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 had 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. Staff and student occupancy needed to be achieved by the start of the 2017 school year so our team was tasked with making up the 3.5 month start delay.
Despite this being a Lump Sum project we used a number of Lean and IPD techniques to minimize the impact of the start delay on our schedule. We used bi-weekly PIT meetings at which trade scopes were reviewed in detail and focused on the overlap between trades. Consultants also attended these meetings to provide on-the-spot responses to RFIs and alternate suggestions made by the trades. By using our advanced scheduling techniques and a collaborative team approach focused on values and performance goals, we were able to gain more than four calendar months of schedule acceleration and deliver the project by the original target completion date.