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Pomerleau-Verreault Speeds Design Review Request Time by 85%

Project name: University of Montreal Hospital | Industry: Health & EducationProject size: US$390 million | Location: Montréal, Québec

The Centre de Recherche at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montréal (CRCHUM) is a public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure project. The Centre de Recherche is a state-of-the-art, integrated research center at the University of Montréal, specializing in innovation and noninvasive human exploration applied to healthcare services. The center houses a full research continuum of basic science, clinical research and population health research.

Challenges

  • Project team of hundreds of individuals representing dozens of investors, government organizations, certification bodies, and design, engineering and construction firms.
  • Exchange of thousands of documents and correspondence items between team members.
  • Need to reduce risk and achieve regulatory compliance.
  • Aggressive project timelines driven by complex workflows.

Solutions

  • Project collaboration between many organizations on a single, secure system.
  • Management of project information including documents, drawings and correspondence items.
  • Automated workflows for review and approval.
  • Audit trail of all decisions and actions.

Results

  • Improved the speed, quality and transparency of project information management across a team of 150 from dozens of organizations.
  • Eliminated a capital investment of nearly US$1 million for the customization of generic enterprise software for construction management.
  • Reduced design request response times from two months to 10 days, resulting in a productivity improvement of 85%.
  • Reduced errors, saving time and costs for redesign, rework and financial penalties for missed deadlines or noncompliance. 
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