Edmonton Law Courts – Galleria Upgrade & Interior Renovations

PROJECT Edmonton Law Courts – Galleria Upgrade & Interior Renovations
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Project Size: 52,205 Sq Ft
Building Type: Government Building General Contractor: BIRD (Galleria Replacement)
EllisDon Construction (Renovation)
Project Manager: Kevin Verhulst Foreman: Shawn Guyett


The Edmonton Law Courts’ facility is located in the congested downtown core on the corner of 103A Avenue NW and 97 Street NW. Site storage of bulk material is not an option, therefore just in time material delivery is the only option available for the electrical renovation project.

The renovation project entails the demolition and installation of lighting to more energy efficient LED’s, fire alarm, access controls and data lines. The existing canopy needs complete replacement and it ties into the original 1973 building. The solution balances the need for replacement and maintaining regular use during daytime hours. As there are many relocations of access control and surveillance camera locations, there is a requirement for detailed commissioning plans that engage the building operator through every phase, from planning to execution. In planning this phased project participation in the clash detection became an indispensable tool for planning of exposed conduit installation and quantity daily material requirements. To minimize day-to-day disruptions, Cdn. Power Pac is conducting the project in multiple phases and after hours.

The courthouse is actively being used by the general public, office staff, courtrooms and holding cells for persons in custody. Controlled access for building users is a necessity meaning there is considerable coordination required between EllisDon; Alberta Infrastructure; Building Security; Cdn. Power Pac and all the other trades involved.