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QUARTIER INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL:

2005 PMI Project of the Year

The Quartier International de Montréal (QIM) project was an enormous urban revitalization project that comprehensively revamped a large portion in the center of Montréal city in Canada from bottom up.
The QIM team used standard project management techniques to coordinate the project’s many complex activities, plan for risks, and accommodated last-minute changes to the project plan by the City of Montreal. As a result, the QIM project was completed within budget and schedule, and was lauded with international accolades.

Background Montreal is an industry hub in North America that frequently plays host to the business, tourist and international communities. It features a large business district and the Old Montreal town center, and between these two sectors ran an expressway that was not only unattractive, but impeded the potentially lucrative flow of pedestrian traffic. The QIM project’s goal was to revitalize these two areas. The QIM aim was to accomplish two things: 1. Restore communication between two city sectors vital to tourism and economic development;
2. Revive an entire sector, making it a reputable international district exhibiting Montreal’s new dynamism and ingenuity

The two-phase QIM project involved major urban changes. The team had to: • Cover an expressway • Overhaul a sewer and aqueduct system • Increase sidewalk surface area by 40 percent • Restore Victoria Square • Create the Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, a new public square • Plant 500 mature trees • Integrate art and sculpture • Expand an indoor pedestrian network.

The team was to complete the project in five years. They had major challenges like the harsh winter weather, carrying out the project in one of the most trafficked zones of the city, which hosts so…...

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