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Curtain Wall vs. Window Wall: What’s the Difference?

With the allure of urban life only growing, designers and developers must find a way to accommodate an increasing population within the limits of existing cities. Space restrictions mean building up, not out, while still providing inviting and well-built condos, offices and commercial spaces.

Curtain and window wall systems are a popular choice as they add design interest to architecture, as well as allow for maximum light within a building’s space. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between the two wall systems, plus the positives and drawbacks of both.

 

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What is a Curtain Wall?

A curtain wall is a glazed wall system hung off a concrete slab using anchors. Curtain walls are self-supporting and give a building’s exterior the look of top to bottom glass. Most often used on commercial buildings, curtain walls are typically installed from the outside of a building using cranes or rigs. Curtain wall installation is a complex process and can be more expensive than other systems.

 

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What is a Window Wall?

A window wall is achieved by placing glazing between a building’s concrete slabs, using the slabs as structural support. Window walls have a break between the glass, with slab covers used to conceal the concrete. Window walls are often used in residential applications as they allow for more customizable sections such as windows and balcony doors. They are most commonly installed from the inside of a building, which is a safer, more efficient and more cost effective.

 

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Curtain Wall Advantages

If installed correctly, curtain wall systems provide excellent structural integrity, as there are fewer mullions and joints required when compared to most window wall systems. Acting as a single unit, curtain walls are highly resistant to moisture, wind, heat and earthquakes. They require little maintenance.

 

 


 

Window Wall Advantages

Aside from advantages such as customizability, ease of installation and cost savings, window walls also require less engineering and safety considerations as the exterior wall is broken up by each floors’ concrete slab, providing built-in fire stopping. Also, because the separation of each window wall unit creates a sealed space there is less noise transfer and energy loss. Further, if a unit becomes damaged and needs repair that specific unit can be removed and replaced without affecting the adjoining units.

 

 


 

Backpans and Window Walls

When used in conjunction with curtain wall systems, insulated back pans are placed behind sections of the wall that do not require vision glass. In a curtain wall, the variances and design choices of the full assembly affect the backpan sections just as they will the glazing and other components. Because the backpans sit outside the floors, there is often variation in required height, leading to a more costly and variable manufacturing and installation process. However, in a window wall application this variation is eliminated. Pre-manufactured backpans rest between a building’s floors and are simply shimmed during installation to address any irregularities. Since most buildings are similar floor to floor, part repeatability is improved.

 

A Cost Comparison

For the comparable amount of glazing, window walls can be installed for half the cost – or even less – of curtain walls. Window walls are easier to install, which reduces the need for extra equipment, lifts, and handling time. Because the installation process is safer, fewer special precautions need to be taken, which further reduces cost as well as shortens the timeline of a project. Window walls also involve more repeatable components, improving efficiency during the manufacturing process. Further, a more rigid scope means most components can be assembled in shop rather than on site, resulting in fewer errors, less site disruptions and a higher quality product.

 

Taking Architecture to a New Level

Lenmak is proud to count EnvaTherm® and SpandrelTherm™ as part of our product lineup. Our EnvaTherm® insulated backpans can be used in window wall systems in conjunction with opaque glass panels or architectural panels when transparent glazing isn’t required. SpandrelTherm™, our foam-insulated metal spandrel panels, offer prefinished aluminium in a wide variety of standard and metallic colours. With our innovative automated manufacturing process and highly sustainable materials and methods, Lenmak products are as sensible as they are beautiful.

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3D Architectural Rendering: The Wave of the Future?

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Much like the constant evolution of architecture trends – styles, materials, textures and colours – how we design and visualize a building has changed drastically over the years. From hand drawn two-dimensional work to computer assisted drafting to three-dimensional models, technology has brought us a long way.

 Now, with the rise of virtual reality and 3D printing capabilities, we are entering a new and fully immersive era of design: One based on the unhindered exploration of human creativity and technology. We’ve already arrived at a time where it’s possible to walk through a building before the ground has even been broken. A time when a small home can be built by a single machine in under 24 hours. When it comes to architecture and design trends, we can only wonder – what’s next?

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What is 3D Architectural Rendering?

