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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 289: Centre Block renovations with Siavash Mohajer

On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Siavash Mohajer, the senior director of construction at Public Services and Procurement Canada about the renovation of the Centre Block of Parliament in Ottawa, a massive project to transform the structure for the 21st century while preserving its heritage aspects.

Mohajer detailed improvements to Canada’s seat of democracy including extensive seismic mitigation and strengthening of IT, ventilation and other infrastructure.

He also spoke to the new underground vistors reception area, a new addition which is not only a more welcoming way for tourists and other visitors to see Parliament but also serves as a substantial security upgrade.

You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Our previous episode featuring British Columbia Construction Association president Chris Atchison and Sheri Andrews-Key, the director of micro-certificate programming with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, is here. Thanks for listening.

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