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How Project Managers deal with sustainability, circular economy and climate change challenges in the execution of Major Projects

With Climate Change driving the increased focus on sustainability and the Circular Economy, managing projects will need to evolve and focus more on sustainability concepts. Project Managers will need to look at partnerships, stakeholders and embrace the tools and trade-offs required to manage sustainable infrastructure. This Webinar will give Project Managers an insight into these concepts and invoke dialogue and discussion that will drive the growth of sustainability concepts in the execution major projects.


After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Get an overview and insight of the demand for sustainable infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region;

  • Understand how emerging sustainability issues can impact project success;

  • Use strategic foresight tools to explore how potential future changes can impact project development;

  • Integrate sustainability issues into project management and project delivery;

  • Define the perimeters and understand how a green project functions;

  • Understand the myth commonly related to green projects;

  • Understand approaches to embedding sustainability, circular economy and climate change into projects;

  • Take away examples of approaches to embed sustainability concepts into projects in Singapore.


Presentation 1: Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Infrastructure (Mr Kow Juan Tiang)

Demand for infrastructure is large and growing rapidly in the Asia Pacific region. This is driven by urbanisation, social and demographic changes. Climate change and technological advancement have also changed the ways we are looking at and developing infrastructure. This has precipitated new approach and modality in the way governments are looking at the implementation of essential infrastructure. To fulfil these requirements, more can be done to address the issues and challenges in the implementation of such projects. These would include building capacity, creating more awareness of the new solutions available and fostering more partnerships between the different stakeholders involved in developing sustainable infrastructure.


Presentation 2: Designing for the Future – Creating Sustainable, Resilient and Adaptable Projects (Mr Wayne McPhee)

Traditional design and development of major projects assumes that the world will look essentially the same at the time the start of the project as it will be throughout the life of the product. But we can clearly see a future with accelerating climate change, environmental damage, regulatory changes, demographic shifts, new technology, and rising social expectations for diversity, ethics and responsible business. Project teams need to revisit their basic design assumptions and methodologies to respond to these challenges. This session will explore the tools and strategies that project teams can use to understand possible future scenarios and create projects that are sustainable, resilient and adaptable.


Presentation 3: Debunking Myths of Managing Green Projects (Ms Farizan d’Avezac de Moran)

As sustainability intensifies, so as the level of project management. The coverage and depth of managing a project that has sustainability attributes greatly relies on the understanding of the trade-offs and managing the process successfully.

With a larger team with diverse focus, it is often a challenge to priorities the priorities. Working through the term ‘Green Value Engineering (GVE)’ provides examples on how and where the interceptions, loopholes are and places great emphasis in de-bunking the myth that greatly associates itself with sustainability.


Presentation 4: Embedding sustainability into infrastructure delivery – a UK perspective (Mr Philip Charles)

This speaker will deliver a UK perspective in embedding sustainability, circular economy and climate change into infrastructure projects, He will also illustrate this this approach at the corporate and project level, with relevant examples


About the Speakers and Panel:

Speaker 1
Kow_Juan_Tiang

Kow Juan Tiang

Deputy Executive Director
Infrastructure Asia
Singapore

 

Kow Juan Tiang was appointed Deputy Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia with effect from 1 April 2018.

Infrastructure Asia supports Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. The office brings together regional infrastructure stakeholders across the value chain to catalyse projects across Asia.

Prior to his current appointment, Juan Tiang was Coordinating Group Director for the Environment and Infrastructure Solutions Group at International Enterprise (IE) Singapore for six years. He was responsible for helping Singapore-based companies in the environment and infrastructure solutions industries with their ventures into strategic high-growth markets such as China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Middle East. His focus sectors include water and waste management, and energy. He also champions the export of urban solutions to markets currently undergoing rapid urbanisation and development.

Speaker 2
Wayne McPheeWayne McPhee
M.Eng., P.Eng., MBA

Senior Sustainability Specialist Author
Canada

 

Wayne is a sustainability specialist who has worked on major projects in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, and has led international cross-discipline project sustainability programs within global engineering firms. He has worked for over 25 years as a consultant and within corporate teams on environmental and sustainability challenges.

Wayne’s new book “Integrating Sustainability into Major Projects: Best Practices and Tools for Project Teams” is the first resource specifically developed for unique challenges managing sustainability on major projects. Wayne’s opinions are his own.

Speaker 3

Farizan D'Avezac de Moran

Farizan d’Avezac de Moran

Senior Partner
GreenA Consultants
Singapore

 

Farizan has managed green projects both in Asia and East Africa. Both shares similar challenges with a different focus and unique skills set.

She will be sharing project management experience related to culture, perception and myths surrounding green projects, with a focus on cost and quality and how her developed Green Value Engineering tool assist in this.

