PCL wins innovation award for Lakeridge Gardens project
The project was able to trim years off the build time using a variety of innovative approaches.
A rendering shows the design of Lakeridge Gardens. – Infrastructure Ontario
- PCL won the award for Lakeridge Health’s new long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens, in Ontario
- It was the first project to be completed under Infrastructure Ontario’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program.
- Rapid procurement, design/schedule innovation, lean principles and a modular kit-of-parts approach were crucial to the project.
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What does it take to win the Toronto Construction Association’s (TCA) Best of the Best Innovation Award?
For PCL it was building a six-story long-term care home in 13 months during a global pandemic.
The award recognized the strategy and outcomes achieved delivering Lakeridge Health’s new long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens, in Ontario. It was the first project to be completed under Infrastructure Ontario’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program.
The Toronto Construction Association Best of the Best Innovation Award recognizes companies whose achievements set a precedent in the industry. Winners are selected based on their ability to create innovative approaches to improve performance and create cost effective solutions, while maintaining schedule and quality.
PCL officials explained that the Accelerated Build Pilot Program, which leverages hospital-owned land and accelerated construction techniques to get shovels in the ground quickly, was key to delivering the 320 bed, six story long-term care home in record time. They noted that rapid procurement, design/schedule innovation, lean principles and a modular kit-of-parts approach were crucial to bringing Lakeridge Gardens to life years faster than a traditional build.
“Thank you to the Toronto Construction Association for recognizing our collaborative team with the Best of the Best Innovation Award. The successful outcome of Lakeridge Gardens reflects the culmination of efforts to optimize modular solutions coming together at the right time, with the right team including Lakeridge Health, Infrastructure Ontario, G Architects, Parkin Architects, all levels of the government, the workforce and all partners,” said Marc Pascoli, senior vice president and district manager of PCL Toronto. “While the means and methods utilized on this project certainly stand out, the culture and level of collaboration cultivated on this extremely fast-tracked project is something incredible. We couldn’t be more proud of what we built, and who we built it with and for.”
PCL covered the project’s journey through the COVID-19 pandemic in this documentary: