Canadian Museum for Human Rights Receives Global Best Project Award

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Winnipeg – Buildings & Civil Construction

Winnipeg, Manitoba (April 17, 2014) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg has received a 2014 Global Best Project Award from Engineering-News Record (ENR).  

“This new national museum is the kind of project that comes along once in a generation,” said CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray. “We were not merely constructing a building, but creating a work of architectural art that stands as a showpiece and testament to human rights.”
“Its complex geometry is something that has rarely, if ever, been attempted before on this scale in Canada.  As our valued construction partner, PCL could always be relied upon – through hard work and collaboration – to find the solutions that will see this building open its doors on September 20, 2014.”
Winning in the Cultural category, the CMHR is the first large-scale project in Canada to use 3-D modeling as part of a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) approach across all consultant and contractor groups. As the construction manager, PCL used VDC to successfully coordinate the project efforts of approximately 40 companies across Canada, the United States, and Germany. Read more about the VDC approach in the CMHR feature story, with links to a fact sheet and illustrated case study.
ENR judged projects from all over the world in a variety of categories, from education to bridges. Projects were evaluated on safety, innovation, community contribution, design/construction excellence, and collaborative problem solving. This year’s 20 top projects from around the world will be celebrated at the Global Best Projects Awards dinner in New York on May 13. At that time ENR will also reveal the Global Project of the Year from the submissions across all categories.

This is PCL’s second Global Best Project recognition. In 2013, PCL Westcoast Constructors Inc. in Vancouver took first place in the Sports/Entertainment category for the BC Place Revitalization project in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

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