The Construction Of The Walterdale Bridge Project Management Essay

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The Walterdale Bridge started construction in Edmonton, Alberta, July 2013 with an estimated completion of fall 2015. The year is now 2016 with a completion date of 2017. The project was first established with a purpose to replace the pre-existing bridge built between 1912 - 1913, which according to the city of Edmonton (2016) is reaching the end of its service life. The Walterdale Bridge will connect the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Park Road and Walterdale Hill on the River’s south side, to the River Valley Road/Rossdale Road/105 street intersection on the north side. By conducting a critical analysis of the project, from the project management perspective and using the project management methodologies as stated in the Project Management Body of Knowledge, this case analysis will analyze the issues, failures, and causes that plague the Walterdale Bridge project.
Firstly, to select a general contractor the city of Edmonton sent out a tender to six pre-qualified companies as an invitation to bid. The Pre-Qualified bidders according to the Canadian public tender service MERX (2016) were: Acciona / Pacer Joint Venture, Ferovial Agroman Canada, Inc / Surespan Construction Ltd., Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, Graham Infrastructure LP, Kiewit Management Co., and PCL Construction Management Inc. After an extensive bidding process, the city of Edmonton chose Acciona Pacer Joint Venture (APJV) as the general contractor for the project (CBC, 2016).
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