PCL : Glacier Skywalk
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Glacier Skywalk

Project Overview

The Glacier Skywalk consists of a split-path walkway overlooking the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park, Alberta, combined with a steel and glass-floored vista viewing platform and entrance receiving area with a kiosk building. The award-winning design features a cantilevered trapezoidal box girder structural design and innovative curved, cable-supported glass floor viewing platform. Concrete footings are anchored down with drilled tension rock anchors and compression micropiles extending into the rock.

PCL and its design-build team were committed to help the client create a world-class destination experience. Design and construction challenges, including detailed blasting and rock excavation work on the edge of a cliff, were overcome. With stringent environmental requirements in place for the project, the team worked closely with Parks Canada to ensure environmental stewardship was a top priority.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
Brewster Travel Canada
PROJECT LOCATION:
Jasper, AB
PCL OFFICE:
Calgary – Buildings & Civil Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Construction Management Inc.
SECTOR:
Civil
MARKET:
Bridges
DELIVERY METHOD:
Design-Build

Awards

Medal Winner - Governor General's Medals in Architecture

Award of Excellence - Canadian Design-Build Institute

Award of Excellence, Transportation Category - Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

Steel Edge Award - Canadian Institute of Steel Construction - Alberta Region

A+Award Jury Winner in the Plus Category | Architecture + Engineering - Architizer

A+Award Popular Choice Winner in the Plus Category | Architecture + Engineering - Architizer

Future Projects category Winner - World Architecture Festival

Top Commercial Project under $50 million - Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects Awards

Top Design - Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects Awards

People's Choice Award - Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects Awards

Award of Merit for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring - Consulting Engineers of Alberta

Outside Quebec Projects category winner - CISC Design Awards - Quebec Region

Stairs, Architectural Walkway Projects category winner - CISC Design Awards - Quebec Region

Commercial-Institutional Project category winner - CISC Design Awards - Quebec Region