By Lethbridge Herald on February 2, 2015.
Phase 2 of the Crossings Leisure Complex is continuing to move ahead with today’s selection of a construction management firm for the project.
City council has approved a recommendation to award a $1.2-million contract for construction-management services for this project to the highest-evaluated and lowest-cost proponent, Stuart Olson Construction Ltd. of Calgary. The firm was one of five which submitted proposals for the contract.
“The key benefit of a construction-management approach on a major project like this is that the construction manager works with engineers and architects during the design stage so that we end up with a better-designed facility that’s finished on time and within budget,” said Coun. Rob Miyashiro, chairman of the Crossings Leisure Complex Steering Committee, which is overseeing the project. “The design team and the construction manager identify and troubleshoot issues ahead of time at the design stage, which helps avoid delays and added costs later during construction.”
The construction manager (CM) will provide insight and advice to the design team during the pre-construction, design stage of the project on matters such as scheduling, constructability and cost estimation. During construction, the CM will oversee and co-ordinate all construction work in the manner of a general contractor and will tender out much of the work to various sub-trades. Phase 2 is to include an aquatic centre with a variety of play equipment and features. The estimated capital cost of Phase 2 is $109.55 million.
For a complete story on today’s decision, please see tomorrow’s print edition of The Herald.
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