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Video Recap – Nov 19th encore webinar Force Majeure Management with updated content.

PTAG’s Managing Director, Michael Dubreuil, will present an updated, encore webinar on Force Majeure ManagementDuring COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery.
[originally recorded November 19, 2020]

The New Normal requires “new ways” of operating that requires all parties; Owners, Consultants, Contractors, Engineers, and Equipment Suppliers to find new and innovative ways of optimizing cost and schedule to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and work towards a sustainable recovery.

Excusing a party from its contractual obligations for a force majeure event is the exception. “Contract liability is strict liability. It is an accepted maxim that pacta sunt servanda, contracts are to be kept.

This discussion explores three fundamental methods to help ensure that as projects resume – the threats to safety, quality schedule and cost are minimized and opportunities for improvements in each of these core areas are explored and realized.

These methods are:

  • Transparent Communications
  • Collaboration and Integration
  • Rigorous Change Management

Making Zero Accidents a Reality

Throughout history, the construction industry has been identified as one of the most demanding and dangerous industries in the United States. Due to this both owners and contractors are investing more of there time and money to maintaining a good safety record. 

Video Recap – Nov 17th Webinar – How to Plan and Execute Capital Projects in Volatile and Uncertain times.

Originally Recorded on November 17th, 2020

Join PTAG’s Gulf Coast General Manager Steven K. Hillyard, and principals Feroz Ashraf and Michael Dubreuil for a special 90min webinar on How to plan and execute Capital Projects in volatile and uncertain times. This extended 90min webinar will be direct and to the point providing practical and validated examples pertinent to planning and restarting your capital projects.

Throughout the United States and Canada, most capital project budgets have been cut. With few exceptions, no region has gone untouched by the impact that COVID has had on those of us working on capital projects.

The need to maintain existing facilities still exists. Capital spend is still needed to maintain operability, safety, and capacity. Commodity demand is still increasing.

Project teams have been reduced by 30% or more. Across the board our clients are seeing increases in material and equipment costs due to COVID, with continued commodity price volatility driving new behaviours.

Projects are experiencing significant productivity impacts due to the new normal COVID working conditions, as well as increasing pressure and social license related to climate change.

Our panel of seasoned capital project practitioners will walk through these issues with practical step by step approaches and strategies covering delivery models, best practices in detail for both the Planning and Execution phases of new projects and refurbishments.

Our webinar sessions are part of PTAG’s ongoing webinar series on Best Practises in Project Management & Project Controls. PTAG works with sustaining and capital projects owners around the world and is passionate about ensuring the successful delivery of every project, especially in today’s volatile and uncertain conditions.

Project Objective Setting

In nearly every project, internal teams and parties will work towards an objective to satisfy their stakeholders and the project owner. This objective may be loosely defined by the project owner, but to accomplish the goals will require alignment of the internal teams’ objectives.

Project Team Communications

Effective communication is essential and there are many ways to achieve this, but the hardest part is being able to measure the results.

Project Change Management

Change happens in projects, it is unavoidable. Changes on projects are often perceived as a negative, Scope Creep, Overruns, delays, poor performance, however, not all changes are negative.  Read more on our site.

Sign-up Open: The Importance of Front-End Planning and Leveraging Industry Best Practices

Join Feroz Ashraf and Michael Dubreuil for a two-part Webinar. Each 1hr session will be direct and to the point providing practical and validated examples on the Importance of Front-End Planning and Leveraging Industry Best Practices.

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Globally, an increased focus on health, safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements is impacting project costs, all while the pressure to maintain project objectives to meet tighter budgets, schedules and quality requirements exists. It is becoming imperative to rigorously plan and define the projects well.  The ability to do so is defining company and project teams success

Join us, as Senior PTAG practitioners walk you through practical step by step approaches and strategies covering the following topics:

Session One – 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT, September 22nd:

  1. Understand the top 8 reasons why projects go off-track
  2. Examine how Front-End Planning and a rigorous staged-gate process is crucial
  3. Learn how and when to use Construction Industry Institute (CII) Front-End Planning tools, such as the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) to determine the “state of readiness” and “maturity level” of your project.
  4. Review how to assess the Project Complexity Index and Maturity Levels– and to adapt the Execution Plan accordingly
  5. Determine why Initial Project Set-up, Team Alignment and a focussed List of Deliverables are important

Session Two – 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT, September 29th (will build on our first session)

  1. Review why a consistent Project Controls and Risk Analysis methodology is critical
  2. Learn how a simplified, interactive Project Management & Project Controls Handbook – is a key to Project Management and Delivery Success
  3. Quick review of Value Engineering and Value Improvement Practices
  4. Look into Integrated Project Management Structure and Systems – I2PD
  5. Understand why an Integrated Project Execution Plan (IPEP) is a roadmap to success
  6. Bring it all together, the PTAG Playbook for successful project execution.

These sessions are part of PTAG’s ongoing webinar series on Best Practises in Project Management & Project Controls. PTAG works with sustaining and capital projects owners around the world and is passionate about ensuring the successful delivery of every project, especially in this ever growing complex and uncertain environment.