Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre
CanadaCompany Name: Daly Smith Contracting Inc
The Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre located in Niagara Falls, ON is a LEED Certified 5000 seat performing arts centre.
Project was completed by DSCI which is a joint venture formed in 2018 by the 2 largest contractors in Hamilton, ON formed to pursue large infrastructure projects.
290 custom designed black 6” thick low frequency tuner panels were developed with the support of Daly Smith and Bird Construction. Approx 30,000 s.q of Hir1 2 “ thick fabric wrapped wall panels from Decoustics were installed on the back and side walls installed progressively with full scale scaffolding coordinated , positioned and controlled by Daly Smith Contracting
This project used specialty board such as 5/8 Type X and 5/8 Extreme Abuse Resistant. It was a challenging project with many changes and many custom made products such as the acoustical clouds that is shown in the picture . In the end all the calibration between CertainTeed, Saint-Gobain Decoustics and Daly Smith Contracting (DSCI) was worth it as the entertainment centre which is attached to Niagara Casino is a beautiful theatre that has hosted many entertaining venues.
22 300 m²
Company name: Daly Smith Contracting Inc
Main Representative: Doug Smith, Adam Dewitt & Dan Daly
Number of collaborators: 75
Specialties: DSCI specializes in large Commercial/Institutional projects where a high degree of drywall specialties are required such as Fire Ratings, Sound Panels & intricate interior & exterior framing.
Founded in: Smith Brothers Contracting Corp – est. in 1932, PJ Daly – est. in 1953, Daly Smith Contracting Inc. – 2018
Biography: Smith Brothers’ Contracting & PJ Daly are the 2 largest drywall contractors in the Hamilton Niagara area. Bird Construction approached them about joining forces to complete a 20 million dollar Theatre in Niagara Falls. Time restraints in the schedule required a pooled manpower to complete this project on time & on budget. The Team of Daly Smith Contracting Incorporated (DSCI) was born and was up to the challenge to make it happen. The DSCI team has gone on to complete other successful projects in the Hamilton Niagara Area.
Innovation Partner: Bird Construction, Decousitcs
Extreme height of the theatre along with the extensive metal framing at the proscenium were all key challenges. In addition, the installations above and below the balcony were difficult to execute having to work above a 3 storey high open stairway/galleria.
Installation of 21,000 sqft. of Soffit was required in the Bus Entrance Area. Due to the schedule time crunch they used CertainTeed’s Drywall Speed Grid which allowed them to complete this ceiling in a very timely manner saving time & money. DSCI used Certainteed GlasRoc sheathing as a substrate for the 3M Blueskin.
Time Restraints in schedule.
Combining Sound Challenges with Fire Rated assemblies.
Much of the construction was performed throughout a tough Canadian winter.
Project was completed on time and budget.
This project followed all LEED principles.
Achieved high level STC ratings with drywall partitions.
As a theatre has many complications dealing with sound DSCI tasked Decoustics with providing 300 various shaped sound clouds that needed to be carefully hung on different angles to direct sound. Hangers were installed off of a temporary suspended platform, then sound clouds were installed from large articulating boom lift.