The summer luge track at Canada Olympic Park was set to be the largest of its kind in the world. The company - Skyline - is based in New Zealand and operates many similar facilities in its home country, Quebec, and Singapore.
Working safely and efficiently on a slope was critical. All vehicles required to work on the slope had to be all-wheel drive, including concrete delivery trucks. Separate pouring areas were required to stage the pumps and pour from. Protocols were designed around a high-rise project where no one could work below another group or activity.
We also learned the value of virtual design and 3D surveying. It allowed us to plan all the work pads, access trails and switchback locations so that minimal reworking was required. It also allowed us to accommodate the movement of sleds which can reach speeds of 30 kilometers per hour down the luge track.Back to projects