PCL Awarded UCLA Seismic Renovation Project

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LOS ANGELES, California -- The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that PCL Construction Services, Inc. (Los Angeles) has been awarded an $80 million contract for seismic renovation of the South Tower at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences.
“We are pleased to be able to build on the collaborative relationship that we have established with UCLA,” said Dave Yount, PCL Los Angeles vice president and district manager. “We have completed numerous projects for the university and we look forward to assisting UCLA deliver on its vision for the future of the campus.”
The ten-story South Tower is the largest single building in the Center for Health Sciences area of the UCLA campus. The Tower is currently rated by the California Department of General Services as seismically “poor” (Level V) and has been vacant for the past four years.
The renovation project will give the 443,000 gross square foot building new life by bringing the building up to modern seismic codes, creating new labs, offices, and other facilities.
The tower will be seismically reinforced through the installation of new shear walls and seismic connections, and the renovation of existing shear walls. The scope of work also includes; installing new exterior windows and sunshades, adding new restrooms, removing environmentally regulated materials, and increasing accessibility.
Construction begins in June and will be complete in November 2014.

About the PCL family of companies

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, 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 more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.  
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