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Work crews get down to basics at Memorial Arena in Penticton

Engineers are looking at Penticton's Memorial Arena foundation this week in an effort to gather more information regarding costs to repair the aging structure.
June 14, 2017 - 7:15 PM

PENTICTON - Engineers and contractors have descended upon the Memorial Arena in Penticton this week to inspect the aging structure’s foundation.

City facilities manager Bregje Kozak says structural and environmental engineers are examining the arena’s timber pilings which support the building. Concrete footings supporting the structure sit on top of the pilings.

The inspection is part of the overall structural assessment underway as the City’s arena task force assess the amount of repairs required to keep the building operational.

Crews have excavated around the piles to perform tests, exposing one piling at a time, an operation expected to take two to three days.

The arena has 19 bases in total.

Kozak says a structural engineer is there to ensure the structure does not get undermined.

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