Renovations were in order for the Environmental Sciences Building at the University of Regina. The client contracted PCL to oversee the entire scope of the project, and to serve as subcontractor for the supply and installation of reinforcing steel and concrete.
The PCL team worked to develop the structure’s existing crawl space into a full basement, which now houses new mechanical and electrical equipment for an operational lab building. The large excavation required for this development also served as the basis for a new cast-in-place lower level. Given the restricted conditions, the PCL project team implemented a Confined Space Entry Procedure, coordinating training for all onsite workers and the University's maintenance staff. In collaboration with the client, PCL continuously looked for cost-saving opportunities to align with the University's approved budget. PCL created an open line of communication with the building tenant so any issues that would arise could be resolved immediately. Through the construction management process, PCL was also able to provide the owner with quality subtrades at a reasonable price.