Name of project: NAIT Souch Campus

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Completed: 2006

Architect: The Workun Garrick Partnership

Electrical: Jo Engineering Inc.

Mechanical: Hemisphere Engineering Inc.


The addition of the Waiward Centre For Steel Technologies at the NAIT Souch Campus provided additional classrooms and training space for trades such as welders, boilermakers, ironworkers, metal building systems erectors, and structural steel and plate fitters. Also included in the addition were a student cafeteria, student leisure area and study space, and administrative offices.

The project implemented a construction management system to ensure that the construction schedule and budget were maintained. In general the structure consists of a structural steel frame in most areas with a slab on grade for the main floor. Brise-soleils made from curved and linear steel members were added to shade east facing classroom and cafeteria windows.