Collaborative Contracting for SMR’s Webinar

Are you interested in learning how Collaborative Contracting can help you achieve your goals in the emerging field of small modular reactors (SMRs)? 

Join PTAG’s Collaborative Contracting subject matter experts on May 11th, 2023, at 12pm EDT as they present an update on how Collaborative Contracting is supporting early first mover SMR projects in both the United States and Canada.

The world will increasingly rely on Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) to meet its emission targets as it transitions its sources of energy generation. Compared to other alternatives, SMRs provide a safer, more reliable, economical, and environmentally responsible alternative for industry and society.

With the planned pace of transition, realizing the potential of SMRs to help meet emissions targets will require greater cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders, such as the Governments, Local Communities, Financial Community, SMR Technology Providers, Electrical Generation Supply Chains, Project Managers, Engineers and Constructors.

Collaborative contracting is an innovative approach to project delivery that fosters trust, transparency, and alignment between project stakeholders. This Collaborative Contracting reduces risks, costs and delays while increasing safety, quality, innovation, and value.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What are the key features and benefits of collaborative contracting
  • How collaborative contracting can address the challenges and opportunities

Get to know PTAG’s speaker:

Michael Dubreuil

Managing Partner, PTAG Inc. 

Bruce Burwell

Partner, Capital Projects

Important Lessons learned from Modularization

Modularization entails the large-scale transfer of stick-build construction effort from the jobsite to one or more local or distant fabrication shops/yards to exploit one or more strategic advantages. However, the construction industry has been slow to achieve high levels of modularization. It has reached a ceiling regarding the percentage of stick-built work hours being exported offsite. The research effort led to the development of five distinct solution elements:

  1. Business case process
  2. Execution plan differences
  3. Critical success factors
  4. Standardization strategy
  5. Modularization maximization enablers

PTAG has industry-specific teams ready to address the question of what changes or adaptations in traditional project work processes are required to create an optimal environment for broader and more effective use of modularization. For successful modularization to occur, substantial owner involvement must occur early. The scope of research limited this team’s work to the industrial sector; however, its research findings may apply equally well to the commercial and infrastructure project sectors.      

The following figure shows the lessons learned for Front End Planning, Engineering, Contracts and Procurement, Fabrication, Transportation, Site installation, and Staffing.

International Women’s Day 2023

Today, on International Women’s Day (March 8), we celebrate the incredible achievements and contributions of women all around the world. It is a global day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women.

The Government of Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 is Every Woman Counts.

It’s a reminder that all women, from all ages and walks of life, have a place in every aspect of Canadian society, including in the economic, social and democratic spheres.

PTAG is committed to creating workplace cultures where women’s careers thrive and their achievements are celebrated. It is an honor for us to celebrate the contribution of women to our company and to the world at large. Our appreciation goes out to their resourcefulness, resilience, and ingenuity.

We are proud to have women in leadership roles across our organization, who inspire and guide our teams to achieve success.

We also want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. We will continue to work towards creating a more equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

Together, we can create a world where women can thrive, achieve their full potential, and contribute to a better future for all.

Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity.

Learn more!

Explore the Women of Impact in Canada gallery and the Women in Canadian History: A Timeline showcasing the achievements of Canadian women in various fields such as politics, sciences, and the arts.