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FEATURE PCL RAISES THE ROOF on BMO Field By Liisa Morley A ttention sports fans! Have you ever sat back on game day and found yourself wondering how you would go about expanding and enhancing an aging stadium within its existing structure? For Neil Barrows, Senior Project Manager at PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto), that dream became a reality when he was tasked with leading an aggressive twoyear renovation and expansion of BMO Field to transform the open-air, horseshoe-shaped venue into one of the top stadiums in Major League Soccer (MLS). The challenge? Beyond bringing a bare-bones venue to world-class standards with additional seating, amenities and the addition of a full-size canopy roof, one of the many challenges was to charge the accelerated construction plan around an active event roster, including the Toronto FC home schedule, the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, the Honda Indy Toronto and the Canadian National Exhibition. An aerial image taken January 27, 2016 demonstrates progress on the east, west and south canopies. The temporary blue shoring will be removed when the roof structure is complete. 28 View this issue online at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Generals - Spring/Summer 2016

Chairman’s Message
President’s Message
Government Relations Report
Events, Upcoming Events & Member Milestones
Following Their Footsteps: A Profile of OGCA Chairman Jason Ball
Meet the 2016 OGCA Board!
COR – The Game Changing Revenue Driver
PCL Raises the Roof on BMO Field
78th Annual AGM & Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Investigative Solutions Network Inc. Provides Workplace Threat and Risk Assessment
New Technologies for Builders
How Lean Can Impact Construction
Five Things You Should Know about WSIB’s New Rate Framework
Index to Advertisers

The Generals - Spring/Summer 2016