Centennial Plaza - Architectural
Contractor: Clark Builders
Location: Edmonton, AB
Masonry Contractor: Centennial Plaza Joint Venture
Scorpio Stone worked on the tremendous 80,000 square foot Centennial Plaza, an extension of the Edmonton Federal Building. This project involved installing granite from a Quebec quarry in the Edmonton Federal Building courtyard, Indiana Limestone paving stones atop one of the on-site building’s roof, as well as copings along the tops of some smaller buildings on-site. The most challenging aspect of this project was providing accurate site measurements to ensure the stone was properly cut. Scorpio Stone completed the entire site survey, which was quite complex. Partnered with a Quebecois company, Terramex, Scorpio Stone oversaw the creation and installation of the pavers. To deal with the challenge of moving heavy stone on-site a trolley with a vacuum sealing head was used to lift the pieces mechanically and place them.
Another obstacle was the vast surface area of the project. Stone naturally expands and compresses with the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air, which can lead to cracking if the stone is not properly installed. To prevent this, polymeric sand was used to fill the joints. This fine sand was swept into the cracks between the panels and its adhesives were activated by the application of water, this held the stone but allowed the joints to remain flexible. Click here to read the case study!