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