Colleges and universities across Canada are always looking to improve their campuses and the on-campus experience of their student body, faculty and operational staff. Whether it’s a new residence, an academic hall, or a chemistry lab, every project comes with its own set of complexities. Despite these differences, they all share similar time and budgetary restrictions.
The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is a perfect example of the tight deadlines common to most infrastructure projects for colleges and universities. SIF is a time-limited program providing up to $2 billion over the next three years to accelerate higher learning infrastructure projects across Canada. According to the terms of the program, the projects awarded funding must be completed by April 30, 2018.
Whether the project is SIF-related or not, higher education institutions need to build out and upgrade the infrastructure that will help bring preeminent education to the next generation of students. Innovation is the order of the day. How can you build a top-tier facility while keeping the cost right?
An independent project manager provides the leadership and organization needed for these complex and innovative projects. Acting as a central point of contact for construction teams and internal stakeholder groups, a project manager focuses your project team on the tasks at hand and ensures that no one loses sight of your long term budget and schedule goals.
Colliers Project Leaders is the true partner that ensures projects are completed on budget and schedule. Our experience with an array of post-secondary projects across Canada gives us the tools colleges and universities need to assess all their options and find the right solutions. Colliers Project Leaders helps higher education institutions produce the infrastructure they need to inspire the students of tomorrow.
Check out some of our completed education projects. Our Get It Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing, so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success.