Photo Courtesy of Stantec Photo Courtesy of Stantec Related Links: Global Best Projects Awards B.C. Stadium Attracts New Vancouver Casino-Hotel Vancouver Rebuilds Key Road in the Shadow of the Olympics Vancouver's BC Place, built in 1983 and home to the 2010 Olympic Games, needed a new retractable roof. Key roof components came from three continents. Mast sections were fabricated in Thailand during blockades and political unrest. A volcanic eruption in Iceland delayed airfreight from Europe and the tsunami in Japan disrupted shipping in the Pacific. The project team, led by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., worked with more than 150 consultants, subcontractors
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.