where water would pass ventilators during remodels in 2006 and 2015. These units are in operating condition and provide
under other bathers. the code required ventilation to the spaces. These units are not equipped with air conditioning.

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Units installed in 2006 are approaching the end of there useful life (15 years) and can be replaced PART 5. AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS (DIVISON 25)
as they fail.
5.1 EXISTING AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEMS:
E. Some lower level exhaust fans are original to the building are reaching the end of their useful life.
A. The existing building has very limited controls, with all equipment being stand alone. Line
F. Air conditioning is not installed in the building with the exception of a weight room on the east voltage programmable thermostat provided on furnaces for locker rooms and concessions.
side of the building. The furnace and condensing unit for this space is still operating but is These thermostats would meet the code requirements but give limited information to the
approaching the end of its useful life. owner.

G. Recommendations: B. Recommendations:
1. Provide hot water heating plant with high efficiency boilers. Hot water heat will be the most 1. A new digital controls (DDC) system with central monitoring capabilities should be installed
efficient and cost effective long term option for heating the building. All new equipment in the building. This will allow set back and energy conservation strategies to be setup when
would be hot water heat and existing electric heating elements would be replaced with hot new equipment is installed. Additionally, new controls will help the building meet current
water. As gas fired furnaces fail, they could be replaced with hot water equipment. Boiler code requirements and provide increased indoor air quality. The system shall also alarm all
plant would be sized to handle the entire load of the building including equipment equipment so maintenance personnel can maintain and troubleshoot all equipment
converted to hot water at a later date. remotely with limited staff.
a. Cost: $400,000 a. Cost: $420,000
2. Replace air handling units in ice arena with new units. Existing units are beyond useful life
Respectfully,
and starting to fail. Basis for new units would be hot water heat with DX cooling to condition
Obermiller Nelson Engineering, Inc.
the space. Units would be sized to handle the ventilation required in the hockey rink.
a. Cost: $650,000 Ross Young
3. A dedicated dehumidification unit should be provided for the ice rink if year-round
operation is desired. This will allow for the code required ventilation airflow rate to be Attachment(s): None
provided without the humidity in the space going beyond acceptable limits. The unit would Cc: file
be sized to account for the additional air required when operating a Zamboni. Unit would
have a hot water heating coil and DX cooling coil to control discharge air temperature.
a. Cost: $450,000
4. Lower level exhaust fans are at the ends of their useful life. New exhaust fans should be
provided to replace existing original exhaust fans as they fail.
a. Cost: $8,000 per fan
5. Furnaces installed in the 2006 remodel are in good working condition but are approaching
the end of there expected life. These should be planned to be replaced in the coming years
as they fail.
a. Cost: $20,000
6. Areas equipped with gas fired furnaces could be converted to hot water if a boiler plant is
added to the building. This would give the equipment better temperature control and is
more efficient with lower operating costs. These renovations could be done as equipment
fails or all at once.
a. Cost: $30/square foot of area changed

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ASSESSMENT – E02
Date 8/7/19
Project # 2019237
Project Name East Grand Forks Ice Arena Assessments
Project Location East Grand Forks, MN
Description EGF Civic Center Arena: Existing Electrical System Assessment and
Recommendations

PART 1. ELECTRICAL GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 OVERVIEW

A. The existing facility in East Grand Forks, MN currently contains a large assembly space with an
ice arena as well as a large amount of ancillary spaces for mechanical/electrical, offices, locker
rooms, restrooms, and kitchen/concessions.

1.2 SCOPE

A. This narrative document summarizes the schematic design for the major electrical systems
(Division 26), electronic communications systems (Division 27), and electronic safety and security
systems (Division 28) to be included in the project.

B. Electrical systems (Division 26) included in this document:


1. Low voltage power distribution system.
2. Interior and exterior lighting systems.
3. Lighting control systems.
4. Emergency interior and exterior lighting systems and egress signage (exit signs).

C. Electronic communications systems (Division 27) included in this document:


1. Structured cabling for voice / data communication systems.
2. Sound systems.

D. Electronic safety and security systems (Division 28) included in this document:
1. Fire alarm system.
2. Security Camera System.
3. Electronic Access Control and Door Monitoring System.

PART 2. DESCRIPTION OF ELECTRICAL SYTEMS

2.1 LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION

A. The existing electrical services consist of (1) 3000A, 480V, 3-phase service in the lower level of
the west side of the building. Electrical distribution also consists of step-down transformers to
feed 208V distribution equipment. Main service and distribution equipment are original to the
1975 era building and are past their expected life.

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B. All electrical distribution equipment is original to the area that it serves. Most panels are a. Cost: $5 per square foot (not including the arena floor area).
beyond expected life and are due for replacement.
2.3 LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS
C. In the main service room there is a panel that is tapped from the incoming service conductors
that originally served as an emergency power panel. This method of providing emergency A. Most lighting controls in the building are manual switches only. Occupancy sensors for lighting
power is not longer valid and the panel would no longer be considered emergency power (see control have been installed only in some of the updated restrooms.
emergency lighting notes). B. Arena lighting is controlled manually by switches at inconvenient locations (accessible to the
D. Several panels are located in locations that are accessible to the public (like corridors and public).
concourses) where they could be susceptible to tampering. Two panelboards are located in the C. Recommendation:
men’s bathroom near the south side entrance to the building. These panels should be removed
from the restroom and replaced with new panels at a new location to get them out of a public 1. Provide occupancy sensor controlled lighting throughout the building as required by current
space where there are potentially wet conditions and where they could be subject to tampering. energy codes. Low voltage switches and dimmers would be utilized to allow for manual-on,
auto-off control of the lighting as is now required by the energy codes. Mechanical and
E. Cover heaters in the existing south upper level bathrooms are showing signs of age and the electrical rooms would be left with manual control of the lighting.
paint is peeling.
a. Cost: $1.25 per SF for affected areas (not including arena).
F. Existing devices: There are some existing non-GFCI devices in locker rooms that should be 2. Provide contactor or relay-based lighting control for the arena lighting and move the
replaced with GFCI type. centralized control location to a secure location accessible only by staff or those authorized
G. Recommendations: to control it.

