Alberta Finance Projects

Government Computing Centre, Calgary, Alberta - 1982

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The Computing Centre provides data processing to several Alberta Government agencies, including Treasury Branches (TB), a financial institution similar to chartered banks. Planned expansion of on–line banking at TB resulted in a need for increased computing services. We prepared a facilities plan for the Computing Centre and the TB Computer Operations. We identified issues affecting future accommodation; projected staff and equipment requirements; established major operational concepts; defined short, intermediate, and long term facilities needs; and examined several development alternatives. We recommended short-term accommodation within renovated premises, both government owned and leased. The long-term plan was to construct a new 3500 square metre facility. Completed in 1982.

Terrace Building, Edmonton, Alberta - 1978

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At the time of our study, Treasury, Audit and a major computer installation occupied the Terrace Building. There were approximately 900 staff occupying an estimated 12 500 square metres. We studied the functional relationships within the building as well as external links. The results were used to determine which groups should remain within the building. Our methodology emphasized interaction with senior management, using focused interviews, proximity matrix questionnaires, and worksessions to establish priorities. The report identified the tenant groups; described functional relationships; outlined alternative divisions; and discussed the implications on building tenancy. Completed in 1978.

Government Computing Centre, Edmonton, Alberta - 1978

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The mandate of the Computing and Systems Division (CSD) was to develop and maintain information systems for the Alberta Government, including the provision of computing services. At the time of the study, CSD consisted of three major groups, each accommodated in separate facilities: Data Centre, Systems Group, and Records Centre. Total staff was projected to be approximately 450. The study examined the facility requirements for the short, intermediate and long terms. Completed in 1978.