Preferred proponent selected for Wood Innovation and Design Centres

Posted by Rumin Mann
March 27th, 2013


PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. (PCL) has been selected as the preferred proponent to design and build the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George.

The team integrates a number of design and construction companies, including:

  • PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
  • Michael Green Architecture Inc.
  • Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
  • B.R. Thorson Consulting Ltd.
  • RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
  • MMM Group Ltd.
  • Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd.
  • Equity Plumbing + Heating Ltd.
  • Houle Electric Limited

The ┬áCentre, of which 100 per cent of the primary structure will be wood, is expected to showcase British Columbia’s expertise and global reputation as a leader in wood construction, design and engineered wood products. The preferred proponent team proposed a design that effectively uses a full complement of wood from all corners of British Columbia, including Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock, pine and spruce. Engineered wood products used in the design, such as glulam columns and beams, cross-laminated timber and laminated veneer lumber, are all produced in B.C.

The team focused on creating a repeatable design solution that could be replicated in other building projects. The design is flexible and cost-effective and it is expected to expand the market potential for B.C. wood products, both structurally and as a finishing material.

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