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Global Recognition for Two PCL Projects

Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Global Best Project Awards is an annual competition that highlights teamwork and overcoming hurdles in designing and building internationally. For the third time in the four-year history of the awards, PCL projects have been recognized for the prestigious international accolade; this time two PCL projects made the list.
The Humber River Hospital incorporates complete
digital integration and interoperability into building
functionality, including fully converged Information,
Communications and Automation Technology
(ICAT) infrastructure and Automated Guided
Vehicles (AGVs).

At 393,628 square-feet, the Toronto Pan Am Sports
Centre includes seating for 8,000 spectators, two
internationally sanctioned 10-lane 50-meter pools, a
5-meter deep diving tank, a four-court gymnasium,
an indoor walking/running track, a climbing wall,
conditioning rooms, a high performance testing
center, studio spaces, and a state-of-the-art fitness
center​.

“It is a tremendous honor for two of PCL’s projects to be recognized from across the global construction industry, and I congratulate all of our partners whose collaborative efforts resulted in the successful outcomes of the Humber River Hospital and Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre projects,” said PCL president and CEO, Paul Douglas.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Industry veterans selected 23 projects hailing from 15 different countries and five continents as outstanding examples of designing and building internationally. The judges looked at projects in many markets and examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, and design and construction quality—with a special emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration.

“The fact that two PCL projects were recognized amongst the outstanding accomplishments constructed across the world over the past year demonstrates our commitment to being the most respected builder, renowned for excellence, leadership, and unsurpassed value,” adds Douglas.

DESIGN-BUILD LEADER

As a design-build leader, PCL managed an intensely collaborative environment, methodically addressing each requirement through coordination of consultants, subcontractors, and specialty providers for all phases of project delivery.

Both projects were delivered on time and on budget in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario through an alternative financing and procurement (AFP) model, which uses private financing and expertise to strategically build quality infrastructure, leading North America as the most advanced and active market for public-private partnerships.

“As one of North America’s most prolific P3 constructors, our track record demonstrates that we bring together the strongest, most capable design teams, subcontractors, financiers, operators, and facilities managers, based on a best-in-class model, resulting in an innate ability to build faster, at a more cost-effective price, while never compromising quality or safety,” shared Douglas.

HUMBER RIVER HOSPITAL

At 1.8 million square feet, Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. The Hospital’s goal for the project was to create a facility driven by efficiency where staff and physicians could deliver the highest level of patient and familycentered care in an environment so revolutionized that it would be recognized as the most energy efficient, fullydigital acute care hospital in North America.

“As the design-builder on the Plenary Health Partnerships team, PCL delivered Humber River Hospital’s vision of being Lean, Green and Digital, delivering North America’s most advanced digital hospital on time, and on budget. The PCL team worked closely with the consulting team and hospital staff to complete design development and commence construction on a fast-track basis, completing construction of this 1.8 million square foot showpiece in 43.5 months,” said Mike Marasco, CEO, Plenary Concessions. “PCL is without a doubt North America’s most accomplished healthcare constructor.”

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BEST GLOBAL HEALTHCARE PROJECT

  • ​Built to achieve LEED® Silver certification, the facility is positioned to be the most energy efficient hospital in North America, boasting unprecedented energy targets 40 percent higher than ASHRAE 90.1 standards, as well as 100 percent fresh air.
  • The facility incorporates complete digital integration and interoperability into building functionality, including fully converged Information, Communications and Automation Technology (ICAT) infrastructure and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).
  • To advance the 43.5 month schedule, PCL's agile thinking led to a solution that reduced project critical path through utilization of industry-leading virtual construction technology and offsite modular construction techniques to prefabricate and install 360 patient washrooms and telecommunications/data rooms.
  • Like transition sunglasses for a building, the hospital boasts the largest electrochromic glass installation in the world, which uses less energy and enhances infection prevention and control.
  • Impressive safety record with over 5 million hours worked without a lost time injury.

Click here for a behind the scenes look at bringing the hospital’s vision to life through the perspective of PCL employees who worked on the transformational health-care facility.

TORONTO PAN AM SPORTS CENTRE

A legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan American Games, the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) project was recognized with ENR’s 2016 Global Award of Merit in the Sports and Entertainment category.

Co-owned by the University of Toronto and the City of Toronto in a unique partnership, the TPASC is a hub of activity and collaboration for students, community members, and high performance athletes. At 393,628 square-feet, it includes seating for 8,000 spectators, two internationally sanctioned 10-lane 50-meter pools, a 5-meter deep diving tank, a four-court gymnasium, an indoor walking/running track, a climbing wall, conditioning rooms, a high performance testing center, studio spaces, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

“The result of an innovative partnership, TPASC demonstrates that universities, cities, corporations, and their communities can do remarkable things together,” said Prof. Bruce Kidd, Vice President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough. “The collaborative work PCL and other partners performed on this building is special for many reasons: as an outstanding example of sustainability and accessibility, as a game changer in sports infrastructure in the GTA, and as a host to high-performance sport events and training.”

Learn more about TPASC in a recent issue of PCL’s Horizons magazine.

The awards will be presented at the ENR Global Best Projects Awards on October 11 in New York City.
 

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