PCL Construction Recieves CDBI Award of Excellence

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Halifax – Buildings & Civil Construction

Edmonton, AB (October 29, 2019) – The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that PCL Construction (Atlantic Canada) has received the Award of Excellence from the Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) for the design and construction of storage and maintenance Infrastructure in Support of Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPVs) at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in Oromocto, New Brunswick.

PCL, with Stantec Consulting, made efforts to ensure that the building, although a military facility, was not simply utilitarian. Numerous windows and clerestory glazing maximize daylight in the interior. A solar wall preheats supply air, and the facility has sustainable lighting throughout. Petroleum oil lubricants are stored, and batteries are charged, in explosion-proof rooms. Large span trusses improve vehicle movement, and 260-millimeter-thick concrete reinforced slab-on-grade with slab thickenings support heavy loads of TAPVs, equipment, and a 25-tonne top-running crane.

Defence Construction Canada, the project owner and contract authority in support of the Department of National Defence observed that fast-tracking the design, procurement, and award for the building structure and envelope allowed an early start to construction, thus avoiding winter conditions. The project team delivered the project under budget and eight months ahead of schedule in June 2017.

The award was presented at the CDBI National Design-Build Conference, held this year October 17 and 18 in Montreal, Quebec.

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 $9 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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