1. Aged existing electrical equipment and associated feeders should be placed on a schedule a. Cost: $10,000
for upgrade. 2.4 EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND EGRESS SIGNAGE
a. Cost: $200,000 (these upgrades could be absorbed by other renovation or expansion
A. Exit signs are mostly LED type with integral batteries and most appear to be in good condition.
projects)
2. Replace existing non-GFCI devices in locker rooms that should be replaced with GFCI type. B. Emergency egress lighting is self-contained emergency lighting with integral batteries and
adjustable light heads. Most of the fixtures are in acceptable condition. Some of the existing
a. Cost: $75 per device. emergency lights are older and should be replaced with new to ensure proper battery life.
2.2 GENERAL INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR LIGHTING SYSTEMS C. Coverage appears to be acceptable in some areas except at the perimeter of the arena concourse,
A. Most of the general interior lighting in the building is linear fluorescent (T8 lamps) fixtures. There seating, arena floor, and some corridors in the lower level. There are emergency fixtures installed,
are several recessed prismatic troffers and surface mounted fixtures with either wraparound but the coverage will not meet code requirements for occupied spaces. There is also no
prismatic lenses or strip lights with bare lamps. The older visitor locker rooms have old jelly-jar emergency lighting installed in the weight room and some of the mechanical and electrical service
type fixtures with screw-in base lamps. areas.

B. Exterior lighting has all been upgraded to LED wall mounted lighting. D. There is no existing exterior emergency lighting.

C. The arena lighting has been upgraded to modern LED high bay fixtures. The perimeter of the arena E. Recommendations:
concourse has linear direct/indirect fluorescent fixtures. 1. Add additional emergency lighting for proper coverage at the arena concourse, seating
areas, floor area, and lower level. Include centralized battery inverter and dedicated
D. Interior light levels appear to be adequate in most public spaces, but several service areas are
emergency fixtures for arena.
lacking light (including all spaces under the bleacher areas.
a. Cost: $27,000 (cost will vary depending on the areas involved)
E. Recommendations:
2. Add exterior emergency lighting.
1. Replace all existing interior lighting (except the arena ice area) with new LED light fixtures
for better efficiency (not necessary to meet any codes, just a recommendation for upgrade). a. Cost: $9000.

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2.5 STRUCTURED CABLING FOR VOICE AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS B. The system covers areas that have been touched by renovation, but there still are remaining
areas (mostly in the lower level and in the weight room area) that do not yet have fire alarm
A. Communications wiring and wireless access points are currently installed as necessary to meet notification or detection installed. These spaces include many of the service corridors and
the facility’s needs which are relatively limited. No issues were reported. rooms as well as the older visitor locker rooms.
B. Communications demark is located in the electrical service room on the west side. C. The newer, remodeled team locker rooms do have proper notification and detection installed.
C. Recommendations: None for the existing facility, however, a building expansion or renovation D. According to the Minnesota amendments to the IBC:
project should consider the addition of a secured and temperature controlled centralized data
closet(s). 1. A fire alarm system shall be installed in in Group A occupancies having an occupant load of
300 or more. However, a fire alarm system is not required in buildings with an occupant
2.6 AUDIO SYSTEMS load of less than 1,000 when a sprinkler system is installed throughout the building.
Currently there is no sprinkler system installed.
A. The current arena sound system is aging. Staff reports that there are some areas where audible
2. Automatic fire detectors (smoke or heat detectors) are required to be installed in laundry
coverage is not adequate.
rooms, boiler and furnace rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, shops, kitchens, trash
B. Recommendations: Consider the installation of a new sound system for the arena. This is not a collection rooms, storage rooms, and similar areas.
code item and the cost can vary greatly depending on the system and coverage desired. 3. Audible notification shall be voice type.

1. A full Audio system review is beyond the scope of this assessment, but consider the scale of E. Fire alarm coverage for notification is not adequate for the arena. There is only horn/strobe
cost of upgrade for just the arena to be in the $100 to $200k range for a very good system. coverage at the east and west hallways and does not appear to properly cover the entire space.

PART 3. ELECTRONIC SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS F. The existing air handlers for the arena do not have duct smoke detectors installed.

3.1 ELECTRONIC DOOR ACCESS CONTROL G. Recommendations: Provide an all new addressable fire alarm system with voice notification
throughout the building.
A. The building does not currently have any electronic access control system installed.
1. Cost: $2 per square foot for all new system.
B. Recommendations: Consider the installation of a new electronic access control system to
monitor the position of exterior doors and allow more secure and controlled access to the PART 4. TECHNICAL CRITERIA
space.
4.1 CODES AND STANDARDS
1. Cost: $35,000 (15 doors).
A. The following is a partial list of applicable codes governing the systems described herein:
3.2 SECURITY AND SURVEILANCE CAMERA SYSTEMS
1. International Building Code (IBC) 2015.
A. There is currently no security or surveillance camera system. 2. International Mechanical Code (IMC) 2015.
3. International Fire Code (IFC) 2015.
B. Recommendations: Consider the installation of a surveillance camera system for better 4. 2015 Minnesota Building Code.
security, asset protection, and liability protection. 5. 2015 Minnesota Energy Code.
1. Cost: Cost is greatly dependent on scope but assume a cost of $1200 per camera plus an 6. NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.
additional $10,000 for control and recording equipment. 7. NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
8. NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
3.3 FIRE ALARM SYSTEM 9. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A. There is an existing Simplex 4006 panel serving the building. The existing system is older B. The following is a partial list of design and installation standards governing the systems
technology and supports only hard-wired, non-intelligent systems. The system also supports described herein:
only horns and strobes, but no voice type notification as is required for assembly occupancies
1. BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual.
like this in MN.
2. IES Lighting Handbook, Tenth Edition.

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FACILITY ASSESSMENT
JLG 19147 – EGF CIVIC CENTER ARENA
RE: EFG ARENA STUDY
3. International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) Standards. July 19th, 2019
4. National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Standards.

Respectfully,
Obermiller Nelson Engineering, Inc.

Tony Nelson

Attachment(s): none
Cc: ICS, file.

