Location | Edmonton, Alberta
Sector | Social Infrastructure
Market | Arts & Culture
Project Delivery Method: New Construction
Discipline | Civil
Photo Credit | Rendering Courtesy of DIALOG
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided civil engineering consulting for the new Royal Alberta Museum (RAM), which is now in the process of being completed on the site of Edmonton’s former central Canada Post office. WEC’s breadth of past experience with larger public facilities, such as recreational centres and cultural institutions, was found to be ideal in helping to bring this exciting new addition to the heart of the city’s arts district.
Working closely with a local team that included architectural firm DIALOG, and Ledcor, the builder, WEC’s civil responsibilities included profile planning in order to meet public and private land jurisdictional standards. Demolition planning was also required at an early stage in order to avoid issues with shallow and deep utilities.
As with any major construction project, the various stages of fulfilling our civil responsibilities required meticulous thought and execution. Design details, such site servicing and the location and placement of underground storage tanks, were items that required careful consideration. Working with the landscape architect, WEC provided designs and plans to deal with erosion sediment control and the management of storm water.
Low Impact Development (LID) measures, as per City of Edmonton guidelines, were also taken under consideration and were incorporated into site design features such as bioswales, permeable drains and permeable paving stones.
As work progresses, WEC remains honoured to have been selected to be part of this exciting project.