Martin Younis, Senior Project Manager with the City of Richmond will lead the tour. Martin is a 1992 graduate of the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq from the Electrical Engineering Program and holds a Master of Engineering Management from the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Martin brings 25 years of public and private sector engineering experience to his position at the City of Richmond. He has also worked in Baghdad and Dubai on projects such as the Palm Jumierah and Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. Martin currently works with a group of project managers and coordinators to deliver the City’s Capital Buildings’ Planning and Construction Program in addition to the Major Maintenance Building Program. Martin is an integral part of major facility projects such as Minoru Centre for Active Living, Fire Hall #1, Fire Hall #3, Oval projects, development of the new Steveston Community Centre and Library design, lawn bowling, as well as city-owned Community Amenity Contributions (CAC’s), such as community centres, childcares, and other amenities.
This tour will showcase the new aquatic centre, seniors centre, and other recreation and sports amenities.
The new facility’s aquatic centre will feature:
- Two 25-metre swimming pools (one 8-lane tank and one 6-lane tank) with accessible features and varying depths and temperatures, allowing for greater usability and flexibility in programming,
- A large leisure pool with features including a lazy river, spray elements, and play features,
- A wellness area with two hot pools, a cold plunge pool, steam room, and saunas, and
- A large change room area featuring a mix of gender-specific and universal change areas.
The facility’s senior centre will be located on two floors with a lounge, full-service cafe, and a range of activity rooms, including an arts studio, woodworking shop, billiards/games room, multipurpose rooms, and a dedicated entrance and lobby.
Other features include an 8,000 square foot fitness centre offering a range of machines and equipment to cater to users of all ages and abilities. The facility will also house eight team rooms for sport field users that are accessible from the fields and multipurpose spaces to support tournaments and events.
This tour will be of interest to engineers and geoscientists curious about major recreation building projects, municipal process, and green design. Tour members will have time to ask questions and learn more about the new Minoru Centre for Active Living.
- 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
- 6:30 PM–7:15 PM: Tour
- 7:15 PM–7:30 PM: Questions and Answers
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