A unique approach
We took a one-team approach on tendering, with seven companies working together as one integrated unit. Designers, construction managers, planners and estimators all worked together for 20 months to get the most cost-effective bid for the client.
We also provided an integrated schedule at tender whereby design, procurement and construction were all integrated with their approach on the schedule’s output.
Embracing advanced technologies
We are using advanced digital solutions to strengthen our capabilities on the project. The collaborative approach of Building Information Modelling (BIM) means we can carry out and visualize the design and construction on one integrated platform. The digital mock-up and corresponding data provided from this approach allow us to prevent challenges including delays.
Overcoming labour shortages
Due to labour shortages in Montreal, we chose offsite manufacturing instead of onsite construction for some key elements. The project is designed accordingly to use pre-cast instead of in situ concrete, including for structures and more specifically all elevated guideway.
Saving time and money on stations
The project will have more than 26 stations. Another cost and time-saving decision was to modularize station design instead of developing a unique design for each station. This allows us to make them more quickly and economically at every stage, from procurement to construction to maintenance.