Note: Main Building entrance


01

Note: Designated Accessible Parking at cross-slope


02

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JLG 19147 – EGF CIVIC CENTER ARENA JLG 19147 – EGF CIVIC CENTER ARENA
RE: EFG ARENA STUDY RE: EFG ARENA STUDY
July 19th, 2019 July 19th, 2019

Note: Standing water in parking lot after rainfall. Pavement/drainage in poor condition Note: Damaged wall panel and trim along bottom of building
03 05

Note: Positive drainage around the building Note: Closure trim at NE concourse door shows corrosion from water
04 06

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JLG 19147 – EGF CIVIC CENTER ARENA JLG 19147 – EGF CIVIC CENTER ARENA
RE: EFG ARENA STUDY RE: EFG ARENA STUDY
July 19th, 2019 July 19th, 2019

Note: Sealant needed around pipe penetration Note: High School boys locker room
07 09

Note: Louver at grade can be a potential for water penetration. Note: Players entrance at east side of building
08 10

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JLG 19147 – EGF CIVIC CENTER ARENA JLG 19147 – EGF CIVIC CENTER ARENA
RE: EFG ARENA STUDY RE: EFG ARENA STUDY
July 19th, 2019 July 19th, 2019

Note: Paint bubbling up at exterior wall/column at main level Note: No grab bars at north Women’s restroom ADA stall. Width is impeded by column in stall.
11 13

Note: No railing behind seating area at north main level, safety concern Note: Damaged tile at main level concession seating
12 14

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RE: EFG ARENA STUDY RE: EFG ARENA STUDY
July 19th, 2019 July 19th, 2019

Note: Seating aisle steps have steel tread nosing every other step that makes the riser height vary each step. Can be a Note: West exterior wall below seating has bowed in over years, additional structural column and beam to support it.
potential tripping hazard
15 Some water damage is visible.
17

Note: Main level concourse at the east side Note: East players’ entrance addition has major cracking in the exterior bearing wall.
16 18

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RE: EFG ARENA STUDY RE: EFG ARENA STUDY
July 19th, 2019 July 19th, 2019

Note: Original Switchgear and Panelboards are past expected Note: 1997 Water Heater (Left) Note: Typical natural gas furnace serving auxiliary spaces.
life.
19 Many install in 2006 with no cooling.
21

Note: Arena LED Lighting Note: Air Conditioning Unit Serving Bowl. Refrigerant coil not connected to any condensing unit.
20 22

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RE: EFG ARENA STUDY
July 19th, 2019

Condition Assessment Report


Building Information
Building Name Gross Square Feet Year Built Existing Drawings Renovation Date Renovation Cost
VFW Arena

Rating Legend
5 System condition is in new or near new condition.
4 System is generally suitable for intended use. Minor improvements are needed to improve building performance & longevity.
3 System is suitable, but requires specific upgrades to meet performance and operational objectives.
2 System has serious deficiencies.
1 System is unsuitable for intended use.

RATINGS
ABOVE BELOW
CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS

Pavement 5 4 3 ●
2 1 - Ground heaving prevents north and
east exterior doors from opening in
Drainage 5 4 3 2 ●
1
winter time.
Site Signage 5 4 ●
3 2 1 - Water flows under doors during heavy
rain events.
Lighting 5 4 3 ●
2 1 - Possible tree debris on SW corner of
Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 roof (difficult to see).

Exterior Building Condition


Note: Typical air handling unit serving bowl original to building. Electric heat with no cooling.
23 Foundation 5 4 3 2
● 1 - No gutter at roof edge; water sheet
draining off roof.
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
- Water from roof has eroded 12" of soil
North Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 from grade, creating a back-slope
toward the building.
Windows/Doors 5 4 3 ●
2 1 - Water from roof is landing at
Trim 5 4 ●
3 2 1 door/stoop, likely exasperates heaving.

Foundation 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Widening gap between OH zam. door
and exterior apron.
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
- Stoop/slab has been completely
East Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 removed at one door.
- One door is badly dented.
Windows/Doors 5 4 3 2
● 1

Trim 5 4 3
● 2 1

Foundation 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Brick is in generally good condition.
- Two large dents in panel trim at front
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
entry soffit.
South Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 - Up to 2" gap between foundation and
concrete flatwork (no stoop?).
Windows/Doors 5 4 3
● 2 1

Trim 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Foundation 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Water has eroded soil from grade,
creating a back-slope toward the
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
building.
West Roof N/A 5 4 3 2 1 - Some dents in high panel from inside.

Windows/Doors 5 4 ●
3 2 1
Note: Typical exhaust fan. Original to building.
24 Trim 5 4 3
● 2 1

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Condition Assessment Report Condition Assessment Report

RATINGS RATINGS
ABOVE BELOW ABOVE BELOW
CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS
Interior Building Condition Interior Building Condition

Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 - Area is in an unfinished state following Floors 5
● 4 3 2 1
water damage. Unfinished walls, no
Walls 5 4 3 2 ●
1
window trim, wall panels removed for Walls ●
5 4 3 2 1

Room Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1 drying. Room Conference Ceilings ●
5 4 3 2 1
Overlook - - No elevator access to upper level.
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Office - 2nd
Name___________ Fixed Equipment ●
5 4 3 2 1
2nd Floor
Room #_________ Floor
Room #_________
Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1
● Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 3 2
● 1 Door(s) 5 4 3
● 2 1

Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 ●
1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Floors ●
5 4 3 2 1 - Partially finished state. New flooring, Floors 5 4 ●
3 2 1 - No grab bars in toilet.
lights, and paint. No window trim, no air
Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
diffusers. Walls 5 4 3 ●
2 1
Conference
Room Multi-Purpose Ceilings 5 ●
4 3 2 1 - No elevator access. Room Toilet / Ceilings 5 ●
4 3 2 1
/ Exercise
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3
● 2 1 Server - 2nd
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2
● 1
Room #_________ Floor
Room #_________
Window(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Window(s) N/A 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 3 2 ●
1 Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 2 ●
1 Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 2 ●
1

Floors 5
● 4 3 2 1 - All new finishes. Floors 5 4 3 2
● 1 -Some of the rubber flooring is bubbling
- No elevator access. in areas, and has some wear.
Walls ●
5 4 3 2 1 Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
- Some marks, but walls are solid CMU
Room Ceilings ●
5 4 3 2 1 Room Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1 and in fair condition.
Name___________
Office - 2nd Fixed Equipment ●
5 4 3 2 1 Lobby
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 ●
2 1 - Door Hardware is not ADA compliant.
Floor
Room #_________ Room #_________ - Ramp slope exceeds maximum ADA.
Window(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Window(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1
requirement. No handrail on both sides
Door(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1 -Threshold height at the entrance door
into building exceeds max. requirement.
Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Floors 5
● 4 3 2 1 - Less than 18" between wall and door Floors 5 4 3 2
● 1 -Gaps between rubber tiles, place for
with closer. Consider reversing swing. dirt and moisture. Flooring should be
Walls ●
5 4 3 2 1 Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
non-porous.
Ceilings ●
5 4 3 2 1 Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1 -Door opening (no door) into Women's
Room Room
restroom gives direct view of mirror,
Name___________ Fixed Equipment ●
5 4 3 2 1 Lobby RR
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2
● 1 privacy issue.
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Room #_________ 5 4 3 2 1
Window(s) N/A Window(s) ●
-No 5' turning radiums at restrooms, no
Door(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 2 ●
1 pipe protection below sinks, no ADA
stalls.
Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 ●
1

