CII Local Connect Houston – Lightning Talks – 27 April 2023

High-Impact Lightning Talk Sessions Led by Experts from CII and Industry.

Join PTAG Houston’s Mike McBean at the CII NextGen event on Thursday, April 27th, 2023, hosted at the Shell- Woodcreek Campus!

PTAG is proud to support the CII Local Connect program, which provides individuals from member and non-member companies opportunities to learn more about CII research and best practices. The event format includes an overview of resources and more importantly, an opportunity to engage in-person with current and future leaders.

It’s a great opportunity to network, learn new concepts, and hear unique perspectives on relevant workplace topics.

CNA Annual Conference 2023 – ‘Talent Collider’

With our event partner, TALENT™ (Ontario Tech Talent), PTAG was pleased to co-host the 2nd annual ‘Talent Collider’ at this year’s Canadian Nuclear Association conference.

PTAG & OTU TALENT brought together 100 students and 25 industry executives in a speed dating concept to help fuel the next generation of industry professionals.

Thank you to the wonderful students who took part, and our executive colleagues from across the industry.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

PTAG at PDAC Mining 4Beer Event

PTAG is pleased to be a Sponsor for the Mining4Beer event during the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)2023 at the Bottom Line Sports, Toronto, on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

Mining4Beer is an event to bring the mining community together. Join us to discover how PTAG’s Project Advisors assist the mining industry in delivering successful projects.

Join the club, build a thirst, spread the word and always remember:

You’re not a Miner unless you are Mining 4 Beer.


We are looking forward to meeting you there. Let’s have a beer and talk about mining projects.

Please feel free to reach out to us to chat!

Find out more and register for the event here!

CNA Annual Conference 2023

PTAG is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the Canadian Nuclear Association’s (CNA) Annual Conference in Ottawa from February 22 to 24.

We’ll be excited to discuss this year’s theme, “Canada’s Global Leadership” with some of the world’s leading nuclear industry professionals.

“Strengthening Canada’s role as a global leader in nuclear technology and innovation.”

Canadian nuclear energy is enjoying a surge of momentum not seen in over a decade. New projects are being announced and financed. The public is increasingly supportive of nuclear power. The promise of nuclear energy for meeting Canada’s energy and climate goals, as well as its international market opportunities, is increasingly understood by governments at all levels.

As part of PTAG’s long-term industry commitment to support more new and young people joining the Nuclear industry, PTAG will be leading two initiatives during the conference:

  • Already underway, we have designed and are delivering 8 sessions that help the nearly 100 students attending the conference make the most of the experience as they meet potential employers for the first time
  • In collaboration with Ontario Tech University’s TALENT group, we have designed and will facilitate the speed dating format “Talent Collider,” which brings those new to the industry with Senior Executives

Visit us in the main lobby at our booth (#207) to learn more about how PTAG is helping the nuclear industry deliver projects successfully.


Industrial Integrated Project Delivery Implementation (I2PD)

In case you missed it, watch Michael Dubreuil and Bruce Burwell ’s panel discussion about Industrial Integrated Project Delivery Implementation (I2PD) from the 2022 Construction Industry Institute‘s Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

To learn more about Industrial Integrated Project Delivery Implementation (I2PD), please reach out to either Bruce or Michael:

Michael Dubreuil
Managing Partner, PTAG Inc.
Bruce Burwell
Partner, Capital Projects, PTAG Inc.

CIM (MEMO 2022) Conference

Attend PTAG‘s Digital Transformation presentation on Automating Field Reporting and Progressing at the CIM | Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum conference for Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability/Mine Operators (MEMO 2022) with PTAG‘s industry thought leaders Feroz Ashraf and Bob Brown.  

Come and join us on Tuesday, September 20th – from 13:55-14:20. 

We look forward to seeing you there!  

Get to know PTAG’s speaker:

Feroz Ashraf P.Eng

Global Executive Advisor

Feroz’s Profile

Improving Project Performance through Proactive Supplier Engagement

In case you missed it, watch Michael Dubreuil’s panel discussion about Improving Project Performance through Proactive Supplier Engagement from the 2022 Construction Industry Institute‘s Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

CIM Conference for Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability/Mine Operators (MEMO 2022) in Sudbury

Attend PTAG‘s Digital Transformation presentation on Automating Field Reporting and Progressing at the CIM conference for Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability/Mine Operators (MEMO 2022) with PTAG‘s industry thought leaders Feroz Ashraf and Bob Brown.

  We look forward to seeing you there! 