Futuristic developments like virtual design and 3D printing wouldn’t be possible without 3D architectural rendering. Simply put, 3D rendering is the process of architects, designers and 3D artists entering the proportion and scale of a building into a computer program, which then allows them to simulate lighting, ventilation and acoustics – among other properties. Before computer assisted rendering, architects and designers built models by hand, a labour intensive process that resulted in just one representation of the building.

3D renderings are much more holistic in that they contain all of the information needed to present a building from any angle and in any real-world simulation. Artists have become so accomplished and 3D technology so advanced that it is often impossible to differentiate a rendering from a photograph. 3D renderings give clients – who often don’t have the same natural visualization skills as an architect or designer – a highly accurate representation of their home, office, retail outlet and so forth.

Benefits of 3D Architectural Rendering

The design and construction of a single building involves a multitude of individuals and businesses. Architects, engineers, planners, designers, contractors, clients – each with their own perspective, objective and area of expertise. Trying to unite all involved on the proverbial same page is always a challenge, but tools such as 3D renderings help present a cohesive idea in an easy to comprehend manner. After all, vision is our most dominant sense – it helps us derive meaning from what is presented in front of us.

 Further, 3D renderings can be manipulated in real time and ideas transitioned from concept to concrete and back again. They allow us to use our abilities to judge how the design of a building looks in a manner akin to standing in front of it. Design missteps and mistakes are caught early, saving materials, money and – more importantly – valuable time.

What’s Next in 3D Architectural Rendering?

As rendering technology continues to advance, it will become more efficient and more accessible. Rendering is already becoming less a part of the presentation stage and more a part of the design stage. An integral tool from the very beginning, offering a quick way to create changes immediately apparent to both the design team and clients.

The most innovative and far-reaching possibilities for 3D architecture rest where rendering and virtual reality (VR) meet. Combining the renderings of a design with the interactivity of VR allows designers and clients to physically explore a project before construction begins. The immersive capabilities of architectural VR means clients – and designers themselves – feel a level of connection to a project that only comes with experiencing it in multiple dimensions.

Beyond 3D Architectural Rendering

Experts predict that in the not-too-distant future all designs will be created via VR and architects and clients will make changes in the moment, manipulating the building all around them. In conjunction with VR, building information modeling (BIM) will allow multiple designers to manipulate a design simultaneously – creating a highly collaborative process.

3D printing technology takes the visualization properties of 3D architectural rendering and brings it into the tangible world. 3D printing combines the creativity and foresight of designers with the precision and computational skills of a robot. Structural resilience and material use will be solved by algorithms within the 3D printers, expanding the limits of construction and forging a new industry where the results of our imagination are no longer confined to the computer screen in front of us.

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The Biggest Architectural Trends For 2018 in Edmonton

2017 was a big year for Edmonton architecture. With landmark buildings such as Edmonton Tower and Enbridge Centre opening their doors, our city’s skyline is changing – for the better.

Lenmak Exteriors contributed to Edmonton’s architectural renaissance with The Oliver, a 12-storey high-rise with a layered facade and eye-catching “copper penny” accents. We also were honoured to be a member of the team that brought Constable Daniel Woodall Elementary School to life. Not just a building, the school is a memorial and a vibrant reminder that even in the face of tragedy, we as a city can shine through.

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Here are five architecture trends that will be on the rise in 2018 in Edmonton:

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Open Spaces

Creating an open and free-flowing space within homes, offices, restaurants and beyond is one trend that isn’t going away.

Why?

Because open spaces blur the lines between different areas of a building’s interior, a characteristic that goes well with the evolution of how we live, work and play together. No longer are we sequestered in individual-sized spaces meant only for the task at hand. The idea of collaboration and flexibility have become huge in human interaction. We need versatility in our spaces to compliment and encourage versatility within ourselves. In particular, designers responsible for creating new schools are rethinking how children learn, as well as the tools they must acquire in order to function in our rapidly changing society.

Natural Lighting

Sometimes design trends just make sense. Such is the case with the increasing prominence of natural lighting in new buildings. Natural lighting is the most visually appealing type of light, and access to natural light contributes greatly to our well-being when indoors. Windows are also visually appealing architectural features on their own – both from the interior and exterior of a building.