With years of experience, she will be sharing her project management model on the trade and tools to reach higher sustainability goals through sustainability-centric project management

Speaker 4

Philip Charles

Philip Charles

Associate Director
AECOM
United Kingdom

 

Philip has over 19 years’ experience as an environmental and sustainability professional, providing advice to clients on low and zero carbon strategies in addition to a range of current and emerging sustainability issues. His experience has been developed during the last five years with AECOM as part of the Climate Change and Sustainability team, and previously with CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research and Information Association) and CEEQUAL (the sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering).

He has a proven track record of managing environmental and sustainability projects, engaging with client, design, construction teams and the supply chain to define and implement plans to facilitate effective outcomes.

Philip has significant experience in working with clients and multi-disciplinary design teams to define, manage and deliver sustainability plans and projects. He has facilitated sustainability, resource efficiency and carbon reduction workshops, developed sustainability plans and mechanisms to capture identified sustainability opportunities and track implementation for a range of city metro and rail projects.

Moderator

Prakash RS

Prakash S Ramakrishnan 

Co-Chair MIIP SIG,
Deputy Director
Land Transport Authority
Singapore

 

Mr. Prakash is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineer’s Board Singapore and has more than 28 years of experience in all aspects of project development from conceptualisation and planning, design, contract administration, construction and project management for several building and infrastructure projects both in Singapore and Asia.

His specialisation is in prefabrication technology and project management of building and infrastructure projects.  His career has spanned both the public and private sectors where he has been involved in multiple roles including the review of public sector infrastructure projects, consultancy and the execution of major infrastructure projects. More recently he has been involved in the setup and operation of the Project Management and Governance office for the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project.

Welcome address & Panelist
Harihara S

Harihara Subramanian
MBA, MSc, PMP

Co-Chair of MIIP-SIG
Immediate Past President,
PMI Singapore Chapter

 

Mr. Harihara, is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and for the past 22 years he has successfully delivered various greenfield & brownfield multimillion-dollar CapEx EPC/ EPCM industrial projects and programs. He has hands-on experience in leading projects in cross-functional global team environment, with multi-disciplinary project design engineering, project management, business development across various industrial sectors, such as hi-tech industries Semicon, photo-voltaic industries, facility infrastructure management, equipment tool hook-up, clean-room environment, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollution abatement, refinery, petrochemical, chemical, and also experienced in manufacturing/operational functions.

Currently he is working for Worley as Senior Project Manager. Harihara is a chemical engineer, obtained MBA degree, from Rutgers Business School, USA, and a Master of Science (CIM) from NTU Singapore. He has delivered various keynotes speeches at international conferences & institutions in the context of Project Management excellence and strongly support the project management community. 


Presentation and Discussion Method
Panel discussion and presentation held via Zoom.


Event Particulars

DateWednesday, 9 March 2022

Time7pm - 9pm SGT (Time zone Converter: click here)

Virtual Venue: Zoom

PDUs: 2 Technical (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Special event - Complimentary attendance: We have limited capacity. Kindly cancel your participation if you cannot attend.


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20210825 MIIP

 

Trends & Challenges of Procurement, Contract Management & Legal Implications for Major Projects Delivery

- Case Study 1: Hong Kong’s Journey in the use of NEC*
- Case Study 2: The Evolution of Alliance Contracting in Australia

 

Procurement and Contract Management are complex areas that drive the relationships between the various stakeholders in Major Projects Delivery. The transition from traditional forms of contract in major E&C projects such as FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) and ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) to more Collaborative forms of contract is a major trend and these are laying the foundations for changes in stakeholder relationships coupled with legal implications and risk allocation. These trends will significantly impact how procurement and contract management will be done in the near future.

New Engineering Contract or NEC Engineering and Construction Contract is a formalised system created by the UK Institution of Civil Engineers that guides the drafting of documents on civil engineering and construction projects for the purpose of obtaining tenders, awarding and administering contracts.

Highlights:

  • To understand the pros and cons on the use of collaborative forms of contract like the NEC Engineering and Construction Contracts (ECC) for public works projects in Hong Kong;
  • To provide legal aspects insight into the future of construction contracts in the Covid-19 era, while navigating challenges faced in the appointment of an engineering, procurement and construction contractor;
  • To understand how the alliance model of contracting works for owners, contractor and designer participants and an overview of the commercial and risk allocation principals in Australia.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the challenges that Hong Kong has encountered in its journey of use of NEC, as well as the positive changes that have been brought to the industry.  Review and consider if it is advantageous to adopt this form of contract for some projects in Singapore. 

  • Understand the various contracting options and models available to better manage the allocation of risks between project participants in the Covid-19 era.

