managing the business of building
James C. Johnson Associates Inc. (JCJ), a professional Project and Construction Management consulting firm, was incorporated in 1982 by James C. Johnson, P. Eng. Since that time more than $250 Million of construction has been completed on time and within budget under the Company's supervision.
In 1993, when Cliff Campbell, P.Eng., and Graeme MacDonald purchased James C. Johnson Associates Inc. from its founder, the Company adopted a broader strategic management approach on behalf of its clients. Then by 1998, its 15th year, the Company had become recognized as a key provider of services in all aspects of managing the business of building.
Project Management activities include management of the entire project from conception through preliminary stages, design, construction, commissioning and completion. All consultants and contractors report to the Project Manager, who is responsible to the owner for every aspect of the project, including, but in no way limited to, budget, scheduling and quality.
As Construction Manager, the Company manages, on behalf of the owner, all onsite activities, including general condition items (e.g., temporary light, heat, power and water, etc.), supervision of contractors, quality control, cost control, site scheduling and commissioning.Major Projects
Since 2004, James C. Johnson Associates Inc. has acted as Project Manager for the Charlottetown Harbour Authority Inc. overseeing approximately $20,000,000 of infrastructure construction and renovations including new oil lines extending from the marine terminal to the Irving Oil Tank Farm, repairs and extension to the marine terminal wharf, floating breakwater for the proposed new marina and renovations to the west shed for the Cruise Ship Welcome Centre and the new Multi- Purpose Events Centre.
Confederation Centre of the Arts engaged James C. Johnson Associates Inc. to act as Project Manager for their capital improvements projects in 2005 and 2006. Various areas of the Confederation Centre were upgraded during these two projects, most notably the new box office and elevator installations as well as other barrier free solutions to assist handicapped patrons of the facility. These projects totalled approximately $2,500,000.
The City of Summerside selected James C. Johnson Associates Inc. to act as Construction Manager for Phase II of the Summerside Wellness Centre in 2005. This project included the construction of a 4,000 seat bowl-style arena, practice ice facility, bowling alley and new lobby serving the entire facility. Site services, including landscaping, parking and sidewalks were also constructed. This $25,000,000 facility was completed on schedule in August, 2007.
Holland College retained the services of James C. Johnson Associates Inc. in December 2004 to act as Construction Manager for their new student residence at Grafton and Edward Streets in Charlottetown. The $3,500,000 facility opened on time and within budget in July 2005.
JCJ entered into a joint venture with WHW Architects Inc. in 2004 to provide Project Management, Contract Administration, and Site Inspection services for design and construction of the $23,000,000 expansion to the Atlantic Veterinary College.
The City of Summerside employed the Company in 2004 to provide full-time onsite Quality Control Inspection services for its new $9,000,000 Aquatics Component of its Wellness Centre.
During 2002, Capital Area Recreation Inc., the non-profit entity assigned with the responsibility to plan, design and construct the new arena and aquatics facility to service the residents of the greater Charlottetown area, employed JCJ to assist in site selection for the new facility. Once the site was selected, CARI contracted JCJ to provide Project Management and Construction Management services for its new facility. An additional arena and space to accommodate the Seniors Active Living and commercial rental space were added to the Project. The $20,575,000 Project was completed on schedule in June 2004 at an average cost of approximately 18% less than the estimates published in Hanscomb’s Yardsticks for Costing for similar facilities in Canada.
Pownal Sports Centre employed the services of JCJ in 2002 to provide Project Management services for the design and construction of its new twin pad NHL-sized ice arenas. This Project was completed in December 2003 within the budget of $3,500,000.
Island Waste Management Corporation, the Provincial Crown Corporation responsible for the solid waste disposal for Prince Edward Island, engaged the Company in 2001 to manage the design and construction of its new Central Compost Facility. The $18,500,000 facility was completed using the Design-Build-Operate approach and opened on time and within budget in July 2003.
In 2001, the Charlottetown Yacht Club improved its facility through the construction of an expanded wharf for provision
of additional parking and boat berthage and storage. A new floating marina, including breakwater and mooring slips, was
also added to the Yacht Club infrastructure. JCJ was retained to manage the Project to ensure budgets ($1,500,000) were
maintained and schedules were managed in order to minimize disruption to the Yacht Club membership.
Also during 2001, Communities 13 Inc. retained the Company to manage construction of the APM Centre, in Cornwall. Using the Design-Build approach, this new multi-purpose recreation facility comprised of an NHL-sized ice arena and gymnasium was constructed within the $3,500,000 allocated to the Project and was opened early in 2002.
