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Background informationProject Created: June 25, 2009

Project Name: Vancouver Convention Center Expansion
Year in Operation: 2009
Sector: Buildings
Subsector: Other Government Building, Convention Center
Status: In Operation
Type: Substantial Alteration of Existing Facility
Description: The building has Canada's largest ballroom, 52 different meeting rooms, a six acre green roof and an exhibit hall. A huge steel project, more than 21,248 structural pieces were used. Although technically an expansion project, a new facility was also constructed. It will serve as the broadcast center for 2010 Olympics.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Fast Track
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: The project was tendered before the architectural design was finished. Referred to as a "fast tracked" project, the facility includes a consulting engineering firm and a construction company. This approach is said to have decreased the number of errors in construction.

Project Locations

City: Vancouver
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

City: Vancouver
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: The building is owned and operated by the BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) which is wholly-owned by the Province of British Columbia.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers

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Direct Cash Support: The Government of Canada (Infrastructure Canada) contributed $222.5 million. The Government of Canada (Western Economic Diversification) contributed $2.1 million. Tourism Vancouver funded $90 million. Project Revenue gave $71.1 million and the Province of British Columbia contributed $497.5 million.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Manager At Risk while design is in process.

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: October 1, 2005
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$500 Million - 2 Billion US


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