Edmonton Police Northwest CampusEdmonton, Alabama

  • The Edmonton Police Northwest Campus is a 180,000 square foot facility built at the north-west gateway to the city that includes 1,200 tons of steel design
  • DeSimone provided 3D structural modeling and detailing for the steel portions of the project in order to generate fabrication shop drawings, material lists, and CNC files for the steel fabricator
  • The building is a combination of five different facilities: the Northwest Division station, recruit training, employee development, force information management, and detainee management.
  • The project includes a dynamically-designed roof where each assembly is a unique piece with its own geometry. This presented a challenge at the modeling, connecting, and detailing stages due to all the curves, slopes, and flowing lines of the building envelope
  • The secondary steel supporting glazing at the north, east, and south walls curved in two different planes and required some reinvented build-up profiles to suite the glazing needs. A higher level of precision and closer coordination with the other trades was required to accomplish
  • A 18.5 ton “Toblerone”-shaped truss had to be thoughtfully connected, detailed, and shipped due to its geometry and weight
  • Due to the complex and unique architecture, the project required a significantly increased level of communication between the detailers, fabricator, erector, and suppliers