In an effort to better utilize one of its commercial properties, local developer Qualico selected Maple Reinders to replace a small building structure with a five-storey Office and Retail building, otherwise known as Allendale 5.
The project was initiated due to a request for office space from the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP). ASEBP themselves occupy the upper three floors of the five-storey, 72,000 SF building. With tight property lines and stringent City parking requirements, a five-level underground parkade also became part of the design.
From the beginning, this project was one with a very tight schedule and budget, with the tenant’s agreement to have space turned over by a set date, with an aggressive schedule. Due to these circumstances, value engineering and schedule improvements were a top priority. The estimating team worked diligently with designers and sub-trades to get within the preferred budget, while the project team continued value engineering discussions which resulted in schedule saving efforts to reduce scope durations by three months. Maple Reinders successfully surgically removed eight weeks off an already aggressive 28-week concrete formwork schedule.