Unique fit-up for local Edmonton gaming company

In 2017, a local Edmonton gaming company started in 1995 by three local doctors, announced their office relocation to Edmonton downtown core’s EPCOR Tower; moving into the 3 floors of office space, totaling 75,000 sq feet in August 2019.

Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning Ltd, awarded the Architectural and Prime Consultant/Contract Administration role of the project, are well acquainted with EPCOR Tower. They were the Architectural designer of the LEED Gold certification building during its construction in 2011.

DJ Hamelin, Interior Designer and the Project Manager for the project, acknowledged using Onware was a “great tool to keep things straight” for the short project duration, coupled with its complexity of drawings due to the unique requirements of office space for gaming; commenting Onware was found useful for tracking and a “central repository” when working with both external and internal project stakeholders. Internally, Kasian engaged staff from both their Edmonton and Calgary’s offices to assure the right mix of expertise and knowledge for successful project execution.

Sentiments further echoed by Taryn Bailey, the winner of Onware’s social media “Nespresso Coffee Package Giveaway” in 2019. Taryn was one of Govan Brown & Associates Limited team members on the project. In her interview for the social media giveaway, she recalled how straightforward it was to upload documents into Onware.

Jared Hagen, Senior Project Manager for Govan Brown & Associates Limited, and Jody Elliott, Senior Project Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), also provided feedback on their experiences with Onware. Both expressed Onware was “easy to use”. Jared liked how it sorted documents, such as RFIs, Shop Drawings, PCNs, while Jody commented Onware’s reporting “was great at illustrating all necessary data to manage the project effectively”.

Amongst Jared and Jody’s positive experiences with Onware, valuable feedback was also communicated: the need to “drill down” through hyperlinks to access supporting documents/information was time consuming and confusing. Feedback, such as this, is welcomed and sought out by the team at Onware. Our company is proud of our robust user feedback review process used to identify areas of improvement and drives our software roadmap.

Jody continues to use Onware on other projects; recently expressing the “night and day” difference new functionality, called “package”, which was implemented to address Jared and Jody’s pain point, has made, even going so far as to say she has “no more complaints” using Onware.

“Package” is a convenient one-click real time PDF document generation combining all supporting documents in a predefined order, with no need to “drill down” using hyperlinks and is available across the Onware platform.

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“Onware is easy to use” and “reporting was great at illustrating all necessary data to manage the project effectively.”

– Jody Elliot, Senior Project Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Interesting Fact

  • 75,000 square feet of custom-built, state-of-the-art space over 3 stories
  • Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning Ltd designed both the EPCOR tower and the fit-up project
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