  • Appreciate the strong benefits of alliancing approach. Understand the basics of Alliance contracts and delivery. Appreciate where alliance may play a role in future project delivery.


Case Study 1: Hong Kong’s Journey in the use of NEC

Before 2016, the Hong Kong Government SAR adopted Hong Kong Government General Conditions of Contract (GCC) for all public works construction contracts. This form of conditions of contract was developed in 1970’s with reference to ICE Conditions of Contract and followed common law principles.

In 1991, NEC forms of Contract was developed and published in United Kingdom. Through 20 years practice in UK, there are quite a lot of positive feedback from the construction industry, in particular in promoting better working relationship between contractors and clients through a partnering and collaborative approach.

In 2015, after practising the NEC form of contracts through several pilot projects in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Government SAR has decided to adopt this NEC ECC for all public works construction projects in Hong Kong.

>> Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the key elements of NEC ECC and the major difference against the traditional GCC;
  2. Understand how this new NEC was introduced in HK and the modifications made to suit Hong Kong construction industry;
  3. Learn responses/challenges from the industry, including clients, consultants and contractors.

Presentation: Navigating challenges faced in the appointment of an engineering, procurement and construction Contractors in the midst of Covid-19

Gaps in understanding of scope and key contractual clauses such as early warning and compensation events between stakeholders often give rise to disputes between the Contracting parties. The Covid-19 pandemic has also thrown up additional challenges which test the fundamental objectives of collaborative forms of contract.  The speaker will share insights on current issues and how to navigate these to avoid disputes and legal challenges.

>> Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the challenges faced by project participants in the Covid-19 era

  2. Appreciate how conventional risk allocation may have to be re-considered and re-calibrated to address these challenges


Case Study 2The Evolution of Alliance Contracting in Australia

Alliance Contracting is probably the extreme form of collaboration where the various stakeholders form an integrated team characterised by a collaborative and co-operative culture.  The speaker will illustrate why alliancing has evolved in Australia as a widespread delivery model, how the alliance model works for owners, contractors and consultants and an overview of the commercial and risk allocation principles.

>> Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of Alliance contracts for infrastructure delivery

  2. Gain an understanding when Alliance contracts are best used and the commercial model

  3. Appreciate how risks are shared, and all parties strive for best-for-project outcomes

  4. Learn latest trends in alliance procurement by government agencies in Australia


Presentation and Discussion Method:
Panel discussion and presentation held via Zoom.


About the Speakers and Panel:

Speaker (Case 1)
Francis Leong

Mr. Francis Leong

Executive Director
AECOM
Hong Kong

Francis Leong has over 29 years’ experience in design and contract administration of many infrastructure projects in Hong Kong. These projects cover a diverse spectrum of civil engineering works including reclamation, roads and highway structures, water supply, drainage and sewerage, site formation and tunnelling works. He has managed a number of mega projects like Tung Chung New Town Extension, Wan Chai Development Phase II, Liangtang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and associated works, River Training Works in Sheung Shui, Shatin Height Tunnel and Approaches in the capacity of Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager.

He is a key member of AECOM Task Force managing tender document and administration of NEC contracts in Hong Kong. He provides internal trainings to both design office staff and resident site staff as well as Inhouse Contract Administration Handbook on use of NEC contracts.

Speaker (Presentation)
J SathiaJ. Sathia

Partner
Allen & Gledhill
Singapore

Sathia is Co-Head of Allen & Gledhill’s Construction & Engineering Practice. Sathia’s area of practice for the past 18 years encompasses a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work in building, construction, engineering and infrastructure projects.

On the contentious side, Sathia regularly appears as counsel for statutory boards, government-linked entities, developers, contractors and consultants in complex and large-scale domestic and international arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation concerning the built environment. On the non-contentious side, he regularly advises on tender and project documentation under various procurement models in relation to domestic and regional public and private sector projects. Sathia is recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law and is an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. He is also recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner for Construction in asialaw Leading Lawyers (2020) and as a Dispute Resolution Star for Construction in Benchmark Asia-Pacific (2020).

Speaker (Case 2)

Tim Gosbell

Tim Gosbell

Client Director

Transport & Regional Director
WSP
Australia

Tim Gosbell has over 30 years of experience in providing consulting services to public and private sector transport infrastructure clients primarily in Australia, in project delivery, client management, business management and business development leadership roles.

Tim’s career includes numerous roles associated with Alliance Contracting delivery methods, where he has participated in Alliance Leader Teams, and Program Leadership team roles.  Tim has been involved in establishing successful teams, developing the right team culture and coaching staff to form high performance teams.

Tim is a recognised leader of the engineering community with excellent client relationships and contacts across the industry, a collaborative track record, and an industry leader.

