Royal Alberta Museum

Start-to-finish creativity

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.


Build: Panels
Coverage: 72,000+/- square feet
Architect: Dialog
General Contractor: Ledcor
Stone: Indiana Limestone
Finish: Smooth
Typical Panel: 1525 X 610 mm
Thickness: 50 – 65 mm
Panel Weight: 260 lbs
Anchorage: Load Bearing
Backup Structure: Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU)
  • Consulted architectural designer
  • Sample and stone procurement
  • Shop drawing and engineering
  • Stone and anchorage fabrications
  • Packaging and freight
  • Cut ticket generation
  • Sizeable cavity between back of stone and substrate
  • Large cantilevered areas
  • Liner block anchorage detail
Technology & Innovation: Value-Add Applied Research Engineering

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