SAIT Cornerstone Retaining Walls
Manufacturer: Old Castle Expocrete
Wall Installer: Earthworks 2001 inc.
DEVELOPER/OWNER: SAIT (Southern Institute of Technology)
Genera l Contractor: Stuart Olson
ENGINEER: Curtis Engineering
Geogrid: Mirafi 3xt
Location: Calgary, AB
Retaining Wall Block: CornerStone 100
Year Built: 2001
CornerStone® 100 played a strong role in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAIT Cornerstone retaining walls project by helping to solve a number of problems on the site. The chief purpose of the project was to extend a courtyard lunch area for students. By utilizing filter fabric, the leveling pad was protected from a high water table on the site. The tiered CornerStone® walls acted to soften the architectural impression by creating multiple levels and by incorporating green, natural elements into the project. Additionally, the design greatly improved emergency services access to campus by enabling vehicles to drive above the wall.