Natural lighting is dynamic as it changes with the position of the sun in relationship to a building throughout the day. Colours and textures inside a naturally lit building take on different shades and layers as the sky clouds and clears and as the sun rises and sets. Sunlight is by far the most sustainable lighting choice as it requires zero electricity to power. Architects are now integrating natural lighting with new building designs as part of a holistic approach to sustainability.

Integrated Electronics

The last decade has seen such a rapid rise in the realm of electronics and smart devices that it’s hard to predict just what the future will hold. But one thing is certain – buildings with integrated electronics will continue to become more commonplace. Look for built-in charging stations to compliment new electronics with wireless charging capabilities. Perhaps 2018 will also be the year our devices begin to charge when we simply step into a room. Moving forward, electronic integration will no longer be an afterthought, but will be considered within the design process from day one.

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Colour Trends

The Pantone Colour Institute has revealed their expected 2018 colour trends and it looks to be a bold, playful and highly interesting year. Bright yellow, lime popsicle, turquoise, holly berry red – 2018 will be all about using dramatic colours used to convey emotion, as well as creating unusual colour combinations to catch eyes and start conversations. On the more subdued end, nature-inspired colours such as celery and berry-infused purples will be making an appearance. And continuing with 2017’s focus on metallics, expect there to be a lot more gold, brass, silver, copper and bronze in the new year.

 

Sustainability

As already mentioned, sustainability and architecture are already a focus of architects and designers and this trend is only set to grow in 2018. New governmental regulations and increasing public awareness about climate change has ushered in an era of mindful design – an era where it is our responsibility to engage with our planet in a respectful way. Further, the term sustainable also means security, safety and comfort. Even as the realm of architecture continues to innovate in unexpected ways, a link to the familiar will remain present. After all, there’s much we can learn from human history about using environmentally friendly materials and practices. Sometimes, it’s as simple as going back to our roots.

As 2017 in Edmonton design suggested, our city is heading somewhere great. And we at Lenmak are more than excited to be along for the ride.

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The Evolution Of Modernism In Architecture And Its Impact on the 21st Century

From a movement that eschewed ornamentation in favour of function, to a solution for social issues, Modernist architecture has been influencing building design since before the Second World War.

Key principles such as anti-historicism, function, progress and social morality translated to high expectations, ones that often did not meet the real needs and wants of families and communities.

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In the 1970s, Modern architecture was declared “dead” and many Modernist buildings were demolished. Yet, to this day, Modern-era buildings such as English architect Maxwell Fry’s Kensal House remain celebrated prototypes of social housing solutions 80 years after being built.

Furthermore, the marriage of technology and design employed by Modernists gave us once-radical developments like the skyscraper.

What role will this famed, albeit flawed, architectural style play as we move into the future? Let’s explore

 

Characteristics of Modernist Buildings

Aside from the underlying principles of Modernist architecture, famously summarized by American architect Louis Sullivan as “form follows function,” the design style has a specific and recognizable aesthetic.

The mixed use of cubic and cylindrical shapes feel asymmetrical, while flat roofs and the absence of ornamentation or moldings create a clean and simplified look compared to previous heavily decorated styles.

As for materials, the use of metal, glass and exposed concrete gave Modernist buildings an industrial or utilitarian appearance. A fitting description based on Modernist architecture pioneer Le Corbusier’s declaration that a house is “a machine for living in.”

Stark, neutral colours like white, cream or grey were another mark of Modernist architecture.

 

 Modernist Architects

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While Le Corbusier, widely regarded as the most important architect of the 20th century, is perhaps the most well-known Modernist, another architect was actually the first to put Modern design principles into practice.

Walter Gropius, founder of the famed Bauhaus design school, pioneered Modernist architectural features such as the glass curtain wall on his building Fagus Factory in 1911. By the late 1920s, Modernism had taken hold in Europe and begun to spread to America.

While Frank Lloyd Wright refused to be associated with any one design movement, his belief that buildings should live in harmony with their surroundings – illustrated by his iconic Fallingwater – became another highly influential faction of the Modernist movement.

 

 

 

Modernism in Edmonton

 

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By 1951, Modernism’s influence on Canadian architecture was evident, and Edmonton saw its first curtain wall building: the AGT Building (now known as the Legislature Annex).

