April 2017
Strategic Planning of Calgary's Downtown Fire Stations using Value Management

Thursday April 6, 2017
6:00 PM ? 9:00 PM (MST)
Presenter: Pinky de la Cruz
In 2015, Calgary Fire Department (CFD) had to decide what to do with two aging fire stations in downtown ? replace or rehabilitate?  To determine the best infrastructure solution for the area, CFD embarked on a Value Management (VM) study. This involved collaborating with a team of 24 City staff and external disciplinary experts. The VM study allowed the department to look at things more strategically, better frame the opportunity and problem, and create an excellent platform to communicate ideas across a multi-disciplinary team while building relationships and channels across the Corporation.  With guidance/ facilitation from a qualified VM facilitator, the team was able to identify more creative solutions, analyze these options including looking at the balance of value and functionality, and identify a defensible measure of return on investment that can be used to inform a business case for City Council.
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