PCL recognized for working with LEGO
September 21, 2012 by On-Site staff
Edmonton-based PCL Construction Services, Inc. was awarded the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida, located in Winter Haven, Fla.
PCL completed the project in 15 months, working with Morris Architects and Merlin Entertainments, owner of LEGOLAND Parks.
The theme park has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. PCL’s work consisted of: 23 existing structural renovations; new infrastructure installation; existing infrastructure upgrades; the installation of extensive hardscape and landscape; and historic tree relocation and restoration.
The project also received the 2011 Outstanding Project award from the Friends of our Urban Forest, for saving more than 640 historic trees. Trees that were not saved were 100 per cent recycled into mulch for use throughout the theme park.
The project also salvaged, crushed an re-used more than 34,000 tons of recycled concrete, used as base material under the hardscape and roadways.
The demolished concrete structures, ride foundations and hardscape were 100 per cent recycled and reused in the project.
Source: PCL Construction Services Inc.