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Seward Selects PCL Construction as Library Museum Contractor


The City of Seward announces the selection of PCL Construction as the contractor of the new $10 million Seward Community Library Museum, slated for groundbreaking in spring 2011.  PCL Construction will manage preconstruction and construction phase services under a Construction Management/General Contractor agreement. Selected from a field of 10 competitors, PCL Construction received unanimous support for the contract award from the Seward City Council. 

"Buildings and community infrastructure are reflections of the people in their community. These buildings mirror the beliefs and values that they hold dear. In the past ten years our firm has had the privilege of working on 73 separate museum and library projects ranging from $46,000 to over $600 million," said Scott Ivany, PCL construction manager and Anchorage office head. Previous library museum projects include the Canadian War Museum, The Grammy Award Museum, and The Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  

"We are proud to be adding the Seward Community Library Museum to our list of projects in Alaska," said Ivany. "Our experience with Alaska local design and subcontracting firms has been wonderful and we're excited about continuing that success as we start this exciting project for Seward. We anticipate substantial local labor participation."

Work in Alaska by the firm during the last five years includes the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport South Terminal Seismic & Security Retrofit, the renovation of the Alaska Railroad Historic Anchorage Depot, the F22A Field Detachment Training Center at Elmendorf, AFB and the Warrior in Transition Complex at Ft. Wainwright. 

Since 2007, PCL has placed consistently in the Alaska Journal of Commerce's top ten & Best Places to Work in Alaska as well as one of Fortune Magazine's Best Places to Work for the last four years. Established in 1906, the employee-owned PCL family of companies consistently ranks among the top construction organizations in North America, with 2009 annual billings in excess of $6.3 billion. 
The firm's projects span Canada and the U.S., including the Hawaiian Islands. PCL is currently the eighth largest construction organization in North America. 

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