Project Overview

The Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre (NRRRC) is a beautiful, bright multi-purpose space with floor to ceiling windows and a diverse client base. This well-used community resource required the stylistic ability to transform from an industrial and modern edge for conferences and business engagements, to a warm and romantic look for weddings, parties or fundraising events. This project demanded a variety of glasswork with a timeless quality as well as functionality.

Fort Nelson, British Columbia is located in the northern point of the province and required the EPIC Glass team to work in a fast-paced climate, with temperatures sometimes drifting into a freezing -45 C. The remote location of this Recreation Centre required the EPIC Glass team to provide on-site fabrication of any issues encountered after delivery. This included on-site filling of the glazed units with Argon gas due to transportation conditions. Challenges due to weather conditions and crew rotations were quickly managed with professionalism, flexibility and efficient communication with other tradesmen on the project as well as the contractor.

THE NRRRC required a variety of different large-scale glass installations. This includes over 40 doors, each installed without callbacks, over-sized glass installed into hockey arena viewing areas, a radius curtainwall installation, handrail glass with spider attachments as well as a beautiful custom made glass art piece that depicts the northern lights. The EPIC Glass team also performed on-site measuring for frames and flashings, as well as custom made bug screens for exterior windows. Both these features were offered at no extra cost.

This project was finished on time and with the high quality that is standard at EPIC Glass. Even with extreme weather challenges, the glazing scope was completed months before expected date and all transportation conflicts were quelled with quick action, sometimes by flying tools in within 48 hours of need. EPIC does everything possible to get the job done.