The Canadian Wood Council completed a case study on the Mosaic Centre, recognizing it as a sustainable structure that used wood construction to meet the science challenges of a net-zero building. Read it below: PDF View Flipbook
Co-founder of the Mosaic Family of Companies and visionary behind the Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce - Christy Benoit - discusses with Mick Lolekonda what it takes to facilitate corporate culture changes and pioneer a new business idea…
Today was one of the darkest days for the project. At three o'clock this afternoon, I found myself smashing holes in the concrete floor on the fourth floor with a carpenters hammer.
Last month at the Mosaic Centre, our deliberate efforts at building a site culture and implementing lean thinking came to fruition: sub-trade foremen were united for a morning of planning scheduling with the end goal of determining when this masterpiece will be complete.
We are nearing the 4-month mark of the Mosaic Centre project and are knee-deep in details now. Last week I wrote about potholes that were showing up in the process by way of unforeseen discrepancies. What has transpired over the last week has renewed my steadfast, although slightly shaken, certainty in the IPD process.
When we started this journey 12 months ago, the entire core team made a promise to each other. We promised that, no matter how ugly it may be or how hard we might fall, we would tell the full story of the Mosaic Centre build (or failure to build). With this post I believe I am the first to record one of the potholes in the process.
A few weeks ago, Shafraaz (Project Architect) called and asked if he could give me a tour of the Mosaic Centre site. He had caught wind that I hadn’t visited once since construction had begun (we were over two months in!), and thought that was a little weird. Quite frankly, I thought it strange as well, and wasn’t sure myself why I had been procrastinating the first visit.
The numbers don’t lie. But sometimes they’re not right either.
Steering through chaos (and right through lunch)
Time to start thinking outside the rectangle too.