The latest Capital Projects update was provided to the public this week and includes details on the scope, schedule, and budget of each Integrated Infrastructure Services (IIS) managed project.  Except for projects related to land, equipment, and information technology, the IIS Department is responsible for managing all substantive capital infrastructure projects within the 2019-22 Capital…

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“Every City project is completed late and over-budget.” It’s a statement I hear quite often but it’s also demonstrably false. Over the years, I have written regularly about the changes that have been made in how the City manages projects. You can read my latest blog post from December which details these changes and outlines…

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Title: Capital Projects Update – Q4 2019 Seeing important projects stay on time and on budget is an important issue for many residents. There have been many concerns in the past regarding the City’s project management process, and in 2015 there were clear recommendations on changes that needed to be made. You can read more about…

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As you know, this project is behind schedule. The major delay was the level of asbestos that was in the building. After addressing that, they were looking to open this fall but there was a flood in late July that caused another delay. While they were hoping they could make up the time, the last…

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Project Management and Maintenance Services are meant to enhance the liveability of the city for all Edmontonians by supporting the delivery of capital projects by managing design and construction of buildings, facilities, attractions, parks and open spaces, maintaining the existing assets, and stewarding corporate project management knowledge and processes.  Unfortunately, there is a perception that…

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Last April, there was a motion put forward to complete further analysis on what speed our roads should be set at. This includes local roads, arterial roads, and collector roads. Nearly a year later, the report is coming back but unfortunately it appears the work that has been requested has not been completed.   Previous…

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The Valley Line West LRT will be the largest infrastructure project in Edmonton’s history. Work on this project started in 2007 and was one of the main reasons I decided to get involved with my community league and municipal government. When I ran for Council, securing the necessary funding from the other orders of government…

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After months of analyzing, asking questions, and debating, City Council has wrapped up debate on the 2019 – 2022 Operating and Capital Budget. This budget will shape the way Edmonton grows over the next four years. Over 150 Edmontonians came out to speak at the Public Hearing on the budget. We heard about the need…

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Since the re-organization and project management changes over the past three years, Council has been receiving updates on our significant Capital Projects three times a year. Significant capital projects included all projects over $20 million.  This approach enabled Council to monitor projects more effectively, improve communication between departments and Council, and provide better information to residents of Edmonton…

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