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Case Study

Ramsay Wright Teaching Laboratories

Onware a perfect fit for the project

The Ramsay Wright Teaching Laboratories project is a multi-phased project spanning over multiple years. DIALOG is the Prime Consultant and Contract Administrator for Phases 1-3 of the project, with a completion of Phase 1 in January 2015 and Phase 3 in 2017.

Managed out of the DIALOG’s Toronto studio, the Stipulated Price Contract awarded is nearly $15 million.

Onware is the contract management software of choice for DIALOG, and was a perfect fit for this project. Craig Applegath, the Partner in Charge, values how Onware can identify all outstanding documents, show whose court those documents are in, and can easily establish how long an item has been outstanding. He states that with its “central location of documentation and tracking of every decision made”, it has proven to be an invaluable tool.

Even its use in a multi-year, multi-phased project, despite turn-over within companies, Onware keeps track of all documents and easily identifies accountability. All participants collaborate with Onware, and can view, search, and report on all project documents. Using Onware ensures everyone is aligned with the project’s end goal.


Prime Consultant &
Contract Administrator:







Fun Fact:

  • As of December 2016, the project has stored over 4000 documents within Onware, and more than 3000 emails have been automatically processed to project participants.
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.


General Contractor: Architect: Owner:

Fun Facts

  • Average manpower for the week of December 16, 2016, was 215 workers
  • Over 430,000 sq. ft. over 5 stories
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