Royal Alberta Museum

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Description

Located in the downtown Arts & Entertainment District, across the street from City Hall and the Law Courts, the new Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) will be the largest museum in western Canada. Under the management of Ledcor Design Build, the RAM is registered to achieve LEED® Canada Silver standards.

Baytek was selected as a 'Design Assist' contractor to consult and advise on the wall and ceiling scope of work throughout the design process. With the design process complete, Baytek has carried into the construction of the new facility.

RAM Website

Project Features

  • International design competition
  • LEED® Silver Application
  • 419,000 sqft of total space
  • 82,000 sqft of gallery space
  • Twice the size of the existing museum
  • Behind the scenes work is more visible
  • Improved shop, cafe, patio, group arrivals, and outdoor space
  • Removal of previous Canada Post distribution centre
  • Use of Canada Post building art pieces and relics

Baytek's Role

  • Design assist (wall and ceiling consulting)
  • Drywall
  • Steel studs
  • Stud wall designs for wind loads as well as gallery loading
  • Raised floor framing
  • Insulation
  • Acoustic ceilings
  • Metal ceilings
  • Aluminum base boards, corner guards, reveals, etc
  • Plywood sheathing and rigid insualtion at parapets
  • Fire caulking perimeter of walls
  • Stucco soffits
  • Specialty acoustic plaster ceilings

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