Calgary Cancer Project (Calgary Cancer Centre, Phases 1 - 3)


Arup, the Bridging Consultant on the Calgary Cancer Project, delivered an on-time and on-budget project for their client Alberta Infrastructure and the owner, Alberta Health Services. Arup provided full multi-disciplinary consultancy services including developing project requirements and supporting the design-build procurement. They also provided design review, compliance management, site monitoring, and contract administration. This $1.4B design-build project was complex because of the 63 departments each represented by a stakeholder user group and over 60 separate building systems that needed to achieve the required integration and interoperability standards. Additionally, over seven years the Arup team project managed and coordinated its own large-multi-disciplinary team of over 100, together with many more from 12-sub-consultants. The project’s resulting socioeconomic benefits include improving health outcomes and job creation for the citizens of Calgary. The team's ability to complete the project with a one-week margin of the schedule and only 1% deviation from the budget was commended by the jury. Given the complexities inherent in hospital construction, particularly for a cancer ward with specific radiation requirements, the successful management of such a large-scale project demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication to extensive discussions and decision-making.

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