kidfrastructure How it's done: Recreation Complex

How it's done

Construction of the Hanover Regional Recreation Complex in Hanover, Ontario

The old arena and recreational complex in Hanover, Ontario, was really old and needed to be replaced. These photos show how the construction workers in that town built a new one.

To learn more about this and other projects in Ontario, visit the Infrastructure in Ontario page.

Workers construct a brick exterior wall along the newly installed metal girder frame, which will become the new Regional Recreation Complex

This photo shows how the workers build with steel beams and columns. These beams and columns are like the building's bones.

The cement walls, metal roof girders and supports are installed using a crane and other construction vehicles

Here is another picture of the steel beams and columns; they keep the building strong.

With the tiered, concrete bench seating area already in place, workers use forklifts to move cement blocks across the dirt floor, which will become the arena ice pad

This photo shows the new arena before the roof and floors are added.

Construction workers lay concrete across the complex's interior floor

Together the workers pour the concrete floor. Soon the concrete will be covered by a layer of ice to skate on.

Amid a landscaped entranceway and freshly paved parking lot, now stands the new Regional Recreation Complex, with gray concrete exterior walls and yellow paneled windows

Now everyone in town has a new place to play hockey, ringette and figure skate.

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