Carleton University – Elba Building

Project Value:$9.7 Million


ZW provided Project Management Services to Carleton University as part of the University\’s Superbuild Program in 2001

The addition and renovation space consisted primarily of wet labs, all research and graduate student spaces. Moving of hazardous materials and labs to swing spaces during construction. Construction Management method of construction was again used to deliver this project. The existing building presented many challenges along with the requirement to ensure that the biology greenhouses remained in operation during the whole construction phase. Many of the obstacles encountered in this project where associated with existing conditions and were overcome by continuing to work out solutions that made sense. Being a teaching facility, this building was opened to coincide with the Winter Term. Budget was a challenge and numerous value-engineering exercises took place at each tender close to ensure that the budget was maintained.