Moderator

Prakash RS

Prakash S Ramakrishnan 

Co-Chair MIIP SIG,
Deputy Director
Land Transport Authority
Singapore

Mr. Prakash is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineer’s Board Singapore and has more than 28 years of experience in all aspects of project development from conceptualisation and planning, design, contract administration, construction and project management for several building and infrastructure projects both in Singapore and Asia.

His specialisation is in prefabrication technology and project management of building and infrastructure projects.  His career has spanned both the public and private sectors where he has been involved in multiple roles including the review of public sector infrastructure projects, consultancy and the execution of major infrastructure projects. More recently he has been involved in the setup and operation of the Project Management and Governance office for the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project.

Welcome address & Panelist
Harihara S

Harihara Subramanian
MBA, MSc, PMP

Co-Chair of MIIP-SIG
Chair of 7th PoY Awards
Immediate Past President,
PMI Singapore Chapter

Mr. Harihara, is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and for the past 22 years he has successfully delivered various greenfield & brownfield multimillion-dollar CapEx EPC/ EPCM industrial projects and programs. He has hands-on experience in leading projects in cross-functional global team environment, with multi-disciplinary project design engineering, project management, business development across various industrial sectors, such as hi-tech industries Semicon, photo-voltaic industries, facility infrastructure management, equipment tool hook-up, clean-room environment, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollution abatement, refinery, petrochemical, chemical, and also experienced in manufacturing/operational functions.

Currently he is working for Worley as Senior Project Manager. Harihara is a chemical engineer, obtained MBA degree, from Rutgers Business School, USA, and a Master of Science (CIM) from NTU Singapore. He has delivered various keynotes speeches at international conferences & institutions in the context of Project Management excellence and strongly support the project management community. 

 


Event Particulars

DateWednesday, 25 August 2021

Time7pm - 9pm SGT (Time zone Converter: click here)

Virtual Venue: Zoom

PDUs: 2 Technical (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Costa nominal 5 SGD to ensure only serious registrations due to limited capacity

An event organised by 

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20210224 MIIP

Risk Management Approaches & Technology Trends in Major Project Delivery.
Case Study: TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Subsea Tunnel Section Project

Experienced project managers, risk experts and executives all recognise that projects can fail, but perhaps the more important, and elusive, question is why do projects fail?

Highlights:

  • Importance of establishing improved risk assumptions and evolving the risk process to anticipate how and why projects can fail;
  • Share key recommendations from the work done with World Economic Forum on Rebalancing the Allocation of Risks in the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects;
  • Introduce contemporary models for collaborative project delivery: Project 13 and OS2;
  • Technological trends in the Risk Management & Project Governance;
  • Showcase an application of robust risk management and engineering mitigations in complex infrastructure projects (Case Study).

Case Study: TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Subsea Tunnel Section Project

The Tuen Mun - Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) – Northern Connection Subsea Tunnel Section project involved a 4.5 km long drive below the sea & 41 subsea cross passages encountering difficult ground conditions with tunnel depth reaching almost 60m.

Numerous innovative technologies and methodologies were thoroughly developed and implemented in order to overcome these challenges, mitigate numerous risks associated with the ground conditions and make the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) drives a success. This presentation offers an overview of the risks that were mitigated by the innovative technical solutions developed and implemented on this extraordinary project.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key risk management challenges in the development and delivery of major projects and the changes required in allocation of risks to set projects up for success from the outset;
  • Gain an understanding of the principles underpinning contemporary models for collaborative project delivery in which traditional transactional costs are minimised, capital value is enhanced and all project stakeholders are aligned on the outcome objective;
  • Appreciate how technical solutions are implemented to mitigate complex project risks;
  • Learn latest technological trends & applications in risk management;
  • Improve risk management approaches by incorporating the gap analysis and lessons learned.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the challenges of moving to new delivery models for managing complex risk in major projects;
  • Understand the key risk allocation issues that traditionally challenge the ability to successfully deliver major projects;
  • Embrace technology trends in risk management of major projects.

Presentation and Discussion Method:
Panel discussion and presentation held via Zoom.


About the Speakers and Panel:

Speaker & Panelist
Jon Nield

Jon Nield

Chief Executive Officer
Engineering & Construction Risk Institute (ECRI)
United Kingdom

Mr. Jon Nield holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Project Management with over 38-years of experience in the Engineering & Construction Industry. He is President and CEO of the Engineering & Construction Risk Institute (“ECRI”) and Company Director of JVPN Consultancy Ltd.

Formerly, Jon was an Executive Advisor to the ECRI and served on its board for two terms in the past as the Foster Wheeler Sponsor Representative to ECRI. He held senior executive positions as Company Officer, Managing Director - Operations, Vice President of Project Risk Management and Group Project Delivery Director during a 30-year career with Foster Wheeler and AmecFW.

