|Client:||Taylor Hazell Architects||Size:||353,000 sq. ft.|
|Project Type:||Heritage, Offices, Toronto, Ontario Projects||Project Challenge:||Cost Management|
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Whitney Block Government Building Renovation
Quantifying the costs associated with keeping your building open during renovations.
This very large and prominent government building was in dire need of renovation to the fan coil units, windows, fresh air ventilation while requiring conservation works to the exterior façade. As the building serves many high level government departments which could not tolerate interruption and the solution required that the works can be done with minimal interference. Night time and weekend works, and a basement office swing space fit up to meet the project’s scheduling and phasing were required to maintain the fully operational building during the day time hours.
As part of the integrated design team, A.W. Hooker proactively addressed cost implications as phasing and scheduling for every aspect of the project were being developed. By identifying the costs and durations required for each process through the project, A.W. Hooker worked with the project manager and the design team to produce a budget and schedule that was in a presentable format that could be easily read understood by the owner.
A.W. Hooker’s participation in the design process helped to identify many hidden challenges that had not been considered, ensuring they did not result in cost overruns or delays further down the line. The design team had a detailed backup of the costs involved and the implications of taking the chosen approach. The Owner was provided a greater level of certainty of potential cost and duration of the project.