In Atlantic Canada, Safety Goes Hand-in-Hand with a Burgeoning Building Scene

The Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association (NSCSA) has declared PCL a “Safest Company.” The award, in the category of Commercial Building for 2011, is based on claim and rate information provided by the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. This NSCSA award follows a 2010 Partnership award given to PCL’s Atlantic Canada district for leadership in the construction industry. “PCL has been building in the Maritimes since the 1960s, and safety has always been a top priority for us here, as everywhere,” said John Volcko, vice president and district manager in the Atlantic Canada region. “We will continue to work hard for our clients, to merit the confidence they have shown in us.”

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Division “H” Headquarters  Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  Division “H” Headquarters

Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Headquarters Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Headquarters

Submarine Repair Facility Upgrade  Submarine Repair Facility Upgrade

From Headquarters to High School

The confidence shown in PCL’s safety record and abilities is reflected in a spate of Atlantic-region building projects for the contractor. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Division “H” Headquarters in Halifax, a Public Works and Government Services Canada project, is designed to consolidate the RCMP’s administrative and operational requirements in the Province of Nova Scotia. The Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Headquarters in Dartmouth will fulfill a similar purpose for the national Coast Guard.
The new Bedford High School in Halifax is aptly located on Innovation Drive, given its mandate to create a forward-looking educational experience for 21st century learners. Many groups, including the students themselves, provided input into the design process for the school, which will combine traditional classrooms with open learning spaces for collaborative work.
All three buildings built by the construction company will be LEED® Gold facilities, meaning they must meet very high standards for energy efficiency and environmental design.

Submarine Repair

And also at sea, PCL is helping to build infrastructure in Canada’s Maritime provinces. A permanent submarine maintenance facility at Cape Scott in Halifax will allow fleet personnel to repair two huge vessels at once by means of an upgraded Syncrolift, an elevator that lifts vessels out of the water for dry-docking ashore. A new marine railway at the dockyard and a purpose-built maintenance structure, complete with periscope roof hatch, round out the picture.

Destination New Brunswick

Two construction projects in New Brunswick illustrate PCL’s expansion into that province. The Sewell Parking Garage is part of a redevelopment the City of Saint John is undertaking north of historic Union Street in that city. The seven-storey garage will provide needed parking spaces for Peel Plaza, the new home of the New Brunswick Department of Justice and the Saint John Police Force. In Moncton, meanwhile, the Mapleton Power Centre is a multi-phase strip mall that will give residents new places to shop and dine.
PCL is doing this work safely, for your benefit, in Canada’s Atlantic provinces.