University of Louisville –
Student Recreation Center

Louisville, Kentucky

The $37.5 million student recreation center has been on UofL’s “wish list” for years and is expected to be completed in fall 2013. It will be built near the student residence halls and dining areas just off Fourth Street. The center was recently recognized for “Excellence in Structural Engineering” by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).

The 128,000-square-foot center will include an exercise and weight facility, six basketball courts, multi-activity court for indoor soccer and floor hockey, racquetball courts, aerobic studios, jogging track, fitness lab, classrooms and a gaming area. It also will feature a lighted, artificial-turf field for recreational use and physical education classes.

The first UofL building to be heated and cooled with geothermal energy, the Student Recreation Center is has earned the gold certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

To view a video of the Rec Center’s construction, CLICK HERE

Abel Safety for UL Student Recreation Center

Just as Abel is committed to our clients, our company is also committed and dedicated to safety. The University of Louisville and Abel Construction Company partnered with OSHA on the student rec center to ensure the safety and quality of this project like none other. As a result of Abel Safety and everyone involved with the project we had:

· 527 days worked without an incident

· 189,212 man hours worked on the project

We appreciate the extraordinary energy and efforts from everyone at The University of Louisville; our ABEL on-site staff and all of our ABEL employees; our professional subcontractors & vendors and the architectural and engineering firms for their buy-in and commitment to our safety procedures. It is only through a true TEAM effort that milestones like these can be accomplished.