Parc Étienne-Desmarteau, Montreal, QC. Photo © Carpell Surfaces
Carpell supplied and installed the rubberized Mondo Super X 720 athletics track on the roof of the Rosemont Reservoir located in Étienne-Desmarteau park grounds. Reconstruction of the reservoir, pumping station, water supply tunnels, and roof spanned five years in several phases. On completion of extensive waterproofing work and drainage on the reservoir's roof by the client Construction Vert Dure inc., Carpell's team installed the high-performance Mondo track. The new 8-lane 6 200 m2 running track meets World Athletics (IAAF) standards.
The main challenge faced by our team was to meet the flatness tolerance stipulated by World Athletics. The weight limit imposed by working on the top of the water tank prevented us from using our large installation equipment, as well as our regular asphalt paver. The leveling of the asphalt before laying the Mondo performance mat required a great deal more attention than usual to meet the strict World Athletics flatness tolerance of 6 mm under a rule of 4 m.
The Rosemont drinking water reservoir was built in the 1960s and decommissioned 20 years later. It has served since as a water reserve in case of fire. The resumption of operation of this reservoir will double the water reserves of the current network, reduce the risk of lack of water in times of high consumption, and secure the water supply of a large sector of the center and east of Montreal, supplying more than 300,000 people. The largest reservoir in the city, covering a surface of 36 000 m2, it can hold as much water as 61 Olympic-sized swimming pools. (Source: Ville de Montréal)
Mondo's Super X 720 prefabricated vulcanized rubber surface meets the highest standards set by World Athletics (IAAF). The high-peformance track will be ideal for major competitions as well as intensive training. Specifically designed for uniformity and constant athletic performance, Super X 720 ensures optimal control and overall comfort and safety for the athletes. The textured surface guarantees excellent traction and grip and efficient water runoff in the rain. Environmentally friendly Super X 720 is 100% recyclable and Greenguard and Greenguard Gold Certified. » read more
Photos: © 2020 Carpell Surfaces
Carpell has built an excellent reputation through its participation in a large number of prestigious projects, notably the Pan American / ParaPan American Games in Toronto (TO2015) in 2015. I would recommend, without hesitation Carpell Surfaces for any similarly scoped major track installation project. Jason Fellen, Manager, Senoir Director, Capital Projects - TO2015
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