The Manmeet Singh Bhullar Elementary School project consisted of a new K-4 school located in northeast Calgary. The project was delivered through a lump sum contract and has a LEED Silver target. The project started out 3.5 months behind schedule due to soil issues on site and the owner delaying project start. As failure to meet the original target completion date was not an option due to the fact that staff and student occupancy needed to be achieved by the start of the 2017 school year, our team was tasked with recovering the schedule.
Even though this was a Lump Sum project, we used a number of Lean and IPD techniques to minimize the impact of this incident on our schedule. We introduced bi-weekly PIT meetings, during which trade scopes were reviewed in detail, particularly the overlap between trades. Consultants also attended these meetings to provide on-the-spot responses to RFI’s and alternate suggestions issued by the trades. By using our advanced scheduling techniques and a collaborative team approach focused on values and performance goals, we were able to achieve over four calendar months of schedule acceleration and deliver the project by the original target completion date.