Wood Centre wins design-build award

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, B.C. was recognized as this year’s outstanding design-build project by the Canadian Design-Build Institute.

The CDBI Awards of Excellence are presented annually to recognize excellence in Canada’s design-build industry and to acknowledge design-build teams whose projects contribute to the growth and stature of the design-build profession.

Award recipients demonstrate the highest standards and principles in the design-build industry and the business community in pursuit of excellence.

This year’s winner, the Wood Innovation and Design Centre, is a six-storey structure entirely supported by modern structural wood systems for both structure and flooring. The 29.25-metre building height makes it one of the tallest contemporary wood buildings in North America. The project team was led by PCL Constructors Westcoast and Michael Green Architecture.

The second place winner for this year’s design-build awards, led by BA Blacktop Ltd. and McElhanney Engineering Services, was the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Combo Project. The purpose of this project was to provide rail and road overpasses and road improvements at three major rail and road crossings, in Surrey, B.C. It involved 192nd Street, 196th Street and 54th Avenue, some of which were realigned or relocated in the project area.

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