Jon’s CV includes the development and implementation of numerous world-scale global projects in the petroleum & chemicals, oil & gas, mining & minerals, power, and industrial sectors worldwide, with many of these having an individual total installed cost greater than $1 billion. He has lived and worked in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Singapore and Japan. 

Speaker & Panelist
Graham WhitworthGraham Whitworth 

Regional Account Partner
Sword GRC 
Malaysia

Mr. Graham Whitworth helps project owners better understand hidden risks and opportunities inside complex capital projects, leveraging the Sword ARM’s project risk software. Sword ARM is the award-winning core powering ERM in some of the world’s most respected organisations including London Underground, NASA, Thames Water, Saudi Aramco, Bechtel, and Skanska.

Graham has a BSc (Joint Honours) in Mathematics & Biology from the University of Leeds in the UK. 

Speaker & Panelist

Antoine Schwob

Antoine Schwob 

 Deputy Project Director
Bouygues Travaux Publics
Hong Kong

Mr. Antoine Schwob is a Deputy Project Director with Bouygues Travaux Publics, currently working on the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnels Project in Hong Kong. Antoine has 16 years’ experience in the design of technically driven projects in various fields of civil engineering, ranging from Bridge design to Tunnel works.

In addition, he has a strong knowledge of Geotechnical Engineering (Reclamation works, D-Walls, Foundations and various types of ground treatments) and complex nuclear projects with various system interfaces. Antoine’s expertise lies within the technical management of mega-size projects with design challenges interlinked with optimisation of construction methods and planning of works. Some of the projects under his belt include the HK$21bn Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Subsea Tunnel Section in Hong Kong; €1.45bn Chernobyl New Safe Confinement in Ukraine; TriniTrain Project in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies; New Tyne Crossing Tunnels in the UK; East Tsing Yi Viaducts in Hong Kong. 

Panelist

Steve Lankester

Steve Lankester

Regional Development Director
Asia WSP
Singapore

Mr. Steve Lankester is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry during which he has been involved in many significant transport & infrastructure projects, particularly in the Rail sector. He has held various roles, including Project Director positions both in the Middle East and Far East Asia. These include: the Diriyah Gate Development Authority’s Wadi Safar Development in Riyadh, KSA and the Joint Development Partner (JDP) for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project, commissioned by the Singapore and Malaysian Governments, amongst others.

Steve has a strong knowledge of project establishment and organisational development for large-scale railway projects, from the development phase of a project through to the commissioning and operations phase. He has also held various business management positions in his career and has recently returned to Singapore to take up the position of Regional Development Director, Asia. 

Moderator

Prakash RS

Prakash S Ramakrishnan 

Co-Chair MIIP SIG,
Deputy Director
Land Transport Authority
Singapore

Mr. Prakash is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers Board Singapore and has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of project development from conceptualisation and planning, design, contract administration, construction and project management for several building and infrastructure projects both in Singapore and Asia. His specialisation is in prefabrication technology. His career has spanned both the public and private sectors where he has been involved in multiple roles including the review of public sector infrastructure projects, consultancy, and the execution of major infrastructure projects. More recently he has been involved in the setup and operation of the Project Management and Governance office for the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project.

Welcome address & Panelist
Harihara S

Harihara Subramanian
MBA, MSc, PMP

Chapter President, Chair of MIIP-SIG & PoY Awards
PMI Singapore Chapter
Singapore

Mr. Harihara is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2008. He is serving PMI Singapore Chapter as President, Chair of MIIP and Chair of Project of the Year Awards. For the past 20 years, he has successfully delivered various EPC industrial projects/programs. He has worked in Singapore, France, India regions. Hands-on experience in leading the project delivery with a cross-functional global team, with multi-disciplinary project design engineering, project management, business development across various industrial sectors, such as hi-tech infrastructure, Semicon, photovoltaic industries, petrochemical, chemical, refinery, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollution abatement projects. He has worked with leading multinational engineering firms.

Harihara is a chemical engineer, has an EMBA degree from Rutgers Business School USA, and a Master of Science (CIM) from NTU Singapore. He has delivered various keynote speeches at international conferences & institutions in the context of Project Management excellence. On a volunteering role, Harihara is PMI Singapore Chapter’s 4th President, Chair of MIIP SIG, and Chair of Project of the Year Awards.

 


Event Particulars

DateWednesday, 24 February 2021

Time7pm - 9pm SGT (Time zone Converter: click here)

Virtual Venue: Zoom.

