Remediation work underway at WAG-Qaumajuq

Remediation work underway at WAG-Qaumajuq

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by ahnationtalk on November 21, 202283 Views


Winnipeg, Manitoba : PCL Construction is working with the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) – Qaumajuq to resolve a post-construction condensation and moisture issue with the new Inuit art centre building. Following the construction of Qaumajuq in December 2020, the building began showing signs of condensation irregularities and moisture build-up in the envelope assembly and exterior brick veneer. Working with industry experts, PCL is overseeing the remedial work, which is set to be completed in early 2023. The scaffolding and hoarding surrounding the perimeter of the main floor of Qaumajuq allows the construction team access to the soffit area where the remediation work is being carried out.

PCL Construction was selected to complete Phase 2 of the Qaumajuq building project, in part because of its extensive experience completing complex projects including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Manitoba Hydro Place.

WAG–Qaumajuq is open regular hours during remediation: Tuesday to Sunday 11am-5pm and until 9pm every Friday. The first floor, featuring the Gallery Shop, Katita Café, and nearly 5,000 artworks in the visible vault, is always FREE to visit. Learn more about current and upcoming programming at wag.ca.

Quick Facts:

  • PCL Construction is working with WAG–Qaumajuq to resolve a post-construction condensation and moisture issue with the new Inuit art centre building.
  • Remedial work is set to be completed in early 2023.
  • Scaffolding and hoarding surrounding the perimeter of the main floor of Qaumajuq allows the construction team access to the soffit area where the remediation work is being carried out.
  • WAG–Qaumajuq is open regular hours during remediation: Tuesday to Sunday 11am-5pm and until 9pm every Friday.
  • The first floor, featuring the Gallery Shop, Katita Café, and nearly 5,000 artworks in the Visible Vault, is always FREE to visit.

Quotes:

“Our team is working closely with PCL to ensure that this post-construction issue is addressed in a thorough and efficient way, while keeping the building as accessible as possible. For now, we are welcoming visitors to enter the Gallery through our Memorial entrance, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to the prompt completion of this project so that the public can once again enjoy the Gallery’s multiple access points and our outdoor plaza.”
— Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, WAG-Qaumajuq

“PCL and the Winnipeg Art Gallery are committed to the swift resolution of these concerns, which will ensure the Gallery remains operational to welcome visitors and showcase contemporary Inuit art from across the globe. Our solution provider approach is unwavering and will help to guide the project to a successful conclusion in the coming months.”
— Kelly Wallace, PCL Vice President and District Manager

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For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Hanna Waswa
Public Relations Officer
Winnipeg Art Gallery
204.789.1295
hwaswa@wag.ca

Shane Jones
Media Relations
PCL Construction
780.733.5107
srjones@pcl.com

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