It is the second largest multipurpose arena in the province of Quebec, which can seat more than 18,000 people, is set up to accommodate the potential return of a National Hockey League team, as well as to host cultural events of international scale.
The client’s main issue was to confirm the project's feasibility within the budgetary and time constraints. We played an active role in developing the functional/technical program (FTP), and prepared a control estimate and a realistic work schedule, all under the watchful eye of the media.
We then served as project manager throughout the process, playing a key role in delivering this ambitious scheme on time and under budget. Our work included preparation of management plans for all aspects on that massive undertaking as well as directing and supervising the professional and engineering teams, and overseeing the work of the construction manager.
Site coordination was a complex task on a project of this scale, and required frequent meetings, efficient communication and precise day-to-day collaboration. A key challenge was ensuring that all 500 workers working daily on site were able to perform their jobs efficiently and safely.
In the final months of construction, the team choreographed a ballet of cranes and bucket trucks to enable installation of the communications, audiovisual and staging equipment as the mechanical and electrical facilities were being brought into service. These efforts allowed the facility’s inaugural show to go ahead on September 12, 2015– as planned five years earlier.