St. Gregory The Great

Blackfalds, Alberta

St. Gregory's school is a project undertaken by the same IPD partners as St. Joseph High school. The validation and concept design was done in collaboration with St. Jospeh allowing us to achieve maximum gains from pre-construction activities. The IPD values were set to be consistent with St. Joseph, however they were slightly changed to accommodate the third party requirements and architectural freedom. St. Gregory is in a location with challenging site conditions. As a team we demonstrated that we had considered all design options to mitigate the costs associated with the challenging conditions. The cost, however, was so significant we utilized the design options considered along with transparent costs to demonstrate on behalf of the client the requirements for increased funding from the government funding body which was granted. Due current economic conditions and the uncertainty in funding approval, we offered our client fixed cost certainty for six months while awaiting funding approval and flexibility to start the project 6 months later to achieve the same completion date. Through the use of the IPD project model not only have we meet the IPD values and budget constraints, we have offered greater flexibility, cost certainty, real time decision making and associated solutions which you would not typically achieve through a more divisional/contractual procurement route.

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