Innovate…or Else! Becoming an Energy Superpower

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I was very interested this past week to read 2 articles focused on “Innovation”. The first one was the Forbes annual list of Top 100 Most Innovative companies – there were a number of companies familiar to the Capital Projects space and the world that Coreworx plays in. At a quick glance here are a few that jumped out at me; Atlas … Read More

Dealing with Brain Drain: A Different Perspective on Knowledge Management

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I had the opportunity to attend two very interesting conferences this month focusing exclusively on power generation plants. The first one was the Outage Management for Power Plants (OMPP) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, which focused on fossil fueled plants. The second one was the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Utility Conference in Hollywood, Florida. Despite the various differences between fossil … Read More

Leadership Inspiration from CII’s Annual Conference – Part 2

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One of the hottest topics in the construction industry is dealing with an ever increasing shortage of skilled workers. In Alberta alone, I’ve seen forecasts ranging from a shortage of 75,000 to 120,000 workers over the next decade. The Australian government predicts Australia’s LNG production sector will face a shortage of about 36,000 skilled workers by 2015 — and thats just the … Read More

Inspiration from CII’s Annual Conference – Part 1

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Adding Value Through Front End Planning Returning to our head office after my third year attending the Construction Industry Institute (CII) annual conference, I find myself charged up on a number of fronts. CII’s conference is uniquely scheduled at mid-year (one of the few summer conferences), and always manages to send our team home highly motivated for the second half … Read More

Latest Trends in High Impact Interface Management Programs

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The execution of mega projects continually presents difficulties in monitoring interface progress and risk for an Owner. With a mega project typically managed in multiple scope packages, awarded contractors face interacting with one another throughout the project life cycle to establish interface agreements, despite being spread across different geographical locations and different cultures. Traditional databases, spreadsheets and paper-based interface management … Read More