The Clareview Recreation Centre and Clareview Library project was an unprecedented Recreation Centre construction project for the City of Edmonton. Previous Recreation Centres were built or renovated more than 30 years ago, when LEED certification didn’t exist, nor were they as large or complex. Therefore, it was important to effectively manage contract administration.
Contract Administrator/Prime Consultant
City of Edmonton’s Project Managers decided to use Onware as their construction contract administration software for various reasons. Project Managers’ previous experience with construction management software systems showed how digital software is not only invaluable for document management, but also consistent, real time access to project documents. The Clareview Rec Centre project was a significant, multi-phased undertaking that involved additional Owner stakeholders, such as Cardinal Collins Catholic High School, YMCA (childcare) and the Edmonton Public Library. Therefore, the need for a collaborative Construction Contract Administration management system was crucial.
Henry Maisonneuve, the City of Edmonton’s Project Manager who oversaw the Clareview Rec Centre project, quickly identified the value and efficiencies Onware provide in contract administration. Onware supplies the “convenience” of further customization of its configurations “but out of the box configuration is immediately available”, said Henry.
The first efficiency observed – a consistent filing structure for all project documents. Onware made it easy for project participants to store and find project information. For the City of Edmonton specifically, Onware’s ability to compile cross project reporting allowed them to retrieve and compare statistics and outcomes, presenting strategic insights not readily available otherwise.
Onware’s principal and owner, Fraser Gallop, facilitated a project kick off session in 2011 attended by the project stakeholders: the City of Edmonton (Owner), Clark Builders (General Contractor), Architecture |Tkalcic Bengert (Contract Administrator/Prime Consultant) and Teeple Architects (Design Architect). All stakeholders agreed the use of Onware would immediately benefit each individual party as well as the collective project. All parties saw the strategic value of Onware within their core business and construction contract administration.
Throughout the project, Onware provided cohesiveness. Insights into potential issues and trends were revealed early in the project, allowing strategic conversations to occur. In Henry’s words, Onware “diverted conversations that were distracting and identified the underlying issues”.
From the use of Onware on the Clareview Rec Centre project, Architecture|TB (now part of the Stantec family) became clients of Onware and use Onware for managing their projects and construction contract administration
- LEED Silver Project
- The main rec centre facility was connected to other establishments – Edmonton Public Library and Cardinal Collins Catholic High School
- Situated on 40 acres of land, including sport fields and walking trails
- Completed 4th quarter 2014
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