Floors ●
5 4 3 2 1 - All new finishes. Floors 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Rubber floor is porous and not an
acceptable material for commercial
Walls ●
5 4 3 2 1 Walls 5 ●
4 3 2 1
kitchen applications.
Room Conference Ceilings ●
5 4 3 2 1 Room Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1
Rm - 2nd
Name___________ Fixed Equipment ●
5 4 3 2 1 Lobby
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 ●
2 1
Floor
Room #_________ Concessions
Room #_________
N/A 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1 -Door knobs not ADA compliant.
Window(s) Window(s)
Door(s) 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1 -Door/frame into concessions has some
noticeable scratches and dents.
Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3
● 2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3
● 2 1

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Condition Assessment Report Condition Assessment Report

RATINGS RATINGS
ABOVE BELOW ABOVE BELOW
CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS CATEGORY SYSTEMS EXCELLENT
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
AVERAGE
POOR COMMENTS
Interior Building Condition Interior Building Condition

Floors 5 4 3 ●
2 1 -Carpet is worn in Locker Room Floors 5 4 3 ●
2 1 -Carpet is worn in Locker Room
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Room Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Room Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1
Lobby Locker Fixed Equipment
Name___________ 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Locker Room
Name___________ 5 4 ●
3 2 1
Fixed Equipment
Room
Room #_________ 4-4
Room #_________
Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Door knob/hardware not ADA Door(s) 5 4 3 2
● 1 - Door knob/hardware not ADA
compliant. compliant.
Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1

Floors 5 4 ●
3 2 1 -Paint peeling in some areas, minor Floors 5 4 ●
3 2 1 -Rubber flooring at/near wet areas
cracks. There are signs of moisture (showers, toilets).
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
penetration from roof in corners of the Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1

Room Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1 arena concourse. Room Ceilings 5 4 3


● 2 1
Arena ConcourseFixed Equipment -There is black mold in the SE corner of
Name___________ 5 4
● 3 2 1
the building near the floor, it appears
Name___________
Locker Fixed Equipment 5 4 3
● 2 1
-No ADA toilet stalls.
Room/Seating
#_________ that water is penetrating from grade
Rooms 1,2,3
Room #_________ -Lavatories are not accessible.
Window(s) 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1
into the slab/wall. -Pipe below lavatories are not
Door(s) 5 4 3 2 ●
1 -Insulation above the CMU wall has Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1 completely protected.
Accessibility 5 4 3 2
● 1 some rips and tears. Accessibility 5 4 3 2
● 1
Accesibility Accesibility
Floors 5 4 3 2
● 1 The rink floor appears uneven and has Floors 5 4 3 2 1
5 4 3 2 1
noticeable bumps. 5 4 3 2 1
Walls Walls
Room Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1 Room Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1
Arena Rink
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 ●
3 2 1 Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2 1
Floor
Room #_________ Room #_________
Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1 Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1
Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 ●
2 1 Accessibility
Accesibility 5 4 3 2 1

Floors 5 4 3
● 2 1 Floors 5 4 3 2 1

Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
- No grab bars, no ADA stalls. Walls 5 4 3 2 1

Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1 - No protected piping under lavatories. Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1
Room Room
- Restroom stall doors exceed force
Locker Rm
Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2
● 1 Name___________ 5 4 3 2 1
requirements to open for ADA Fixed Equipment
4 Restrooms
Room #_________ Room #_________
5 4 3 2 1 compliance (too heavy). 5 4 3 2 1
Window(s) Window(s)
- Drinking fountain in hallway exceeds
Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1 maximum height for ADA compliance. Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1
-No tactile signage.
Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 ●
1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 1

Floors 5 4 3 2 ●
1 - Floor is bubbling and is a trip hazard. Floors 5 4 3 2 1
Rubber flooring doesn't finish tight to
Walls 5 4 ●
3 2 1
the wall edge in all places, and is a place Walls 5 4 3 2 1

Ceilings 5 4 ●
3 2 1 for accumulation of moisture and dirt. Ceilings 5 4 3 2 1
Room Room
Locker Room Fixed Equipment
Name___________ 5 ●
4 3 2 1 Name___________ Fixed Equipment 5 4 3 2 1
4-1
Room #_________ Room #_________
Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1 Window(s) 5 4 3 2 1

Door(s) 5 4 3 ●
2 1 -Doors are dented, and no ADA knobs. Door(s) 5 4 3 2 1

Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3
● 2 1 Accesibility
Accessibility 5 4 3 2 1

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Mechanical
Mechanical
Assessment
Assessment Electrical
Electrical
Assessment
Assessment
RATINGS
RATINGS RATINGS
RATINGS
EXCELLENT ABOVE ABOVE
EXCELLENT BELOW BELOW
AVERAGEAVERAGE POOR POOR EXCELLENT ABOVE ABOVE
EXCELLENT BELOW BELOW
AVERAGEAVERAGE POOR POOR
CATEGORY
CATEGORY SYSTEMS
SYSTEMS AVERAGEAVERAGE AVERAGEAVERAGE COMMENTS
COMMENTS CATEGORY
CATEGORY SYSTEMSSYSTEMS AVERAGEAVERAGE AVERAGEAVERAGE COMMENTS
COMMENTS
HeatingHeating 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 Power Power
Distribution
Distribution 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Ventilation
Ventilation 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 LightingLighting
FixturesFixtures 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 LightingLighting
ControlControl 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
BuildingBuilding Plumbing
Plumbing 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 BuildingBuilding Technology
Technology
Infrastructure
Infrastructure5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
VFWVFW Arena Fire Protection
Arena Fire Protection 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 VFWVFW ArenaSecuritySecurity
Arena Infrastructure
Infrastructure 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Name____________ Temperature
Name____________ ControlsControls 5
Temperature 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 Name____________ AccessAccess
Name____________ ControlControl 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Fire Protection
Fire Protection
SystemsSystems 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 Technology
Technology
Integration
Integration 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1

OVERALL
OVERALL
COMMENTS
COMMENTS OVERALL
OVERALL
COMMENTS
COMMENTS
Heating
Heating
provided
provided
through
through
electric
electric
unit heaters
unit heatersfor majority
for majority
of the
ofbuilding.
the building.
The The
ice rink
ice space
rink space
has ahas a Electrical
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services
services
and power
and powerdistribution
distribution
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replaced/refurbished
replaced/refurbished afterafter
the 1997
the 1997
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dedicated
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air handling
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unit with
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is mostly
is mostly
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fluorescent
fixtures.
fixtures.
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opportunity
to upgrade
to upgrade
to LED
to LED
for energy
for energy
savings.
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gas fired
furnace.
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controls
controls
are primarily
are primarily
manual.
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few automatic
few automatic
lighting
lighting
controls.
controls.
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Ventilation
provided
provided
for ice
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rink through
dedicated
dedicated air handling
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unit. unit.
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and locker
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building
doesdoesnot have
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should
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be installed
per code.
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throughoutthe building.
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for additional
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integral
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and recommendations.
and recommendations.

