Toronto Hydro engaged Govan Brown as its construction manager to complete an office and facility consolidation program across its real estate portfolio. This large scale program included large office and marshalling facilities, data centres, control centres, fleet storage and maintenance facilities, transformer stations and other Toronto Hydro facilities. A Govan Brown Program Manager was assigned along with a number of Govan Brown Project Managers, Site Supervisors and coordinators in order to manage the volume of concurrent projects. Some projects were in occupied facilities and require night/weekend work; some projects were in active transformer stations that require significant site specific safety protocols, while others are stand-alone renovations with significant base-building structural modification and interior fit-out work. All told, the Toronto Hydro Program included over 25 locations across the Greater Toronto Area.
The program required a high level of financial organization to accommodate the client’s unique financial accrual protocols. The Govan Brown program team worked closely with the Govan Brown cost engineering team to develop a tailor-made invoicing practice that has effectively organized all program billings while conforming to all client requirements.