PDUs: 2 Technical (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Costa nominal 5 SGD to ensure only serious registrations due to limited capacity


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20201014 MIIP

MIIP Specific Interest Group presents:
Case Study: Data-driven integrated approach to project delivery - Sydney Water Project & Driving Digitalisation in Brownfield Industrial and Energy Projects- Presentation & Panel discussion

Highlights:

  • The future of delivering large complex infrastructure & industrial projects are fundamentally dependent on data and efficient & effective movement of data between disparate systems and applications.
  • Sydney Water Southern Region project is an example of the successful integration of disciplines of Software Engineering, Project Management, and Design Engineering for data-driven project delivery.
  • The Digital Transformation path will define “the project of the future” with special attention to Design philosophy and technology selection, Data-centric execution, and smooth transition into Operations, maintenance, and reliably.
  • Digitalisation is also key to reducing Operational Cost by prolonging asset life and reliability, increasing the effectiveness of project management and de-risking project lifecycle. The use of Digital Twins to model complex asset information and transform the typical engineering, operation, maintenance, and interaction with the asset.
  • Real-time practices and digital tools including the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Language (ML) further enhance asset reliability information, getting a better handle of known asset and equipment lifespan that enable effective preventive maintenance and optimize shutdown planning.


Case Study: Sydney Water Southern Region Project: Data-driven integrated approach to project delivery

This presentation will illustrate how Sydney Water accelerated its journey to a more data-driven integrated approach to project delivery by outsourcing the construction and maintenance of Sydney’s Southern Region to a Joint Venture.

This approach provided an opportunity to re-imagine and re-design the entire approach for data management, systems integration, project controls, and project management. From the outset, this ongoing project is designed to be scalable, portable, and transferable - branded as ‘Project-in-a-Box’.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Different emerging digital trends in the lifecycle of Energy and Industrial projects.
  • How digitalisation can be integrated at any phase of the project to improve project outcomes.
  • Gain an understanding of the roles and importance of having a well-considered solutions architecture, systems integration, flow and capture of data in delivering efficient projects.
  • Understand the challenges in bringing traditional approaches together to Project Management with Software Engineering & Design Engineering.
  • How digitalisation improves the speed and quality of decision making across the entire organisation by providing the right information at the right time and how Digital Twins can be useful in brownfield environments for industrial and energy projects.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance, challenges and best practice of a data-driven approach;
  • Identify the key skills and expertise required to deliver more successful projects;
  • Adapt and embrace a new approach to Brownfield project delivery / to approach digitalisation in infrastructure projects;
  • Identify the key components in the setup and operation of a Digital Management Office (DMO);
  • How to prepare for a new norm in construction.

Presentation and Discussion Method:
Panel discussion and presentation held via Zoom.


About the Speakers and Panel:

Speaker
Henry Okraglik

Henry Okraglik

Global Director, WSP Digital, WSP Australia

Mr. Henry Okraglik is an experienced leader and team builder with a record of delivering successful innovative projects. Henry established WSP Digital 10 years ago, and in that time led numerous complex technology projects and implementation teams for customers in a variety of sectors in a number of countries. He has built WSP Digital into a highly respected global technology and software engineering division.

Henry holds four international patents as an inventor and has assisted many customers in their digital transformation journeys by introducing both small and large innovations to their systems, processes, and interactions, as well as their employees and customers.

Henry has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Melbourne, A Masters of Arts from the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York (UK), and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management

Speaker
Michael Gardner

Michael Gardner

Project Manager, WSP Digital, WSP Australia

Mr. Michael Gardner has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, managing teams, projects, and systems over that time, as well as stints working as a software developer and business analyst.

Michael has worked for WSP Digital for 4 years and in that time has led a number of large, complex system implementations and projects using both agile software development methodologies as well as more traditional project methodologies such as PMP. Michael has worked managing system implementations across a number of industries in both India and Australia.

Michael is a Certified Agile Project Manager and holds a Diploma of Project Management from the Australian Institute of Management.

Moderator

Sybil Tan

Sybil Tan

Director, Major Projects Advisory and Asset management, SEA region, KPMG Singapore

 

Ms. Sybil Tan is a director in the Major Projects/ Asset Management(AM) Advisory Team in KPMG Singapore. She leads the team in delivering Construction as well as AM based projects in the region. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer (ICE) and Certified Project Manager with over 20 years of technical and industry experience in civil and structural projects, including rail, utilities, and built environment. She is also working with various infrastructure clients on digital strategies as well as implementation planning e.g. Data & Analytics in Infrastructure, BIM strategies, Digital Twin strategies, AI for maintenance optimisation etc.
Prior to KPMG Singapore, Sybil was working for International Engineering firms in the UK and Singapore and therefore presents a wide view of the Infrastructure sector to the experience

Speaker

Irene Wilson

Irene Wilson

Vice President, Digital Customer Solutions, SEA and China, Worley, Singapore

Ms. Irene Wilson has over 20 years' experience leading multi-billion dollar, cross-border, infrastructure, and energy projects with high technology solutions. She has on-ground expertise in construction execution of EPC projects in South East Asia, China, Europe, and West Africa with major International Oil Companies like Total, Equinor (Statoil), BP, Chevron, Shell, and ExxonMobil. Irene has been based in Singapore for almost 7 years. Irene has been leading the global efforts with the Data Science Worley team on Predictive Analytics applied to project controls data for Major Projects in Worley.

