Integral with the broad scope services described above are numerous day-to-day activities that TCPM undertakes to keep the project running smoothly. Our overriding principle is to provide the required project management services which add value to the project as defined by the Client group.
Grant K. Turnbull, P.Eng., MBA PM
In today’s fast moving world, projects are more complex than ever before. Complexity is created from not only challenging technical issues, but also from the many stakeholders in every project who naturally have different definitions of success.
Projects are full of uncertainty. Market conditions can change. Political events can affect major projects in any number of ways. Demand on labour and material resources can vary significantly depending on local, national or international events. Project team members can change over the long duration of a project including for example, user group personnel or third party approval authorities at the City. TCPM is prepared to manage uncertainty through our leadership, communication, organizational and technical skills, and our risk management processes.
At TCPM, we utilize our good relationships with many consultants and contractors to build an effective professional project team to manage the project’s complexity and uncertainty on our Client’s behalf. That is why our Clients retain us.
“Our project was a $36M library that we finished on time and $2M under budget in one of the most turbulent construction periods we have experienced. I would like to think it was my management but it would not have gone as well without Turnbull and the expertise that they provided to the project.”
“It’s often the unsung role to be the PM trying to keep things moving and hold teams together. It has it’s hard nosed moments with the design team, the contractor and even the owner. It’s a very tough job to excel at. Grant and his team deserve a huge congratulations to have delivered at the highest level and to do so twice is that much more incredible.”
“Grant was referred to me by another project manager when I was looking for the most competent person possible to monitor the completion of a $100M multi-residential construction project in Vernon, BC that had gone off the rails. Grant moved quickly to identify the many problems surrounding this very complex development and in short order he was able to provide a concise summary of the steps which needed to be taken to identify the costs and to bring it back on schedule. Since then, Grant has managed a number of files for me and he has completed projects well under budget and on time, all while other contractors and developers were experiencing substantial overruns.”
“Turnbull’s construction strengths were in the wealth of experience that they brought from previous projects to the North Vancouver building projects, and their ability to be effective team players advising, coordinating and collaborating with District and Library staff and the construction trades people while keeping the projects on budget and moving towards completion.”
“… Our needs were understood and dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner. I recommend Turnbull Construction unequivocally.”
“… Grant was a joy to work with and had the magic touch that turned ideas and obstacles into possibilities.”