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BC Place Revitalization

Project Overview

Shortly after serving as the Olympic Stadium during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, BC Place closed to the public. Fewer than 18 months later, it reopened, revitalized and completed renovated. This ambitious project was possible only through a collaborative team approach that prompted the chair of the BC Pavilion Corporation, David Podmore, to call this project “a highlight of [the whole team’s] careers.”

Early on, PCL worked with the client and design team to find the best specialized suppliers and subcontractors. Preconstruction lasted six months, leaving only five more to bring 18,000 tons of steel and 35 kilometers (21.7 mi.) of cables to the site from other parts of the world. Two full-time staff members were dedicated to working directly with international suppliers to check on quality control and ensure timely shipments. To ensure the new roof mechanism would work correctly on opening day, the design was tested at a facility in Washington State before installation.

Today, BC Place’s roof is, at over four hectares, the largest cable-supported, fully retractable, fabric roof in the world. The design allows the roof to retract into the center node of the roof opening, hidden above a suspended, four-sided electronic video board.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
B.C. Pavilion Corporation
PROJECT LOCATION:
Vancouver, BC
PCL OFFICE:
Vancouver – Buildings & Civil Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
SECTOR:
Buildings
MARKET:
Sports and Entertainment
DELIVERY METHOD:
General Contracting

Awards

2012 Stadium Business Award's Project of the Year - Stadium Business Awards

2012 Power Smart Excellence Awards Finalist - BC Hydro

2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - National Council of Structural Engineers Associations

2012 Landmark Award of Excellence - Vancouver Regional Construction Association

2013 ENR Global Best Project (Sports/Entertainment category) - Engineering News-Record Magazine

2013 H. A. Krentz Award of Excellence - Canadian Institute for Steel Construction