November Update

November marks some big activities on site as the roof is being completed and interior work can begin. Below are the construction updates for November:

  • Framing is beginning in the lower level
  • Ceilings in the locker room areas are beginning
  • Main level rough ins and straps are getting started
  • Rough in Pool overhead electrical completed
  • Rough in HVAC ductwork
  • Rough in Pool fire sprinkler system
  • Metal panel screens
  • Roof level steel beams and trusses have been placed
  • Installing roof curbs
  • Flat roof installation and sloped roof installation
  • Layout interior stud walls

October Update

Below are some of the key tasks completed over the last month:

  • Main level deck was split into 2 separate pours and both are now completed
  • All main level steel and deck is now in place
  • Backfill going on around the building
  • Roof steel is nearing completion and all roof josts have been installed
  • Overhead ceiling work for MEP and FIre Sprinkler trades is now underway on the lower level
  • Rough in of the pool and touch ups taking place
  • HPC coatings for beam pockets in the Natatorium was completed this week prior to roof joist being set in place.
  • We are prepping for building envelope work to begin
  • Retaining wall is complete and now preparing to seed the site to establish stabilization before winter hits
  • Framer is starting on the upper level
  • Nearing completion of lower level plumbing rough ins
  • Electrical rough-ins within the crawl space areas are currently in progress

Topping Off Celebration

A BIG THANK YOU to all the community members who came out and celebrated the structural completion of the YMCA Recreation Center at Wheatlands!

During the celebration, community members signed the final beam and took tours of the facility. Sue Glass, the President and CEO of the Denver YMCA, spoke on the important milestone for the project. She also shared all the work the YMCA is doing during COVID19 for the community.

We look forward to celebrating future milestones and thank you again to everyone who joined in the topping off ceremony!

Topping Off Celebration


You are invited to the following event:

Topping Off the Wheatlands YMCA

Event to be held on:

Friday, September 25, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (MDT)

Wheatlands YMCA
6100 South Kewaunee Way
Aurora, CO 80016
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We are reaching a massive milestone in the building of the Wheatlands YMCA and you’re invited to be part of it.

We hope you can make it!

Kimberly ArmitageVP of Strategic Growth and MembershipYMCA of Metro Denver


September Update

Can you believe we are almost ready for our Topping Out ceremony? The Topping Out Ceremony commemorates the structural completion of the facility. Save the date for September 25th from 3-5pm. An invite will go out with all the details and we hope to see you and your family there!

September Construction Updates:

  • Lower level structure – interior masonry is almost complete with partition walls
  • All steel beams on south side are 100% installed 
  • Starting rebar on Sept 14th
  • Cold form framing is getting ready to start
  • Form and Pour Pool Equipment housekeeping pads will take place in September
  • Backfill Pool permitter complete
  • Installed plumbing for future drains 
  • Pour structural slab the week of September 7
  • Steel joyce is painted and coming to site
  • Crawl space and electricians are beginning to rough in the crawl space
  • Begin putting in support for air conditioning, fire and sprinkler
  • Tall exterior concrete walls 98% completed and will be complete by 10/1
  • Pouring pool structural slab 9/7
  • Water truck onsite full time to combat dust – water morning, lunch and evening to keep it down
  • Curb and gutter is done and asphalt is poured
  • Masonry walls and portion walls in the locker rooms are being completed