GBA was the development and construction manager for the Bennett Insurance Headquarters. In accordance with the City of Ottawa Heritage guidelines, the building redevelopment project reconstructed the Davidson-Hope farmhouse, a 100-year old icon in west Ottawa.
In coordination with the project team, GBA undertook a feasibility analysis to determine the best direction for the project and made recommendations to the client. Once the key guidelines were established, GBA prepared the necessary master schedule which reflected all aspects of the project including design, approvals, and construction.
Following this initial planning, GBA worked with the client to determine procurement protocols for all construction trades and the approach to ensure best value for the project. This resulted in a mix of sole-source contracting for unique requirements and competitive tendering.