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Aquatic Engineering: Around the World

Oct 2015

As a full service engineering firm based in the Chicagoland area, a good amount of our work is based locally. From cell towers to playgrounds, you will find our engineering stamps all over Northern Illinois. However, more and more, we are finding our clients and projects are taking us not only out of the land of Lincoln, but all over the globe.

Innovative Aquatic Design (IAD), our full service aquatic engineering group is a well-known local commodity to architects, park districts and developers. In recent years, they have been commissioned to design projects stretching from the Cayman Islands, and more recently, to Kuwait.

Clifton Hunter High School
Cayman Islands

Clifton Hunter High School is part of the Cayman Islands Public School system, with a total of seventeen schools, spanning from infant school to high school. According to the high school’s website, in January of 2006, the Government committed to improving their education system, to provide skills, values, knowledge and understanding to its students.

In 2012, construction was completed at Clifton Hunter High School in the Cayman Islands. IAD worked with Cannon Design to design the entire pool, including filtration systems. The project included a hi-rate sand filtration system, to accommodate the high bather load expected throughout the year. 

Ladies Health Center
Ahmadi, Kuwait

We teamed with Wight and Company on this unique project. Kuwait is an Arab country, located on the Persian Gulf. The 40,000 square foot health center facility is being built for the female employees, family members and children under the age of five, of Kuwait Oil Company.

Besides a salon, spa, boutique, café, two (2) interior courtyards, two (2) aerobics studios, fitness studio, daycare, prayer room, meeting rooms, offices and a locker room, the building houses a 9,915 SF Natatorium with a therapy/cold plunge pool, competition pool with four (4) 25m lap lanes, an aquarobics pool with built-in seating/bubble jet area and a connected kiddie pool.

Between the lap lanes and the aquarobics pools is a water wall with a waterfall feature. There is also an on-deck shower/water feature as well. The pool is designed as a salt water system with the capability to be converted to a chlorine system at a later date if desired.

The roof of the Natatorium is designed with a large operable skylight that can open to the sky if desired. At the interior entrances to the Natatorium, there is also an operable storefront system that can be vertically lifted to open into an adjacent interior courtyard with an operable skylight in the roof as well.