Waterpark Designers & Engineers

What's New
2 Waterparks Designed
by Ramaker & Associates Featured in
Funworld Magazine

Radisson Waterpark in
Albuquerque Featured in
World Waterpark Magazine

Virginia Graeme Baker
Pool & Spa Safety Act Compliance

WI Waterpark Significantly Reduces Energy

Mt. Olympus Water &
Theme park Earns

Daryl Matzke Promoted
to Vice President

MIOX Technology used in
Radisson Hotel Albuquerque

2009 Best of Aquatics

Radisson Hotel & Water Park in Albuquerque Featured in World Waterpark Magazine

The Radisson Hotel & Water Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico is featured on the cover of the July/August 2010 World Waterpark Magazine, published by the World Waterpark Association. The full article can be found starting on page 32.

Ramaker & Associates and Cities Edge Architects are proud to have designed this unique waterpark (the first indoor waterpark in New Mexico), complete with an innovative lighting and sound package, big screen televisions and a water screen. With more than 26 water play features, this visually stunning waterpark keeps the entire family entertained.

For more information, visit the Radisson Hotel & Water Park's website at www.waterparknewmexico.com

Wisconsin Waterpark Uses Green Technologies to Significantly Reduce Energy Consumption

Chaos Waterpark
Chaos Waterpark, named a Top Project of 2009 by the Daily Reporter and the Wisconsin Builder magazines, uses green technologies to recycle heat and reduce energy consumption. The innovative design utilized in this waterpark will not only help lessen the waterpark's impact on the environment, but will also provide the waterpark's owner with significant operating cost savings. In addition, Ramaker & Assoc helped make way for the use of a foam-type flooring for pool floors in Wisconsin as an alternate to traditional concrete flooring.

Click here to view the article by Lisa Sink of the Wisconsin Builder.

Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Earns Recognition

Poseidon's Rage wave pool at the Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park has once again been given accolades for its innovative design in the 2005-2009 Top Projects Edition of the Wisconsin Real Estate & Construction Review. The 48,000 square foot pool produces waves up to 9 feet tall with a capacity of 2,800 patrons and is the only pool of it's kind in the midwest. Ramaker & Associates provided the aquatic design and engineering, building design and mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for this massive pool.

Click here to view the article online (pages 22-23).

Daryl Matzke Promoted to Vice President

Ramaker & Associates is proud to announce the promotion of Daryl Matzke, Director of Aquatics, to the position of Vice President.

Reporting to James Skowronski, President and CEO, Daryl will continue to provide leadership and strategic direction for the aquatics department while working as part of the management team to ensure the optimization of the company's work flow, growth and development.

In his positions as Department Manager and Director of Aquatics, Daryl has been instrumental in positioning Ramaker as the go-to firm for engineering services. In addition to Daryl’s role as the Director of Aquatics, he will now join the accomplished management team of James Skowronski (President) and Andrew Rice, Michael Pinske and Brandon Finley (Vice Presidents) as they continue to lead Ramaker & Associates into a bright future.

"Daryl will make an excellent addition to the management team" said James Skowronski. "He brings a variety of experiences and a fresh perspective into the mix of a solid group of company leaders. We’re all excited to welcome and assist Daryl with his new responsibilities."

Daryl directs the Aquatics Department at Ramaker & Associates, responsible for a broad range of functions including budgeting, staffing, and day-to-day operations management. He brings with him over twenty years of experience in civil and aquatic projects. Daryl’s development in his professional career at Ramaker & Associates has largely followed the firm’s notable strides. He joined Ramaker & Associates in 1997 as a Project Manager in the Civil Engineering department. Over the last twelve years, his role has progressively evolved from Project Manager to Department Manager of the civil and structural divisions, to the Director of Aquatics and now as Vice President. Daryl holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Wisconsin.

Please share your warmest congratulations with Daryl!

Daryl Matzke, P.E.
Vice President / Director of Aquatics
(608) 643-4100

MIOX Technology Retained to Manage Water Quality at Radisson Hotel Albuquerque Water Park Opening in First Quarter 2010

"Albuquerque, NM ­– November 24, 2009 - MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, announced it has been awarded the service contract to provide aquatic sanitation for the new Water Park opening at the Radisson Hotel Albuquerque, New Mexico. The contract will include managing water quality and cleanliness for the Radisson’s five water features, including a 63,895-gallon river and slide plunge pool; 32,235-gallon activity pool; 12,577-gallon wading pool; 8,690-gallon spa; and a 57,230 gallon FlowRiderTM. The MIOX SmartStartTM lease program includes a mixed oxidant on-site generation system, training, remote monitoring and on-site preventive maintenance services."

Click here for a PDF of the full press release issued by the MIOX Corporation.

Industry Leader Honors Standout Aquatics Facilities with the 2009 Best of Aquatics

Each year Aquatics International magazine honors outstanding world-class public aquatic facilities of all varieties — including government, nonprofit and privately owned operations. This November will celebrate the eleventh annual Best of Aquatics issue.

Among this year’s winners is the Chaos Waterpark Resort in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Ramaker & Associates is the aquatic designer for the brand new 30,000 square foot, action-themed waterpark complete with entertaining water slides, activity pools, a lazy river and whirlpool!

Chaos Resort, the World’s First Comic Book Playground, is a departure from the usual "Lodge" or "Tropical" water park theme. Your child’s imagination will be let loose in the various "play zones" as they become the superhero that stops the bank heist, prevents tidal waves, or fends off alien abductions. The fun at this waterpark is not limited to just racing down the water slides. The focus is on interactive play in the waterpark and throughout the adjoining Action City Family Entertainment Center and the Metropolis Hotel.

Ramaker & Associates is proud to have been a part of such a unique and fun project and we want to congratulate the Owner and all the subcontractors for coming together to make this a reality!

The winners will be featured in a special Best of Aquatics supplement to the November/December issue of the magazine. All entries were judged by an independent panel of five industry experts. Judges considered factors including programming, promotional materials, aquatic amenities and community involvement.

For more information on Action City please visit: http://www.chaosresort.com/

Two Waterparks Designed by Ramaker & Associates Featured in Funworld Magazine

The Jay Peak Resort (Jay, Vermont) and the Kalahari Resort (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin) are featured in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Funworld magazine. The article, titled From The Ground Up, discusses how these two resorts gained credits and financial incentives for eco-conscious operations at their waterparks. View the entire article on Funworld's website.

Jay Peak Resort Indoor Waterpark Construction
Photo by Jay Peak Resort

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act Compliance

All public pools and spas have until December 19, 2008 to have ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 compliant drain covers safely and securely installed and a 2nd anti-entrapment system installed where there is only a single main drain.

Click here to find out what this means for your facility!

New information posted 8/4/10.

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