Vancouver, BC (October 13, 2017) – The PCL family of companies is
pleased to announce that PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. has received an Award
of Excellence from the Canadian Design-Build
Institute (CDBI) for the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre in Kelowna, British
Columbia. The facility is LEED® Gold certified.
with Plenary Health, HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, and geotechnical
engineers Geopacific Consultants, along with other partners, to deliver the
Interior Heart and Surgical Centre under a design-build agreement.
Innovations at the
Heart of the Win
engineers on the project team determined that the weight of the building
previously occupying the site could be considered preload, and this enabled the
team to eliminate the requirement to preload the building site. The proposed
method eliminated the cost of transporting and removing preload material, and
saved approximately six months of schedule time.
before service commencement, PCL held a full-day workshop for all key
stakeholders that dispelled any ambiguity about what was required from each
party to prove compliance requirements. A dedicated project manager was then
assigned to each milestone—commissioning, occupancy, substantial performance,
user training, and LEED.
“Having our work recognized, and winning
this award helps reinforce PCL’s reputation as a leader in Design-Build project
delivery” said Sean Hamelin, BC Region vice president and district manager. “It
is proof of our dedication to innovation and excellence.”
the Design-Build Awards of Excellence video on the Interior Heart and Surgical
The awards were presented at an
award luncheon on October 13, 2017, in conjunction with the institute’s annual
National Design-Build Conference, held this year in Calgary.
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