Edmonton Federal Building - Panels
Contractor: Clark Builders
Location: Edmonton, AB
Masonry Contractor: Scorpio Masonry (Northern) Inc.
As the first project of Scorpio Stone, the Edmonton Federal Building was monumental. The project was an extensive renovation requiring both exterior and interior stone panels. The Tyndall Limestone used on the original building was harvested from a Manitoba quarry, and replacing this stone exceeded the allowed budget so new options were explored. The masonry contractor, Scorpio Masonry, was consulted and presented value engineered solution. The existing stone was thick enough that it could be cut and reused to increase the surface area of usable stone. This process included carefully removing the existing cladding, cataloging it, cutting it to a new thickness, coding it to match the elevation drawings, and reinstalling it on the building. Re-purposing the stone required the purchase of stone processing equipment including an Egil CNC saw which allows stone to be cut to exact dimensions in a controlled environment and a large Python saw which allows for large stone depths to be sawed through. Click here to read the case study!