2022 CII Annual Conference

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PTAG is proud to be the Silver Sponsor for this years CII Annual Conference in Cleveland

Visit PTAG in the Exhibitor Showcase

Take in Michael Dubreuil’s panel on Collaborative Contracting

All relevant collaborative contracting strategies (I2PD, IPD, and Alliancing to name a few) have adopted early supplier engagement as one of their fundamental methods to improve project performance. You won’t want to miss this expert panel discussion on the importance of early supplier engagement and the adoption of innovative technical improvements. Experience a conversation between the industry’s leading service and solutions providers about how to be successful at proactive engagement with your supply chain.

Register now to participate.

Moderated by
  Michael Dubreuil  
Michael Dubreuil
Chief Executive Officer
PTAG, Inc.


  Keith Churchill    
Keith Churchill
Chief Innovation Officer
Bechtel Corporation

Ashuhan Dogan  
Ashuhan Dogan
Global Product Manager – Sustainability Strategy and Marketing
Hilti Corporation

Jeff Houtz    
Jeff Houtz
Supply Chain Manager
Wood Group
Shannon DaCosta
Shannon DaCosta
Advanced Work Packaging Canada Regional Manager
Fluor Corporation
Ernie Maschner 
Ernie Maschner
Vice President of Global Water
Victaulic Company

  Paul Vranesic    
Paul Vranesic
Project Director, Northeast Water Purification Plant
Houston Waterworks Team

Register now to join us in Cleveland in less than two weeks!

If you’ve already registered, be sure to download the conference app and get ready to learn.

2022 CII Annual Conference

August 1-3, 2022  •  Cleveland, Ohio

Get to know PTAG’s speaker:

Michael’s Profile

Join the presentation on the spectrum of approaches to Contract Strategy at CII’s AWP + Lean Virtual Summit to learn various contracting strategies that can provide the most benefit in either your Advanced work packaging or Lean project scenarios.

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) is presenting its first-ever CII AWP & Lean Summit focused on the exploration of (and recommendations around) aligning and combining Advanced Work Packaging and Lean Construction approaches for effective and efficient integrated project delivery.

PTAG’s Partner for Capital Projects, Bruce Burwell, a subject matter expert on contracting strategies will be discussing contracting approaches available that incorporate Advanced Work Packaging alongside Mr. John Strickland, Project Delivery Leader at Burns & McDonnell who will focus on approaches with a Lean Construction perspective. This session will help you understand how to apply Lean methods and Advanced Work Packaging in a Collaborative contracting model.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
7:30am CDT / 8:30am EST / 5:30am PST

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Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) best practice – Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is a planned, executable process that encompasses the work on an EPC project, beginning with initial planning and continuing through detailed design and construction execution. AWP focuses on bringing alignment amongst project teams – engineering, procurement, construction at the front-end of the project. The team helps determine the best project execution strategy to have a successful outcome. With the end in mind approach, AWP helps improve project visibility and predictability.

Lean Construction Institute’s Lean Project Delivery (LPD or Lean-IPD) aligns the key project participants as an integrated team with the common objective of acting as one team to deliver a project that creates the best value possible for the owner and success for all the stakeholders. The integrated project team helps the owner decide what they want and not only realize decisions and perform activities.

Lean-IPD offers collaborative tools to provide a clear framework with specific goals. Whereas AWP is a method that develops a clear path to construction, develops work packages that support the path to construction, aligns stakeholders, and has dedicated planners that affords the foreman the time needed in the field with the trades and crew.

Often projects face challenges in terms of their performance by way of budget, cost, and schedule overruns. Some of the common issues faced are but are not limited to scope creep, lack of communication between the stakeholders, lack of clear objectives, inadequate risk management, conflicts, and lack of accountability, etc.

To improve project performance, we need to change the way we deliver projects. Choosing the right contract strategy early in the project can help address these issues and significantly improve your project delivery. Aligning various stakeholders involved in the project such as owners’ team, supplier, sub-contractor, engineering, construction, etc. is important to meet the common objective i.e., the successful outcome of the project. However, one size does not fit all, and it is imperative to learn various strategies available that would suit your project requirements.

This joint session will discover multiple contracting approaches to strengthen both Advanced Work Packaging and Lean Project Delivery.

The topic for the session is spectrum of approaches to Contract Strategy.

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
7:30am CDT / 8:30am EST / 5:30am PST

Register today to attend the event.

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If you would like to learn more about Contracting Strategies, please contact us.

Get to know PTAG’s speaker: