This design-build project is home to PCL’s modular assembly office and training center, and provides permanent space to accommodate staff formerly housed in 14 portable, onsite trailers. The 35,000-square-foot building meets LEED standards, is pursuing Green Globes recognition, and provides additional meeting and training space.
The main floor includes a trade lunchroom space for 250 workers, dedicated safety and paramedic spaces, and an orientation and training room for up to 80 people. The second floor includes office space for 100 staff, three meeting rooms, and a staff lunch area.
Some of the major challenges on this job consisted of sourcing and coordinating $1.2 million of fitout equipment to the satisfaction of the users, while maintaining the schedule and operating under the umbrella of an industrial site.
The user group was involved in every facet of the decision-making process, from preconstruction to completion. As such, critical decision making was included in the initial design, through fitout and commissioning concerns. Developing the project in this manner fostered a collaborative environment and created high levels of trust among team members that brought this project in on time and budget.