Toronto, ON (July 11, 2016) – The
PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that two of its projects have been recognized
by Engineering News-Record (ENR)
, an annual competition that highlights teamwork and
overcoming hurdles of designing and building internationally.
“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.
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
“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.
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, on time and on
budget, leading North America as the most advanced and active market for
“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,” shares
The awards will be presented at
the ENR Global Best Projects Awards on October 11 in New York City.
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 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual
construction volume of $8.5 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting
organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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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 family‐centered care in an environment so revolutionized
that it would be recognized as the most energy efficient, fully‐digital acute care hospital in North America. The design of the new
hospital takes inspiration from the architecture of Toronto, following clean
rectilinear lines and using primarily glass, metal panel, precast concrete and
masonry. The most prominent form of the hospital is the 14‐storey inpatient tower which has a patient capacity of 656 beds. The new
facility also offers 2,000 parking spaces in two separate parking garages. The
South Plaza acts as the centerpiece of the entire campus. The terraced plaza supports
community gathering and features outdoor seating and curved amphitheater‐like retaining walls. Adjacent to the plaza is the main drop‐off area, which is organized into Portals of Care. This concept assigns
each clinic its own distinct space and entrance. The clinics act as individual
neighborhoods, preventing patients and visitors from walking through endless
corridors to reach a destination. Humber River’s vision of “Lean, Green, and
Digital” design permeates every aspect of the new hospital. Innovations include
smart bed technology; robotic technology for certain surgical procedures;
automated laboratory processing; the first use of Automated‐Guided Vehicles in Canadian healthcare that deliver supplies; and bedside
computer screens that allow patients to control their environments and
communicate with physicians and staff. For more information, visit www.hrh.ca.
"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. PCL is without a doubt, North America’s most accomplished healthcare constructor."
Mike Marasco, CEO, Plenary Concessions
Highlights of the Best Global
- The facility
is positioned to be the most energy efficient hospital in North America.
- Built to
achieve LEED Silver certification, the facility boasts unprecedented energy
targets, 40% higher than ASHRAE 90.1 standards, including 100% fresh air.
of complete digital integration and interoperability into building
functionality, including fully converged Information, Communications and
Automation Technology (ICAT) infrastructure and Automated Guided Vehicles
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.
- PCL's agile thinking led to a solution that reduced project critical path through utilization ofindustry-leading virtual construction
technology and offsite modular construction techniques to prefabricate and
install 360 patient washrooms and telecommunications/data rooms.
safety record with over 5 million hours worked without a lost time injury.
- Owner: Humber River Hospital
- Lead Sponsor and Financial Arranger: Plenary Group
- Equity Investors: Plenary Group and Innisfree
- Design-Builder: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
- Architect: HDR Architecture Associates Inc.
- Facilities Management: Johnson Controls
- Structural Consultant: WSP Canada Inc.
- Mechanical/Electrical Consultant: Smith + Andersen
- Mechanical Contractor: Modern Niagara Toronto Inc.
- Electrical Contractor: Plan Electric
- Civil Engineer: A.M. Candaras Associates Inc.
PAN AM SPORTS CENTRE
A legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan
Am & Parapan American Games (TO2015), the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
(TPASC) is co-owned by the University of Toronto (UofT) and the City of Toronto
in a unique partnership and is a hub of activity and collaboration for UofT students,
members of the community, and high performance athletes, underpinned by a
shared value of a healthy, active lifestyle. This state-of-the-art building was
the largest new-build sports facility purpose-built for TO2015, and is
considered one of the largest investments in Canadian amateur sport history. At
393,628 square-feet, it includes seating for 8,000 spectators, two
internationally sanctioned 10-lane 50-metre pools, a 5-metre deep diving tank,
a four-court gymnasium, an indoor walking/running track, a climbing wall,
conditioning rooms, a high performance testing centre, studio spaces, and a
state-of-the-art fitness centre. In addition to hosting the Pan Am Games and
providing facilities for University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) students and
community members, the sports centre is home to the Canadian Sport Institute
Ontario, the leading high performance sports organization in the province, and
Wheelchair Basketball Canada's National Academy. In addition, Diving Plongeon
Canada, Swimming Canada, Synchro Canada and Water Polo Canada have moved
components of their training programs to the facility. For more information,
“The result of an innovative partnership,
TPASC demonstrates that universities, cities, corporations, and their
communities can do remarkable things together. 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. I am very proud of the fact that we have given our
students and our community the best possible facility for athletics, recreation
Kidd, Vice President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough
Highlights of the Global Award of
Merit – Sports/Entertainment
- The project
was completed following an aggressive 24-month schedule, enabling the facility
to begin operations and complete testing events one year prior to the Games.
- PCL brought
in team members from Denver and Minneapolis to assist with pool construction
which was sealed off from the rest of the building due to the corrosive nature
of pool chemicals and humidity levels.
- A fully
suspended scaffold system over the pool area allowed work on the upper level to
be completed at the same time as below.
- The building
has a closed-loop ground source heat pump system controlled through six modular
heat pump chillers, interconnected with the heating and cooling systems.
- With an
initial target of achieving LEED Silver for the facility, PCL, in partnership
with Halsall Associates, was able to maximize value to achieve an even higher
level of intended certification, LEED Gold.
- Built to the
highest standards of accessibility, from entrances and pathways to dressing
rooms, lockers, washrooms and showers.
City of Toronto, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canadian Federal Government
(with stewardship by Pan Am 2015)
& Design Builder: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
NORR Ltd. & Counsilman-Hunsaker
Consultant: WSP Canada Inc.
& Electrical Consultant: Smith + Andersen
Contractor: Urban Mechanical
Contractor: Plan Electric
Engineer: A.M. Candaras Associates Inc.