CONDITION
CONDITIONASSESSMENT
ASSESSMENTREPORT
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MECHANICAL SYSTEM ASSESSMENT – M01
Date 8/7/19
Project # 2019237
Project Name EGF Veterans Arena Assessment
Project Location East Grand Forks, MN
Description Mechanical System Assessment and Recommendations

PART 1. MECHANICAL GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 OVERVIEW

A. The existing facility currently houses an ice rink and auxiliary spaces including locker rooms,
exercise room, and offices. The original building was constructed in 1981 with additions more
recently. The total area of the building is roughly 45,000 square feet.

1.2 SCOPE

A. This narrative document summarizes the design concepts for the major mechanical systems
including Fire Protection (Division 21), Plumbing (Division 22), HVAC (Division 23) and
Temperature Controls (Division 25)

B. Fire Protection Systems (Division 21) included in this document:


1. Existing Fire Protection System
2. Recommendation for the Fire Protection System

C. Plumbing systems (Division 22) included in this document:


1. Existing Plumbing System
2. Recommendation for the Plumbing System

D. HVAC (Division 23) included in this document:


1. Existing Dehumidification System
2. Existing Heating Plant
3. Existing Ventilation and Air Conditioning System
4. Recommendation for the Dehumidification, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Systems

E. Temperature Controls (Division 25) included in this document:


1. Existing Temperature Control Systems
2. Recommendation for the Temperature Control Systems

1.3 TECHNICAL CRITERIA

A. Codes: The following is a partial list of applicable codes governing the systems described herein:
1. 2015 Minnesota Mechanical Fuel & Gas Code

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2. 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code 1. New water heaters should be provided to replace existing units.
3. 2015 Minnesota Energy Code
a. Cost: $20,000 per each natural gas water heater, $12,000 for electric water heater
4. International Fire Code (IFC) (edition and amendments currently adopted by the state of
Minnesota and city of East Grand Forks). 2. All domestic cold, hot & hot water recirculation piping should be insulated with new
5. NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. fiberglass thermal insulation to prevent the cold water piping from condensation as well as
6. NFPA 13 Installation of Fire Protection Systems meeting the Minnesota Plumbing Code for hot water piping.
7. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). a. Cost: $65,000 (extents of piping need to be verified)
8. ASHRAE 90.1
3. A hot water recirculation piping and pump system should be added to the electric water
PART 2. SPRINKLER SYSTEMS (DIVISION 21) heater to provide hot water quickly to the plumbing fixtures.

2.1 EXISTING FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM: a. Cost: $15,000


4. During any toilet room remodel, all plumbing fixture should be replaced with new as well as
A. The building is currently not sprinkled.
ASSE 1070 rated thermostatic mixing valves being provided to protect against scalding. The
B. Recommendations: architect will need to determine the requirements to meet current ADA standards for the
toilet room layout.
1. Requirement for fire protection system is dependent on architectural code analysis. A new
6” water line would be brought into the building to provide a fire protection service with a a. Cost: $5,000 per plumbing fixture
wet sprinkler system installed throughout. Galvanized piping would be utilized in ice rink
space. PART 4. HVAC (DIVISION 23)

a. Cost: $5/square foot (does not include water service, typically $10,000 to 20,000 4.1 EXISTING DEHUMIDIFCATION SYSTEM:
depending on civil)
A. The building is not currently equipped with a dehumidification system. If year-round ice
PART 3. PLUMBING SYSTEMS (DIVISION 22) operation is desired this is a greater concern since excess humidification can degrade ice quality,
create fog in the air, and can condense and damage finish surfaces.
3.1 EXISTING PLUMBING SYSTEM:
4.2 EXISTING HEATING PLANT:
A. The two main water heaters are natural gas fired units and are located in the main level
mechanical room. These water heaters were manufactured in 2000, are now 19 years old and A. The majority of the building is heated through electric unit heaters. These units are suspended
are past the end of their useful life. A recirculating pump system is installed for these water from ceilings in the spaces they serve. The electric source is less desirable due to higher
heaters. operating costs compared to a hot water system and higher maintenance.

B. An electric water heater is installed in the front portion of the building serving the fixtures in B. Two natural gas hot water boilers are installed in the mechanical room to heat air for the ice rink
that area. The water heater was manufactured in 1997 and is at the end of its useful life. No hot area. One of the boilers is being replaced this year with new high efficiency 1000 MBH input
water recirculation system installed for this water heater. boilers.

C. Existing domestic water piping is generally not insulated throughout the building. C. Inline pumps circulate water between the hot water boilers and the ice rink air handling units.
These pumps look to be in good condition.
D. Plumbing fixtures overall appear to be in working order, but most are 30 years old or more.
Fixtures are manual operator type with a mix of wall hung flush valve and tank type water 4.3 EXISTING VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS:
closets. Not all of the fixtures meet current standards as stated in the Minnesota Plumbing Code A. The ice rink has a dedicated air handling unit to provide ventilation to the rink space. A non-
and therefore should not be reinstalled during any remodel work. Public use lavatory faucets powered relief louver is located on one end of the rink. The unit is equipment with a hot water
are not provided with ASSE 1070 rated thermostatic mixing valves to protect against scalding. coil and are waste heat coil from the ice refrigeration system. The unit does not have air
Showers have a shared central floor drain where water would pass under other bathers. conditioning and is original to the ice arena.
E. Recommendations:

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B. The building auxiliary spaces are not being provided with ventilation air. Bathrooms at the front PART 5. AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS (DIVISON 25)
of the building do not have exhaust installed. Locker rooms typically have some exhaust at the
locker restrooms, but airflow rates would not meet the code requirements for locker rooms and 5.1 EXISTING AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEMS:
restrooms. No make up air is provided in the auxiliary spaces and would be drawn in through A. The existing building has very limited controls on all heating and ventilation devices in the
doorways from the rink space. Exhaust fans are sidewall mounted on the exterior and appear to building, with all equipment being stand alone. Electric unit heaters have built in thermostats.
be original to the building. Line voltage thermostat provided on furnace serving exercise area. These systems can be
C. Air conditioning is not installed in the building with the exception of a wall hung split system unit ineffective in providing proper space temperature control and energy savings. It is expected that
installed in one of the locker rooms. A furnace serving the exercise room and office has a DX most of these control components do not have reset control strategies associated with them
cooling coil but no associated condensing unit. that would be required for the current energy code requirements.

