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Case Study

MacEwan University
Centre for Arts and Culture

Clark Builders boosts project collaboration using Onware.

Clark Builders uses Onware to store and track over 27,000 documents and attachments* on the MacEwan University Centre for Arts and Culture (CFAC) project, scheduled to open to students in the Fall of 2017.

A sizeable project, with an estimated total project cost of over $181 Million spanning over 3 years, was designed by Bing Thom along with Manasc Isaac architects. The newly constructed 5 story building is designed to house all programs previously available at the West End campus and includes additional space for new programs.

Clark Builders’ decision to use Onware to manage the CFAC project’s documents originated from their previous experience using Onware with the City of Edmonton’s Clareview Community Recreation Centre project. When used on the Clareview project, Onware “showed what can be done”. The key selling point: its capability to “collaborate in a central Database”, says Tyler Demers the Project Coordinate for the MacEwan CFAC project. From Trades/Subcontractors to the Owner, all project participants used Onware.

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With over 1400 RFI’s on the project*, Tyler revealed Onware makes it easy to find the RFI he needs, as they are all stored together. Coupled with the reporting capabilities automatically included in Onware, it clearly documented who’s court the RFI was in. Onware “streamlined the process so focus can be on the management and not on document control”.
*as of May 2017

Details

Project size: $181 million
Duration: 3 years

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