PCL Construction celebrates opening of the DARE District Building

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Ottawa – Buildings & Civil Construction

OTTAWA, ON (May 3, 2018) – PCL Construction is proud to celebrate the official opening of the new DARE (Discovery, Applied Research, and Entrepreneurship) District Building.

“We are very excited and proud to have partnered with Algonquin College on a project that demonstrates support towards innovative research, specialized programs, and dynamic learning environments,” said Rob MacGowan, PCL Construction​ Manager. “Over the past 16 months our collaboration with all construction partners helped us bring this project to life and maintain a strong relationship with a great client like Algonquin College.”

This exciting project consisted of renovations, an expansion, and an addition to Building C on the Woodroffe Campus. The addition will add space for learning, entrepreneurship, and innovation, while recognizing Indigenous roots and acting as a gathering place to spark new ideas and lead change.

“We were proud to have PCL Construction and Colliers International on our team,” said Todd Schonewille, Director of Physical Resources at Algonquin College. “This was a very complex, long-term project that involved many stakeholders, tight timelines and some extreme weather conditions. The end product is a testament to the hard work of the PCL and Colliers crews.”

At a special grand opening event and ribbon-cutting, the College will open the doors on the new heart of its Ottawa campus – an innovative $44.9 million project two years in the making.

Read more about the DARE district building on PCL.com.

About PCL

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 $8.3 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

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PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

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PCL Construction