OTTAWA, ON (March 23, 2018)
– PCL is proud to be part of the official opening of the new Cardiac Life Support
Services Redevelopment tower for the Ottawa Heart Institute. This
project consisted of the construction of a new 4-story
structure, and will be followed by the phased interior renovation of the
existing building. The new wing will now provide increased space and equipment giving
physicians the ability to perform more complex, minimally invasive procedures.
“PCL is very excited and proud to work with the
Ottawa Heart Institute, Infrastructure Ontario, and The Ottawa Hospital on this
amazing project and recognize how valuable it is to our nation’s capital,” said
Kevin Skinner, vice president and district manager for PCL’s Ottawa operations.
“With our quickly aging population, the
need for more cardiac care in our community has increased. Providing care for
these increased numbers would not have been possible with the previous
structure. We are encouraged in knowing that
the construction of this new building, with its expanded capacity, will help
reduce wait times for our families.”
Mr. Skinner is also very proud of the extensive work that has gone
into building this great facility, stating, “I am aware of how hard our PCL
team and construction partners have worked to bring this project to fruition
safely and on time, and thank you all for your hard work!”
The new construction was complicated by its location on the Civic
Campus of the Ottawa Hospital, surrounded by existing structures (the existing
Heart Institute clinical building and a critical care wing in The Ottawa
Hospital) which remained operational throughout construction. Adding to the
already complicated project, was the addition of a new shelled-in floor which
gives the Heart Institute room for future expansion.
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 $8.3 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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