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Case Study

Kingsway Toyota

Increasing efficiency with Onware

Awarded at over $20 million, Kasian oversaw the Contract Administration and Prime Consultant roles of the Kingsway Toyota project, with Chandos as the General Contractor and Go Auto as the Owner and Client.

Onware was used on this project from start to finish, maximizing efficiency and saving time for everyone involved. A fundamental Onware component which proved vital to this project is “its centralized database…for storing and accessing project information and documents”, says Project Manager Patricia Scott.

Storing all data in a central location and allowing all project participants to collaborate, Onware effortlessly manages portfolios and decreases turn-around time.

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Fun Facts:

  • Kingsway Toyota renamed their dealership to Northwest Edmonton to reflect their change in location.
Case Study

Atikokan General Hospital

 Distance is no issue when collaborating online using Onware

The Atikokan General Hospital project, with a completion date of July 2017, is a two-year stipulated price $11.3 million contract, included an addition to the hospital as well as a renovation. The project consisted of four phases: Phase 1, the addition of the hospital and Phases 2-4, the renovation of existing space.

The key challenge of this project was its geographically diverse project team. How geographically diverse? The General Contractor, Manshield Construction Inc., office resides in Thunderbay, and is located 2,000 km away from the hospitals location. The Owner, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario, is located 1,700 km away from Kasian’s Toronto office. Having an “electronic system, a god send with time saved” stated Michael Paquette, the Project Manager on the project.

Without Onware's collaborative online document management system, the project would have had to rely on a courier to deliver documents. With such a geographically diverse team, it would take seven working days for the courier delivery. Paquette expressed, a “single system that is current all the time is key”, with all people accessing and gaining answers to their questions, and without a “dependency on one person or system”.

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Fun Facts:

  • A total of 6,200 sq.ft. was renovated and 8,900 sq. ft. added to make room for four acute beds and four long-term beds
  • Manshield Construction completed one section at a time and turned it over to the hospital, who would then transfer patients and services around and turnover the next area of renovation to Manshield