Toronto, Ontario (February 23, 2023) – PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) was awarded Toronto Construction Association’s (TCA) Best of the Best Innovation Award at their 155th Annual General Meeting and Best of the Best Awards.
The award was bestowed in recognition for the strategy and outcomes achieved delivering Lakeridge Health’s new long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens, the first project to be completed under Infrastructure Ontario’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program. The Lakeridge Gardens project team received accolades for their innovation and passion for finding new and improved ways to tackle challenges.
The Toronto Construction Association Best of the Best Innovation Award recognizes companies whose achievements genuinely set a precedent in the industry. Winners are selected based on their ability to create innovative approaches to improve performance and create cost effective solutions, while maintaining schedule and quality.
The Accelerated Build Pilot Program, which leverages hospital-owned land and accelerated construction techniques to get shovels in the ground quickly, was key to delivering this 320 bed, six story long-term care home in record time. Rapid procurement, design/schedule innovation, lean principles and a modular kit-of-parts approach were crucial to bringing Lakeridge Gardens to life years faster than a traditional build.
“Thank you to the Toronto Construction Association for recognizing our collaborative team with the Best of the Best Innovation Award. The successful outcome of Lakeridge Gardens reflects the culmination of efforts to optimize modular solutions coming together at the right time, with the right team including Lakeridge Health, Infrastructure Ontario, G Architects, Parkin Architects, all levels of the government, the workforce and all partners,” said Marc Pascoli, senior vice president and district manager of PCL Toronto. “While the means and methods utilized on this project certainly stand out, the culture and level of collaboration cultivated on this extremely fast-tracked project is something incredible. We couldn’t be more proud of what we built, and who we built it with and for.”
To provide insight into the project’s journey, PCL released a short documentary including rolling credits that recognize everyone involved who worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to provide long-term care residents with a modern, comfortable and safe place to call home and whose dedicated efforts were instrumental in bringing this project to life.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.