The conversion of a Flow-Through Aquaculture Facility to a Recirculating Facility at Hidden Valley Charr was managed by JCJ in 1999.
The construction of a new 18-Hole Championship Golf Course and Resort Expansion at Brudenell River Resort and construction of the Canadian Golf Academy all required significant new infrastructure. JCJ was the Project and Construction Manager for this $6 Million project in 1998. The Brudenell River Resort Infrastructure project included a new water system, expansion of the electrical system, a new waste water treatment plant, roads, parking lots, a golf course maintenance building, a new office for P.E.I. Provincial Parks, a new Recreational Vehicle Park, as well as a new Day Use Facility. The work started onsite in January 1998 and was completed on an extremely tight schedule in July 1998 in time for the opening of the new facilities.
JCJ has provided Project Management services for the construction of two plants in the Souris Food Park. These plants, valued at a total of $34 Million, included the largest potato granule plant of its kind in the world. Working for AgraWest Investments Ltd., JCJ managed an international team involving engineers and contractors from several countries.
The Company acted as Project Manager for the construction of an Industrial Mall and the Small Business Centre for Central Development Corporation Ltd., in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I.
For Island Quality Vegetables Inc., JCJ acted as Project Manager for a new plant in Valleyfield, P.E.I. Conception through completion was handled on budget, adhering to the tightest possible schedule.
Since 1990, the Company has acted as Owner's Representative for Environmental Industrial Services Inc. for construction of McCain Foods Waste Water Treatment Plant, Cavendish Farms Waste Water Treatment Plant and Waste Water Treatment Facilities servicing Small Fry Snack Food Inc. These potato processing waste water treatment plants are valued at $13.5 Million, $17.5 Million and $3 Million, respectively.
JCJ acted as Project and Construction Managers for the Royal Star Foods Ltd. Seafood Processing Plant located at Jude's Point, P.E.I. This project, valued at $6 Million, was completed in the spring of 1996.
The Company handled Project Management responsibilities for construction of The Links at Crowbush Cove on behalf of Lakeside Development Corporation. This is a world class golf course designed by Thomas McBroom and sited among the dunes on the Island's scenic North Shore. The $6.5 Million course opened for play in 1993, on time and on budget, and received the prestigious award for Best New Public Course in Canada from Golf Digest Magazine in 1995 when it became eligible for nomination. In 1998, Golf Digest added the distinction of naming Crowbush one of the top five public golf courses in North America.
JCJ co-ordinated all onsite construction activities for the GST National Processing Centre, in Summerside, P.E.I. This $30 Million construction project was undertaken by the Company in 1993 for Public Works Canada.
In September 1988, the Company was awarded project management and construction management contracts for construction of the Charlottetown Civic Centre. This $13.5 Million project was completed in February 1990, on schedule and within budget.
A project management contract for Peake's Wharf Restoration project, in Charlottetown, was completed in June 1990. This project contained elements which posed problems on several fronts. Environment, heritage, marine construction, close budget and tight schedule all contributed to an extremely interesting and complex project, completed on time and within budgetary constraints. Cliff Campbell, P. Eng., acted for the owner, Charlottetown Area Development Corporation, for this $1.5 Million project.
The Company's largest project to date was the construction of the Atlantic Veterinary College, in Charlottetown. James C. Johnson, P. Eng., as Project Manager, was responsible for all phases of the project, including budget, programming, design, construction, equipment acquisition and scheduling. Cliff Campbell, P. Eng., acted as Project Engineer. The Atlantic Veterinary College was completed in 1987, on time and within the $42.5 Million budget.
The construction program of the financially troubled Prince Edward Hotel and Convention Centre, in Charlottetown, was brought back on track through the implementation by the Company of strict budgetary controls and supervision. This project was completed early in 1984 within its $30.5 Million budget.Other Activities
Other activities in which the Company has participated include:
·Restoration of Powder Magazine - a "no charge" project for which the Company   received a Heritage Awareness Award;
·University of Prince Edward Island - Wood-Fired Boiler Plant;
·Prince Edward Hotel and Convention Centre - Shoreline Reclamation;
·P.E.I. Hospital Services Commission - Souris Hospital;
·Holland College, Atlantic Police Academy - Facilities Study;
·P.E.I. Department of Public Works, Government Garage - Operational Study;
·Charlottetown Civic Centre - Conceptual Cost Study;
·Charlottetown Civic Centre - Operational Cost Study;
·Technical Adviser to Environmental Industrial Services Inc. at the Waste Water
·Lease Negotiations on behalf of major tenants;
·Numerous other management services for a variety of clients.