D. Recommendations: B. Recommendations:

1. The remaining original hot water boiler and their associated components are at the end of C. A new digital controls (DDC) system with central monitoring capabilities should be installed in
their useful life and should be replaced. Any additional new boilers would match the new the building. This will allow set back and energy conservation strategies to be setup when new
high efficiency boiler already being installed. All of the piping, pumps, and controls in the equipment is installed. Additionally, new controls will help the building meet current code
boiler room should be replaced. We recommend 50% ethylene glycol be used to re-fill the requirements and provide increased indoor air quality. The DDC system should control all
system for freeze protection. The size of the heating plant should be increased to pick up heating and air conditioning equipment to allow for automatic temperature control, seasonal
the additional load for the spaces previously provided with electric heat. Ventilation air for adjustments, and maximize HVAC system efficiencies. The system shall also alarm all equipment
all spaces would be provided with hot water heat to condition the outside air. Hot water so maintenance personnel can maintain and troubleshoot all equipment remotely with limited
heat will be the most efficient and cost effective long term option for heating the building. staff.
a. Cost: $240,000 1. Cost: $225,000
2. Replace existing air handling unit serving ice arena in its place, re-using ductwork. Existing
Respectfully,
unit is beyond its useful life and starting to fail. Basis for new unit would be hot water heat
Obermiller Nelson Engineering, Inc.
with DX cooling to condition the space. Unit would be sized to handle the ventilation
required in the hockey rink.
Ross Young
a. Cost: $250,000
Attachment(s): None
3. A dedicated dehumidification unit should be provided for the ice rink if year-round
Cc: file
operation is desired. This will allow for the code required ventilation airflow rate to be
provided without the humidity in the space going beyond acceptable limits. The unit would
be sized to account for the additional air required when operating a Zamboni. Unit would
have a hot water heating coil and DX cooling coil to control discharge air temperature.
a. Cost: $400,000
4. New air handling units should be provided for locker rooms and restrooms throughout the
building to provide the code required ventilation and exhaust. The units would have energy
recovery as required by code. Ductwork would be replaced to be properly sized for the code
required airflow. Units would be hot water utilizing the building boiler plant.
a. Cost: $500,000

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ASSESSMENT – E01
Date 8/7/19
Project # 2019237
Project Name East Grand Forks Ice Arena Assessments
Project Location East Grand Forks, MN
Description EGF Veterans Arena: Existing Electrical System Assessment and
Recommendations

PART 1. ELECTRICAL GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 OVERVIEW

A. The existing facility in East Grand Forks, MN currently contains a large assembly space with an
ice arena as well as some ancillary spaces for mechanical/electrical, offices, locker rooms,
restrooms, and concessions.

1.2 SCOPE

A. This narrative document summarizes the schematic design for the major electrical systems
(Division 26), electronic communications systems (Division 27), and electronic safety and security
systems (Division 28) to be included in the project.

B. Electrical systems (Division 26) included in this document:


1. Low voltage power distribution system.
2. Interior and exterior lighting systems.
3. Lighting control systems.
4. Emergency interior and exterior lighting systems and egress signage (exit signs).

C. Electronic communications systems (Division 27) included in this document:


1. Structured cabling for voice / data communication systems.
2. Audio systems.

D. Electronic safety and security systems (Division 28) included in this document:
1. Fire alarm system.
2. Security Camera System.
3. Electronic Access Control and Door Monitoring System.

PART 2. DESCRIPTION OF ELECTRICAL SYTEMS

2.1 LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION

A. The existing electrical services consist of (1) 2000A, 208V, 3-phase service and (1) 800A, 480V, 3-
phase service. Both are located on the east side of the building in the compressor room. In
addition, there is (1) smaller 400A, 208V electrical service on the west side by the concessions
area.

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B. The two larger services on the east side were replaced following the 1997 floor and are both in a. $3000.
good condition and are within their expected life (expected life is around 30 years). The smaller
service on the west side appears to have been refurbished at the same time. The inspector’s tag 2.3 LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS
indicates that the interior was replaced in 1997. A. Most lighting controls in the building are manual switches only. Occupancy sensors for lighting
C. It appears that most panelboards in the building were replaced or refurbished following the control have been installed only in a couple locations.
1997 flood. All appear to be in working order and would be within expected life if B. Arena lighting is controlled manually by switching the circuit breakers at the 277V panel that feeds
replaced/refurbished in 1997. Most branch circuit panels are full with only limited capacity to the lighting.
add circuits.
C. Recommendation:
D. Existing devices: It appears that most electrical devices were replaced in 1997 after the flood
and are generally in good condition. GFCI protected receptacles are required in locker rooms 1. Provide occupancy sensor controlled lighting throughout the building as required by current
and there appear to be several devices that are not GFCI protected right now. energy codes. Low voltage switches and dimmers would be utilized to allow for manual-on,
auto-off control of the lighting as is now required by the energy codes. Mechanical and
E. Recommendations: electrical rooms would be left with manual control of the lighting.
1. Leave the existing service and panels in place. Consider adding panel replacement to future a. Cost: $1.25 per SF for affected areas (not including arena)
maintenance and upkeep plan sometime within the next 8 to 10 years as the panels reach
2. Provide contactor or relay-based lighting control for the arena to avoid controlling the
expected life. Any projects in the area of any existing branch circuit panels should consider
lighting at the breakers.
replacement of the associated panel with new for additional circuit capacity and equipment
update. a. Cost: $10,000
a. Cost: Nothing right now. Cost of panel replacement varies with panel size, but assume 2.4 EMERGENCY LIGHTING AND EGRESS SIGNAGE
$6000 per panel and an additional $5000 per feeder to replace with new.
A. Exit signs are mostly LED thermoplastic body type with integral batteries.
2. Replace existing receptacles with new GFCI type where required by code.
a. Cost: $75 per device. B. Emergency egress lighting is self-contained emergency lighting with integral batteries and
adjustable light heads. Most of the fixtures are in acceptable condition, but coverage is poor for
2.2 GENERAL INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR LIGHTING SYSTEMS an assembly occupancy. Some of the existing emergency lights are older and should be replaced
with new to ensure proper battery life
A. Most of the general interior lighting in the building is surface mounted fluorescent (T8 lamps)
linear fixtures with wraparound prismatic lenses. The remodeled area on the upper level has new C. There is no existing exterior emergency lighting.
LED flat panels installed.
D. Recommendations:
B. Exterior lighting has all been upgraded to LED wall mounted lighting except for existing HID type
1. Add additional emergency lighting for proper interior coverage. Include centralized battery
fixtures on the north and east exposures of the building.
inverter and dedicated emergency fixtures for arena.
C. The arena lighting is 8-lamp T5 high bay fixtures with wall mounted T8 fluorescent wraparound a. Cost: $18,000
fixtures at the perimeter.
2. Add exterior emergency lighting.
D. Interior light levels appear to be adequate.
a. Cost: $4000
E. Recommendations:
2.5 STRUCTURED CABLING FOR VOICE AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS
1. Replace all existing interior lighting with new LED light fixtures for better efficiency (not
necessary to meet any codes, just a recommendation for upgrade). A. Communications wiring and wireless access points are currently installed as necessary to meet
the facility’s needs which are limited. No issues were reported.
a. Cost: $5 per square foot.
B. Communications demarks are located at the west side by concessions and at the east side in the
2. Replace remaining exterior HID lighting with LED.
compressor room.

