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  Broadmoor Golf Maintenance Facility, Page 29Broadmoor Golf Maintenance Facility
DLR Group
525 North Cascade, #200, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Total Square Feet: 16,064
Construction Period: March 2000 to May 2001

Construction Team
General Contractor: Nunn Construction, Inc. - 925 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Structural Engineer: Anderson & Hastings Consulting Engineers - 12596 West Bayaud Avenue, #450, Lakewood, CO 80228
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Cator Ruma & Associates - 1550 Dover Street, #2, Lakewood, CO 80215
Landscape Architect: Broadmoor Hotel - P.O. Box 1439, Colorado Springs, CO 80901

The Broadmoor Golf Maintenance Facility was constructed out of the need from the golf maintenance staff to have a larger facility centrally located between the two 18-hole championship golf courses at the five-star Broadmoor Hotel and Resort. The existing facilities were outdated, in an inconvenient location, and did not accommodate enough equipment storage to service 36 holes. The replacement buildings allowed for a more organized maintenance program.

The project consists of three separate buildings located between the west and east courses of the Broadmoor. A natural clearing between a road and fairway allowed for an appropriate central location to service the courses. These separate buildings house the golf administration staff, maintenance and repair, and wash facilities. Separation of the buildings made sense due to the vastly different functions of each building, and a large grade change of more than 80 feet across the site. Due to a vast quantity of mature trees existing in the area, each building was placed into the hillside in such a way as to blend into the landscape and preserve the integrity of the site features with minimal disturbance. The design team and the golf staff were sensitive of not allowing the project to detract from the golfing experience. All final landscaping was completed by the owner and integrated into the golf course landscaping vocabulary.

The administration building features offices for the superintendent, horticulturist, assistant superintendents and a large meeting/lunch area for the employees. The maintenance building comprises a large storage bay for all equipment required to service the courses. Separate rooms are equipped with the two bays with equipment lifts, machining room, office/locker area, and parts storage. The wash building incorporates a unique recycled wash system for the equipment. All spent water is collected from the wash pad and filtered through a system that biologically breaks down the grasses and other sediment from the washing process. The water is then reused for washing equipment with minimal loss. This process minimizes the impact of the runoff on the sensitive golf course grounds and helps reduce utility usage.

Materials for the building were chosen to complement the golf course and to serve a functional role. The key concept was durability and aesthetics at a reasonable cost. Due to the close proximity of the buildings to an adjacent fairway, a durable concrete siding board and batten was used for the exterior sheathing. The floors of the corridors and meeting rooms of the administration building are rubber flooring, which provides resiliency while withstanding the high amounts of traffic from golf and maintenance shoes. CMU walls of the wash building repel and protect from the large amounts of moisture from the wash process.

DIV 07: Asphalt Shingles: Owens Corning.
DIV 08: Doors & Windows: Pella; Overhead Doors: Raynor; Wood Doors: Marshfield DoorSystems.
DIV 09: Acoustical Ceilings: United States Gypsum.

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