Irene holds a BEng (H) in Mechanical Engineering with Energy Resources Engineering from Heriot-Watt Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), an MBA in Technology Management by The Open University (UK/Hong Kong), and a Master of Law (LL.M), with specialisation in Energy Law by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen (UK).

Speaker

Peter Scaife

Peter Scaife

Vice President, Digital Business Development, Middle East and Africa, Worley, Oman

Mr. Peter Scaife is currently Vice President - Worley Digital Business Development for the Middle East and Africa Region. Throughout his tenure, Peter has been responsible for innovation, automation, and digitalisation as well as managing teams of systems experts.  He’s been an integral contributor to projects of national importance and mega projects in various sectors including up/mid/downstream energy, mining and minerals, and petrochemical space.  A few highlight-reel  projects include Dow Polyethylene Train 3 and Suncor Fort Hills in Canada, PDO Rabab Harweel Integrated Project in Oman, and Exxon Tapis in Kuala Lumpur.

Key focus areas for digitalisation and automation include TIC reductions, faster start-up and accelerated schedule and quality improvements.

Speaker
Harihara S

Harihara Subramanian

Chapter President, Chair of MIIP-SIG & PoY Awards, PMI Singapore Chapter

Mr. Harihara is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2008, serving the PMI Singapore Chapter as President, Chair of MIIP, and Chair of Project of the Year Awards. For the past 20 years, he has successfully delivered various EPC industrial projects/programs. He has worked in Singapore, France, India regions. Hands-on experience in leading the project delivery with a cross-functional global team, with multi-disciplinary project design engineering, project management, business development across various industrial sectors, such as hi-tech infrastructure, Semicon, photovoltaic industries, petrochemical, chemical, refinery, pharmaceuticals, environmental pollution abatement projects. He has worked with leading multinational engineering firms.

Harihara is a chemical engineer, has an EMBA degree, from Rutgers Business School, USA, and a Master of Science (CIM) from NTU Singapore. He has delivered various keynotes speeches at international conferences & institutions in the context of Project Management excellence.

 


Event Particulars

DateWednesday, 14 October 2020

Time (SGT): 7pm - 9pm (SGT timezone is GMT+8, start equivalent to 7am ET / 1pm CET / 3pm GST)

Virtual Venue: Zoom.

PDUs: 2 Technical (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Cost:a nominal 5 SGD to ensure only serious registrations due to limited capacity


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20200812 MIIPDriving Digitalisation in Major Infrastructure Projects: What can we do now for the future?

Case Study: Crossrail – The Creation of a Digital Railway

Objectives:

  • The push towards digitalisation has been rapidly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of infrastructure projects requires both an understanding of how digital transformation can be implemented and how to embrace digitalisation to stay competitive by bringing change to the future of the infrastructure industry.
  • Projects are getting more and more complex involving increased stakeholder coordination. The use of digital and the need to have a digital strategy in place is critical to ensure success.
  • Identifying the appropriate competencies involves combining the right level of social interaction with the right depth of knowledge of the design process and the use of BIM tools.
  • Major projects are of a long duration and need to be agile enough to accommodate innovation and advances in technology to ensure requirement changes and expectations are met.

Case Study: Crossrail – The Creation of a Digital Railway

This session will illustrate how Crossrail created its digital and data environment with practical examples and lessons learned in smart information management and creating a digital BIM environment, including:

  • Digital basics: what is really needed to drive better outcomes;
  • Creating a true collaborative data environment;
  • How to encourage innovation.

Lessons learned and problem areas are highlighted, but the evidence of benefits in going digital – by focusing on the endgame and reshaping work practices into workflows with digital tools - is made clear to those who want to improve both their project and infrastructure performance.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the roles of and importance of a Digital Management Office (DMO) within a project organisation;
  • Gain an understanding of the setup and challenges of operating a DMO;
  • Understand what are the digitalisation strategies that can increase management effectiveness and productivity;
  • Understand how projects can accommodate innovation and technology changes;
  • Understand the key issues for creating a digital strategy;
  • Be aware of how environmental and health requirements will impact the new normal in construction;
  • Be aware of the skillsets of the people involved.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate how to approach digitalisation in infrastructure projects;
  • Identify the key components in the setup and operation of a Digital Management Office (DMO);
  • How to prepare for a new norm in construction.

