FEASIBILITY, PROGRAMMING AND MASTERPLANNING
A feasibility study can assist the client in preparing for the development and capital investment requirements of a new project. Taking stock of existing facilities, demographics, needs assessments and other pertinent factors is all part of the basic feasibility equation. WTI offers a unique opportunity to help support the feasibility consultant and team to understand the situation and determine future aquatic needs and the impact it will have on capital investments. It is our philosophy to always involve Clients in the Planning/Concept process.
We bring to each project a team experienced in the programming and master planning of waterparks and aquatic facilities. Together we work to create a plan that enhances and optimizes all the possibilities. We start by helping the client evaluate the site. Then we use our vast experience in the programming and master planning waterparks, and aquatic facilities to identify goals and objectives for optimum user benefit within the parameters of the site. This provides clear direction and sound footing for the project, and it is the first step in ensuring long-term success.
Water Technology works with the client to carefully assess budgets and programming needs and objectives, we can transform ideas into an original Design including exciting pool shapes, amenities and play features that serve each user demographic and bring patrons back again and again. We feel it is important to identify the goals and objectives of aquatic programming before developing a conceptual design for a new aquatic facility.
ARCHITECTURAL / THEMING PACKAGES
Themed environments and attractions within a waterpark and the ability to package some sort of adventure adds to the visitor experience and can increase their length of stay and increases value to the entertainment dollar. A well thought out theming package allows the waterpark developer to create an instant atmosphere and sense of arrival when guests enter the waterpark. They are transformed into another world as they navigate through the themed water features, murals and visual surroundings.
We have built solid relationships with ride and equipment manufacturers because of the number of commercial waterpark and municipal aquatic projects that we have completed. These relationships directly benefit our clients; our firm receives the utmost attention in pricing and delivery due to the volume of materials we specify. Our diverse portfolio in the industry also gives us some unique insight in the waterpark industry; what patrons enjoy, what amenities are most popular, what new equipment or water treatment systems are available, and what is the best entertainment value for the budget. This is valuable foresight into what attractions will soon become popular in future waterparks.
WATER TREATMENT & DISINFECTION
As a leader in waterpark design and engineering, we continue to integrate the latest environmentally friendly disinfection and filtration technologies into our waterparks, such as UV disinfection and regenerative media filtration for maximizing water conservation. Our strength is in realizing a client vision, incorporating new attraction developments and innovations, and then delivering a technologically advanced aquatic facility.
DETAILED DESIGN & DELIVERY
Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents
Water Technology, Inc. provides complete aquatic mechanical systems design including circulation, filtration and disinfection. Construction documents are prepared utilizing the latest in Computer Aided Drafting and Modeling technology. Coordination with local health departments at the early stage of the design process assures timely acquisition of important permits required to build and operate the facility.
Revit / BIM Technology
WTI has successfully implemented Revit and Building Information Modeling (BIM) into our projects in order to better integrate workflow with architects and engineers. Offering BIM capabilities allows us to better coordinate and collaborate with the project team. Owners can choose to have their ideas translated into 2D or 3D computer generated illustrations allows for improved design, construction and ultimately the operations of the entire project.
Construction Administration includes observing construction for conformance with drawings and specifications, reporting of contractor performance, and continued consultation. Water Technology, Inc. will provide:
- Review of Requested Aquatic Submittals
- Correspondence with Health Department officials regarding questions during construction
- Perform site visits at appropriate intervals of construction
- Issue field reports documenting site conditions and issues
- Review the contractor prepared punch list
- Review aquatic area operating instructions provided by contractor
- Provide consultation during the start-up process
Design / Build Services
Water Technology, Inc. can perform in the d/b capacity and offer the client with total project coordination and capitalize on our strong relationships with contractors and attraction manufacturers. Many of our large scale commercial waterpark clients all over the U.S. have benefited from the d/b process including the pre-programming phase through engineering, construction, start-up and training. Clients include Great Wolf Resorts, Wave Development, and Cedar Fair, among others.
Benefits of d/b include enhanced communication between all phases of the project, which in turn, gives the client a streamlined schedule. Final design and engineering tasks can be performed while construction begins; and early in the design phase, you will see a cost commitment; as a d/b team can provide a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) much earlier in process (at the completion of SDs) versus traditional bidding process that must wait for completed CDs and then allow time for the bidding process.