Modernist projects such as the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, the Northwest Utilities Building (Milner Building) and the CN Tower soon followed.

1967 saw the construction of one of Edmonton’s most famed Modernist buildings: the award winning Stanley Engineering Building. Designed by Hemingway and Laubenthal Architecture, the building includes an exposed steel structural frame wrapped on the exterior of a curtain walled glass box.

Postmodernism and Beyond

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Postmodernism, a reaction to the formality of Modernism, brought a shift from the flawed beliefs that one-size solutions could fit all.

The idea of progress – that we are gradually heading down a path towards a universal goal – was replaced by ideas of plurality and diversity. Not a path, but a network of connections and reconnections. Whereas Modern thought emphasized direction, order, coherence and stability, Postmodern thought emphasizes fragmentation, multiplicity and contingency.

Moving into the 21st century, Postmodernism split into several different architectural styles including:

  • High-tech architecture
  • Neoclassicism
  • Deconstructivism

 

However, no single architectural style claims prominence today, perhaps proof that the plurality introduced by Postmodernism allows for more freedom of expression

A Look Into the Future

Simply known as “contemporary”, the architecture of today encompasses dozens of different styles – some highly conceptual.

Often sculptural in form, recent projects – such as Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Philip Nikandrov’s Evolution Tower – employ advanced technology and new building materials to create buildings that often resemble works of art.

And, while many of today’s buildings were designed by architects already famous in the last century, a new method of creation via collectives and multinational agencies has begun to take hold. Furthermore, with increasing importance placed on sustainable design and building practices, the future of architecture looks to be filled with innovative, forward-thinking individuals.

Who We Are, Were, and Will Become

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Lenmak operates with the same innovative and forward-thinking initiative. Whether it’s our cladding, roofing, trim or curtain wall systems, we too believe that diversity is key.

As for sustainability, it’s at the forefront of our minds.

For example, our Aluminaire panel systems are 100 percent recyclable, contain no harmful chemicals and are custom manufactured to reduce waste and save energy. But it’s not just about the future at Lenmak – it’s about who we are now, who we were then, and who we will become.

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How Our Automated Custom Pricing of Exterior Cladding Improves Build Efficiency

A company can have access to all the technology in the world, but if it isn’t properly integrated, it isn’t going to matter.

Lenmak Exteriors knows this first-hand.

With every facet of our business, we rely on some form of automated technology – from robotics to CAD to an ERP platform for business management – we’ve learned that to maintain the level of professionalism our clients expect from us, each layer of automation needs to operate seamlessly with the next.

It isn’t enough to have innovative and reliable products. The process of ordering, manufacturing and delivering the products has to be just as innovative and just as reliable.

 

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Integrated On All Levels

Much like each aspect of a business needs to function, not as an island, but as one part of an interconnected whole, so does the construction of a building.

 Architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers must all do their part to keep the timeline moving forward. One small delay can ricochet throughout the entire job, wasting time and money.

 Even the best-planned projects take a hit when unnecessary mistakes occur.

 

Small Mistake, Big Repercussions

 Picture this all too common scenario – the exterior cladding has arrived on a building site on the scheduled delivery date, but it’s the wrong colour. Now the manufacturer has to scramble to provide the correct colour, throwing the company’s internal schedule off.

 Meanwhile, back on site, the general contractor and subcontractors must adjust their own schedule to work around the mix-up, which has now set the entire project back.

 

Accuracy Equals Efficiency

 All of this is from simple human error, which is why Lenmak Exteriors has eliminated the need for employees to enter orders manually. Even highly skilled workers – such as the ones we employ at Lenmak – make mistakes.

The fewer times information needs to be processed by a person, the less chance there is of inaccuracy. This level of precision ensures the data chain from ordering to delivery remains unbroken, which translates to the highest level of efficiency possible.

 

The Power of Automation

The addition of the Reflex ERP by Edmonton company Reflex Enterprise Solutions Group allowed Lenmak to offer clients the power to place their own orders online.

 

So how does it work?

