(February 15, 2017) – PCL Construction was pleased to once again be the title
sponsor of the 2017 Great Northern Concrete
Toboggan Race (GNCTR), hosted
this year by the University of Manitoba and Red River College’s schools of
Engineering at Adrenaline Adventures in Winnipeg.
This was the
43rd occurrence of the annual event, which challenges teams of engineering
students from educational institutions across Canada to design, construct, and
race a toboggan with concrete running surfaces. Among other guidelines, each
creation must weigh less than 300 pounds, hold five passengers, and, most
importantly, be safe.
exhibition took place before the race-day where industry judges evaluated
entries based on design, technical presentation, construction, and concrete
mix. Ultimately, race-day points were awarded for fastest race time, team
spirit, and overall best team.
PCL fills more than 500 student
Canada annually. The 2017 GNCTR sponsorship allows our companies to connect
with future engineers for co-op and permanent positions in our buildings,
industrial, and civil infrastructure operations.
As a further
example of our commitment to engineering schools, PCL was proud this year to also
sponsor the involvement of six individual teams through five scholarships from
the following schools:
Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
- Guelph University
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent
construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States,
the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil
infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic
presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction
volume of $8.5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in
Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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