Director, Real Property Planning, Health Canada
November 22, 2018 | 8:30 am
Peter Cochrane is currently on a secondment with Health Canada’s Real Property and Security Directorate and is the National Director responsible for Health Canada and PHAC’s Office Accommodations Program or Works. Peter is accountable for National Accommodation Strategy related to the department and agencies Fit-up program of works, Client Accommodation Services as well as the Building and Tenant Services. The goal of the 2018-23 National Accommodation Strategy is to modernize the workplace under the GCworkplace standards in partnership with PSPC, SSC and the internal stakeholders with the Corporate Services Branch of Health Canada.
Peter started his career working for an architectural firm with offices in Montreal and Ottawa in 1995 as an Architectural Technologist. He subsequently joined PSPC’s Geomatics Team within the Real Property Branch and worked on projects such the Library of Parliament, the Peace Tower and was responsible for the implementation of the CAFM (Computer Aided Facilities Management) system still being managed at the department of Health Canada. In 2006, Peter joined the National Accommodation Management and Workplace Solutions team where he was the manager responsible for the publication of the renewed 2012 GoC Workplace 2.0 Fit-up Standards and related funding accountability documentation.
In the summer of 2017, Peter welcomed the opportunity to work with a client department to better understand the financial pressures of the life-cycle costs related to client fit-up programs of works. One of his objectives has been to work with financial officers to compare the departments TB submissions to the PSPC Space Envelope.
Peter’s goal is to develop funding formulas related to the funding accountabilities as defined in the fit-up standards that client departments can implement into their annual investment planning process to ensure that these one-time costs for large or small fit-up projects are adequately funded to ensure for the successful transformation of the workplace i.e. the GCworkplace Vision.