Initial data entry is made by the client themselves They fill out an easy to follow order form with fields to enter type of metal, colour, specific dimensions and so on. This information then flows through to the drafting, manufacturing and delivery of the actual product – without the data ever having to be re-entered.

 

State of the Art Estimating and Pricing

Aside from our ERP platform allowing clients to autonomously enter their order data, it also translates the specified product attributes into cost. This state of the art pricing functionality allows the previously manual process of providing clients with estimates to happen right in the ERP system.

Once again, time is saved and the opportunity for errors becomes minimized.

 

The Importance of Review Points

Because a client’s mind can change or the need to add new information often arises, our ERP system allows for review at specific points during the workflow. One such review point happens after the creation of the estimates and design drawings. Before the drawings are released to the production floor, an email automatically goes out to the client.

Once the client has reviewed and approved their order, the manufacturing stage begins. Just another example of how automation helps Lenmak maintain the high level of professionalism our clients have come to expect.

 

An Inside Look

The integration of the ERP system with the production floor machinery offers benefits that are twofold. Not only does it allow for the approved order to automatically flow to the production floor, but it also offers an inside look at the machinery data.

Now, the production manager can easily access information such as material availability and make quick decisions on how to approach each project’s specific needs.

 

It’s All About Communication

Communication – it’s the backbone of any successful business.

Communication between company members. Communication between the company and their clients. Communication between the people who make the company more than just an entity and the technology that lifts their operations to the next level.

At Lenmak, we’re always looking for new ways to grow and refine our operations in order to better serve our clients. Our online ordering system is a prime example of this initiative. Come check it out!

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The 3 Best Layouts for New Elementary Schools

Picture long hallways, metal lockers, neutral colours and self-contained classrooms – schools haven’t changed much over the last few decades. However, education reformers are now encouraging architects and designers to rethink the traditional school layout, particularly the “double-loaded corridor.”

Why? Think back to your old high school or elementary school. The typical hallway you frequented, accounting for up to one third of a school’s square footage, moved you from one classroom to the next without actually adding to your academic growth.

 

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Here are three school layouts that reimagine the double-loaded corridor, and beyond.

 

Vertically Oriented School Layout

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Vertically oriented school layouts take inspiration from the current vertical building trend. Not surprisingly, this trend accommodates higher populations using less land, and means schools are built up instead of out. Aside from being a more sustainable way to design buildings, vertical structures have many benefits. Several of these positives, such as optimal daylight, are highly compatible with learning.

In Seattle, a new vertically oriented school is set to open in 2018. Offering 74,289 square feet of usable space, the building will serve as the middle school for the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. The classrooms are spread out over five storeys, one for each grade the school accommodates, and are organized around flexible shared living spaces.

Although some schools use the mixed-grade format, where students from different levels are taught either together or in close proximity, there are still convincing arguments for building a school with a layout that allows for grade separation. Students the same age and placed in the same grade often perform better academically, while students taught in mixed-grade classrooms develop strong socio-emotional skills.

 

Open and Transparent School Layout

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While those who design, build and run schools have long been concerned by open spaces creating distractions, brain-based research shows otherwise. Both children and adults learn best when all their senses are engaged. Further, the opportunity to problem-solve and interact with others in a space that is properly lit and ventilated stimulates our need to learn in a multi-modal fashion.

Three new schools in New Hampshire use the concepts of openness and transparency not only to create physical spaces, but also to create the mindset required to foster learning amongst young children. Instead of boundaries such as walls and doors, classrooms and shared areas are subdivided by short partitions, furniture and an abundant amount of glass.

If school is a place in which children learn how to function in the world once they become adults, then the buildings in which they learn need to echo the buildings where they will work. Today’s workplace is much more concerned with open-minded, collaborative and community-driven employees who are able to tackle problems than with employees who keep their heads down and voices quiet.

 

Activity-Oriented School Layout

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Following the model of activity-oriented learning, activity-oriented schools are designed to teach students not by lecturing to them, but by encouraging them to engage. As each student is unique and excels in different areas, creating a space for each child to explore and develop his or her strengths – alongside peers – is much more conducive to learning.

Activity-oriented learning extends beyond the classroom and into the school as a whole. Traditionally, areas such as sports fields and playgrounds are placed on the perimeter of the school. This separation of area – work from play – once again reiterates that classrooms and school buildings are thought of as places for quiet learning. However, educators are beginning to see that skills learned through activities have their own place in the curriculum.

