Known as Western Canada’s largest museum, the Royal Alberta Museum has over 72,000 square feet of space to explore.
Considered a value-engineered project because the museum was meant to be clad in precast panels, Scorpio Stone presented a comparable natural stone solution that was a better choice than the original selection. Along with a tieback system, we applied specialized engineering to the panels so they could meet the minimum thickness required to stack them. To ensure stone corner panels fit correctly, the general contractor provided as-built instructions that enabled custom fabrication and quick turnaround.
Because of the aggressive schedule of the project, Scorpio Stone focused on proper coordination between the site and shop. With such a large quantity of panels being produced, a resilient 5-axis CBC stone saw was used.
|Coverage:||72,000+/- square feet|
|Typical Panel:||1525 X 610 mm|
|Thickness:||50 – 65 mm|
|Panel Weight:||260 lbs|
|Backup Structure:||Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU)|
|Technology & Innovation:||Value-Add Applied Research Engineering|