The City of Montreal's management service mandated LEM as a construction manager for the construction of an indoor pool building adjacent to the Jean-Claude-Malépart community centre.

The swimming pool features six 25-meter corridors, a paddling pool which has a capacity of 40 children, a water play area, an exercise room and changing rooms.

Designed with the objective of obtaining an official LEED-NC certification, this project was guided by the Canada Green Building Council's Green Buildings Policy.

This project features the following LEED elements :
  • decontamination of the site;
  • management of construction waste;
  • use of recycled materials;
  • monitoring of air quality during construction;
  • installation of low flow toilets and taps;
  • installation of energy efficient windows;
  • heat recovery mecanical system;
  • low energy lighting system;
  • reflective and green roofing;
  • use of locally produced materials.
The City of Montreal initially explored the possibility of realising this project in a public-private partnership (PPP). However, since the submitted prices largely exceeded the allowed budget, the city decided to go with a project manager.
Saia Barbarese Topouzanov
MLC et Tecsult
Total area
29,000 sq.ft.
15 months
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