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| POOL & RECREATIONAL SHOTCRETE CORNER Challenges on the Lagoon at Treasure Island Resort By Zach Brazier Global Specialty Contractors, Inc., was contracted by Knutson Construction, Minneapolis, MN, to build four substantial water features in their new “Lagoon” expansion at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, MN. The $19 million dollar, 40,000 ft2 (3700 m2), project began in May 2015. Global Specialty was brought on site in late summer of 2015 and given a completion time of 5 months. The centerpiece of the new Lagoon project is the 325 ft (100 m) lazy river. The river is complete with rapids and waterfalls. Global placed 150 yd3 (110 m3) of floor and wall. Once the work area was ready, they broke up the concrete placement in three sections. The Global Specialty carpenters paid extra attention to build proper joints to ensure watertightness. The adjacent 2000 ft2 (185 m2) leisure pool’s walls were placed with another 55 yd3 (42 m3) of wet-mix shotcrete. At this point in the project, the building that included the Lagoon expansion had not been enclosed from the elements. Fig. 1: First section of lazy river placed Fig. 2: Lazy river Fig. 3: Leisure pool ready for shotcrete application 64 Shotcrete | Spring 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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