Presentation and Discussion Method:
Panel discussion with a case study, on Remo.co (online collaboration platform)

You are welcome to join the MIIP LinkedIn Group as well.

To submit any questions beforehand, please contact Harihara.


About the Speakers and Panel:

Speaker
Mr Eugene Seah

Mr. Eugene Seah

Senior Director
Surbana Jurong Group Singapore

Mr. Eugene Seah spearheads and oversees the Surbana Jurong Group’s special projects and strategic initiatives, in particular, the Group’s Key Account Management Office, Digital Management Office, and Sustainability and Resiliency Office. He is also a Director on the Boards of Threesixty Cost Management and Threesixty Contract Advisory, for which his knowledge and expertise help to fortify the business thrust of the Group.

Apart from his extensive experience in Quantity Surveying, Eugene injects sustainability value management and green approaches into his work to achieve project efficiency. He is a Green Mark professional and is knowledgeable in the field of sustainable buildings. He is also an Accredited Adjudicator under the Singapore Mediation Centre and a registered Mediator in the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.

Eugene works on enhancing productivity in Design and Construction and research on Computational BIM, xR and other productivity enhancement topics for the Surbana Jurong Group. His effort has won him several awards for SJ, including RICS Construction Professional of the Year (2019).

Speaker
Malcolm Taylor

Mr. Malcolm Taylor

Head of Technical Information
Crossrail, UK

Expert Advisor, Digital Crossrail International

Mr. Malcolm Taylor is a specialist in digitalisation and the creation, implementation and application of Project Information Management (PIM) on major projects. He is a Chartered Engineer and has over 40 years of international experience in program and project management, design and construction of major transport infrastructure schemes, Caribbean, UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

Malcolm is a leading exponent of the UK’s drive for PIM and Building Information Management (BIM) maturity in client organisations, using digital technologies. He was a contributor to the UK BIM Task Group, is part of the current UK BIM Alliance initiative.

More recently, Malcolm was responsible for the development of digital and technical information strategies as well as BIM, computer-aided design, document management, Crossrail’s geographic information system (GIS), cybersecurity, and asset information management.

Moderator

Prakash RS

Mr. Prakash S Ramakrishnan

Co-Chair MIP SIG

Deputy Director, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Mr. Prakash is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineer’s Board Singapore and has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of project development from conceptualisation and planning, design, contract administration, construction and project management for several building and infrastructure projects both in Singapore and Asia.

His particular specialisation is in prefabrication technology.  His career has spanned both the public and private sectors where he has been involved in multiple roles including the review of public sector infrastructure projects, consultancy and the execution of major infrastructure projects. More recently he has been involved in the setup and operation of the Project Management and Governance office for the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project.

Panelist

Steve Griffin

Mr. Steve Griffin

Executive Director
Gammon Construction Ltd
Hong Kong

Mr Steve Griffin is responsible for commercial and procurement at Gammon who are committed to further their business by way of innovation and technological applications to reach their goal of integrated digital project delivery. Prior to Gammon, Steve served as a Deputy Director (Contracts & Procurement) at LTA Singapore.

He previously served as General Manager, Procurement and contracts in MTR Corporation Ltd responsible for all MTR’s business activities in Hong Kong and departmentally providing commercial advice to the company’s overseas wholly owned entities. Prior to MTR, he worked for contractors both in HK and UK latterly as GM of Amec Construction in HK. Steve is a fellow of CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) United Kingdom.

Panelist
Harihara s

Mr. Harihara Subramanian

Chapter President, Chair of MIIP-SIG & PoY Awards, PMI Singapore Chapter

Mr. Harihara is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) has more than 20 years’ experience in delivering various large EPC industrial projects & programs in Singapore, India and France. He has hands-on experience in cross-functional team leadership, with multi-disciplinary project design engineering, project management, and business development, across various industrial sectors such as hi-tech Infrastructure, Semicon, photovoltaic industries, petrochemical, chemical, refinery, pharmaceuticals, environmental projects. He is currently working for an engineering firm Worley.

Harihara is the president of the PMI Singapore Chapter, has volunteered on various roles for many years for the development of vibrant PM community in Singapore. In addition, Harihara delivered speeches at international conferences in the context of Project Management excellence.


Event Particulars

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Time (SGT): 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm (GMT+8) - Welcome from 6.40pm SGT to network

Venue: Remo.co virtual conference & networking platform (the same one will be used for the 15th Symposium on 27-28 August - this is a great way to try it out beforehand - click here for the virtual venue description


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