Canadian Museum for Human Rights Receives National Steel Design Award

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Winnipeg – Buildings & Civil Construction

Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 16, 2014) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg has received a 2014 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction design award in the Engineering category.

“As part of the construction team of Yolles, A CH2M Hill Company, and Walters Inc., PCL construction is proud to be recognized by the CISC for Steel design,” said Robert Duerksen, construction manager for PCL. “The CMHR continues to receive recognition for its unique and undeniably impressive design, which makes building it even more fulfilling.”    
Winning in the Engineering category, the award highlights structures such as buildings, bridges, and process plants in which engineering considerations predominantly influenced the design and construction of the structure.
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. Visit to read more about the VDC approach in the CMHR feature story, with links to a fact sheet and illustrated case study.

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