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General Contracting

A sequential design-bid-build process, typically delivered under a lump-sum or cost-reimbursable contract, is the traditional method of project delivery, especially for the public sector, where work is awarded to a construction company according to a competitive bidding system. PCL is a general contractor that can help realize your vision.

The client retains an architect or engineer to design the project and to prepare the necessary drawings and specifications. After the architect/engineer completes the drawings and issues them for pricing, the client selects the general contractor through a sole source or a competitive bid process.


This method appeals to clients who have the resources and construction experience necessary to independently contract with the architect or engineer and general contractor. While it requires a longer schedule, you maintain greater project control, and may benefit from the reduced risk that is inherent in other project delivery methods.

As the general contractor, PCL provides a confirmed price–after design is complete and before construction begins. PCL executes the project and generally assumes the risk of cost overruns based on clearly defined budget and scope parameters.