PCL Constructors Canada Inc. opens up the doors to the Government Conference Centre Rehabilitation project

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Ottawa – Buildings & Civil Construction

Ottawa, ON (October 24, 2016) – PCL Constructors Canada Inc. along with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), opened up the doors to the Government Conference Centre Rehabilitation project recently to the media. PCL is proud to be the part of these tours because it gives us an opportunity to show the public the incredible heritage work being completed.

“As a Canadian employee-owned company celebrating 110 years this year, it is PCL’s honour to be working on a building with such a cultural significance to Canadians. Working on structures like GCC starts with a builder and partners who take pride in restoring aging buildings with meticulous attention to detail,” said Kevin Skinner, vice president and district manager for PCL’s Ottawa operations. “Currently this project has approximately 130 workers on site with an expected peak of well over 200. Trades people represent all facets of standard building construction as well as specialty trades for heritage work.”

PCL knows that what makes the process truly challenging is the fact that older structures rarely come with reliable building information, or as-built drawings. Consequently, the entire project team is obliged to “learn” the building together. The complexity of rebuilding this 100-year-old structure while maintaining existing heritage areas makes it both challenging and exciting.

“The relationships between PCL and our partners enables us to embrace these challenges and commit to creating a positive experience on this project for everyone involved,” noted Paul Hiscock, senior project manager for the GCC project. “Every employee and business partner has something to contribute to PCL's construction teams.”

To learn more about the GCC, please visit our website.

Use this link​ to review this news release in French.

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 more than $7.5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.


Christine MacCormack
Communications Specialist
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Ottawa)