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PCL Construction Gives Back and Goes Greener

PCL’s Pie for Pie Fundraiser for United Way.

PCL Construction is the largest group of independent construction contracting companies in Canada with an annual construction volume of $8 billion. United Way of the Alberta Capital Region envisions a poverty-free community where children and youth achieve their full potential, individuals and families attain finanical stability, and everyone feels connected and safe in their community. The non-profit organization manages this by delivering over 100 programs that lift people out of poverty and prevent at-risk families from slipping below the poverty line.

PCL’s Edmonton campus (and company headquarters) is pleased to announce successfully fundraising $2,354,514 for the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. This year also marks 50 years of a partnership between PCL and United Way (Alberta). The funds were raised over three weeks and through a variety of events, such as personal donations, corporate matching, a first-time-pie-in-the-face fundraiser, a ping pong ball drop, an online auction and more.

PCL’s 2018 United Way campaign chair, Brent Sharpe, says “We really wanted to celebrate our milestone partnership with the United Way. United Way plays a large part in PCL’s vision to give back to the communities in which we live and work for the past 50 years. Our PCL family always comes together to donate time and money and make a difference for our community’s less fortunate. PCL continues to be the biggest donor to the Edmonton-Area United Way campaign, giving close to 10 per cent of the Edmonton-Area United Way’s total donation dollars each year.”

While PCL gives back to communities, it also gives back to the planet on a very large scale. Recently, PCL Construction was rated #17 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2018 Top Green Contractor list. PCL has been recognized on this list for 11 consecutive years. One of the reasons for the ranking was PCL’s collective generation of approximately $1 billion in green building revenue.

Scott Beckman, PCL’s director of sustainability, said, “The ranking is an important milestone that reflects our dedication to delivering measurable benefits for our clients, the communities where we work, and the environment.”

One of the PCL projects that contributed to this year’s ENR ranking was Punahou School in Hawaii, which received a Kukulu Hale Sustainability Development Award.

Earlier this year PCL was also recognized in ENR with six of the construction company’s projects being listed in the publication’s Best Projects list. Criteria for recognition was judged on: safety, innovation, construction quality/craftsmanship, overcoming challenges/teamwork, and functionality/design.

Deron Brown, PCL’s executive vice president, stated, “As a general contractor, PCL has a variety of diverse projects happening across the country at any given time. To have a project in nearly every region and several different category types recognized is testimony to the hard work and dedication of PCL employees and our ability to connect with a wide variety of clients.”

To learn more about PCL Construction, it’s charitable initiatives, projects across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia, visit www.PCL.com.