Posted: August 18th, 2021
This assignment provides you with the opportunity to build a Project Plan for the construction of a new Recreational Community Centre using the concepts and framework discussed in class. It will enable you to achieve the following Learning Outcomes:
Paired with a Partner
Paired Assignment – Peer Evaluation
Paired Assignment – PDF Report
This assignment provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate the development and achievement of the following course learning outcomes:
The Town of Newfane has experienced rapid growth because of several new housing developments that have doubled the population over the last six years. In turn, this has led to a significant increase in year-over-year tax revenue for the Town. This has afforded the Town the opportunity to provide additional services to the community. However, the Town currently lacks the facilities to support such services. The regional council has recently voted to develop a Recreational Community Centre to be built on the municipal lands near the Town Hall.
The new Centre will provide residents with facilities that will help bring the community together. It will also provide the opportunity to adequately support competitive supports with other towns and cities. The new complex will be state of the art and could be used to attract top tier athletes that the Town of Newfane was not previously able to recruit. The complex will continue to strengthen the Town’s relationship with the local community through interaction programs such as hockey, swimming, and basketball camps as well as local fundraising events.
The main objective of the project is to provide the local community with high quality sporting facilities to encourage both friendly and competitive events that will help promote the Town’s team spirit. The goal of the project is to improve facilities so that they are at a standard and level to other prestigious facilities across the country.
Most construction projects offer a number of alternatives to clients (e.g. bronze, silver, gold). A number of community consultation and collaborative sessions were held with the local community to develop a concrete list of facility amenities. The project team worked hard to finalize this list to avoid further changes during design and construction. After careful deliberation, the Town has decided to go with the “gold” alternative.
The gold package comes with a facility that will be modern, fit-for-purpose, and complete with sports and swimming facilities. It will be designed to meet the needs of today’s public leisure users and the entire community.
The proposed 150,000 square foot facility will include the following:
Before developing a Gantt chart, it’s important to complete a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to illustrate the key components of the project. The complex will consist of a new 150,000 square foot facility with all of the elements mentioned above (e.g. hockey rink, 25m swimming pool, learner pool etc.) plus other components such as project management activities, lounges, and food concession areas. When breaking down your work, think about all these components as well as everything that goes into it (e.g. lighting, flooring, restrooms, seating, scoreboards, etc.)
Newfane Town Council initiated the project with funds secured from the new tax revenue generated because of the housing development and developer levies collected to support infrastructure projects. However, initial funding of $40M budgeted for the project were found to be insufficient to achieve the requirements and further funding was required. Town Recreation and Infrastructure Project Committees constructed a business plan that secured an additional $25M from Provincial grant for a total project budget of $65M.
Below is an estimated cost per square-foot (SF) to construct the Centre. Use it to determine what the cost is for each resource along with the % of total budget dedicated to each resource.
Cost/SF per item
Cost per Item
% of Total Budget per Item
Community Consultation Costs
Cost of Materials
Cost of equipment Rentals
To successfully build the Recreational Community Centre, a Project Team with several resources were assembled. This includes the following:
Risks are inherent on every project. Building a large-scale Recreational Community Centre comes with own set of risks. When completing your report, you will need to think about different types of risks and how you will mitigate them.
Below are some constraints for building the new Recreational Community Centre:
The Paired Assignment has a Peer Evaluation. What that means is each person will evaluate his or her teammate in terms of their contribution. This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment so each of you MUST submit your own evaluation form. This will be in Moodle and the link to the file is located HERE.
Note: Failure to submit the form will result in a loss of 10% of your overall grade.
Each report is expected to consist of the 7 following components.
Note: Do NOT use CourseHero, Wikipedia, CourseRaptor, or any other paid tutoring service. The sharing of academic college property through these types of platforms is considered an act of academic dishonesty.
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