This high-profile, benchmark setting developmental school was a planned expansion to an already nationally recognized program. The university-sponsored P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School's mission is to design, test, and disseminate innovations in education through serving a diverse K-12 community. P.K. Yonge students are positioned to be creative, dedicated, and resilient learners who embrace the power of diverse ideas, talents, and cultures to improve the world.
Being affiliated with the College of Education at the University, this state-of-the-art facility was planned in a highly trafficked area in close proximity to the University campus, where vehicular and pedestrian traffic is densest. The contractor needed to communicate a number of messages in its presentation, ranging from the value it would bring during preconstruction, to its approach to on-site logistics and delivery of construction services in the context of an ongoing, operating K12 campus environment, where the segregation of construction activities, overlapping pick-up and drop-off times for different grade levels, and the safety and security of students, faculty and staff, was all of critical importance.
PRESWERX began its presentation development effort by creating a series of case studies, many of which were strikingly similar in program, size and complexity to the project the team was competing for. These case studies allowed the contractor to present, in a very detailed, highly analytical fashion, the value they would bring in terms of providing accurate, reliable and timely cost estimating services for the budget constrained project.
PRESWERX also developed a series of value management-focused case studies from which the contractor was able to present and speak to in the presentation – many of which represented similar conditions and decision points likely to occur on the project for which the team was presenting. PRESWERX then developed the presentation, including the content necessary to further discuss budget, schedule and logistics, and provided professional presentation coaching to the operations team, giving them the confidence they needed to deliver the message effectively, and with conviction.