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C. Recommendations: None for the existing facility, however, a building expansion project should PART 4. TECHNICAL CRITERIA
consider the addition of a secured and temperature controlled centralized data closet(s).
4.1 CODES AND STANDARDS
2.6 AUDIO SYSTEMS
A. The following is a partial list of applicable codes governing the systems described herein:
A. The current arena sound system is aging, but still meets the needs of the facility.
1. International Building Code (IBC) 2015.
B. Recommendations: None. 2. International Mechanical Code (IMC) 2015.
3. International Fire Code (IFC) 2015.
PART 3. ELECTRONIC SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS 4. 2015 Minnesota Building Code.
5. 2015 Minnesota Energy Code.
3.1 ELECTRONIC DOOR ACCESS CONTROL 6. NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.
7. NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
A. The building does not currently have any electronic access control system installed.
8. NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
B. Recommendations: Consider the installation of a new electronic access control system to 9. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
monitor the position of exterior doors and allow more secure and controlled access to the
B. The following is a partial list of design and installation standards governing the systems
space.
described herein:
1. Cost: $22,500 (9 doors).
1. BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual.
3.2 SECURITY AND SURVEILANCE CAMERA SYSTEMS 2. IES Lighting Handbook, Tenth Edition.
3. International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) Standards.
A. There is currently no security or surveillance camera system. 4. National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Standards.
B. Recommendations: Consider the installation of a surveillance camera system for better
Respectfully,
security, asset protection, and liability protection.
Obermiller Nelson Engineering, Inc.
1. Cost: Cost is greatly dependent on scope but assume a cost of $1200 per camera plus an
additional $10,000 for control and recording equipment.
Tony Nelson
3.3 FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

A. There is currently not a fire alarm system installed in the building. According to the Minnesota Attachment(s): none
amendments to the IBC: Cc: ICS, file.

1. A fire alarm system shall be installed in in Group A occupancies having an occupant load of
300 or more. However, a fire alarm system is not required in buildings with an occupant
load of less than 1,000 when a sprinkler system is installed throughout the building.
Currently there is no sprinkler system installed.
2. Automatic fire detectors (smoke or heat detectors) are required to be installed in laundry
rooms, boiler and furnace rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, shops, kitchens, trash
collection rooms, storage rooms, and similar areas.
3. Audible notification shall be voice type.

B. Recommendations: Provide an addressable fire alarm system with voice notification


throughout the building:
1. Cost: $2 per square foot.

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Note: Main Building entrance


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Note: Condition of parking lot paving is below average


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Note: Concrete path has settled away from building entrance doors (no stoops) Note: Sealant needed around wall penetration
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Note: Missing trim around mechanical louver Note: Uncontrolled water has eroded soil creating backslope toward building, especially at north and west faces.
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Note: Eroded soil at west building face Note: Missing stoop and damaged doors, east face
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Note: Failing retaining wall near northwest corner Note: Damaged fence and gate
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Note: Pooling water at exterior of mechanical and Zamboni rooms Note: Ramp to game level exceeds allowable slope; no handrails.
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Note: Waterlogged concrete heaves in winter and interferes with egress doors. Note: Porous flooring in Lobby restrooms.
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Note: Porous flooring in Lobby Concessions Note: Water is infiltrating the concourse, likely due to soil erosion, and pooling causing mold.
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Note: Errant pucks have damaged the roof insulation. Note: Evidence of water infiltration at concourse.
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Note: Evidence of water leaking from roof, southeast corner. Bubbling paint caused by water vapor driving through the Note: Bubbled flooring in locker rooms is a trip hazard.
CMU wall.
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Note: Condition of the rink floor Note: Bubbled flooring in locker rooms is a trip hazard.
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Note: No ADA stall or grab bars provided in restrooms. Partition doors exceed ADA maximum force requirements. Note: Ongoing repairs from roof leak at Overlook.
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Note: Debris in egress stair. Note: Ongoing repairs from roof leak in Multi-Purpose/Exercise room.
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Note: Significant cracking in exterior wall of mechanical room, likely settling. Note: Electric heat used throughout the axillary spaces. Note: Scald protection not provided on public lavatories.
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Note: Significant cracking in exterior wall of mechanical room, likely settling. Note: Domestic water piping uninsulated throughout Note: Water Heaters installed in 2000 are at end of
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Note: Exhaust from locker rooms and no make up Note: Sidewall exhaust fans original to building. Note: New Switchgear after the 1997 Flood.
air provided into spaces.
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Note: Air handling unit serving arena. Hot water heat Note: Note: Panelboards replaced/refurbished after the 97 flood.
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ICE SYSTEM PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT
VFW Memorial Arena and Civic Center
East Grand Forks, MN
8.7.9

1.0 Introduction
The following report is a very brief and preliminar asseseemnt of the ice systems and recommended improvements
at the VFW Memorial Arena and at the Civic Center. The ice system includes the refrigeration system, ice rink floor,
waste heat recovery system and dasher board system.

2.0 VFW Arena


The VFW arena is a smaller ice arena facility with minimal spectator seating. The existing ice system is a direct R-
22 refrigeration system manufactured by Holmsten Ice Rinks. The refrigeration system was installed after the
flood in 1997 and was a used refrigeration system at the time of installation. The system is over 22 years old and
is nearing or has exceeded its 25 year life expectancy. The ice rink floor is original to the facility that was built in
1982. The floor system is over 37 years old and has greatly exceeded its useful life.

