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PCL opens doors to the Government Conference Centre Rehabilitation project


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October 31, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. along with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), opened up the doors to the Government Conference Centre Rehabilitation project to the media.
 “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.”

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, visit GCC


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