Project Management for the Construction of the Mosaic Place & Yara Center Facilities
While working as the first Saskatchewan based employee for MHPM Project Managers (now Colliers Project Managers), Ty was the on-site Project Manager for the construction phases of the Mosaic Place & Yara Centre Facilities on behalf of the City of Moose Jaw. The projects were something of a departure for the City, which usually employed the traditional design-bid-build process. As a member of an extraordinary cross-functional team, which was engaged from the pre-planning phase for the projects through to the solutions development process, Ty was intrinsically involved with the team that created a formal business case and and provided day-to-day overall project management. “Having a project manager on site meant the technical expertise was available to work through the details on a daily basis,” Jody Hauta – Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Moose Jaw.
The design and development of the downtown facility is leading edge, and incorporates many of the latest principles in arena design. From the dropped arena bowl, to the upper level cantilevered private boxes & club seating areas, every seat in this facility is a prime seat and it is a fine example of a multiple-use facility, as it allows for a clear visual connection for all seated spectators at any given event.
Mosaic Place is a 210,000 square-foot facility which features a Sporting Event Arena, an 8 sheet Curling Facility, club seating, conference/banquet rooms, as well as a full service lounge/restaurant and event concession booths. The Sporting Event Arena seats 4,465 for hockey spectators, 5000+ for other events & concerts; and, also features 21 private box suites and 132 public club seats. The Moose Jaw Ford Curling Facility features locker rooms and a spacious seating area overlooking the ice surface, which also offers an unobstructed view of all 8 sheets. The Great Western Lounge and Restaurant is situated on the second floor and also over looks all of the Curling Arena ice sheets. The 8 conference/banquet rooms are capable of holding up 900 patrons.
Yara Centre houses Saskatchewan’s largest indoor synthetic turf soccer field with dimensions of 60mx100m (full field) and 30mx50m (quarter field). It also houses a running track with a walking/running distance of 365m (two inside lanes) 375m (two outside lanes).
The $62.4 million Mosaic Place & Yara Centre Facilities opened, on time and on budget, in August of 2011.