Royal Alberta Museum - Panels
Contractor: Ledcor Construction Limited
Location: Edmonton, AB
Masonry Contractor: Scorpio Masonry (Northern) Inc.
The Royal Alberta Museum is considered a value engineered project because the building was originally meant to be clad in precast panels. Scorpio Stone offered a comparable natural stone solution which was more resilient and cost-effective than the original choice. Indiana Limestone panels were used to clad the exterior and interior of the building. The panels required specialized engineering to meet a minimum thickness to be stacked, and this technique was used in conjunction with a tieback system.
The design called for nominal sized paneling, however, the edges of the building were left until the entire face had been installed to ensure panels will match around the corners. Due to the aggressive schedule of the project, there was increased focus on coordination between site and shop. The panels used for the building were honed, and with such a large quantity being produced new equipment was purchased to ensure quality and demand were met.