The curse is broken; Chicago Cubs have won the 2016 World Series! Not only are we ecstatic for our beloved Chicago Cubs, but we are also proud to say our company Innovative Aquatic Design has had a hand in the remodel of their clubhouse.
We had a chance to interview Tyler Dailey, lead Project Manager for IAD, who worked with HydroWorx International and the architectural firm VOA on this exciting project. He updated us not only on what this World Series meant to him being a Cubs fan, but also on the details, challenges, and benefits this project provided for our dear Chicago Cubs.
1: Are you a Cubs fan?
I have been a Cubs fan since I learned what a baseball was. Some of the first games of catch I ever had with my father are documented with me sporting a Cubs hat and jacket.
2: What part specifically did you/IAD design and how will it benefit the players?
IAD designed and permitted the aquatic therapy room in the new Chicago Cubs Clubhouse and teamed with a company called HydroWorx International, and the architectural firm VOA.
Our experience with the design of the Chicago Bulls facility (which featured similar equipment), ended up being extremely beneficial to the design of the Cubs facility.
Being an All-Conference catcher in high school, who went on to play briefly on a couple D-1 programs, I know that even the young players get beat up.