PCL AGILE FOR BUILDINGS AND CIVIL
As a driver for
value creation, PCL Agile is focused on creating the best environment for
off-site manufactured building solutions, bringing together DFMA (design for
manufacture and assembly), self-perform work, and strategic
By using industry-leading virtual construction
technology, PCL Agile is able to identify elements of a construction project
that can be prefabricated as modules of various sizes and complexity in a controlled
factory environment. By doing this, PCL is able to significantly improve the
productivity and efficiency of the construction process, while reducing the
time that would have been required to build these components onsite. Our team
includes BIM (Revit), project management, and production staff, supplemented by
in-house specialists, supporting the integration of the appropriate solution
Utilizing its Greater Toronto Area-based
65,000 square-foot off-site production facility and own forces work crews, PCL
Agile designs, engineers, manufactures and assembles offsite modular building
solutions at every scale and for a full range of applications, from simple
building components such as washroom pods, corridors, stairwells and
penthouses, to foundation systems such as helical piles, to fully fitted-out
BENEFITS OF MODULAR CONSTRUCTION
DFMA is a versatile component of PCL’s broad
offering of construction services with many benefits. We are able to draw on
in-house resources, and those of our trade and consultant partners, to
integrate offsite solutions seamlessly into project deliveries.
Engineering, module assembly, and site work
can proceed concurrently when modular construction techniques are employed,
significantly reducing overall cycle time. Improved site access, reduced
congestion and trade stacking, and less need for scaffolding all enhance
productivity and safety.
Modularization allows workers to perform a
constant scope of work closer to the ground and in accordance with consistent
standards, procedures, and policies.
This approach is also inherently more “green,”
as it generates less waste and reduces vehicle traffic to and from the main
Because so much construction is performed
offsite, modularization greatly reduces workforce requirements including camp
and transportation costs, making it a sustainable choice.
PCL is able to work with project stakeholders
to determine the most appropriate construction solution, and with easy access
to road, rail, and ship, PCL is able to serve the prefabrication needs of
clients across North America.
This reinforces our century-long track record
as a construction company dedicated to providing construction services that are
focused on meeting each client’s unique needs.