Schools such as the proposed Siheung Elementary School in South Korea place the outdoor sports field at the centre of the school – much like a courtyard. This layout allows for physical activities to be visible from administrative and work areas, while also letting sunlight into the offices and classrooms.

 

Every Point a Place to Learn

To rethink how schools are designed is to rethink how children – and all humans – think and grow. Research has proven time and again that our surroundings greatly impact our emotional, physical and spiritual states. Armed with this knowledge, it only makes sense that schools provide the newest generation with spaces that are calming and stimulating, welcoming and challenging. It’s about more than creating buildings designed to move children from point A to point B; these spaces should encourage students to both work hard and play hard. Every point within a school should be thought of as a place to learn.  

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When a Building is More than a Project: Constable Daniel Woodall Elementary School

In life, every ending is the start of a new beginning.

In 2015, the City of Edmonton lost a public service hero, husband, and father. Constable Daniel Woodall was killed in the line of duty, but his memory will continue to live on, not only in the hearts of his family and friends, but in our community and its generations to come.

Edmonton’s newest elementary school has been named in his honour. Constable Daniel Woodall Elementary School opened this September, and it is has been Lenmak’s honour to have contributed to such a significant building in our community.

 

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The Story Behind the Project

Constable Daniel Woodall served with the Greater Manchester Police for four years before moving his family to Edmonton, where he served with the Edmonton Police Service for eight years. However, on June 8, 2015, Woodall was killed in the line of duty while serving on the hate crime unit. He and his partner were executing an arrest warrant when the situation turned. Over 53 gunshots were fired that evening, killing Woodall and injuring other officers.

No one was prepared for the events of this evening.

If you were a member of the greater Edmonton community at the time, you will remember how the shock that followed this tragedy bled throughout the city and surrounding tri areas. What could have so easily resulted in fearful families seeking safety instead brought the city closer together. The greater Edmonton community came together as a family to support one that had been broken. Claire Woodall and her two sons felt the warm embrace of hundreds of thousands. Blue ribbons hugged lampposts on street corners, car antennas, and front yards, and the High Level Bridge was lit blue in Woodall’s honour and memory.

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Constable Daniel Woodall and his heroism would not be forgotten.

Thousands of people came from across and outside of the country to attend Woodall’s regiment funeral. It was clear he was passionate about police work and mentored students interested in pursuing careers in the police force. Woodall believed in the value of diversity and defending the community from abuse, hate and extremism. Everything a true hero stands for.

A fitting testament to live on, in the greater Edmonton community.

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Constable Woodall is also remembered in the naming of a City park.

 

Constable Daniel Woodall Elementary School

The Constable Daniel Woodall Elementary School is a testament to the goodness of people. There is more love than hate in this world. There are individuals, and children no less, who want to be the best versions of themselves. There are children who want to learn and grow to be better, and this is exactly how Daniel Woodall lived.

Edmonton students attending this school will be privileged to learn and to know the spirit of Woodall and take it with them throughout their education. Our hope is that these students will take the heroism of Woodall and allow it to push them to work hard, persevere, and make a difference in this world. Woodall’s life and work was and stays proof that no matter how big or small, we can all have an impact.

 

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Working on such a significant project was a unifying process for us and our fellow business associates unlike ever before. Though we have been privileged to to work with a number collaborative teams on many of our cladding projects, all of us who worked on the Woodall school were proud to be building a memory for an Edmontonian hero. There is an intrinsic sense of justice you want to serve to ensure every aspect of the project reflects who Woodall was, and what he did for our community.

This time, we weren’t just building a building, we were creating a memorial. A building to be filled with vibrant minds and all the potential in the world, named after a man who believed in every single one of them.

Thanking Constable Woodall

Contributing our part to the Constable Daniel Woodall Elementary School has been an absolute honour. There are not enough words to describe what it means to contribute to one of the city’s most valued structures. The Woodall family will forever be in our hearts, and we, like the City of Edmonton, are eternally grateful for the sacrifices Constable Daniel Woodall made for our community and home.

 

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