Edmonton, Alberta (August 4, 2015) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce it has been named one of Alberta’s 20 most innovative companies by Alberta Venture magazine.
PCL’s streamlining of heavy lifting on industrial construction projects through its software “HeviLift” garnered the attention of Alberta Venture writers. Roger Keglowitsch senior vice-president PCL Heavy Industrial says it’s nice to be recognized for all the hard work that’s led to more beneficial outcomes for both PCL and its clients’ projects.
“One plan used to take a week or more,” says Keglowitsch. “Now, once we load the info, we can run 100 scenarios in an afternoon and it will build the 3D model of each piece being set and where the cranes will move to. It really optimizes the schedule.”
The Most Innovative list is featured in the August issue of Alberta Venture magazine. The list is made up of a variety of businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities that, the magazine says, are setting the standard for innovation through leading-edge approaches.
Awards Won for Innovation
PCL has an impressive recent history of innovation in the province. The Canadian Construction Association gave its 2014 Excellence in Innovation Award to PCL for a method of pressure testing on concrete formwork developed by the Calgary district on the Airport Trail Tunnel. PCL won the same national award just two years earlier for the engineered module lift frame, first used in August 2012 at the Conoco Phillips Surmont Phase 2 project near Anzac, Alberta.
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 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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