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The Construction Record – Episode 240: PCL’s Neoma affordable housing office conversion

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On this episode of The Construction Record podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with PCL Construction manager of special projects Ryan Kuntz and project manager Rob Mitschke about The Neoma, a 1950s office building in downtown Calgary the company recently converted into affordable housing.

Kuntz and Mitschke detailed the process of updating features of the building to bring it to code while preserving heritage components, as well as the challenge of working in very tight spaces on an accelerated schedule during both COVID and the recent supply chain crisis.

They also explained how they were able to use new technology such as laser scanning the interior so designers had an exact model of the building to work with before repurposing it into a series of residences, and focused on PCL’s collaboration with Calgary’s HomeSpace Society to bring the project to fruition.

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 about the ReNew Top 100 list of infrastructure projects here. Thanks for listening.

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