If this facility will continue to be used as an ice arena facility, we recommend the following ice system options.

1. Continue to use the existing ice system as-is. This is a direct refrigeration system that circulates R-22
refrigerant throughout the rink floor. The quantity of R-22 in the system is very high and likely around
6,000 pounds. The greatest risk to the system is a leak in the aging piping systems (either the floor or
refrigeration system) that releases the entire charge of R-22. This would have an estimated cost of
$60,000 to $120,000. The City could purchase spare used parts from similar systems as backup to
Note: Breakers used for lighting control. Note:
35 lessen the possible financial impact and downtime caused by a failure. Parts may include; used
compressors, starters, fill and dump solenoid valves, etc. The University of Minnesota Duluth is
currently removing a Holmsten Refrigeration System.

Holmsten Ice Rink’s R-22 direct-type ice system is one of the most efficient systems designed for ice rink
applications. However, because of the following factors, this type of system is no longer a viable type of
system to install in today’s ice arena facilities:
a. Safety concerns - Refrigerant is circulated through the ice rink floor systems, potentially exposing
spectators to refrigerant if a leak occurs.
b. Environmental concerns - Requires a large quantity of R-22 refrigerant (6,000 pounds vs. 500 to 1,800
pounds on a modern indirect system). R-22 refrigerant has a high ozone depleting potential.
c. Availability and cost - R-22 is currently on a phase out schedule mandated by the EPA. R-22 refrigerant
will no longer be manufactured in the U.S. or imported into the U.S. after 2020.
d. Cost of replacement - The rink floor, with its ½ inch diameter steel piping, is typically the first part of the
system to fail. The supply of the tubing has been limited since 2005 and alternate material is labor
intensive to install, making the replacement of a direct floor very costly.

2. Replace the entire ice system. The second option would be to replace the entire refrigeration system
and ice rink floor system with a new indirect system. The refrigeration options range from a lower cost
commercial grade system to a more industrial quality (similar in quality to the existing system), more
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efficient ammonia system. In either case the ice rink floor would require replacement and the 5. Replace the ice rink floor. The ice rink floor has exceeded its life expectancy but is not showing signs of
refrigeration room may need to be improved. This would provide an opportunity to also increase the failure and has reportedly been working well. The replacement of the rink floor could take a place at a
size of the existing rink floor from 85’x190’ to today’s standard size of 85’ x 200’. later date.

3.0 Civic Center END


The Civic Center is a larger facility with a seating capacity of approximately 3400. The existing ice system is an
indirect R-22/glycol refrigeration “stick built” system with an air-cooled condenser. The system was originally
installed with the building in 1974 (45 years old). Some of the major equipment has been replaced such as
Compressor 1 was replaced in 2008, Compressor 2 was replaced in 2015 and the air-cooled condensers were
replaced 2012 or 2015. The electrical motor control center, pumps and other equipment appears to be the
original equipment.

The ice rink floor was replaced in 1993 (26 years old) and has reached is expected life. The arena flooded in
1997, however, there are no reported problems with the performance or visible condition of the ice rink floor
other than the subfloor heating system does not work. Without the subfloor heating system in good operating
condition the length of the ice season should be limited to approximtely 6-7 months to avoid frost build up in
the subsoils under the rink floor.

The existing dasher board system was installed somewhere between 2013 and 2015 and are not very accessible.
The length of benches in the players boxes are very limited due to existing stairs accessing the locker rooms.

We have outlined the following improvement options with recommendations.

1. Continue to use the system as-is. Most of the major components of the system are fairly new. The City
could continue to operate this system for few more years until repairs to the original parts of the system
become too time consuming or costly. Keeping in mind that R-22 will no longer be imported into or
manufactured in the U.S. after 2020. If the ice system in the VFW is removed or replaced, the existing R-
22 refrigerant could be stored and used for the Civic Center facility.

2. Make improvements to the existing system. Replace the remaining original components of the
refrigeration system including the motor control center, pumps, heat exchangers etc. Given the age of
this system and its use of R-22, this option is not recommended.

3. Replace the R-22 refrigerant with a new blended refrigerant like R-448A. Blended refrigerants are not
recommended to be used in flooded type systems and, with the excess supply of R-22 in the
marketplace, the refrigerant replacement is unnecessary and would result in a loss of efficiency. The
refrigerant replacement can be performed at a later date if desired.

4. Replace the refrigeration system. This option would include replacing the existing refrigeration system,
most likely in a new location. The existing equipment room is limited on space and egress. The existing
Managers Tool Room is one location that would likely work well for a new refrigeration room and
provide options for expanding the refrigeration system to serve a new second sheet. A new industrial
grade refrigeration system would cost approximately $650,000 and approximately an additional
$175,000 to upsize the major components so the system could serve a second sheet in the future.

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Competition & Spectator
Office
Varsity Locker Room
Training & Practice
Locker Room
Public Restroom
Concessions & Ticketing
Mech., Elec., & Ice Systems
Custodial, Storage, & Support

EASTCIVIC
GRAND FORKS
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10'-8" XX
21'-4" XX
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CIVIC CENTER FLOOR
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Public Restroom
Concessions & Ticketing
Mech., Elec., & Ice Systems
Custodial, Storage, & Support

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GRAND FORKS
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CIVIC CENTER FLOOR
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Office
Varsity Locker Room
Training & Practice
Competition & Spectator
Locker Room
Office
Public Restroom
Varsity Locker Room
Concessions & Ticketing
Training & Practice
Locker Room & Ice Systems
Mech., Elec.,
Custodial,
Public Storage, & Support
Restroom
Concessions & Ticketing
Mech., Elec., & Ice Systems
Custodial, Storage, & Support

EASTVFW GRAND
ARENAFORKS ARENA FEASIBILITY STUDY X0 10'-8"
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XX 42'-8"
XX
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FIRST FLOOR PLAN
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Office
Varsity Locker Room
Training & Practice
Competition & Spectator
Locker Room
Office
Public Restroom
Varsity Locker Room
Concessions & Ticketing
Training & Practice
Locker Room & Ice Systems
Mech., Elec.,
Custodial,
Public Storage, & Support
Restroom
Concessions & Ticketing
Mech., Elec., & Ice Systems
Custodial, Storage, & Support

EASTVFW GRAND
ARENAFORKS ARENA FEASIBILITY STUDY X0 10'-8"
X 21'-4"
XX 42'-8"
XX
VFW FLOOR PLAN
SECOND FLOOR PLAN
EAST GRAND FORKS ARENA FEASIBILITY STUDY
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21'-4" XX
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