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Alexandre Debs, P. Eng., M.Sc., MBA

Alexandre Debs est ingénieur civil, titulaire d'une maitrise en sciences appliquées de l'École Polytechnique de Montréal ainsi que d'un MBA de l'École des HEC. Il œuvre dans le domaine de l'évaluation et de l'atténuation des risques depuis 1993. Il a été associé de recherche à l'École Polytechnique pour le développement d'une méthodologie déterministe de prévision des crues par modélisation numérique, méthode qu'il a appliqué chez Hydro-Québec (Rivière-des-Outaouais) et chez SNC-Lavalin (Rivière-du-Lièvre).

À l'emploi du ministère des Transports du Québec depuis 1999, il a formalisé une démarche d'évaluation des vulnérabilités d'un réseau routier à partir de la connaissance de l'état des infrastructures et de leur importance socio-économique. M. Debs s'est intéressé plus particulièrement aux risques d'incendie dans un tunnel routier.

Ces travaux ont fait l'objet de publications dans des revues scientifiques et ont été présenté dans le cadre de conférences et séminaires organisés par des associations internationales comme la National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) et la Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). M. Alexandre Debs est récipiendaire du prix AQTR 2007 dans la catégorie « Exploitation des routes et sécurité routière » de l’Association Québécoise des Transports et des Routes (AQTR).

En septembre 2005, Alexandre Debs a occupé un poste d’ingénieur coordonnateur au Service de l’exploitation du réseau de la Direction de l’Île-de-Montréal du ministère des Transports du Québec. Il a coordonne une équipe technique pour la livraison des activités de monitoring et d’entretien d’été et d’hiver du réseau autoroutier du territoire de l’Île-de-Montréal.

En mai 2007, il fait l’intérim du Service de l’exploitation du réseau, puis du Centre intégré de gestion de la circulation, poste qu’il occupe à ce jour. En mars 2008, sa candidature a été retenue par le comité exécutif de l'association mondiale de la route (AIPCR) pour représenter le Québec au sein du comité sur l’exploitation des tunnels routiers, sur lequel il est le secrétaire francophone.


Alexandre Debs has qualifications in civil engineering and safety management. He has a Masters degree in Applied Sciences and a Masters degree in Business Administration.

Alexandre has over 15 years of experience as a professional engineer in the field of risk management. His experience as Associate Professor of Engineering with École Polytechnique de Montréal allowed him to develop a deterministic approach in risk management applied to floods due to extreme weather or dam failure.

Alexandre Debs has been employed by The Ministère des transports du Québec since 1999, he developed a methodology for evaluating vulnerabilities of a road network. Mr. Debs was interested more particularly in the fire hazards. One of his special interest is underground road infrastructure. He is the author of several publications in scientific reviews, conferences and seminars organized by international associations like the National Fire Agency Protection (NFPA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and to the World Road Association. He is the winner of the 2007 best research initiative for improving emergency operations during a fire in a tunnel, delivered by PIARC-Québec national committee.

Since 2007, Alexandre Debs has been the chair of the Montreal Traffic Management Center, in charge of operation and control of the two busiest road tunnels in Canada, the Ville-Marie Tunnel and the La Fontaine Tunnel that carries over 120 000 vehicles per day.

In March 2008, Alexandre was elected by the executive committee of the world road association (PIARC) to be the French-speaking secretary of committee C4 on road tunnel Operations. Inevitably this combination of skills and special interest has led to ongoing long term involvement in the management of life, property, operational and environmental issues for complex infrastructure.

 

Creating value at QIT during an economic crisis Story

By Andrea De Mori

QIT and Hatch received the 2007 CSVA-SCAV Conference award for leadership in the use of value management in the metallurgical and smelting industry within the context of the QMM Project deployment in Sorel-Tracy, Qc. A communication titled: "Creating Value at QIT - The QMM Project" was presented at the 2007 conference. This presentation showed how applying Value Analysis (VA) in early project definition phases led to value-added, innovative ideas that enabled the QMM project team to define an optimal scope that met tough cost constraints, while providing higher functionality. Since then, the QIT-Hatch team has proceeded with full implementation of the above scope with minimal disruption of QIT's normal operations through tight risk and change management, value-oriented cash flow optimization, as well as excellent safety performance, while meeting the tight budget and quality/ performance requirements.



Andrea De Mori, HATCH

Andrea is a Process Consultant with over 12 years of experience spanning all project life cycle stages, with specific focus on brownfield/ redfield capacity expansions of integrated metallurgical operations. Andrea’s expertise spans mineral processing, pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical applications.

In recent years, Andrea has led with his team important characterization, modeling and process definition studies that led to progressive debottlenecking of QIT’s metallurgical complex. These analyses allowed the identification of significant value added solutions for QIT, in a difficult context of significant production increase within a limited budget. Andrea is currently a Hatch Associate and the Director of the Hatch Process Group in Quebec.

 

Anny St-Pierre

Anny St-Pierre est conseillère en développement de produits à l’IDP depuis 2006. Certifiée NPDP (New Product Development Professional), elle détient également un baccalauréat en commerce et une maîtrise en communication publique. Sa solide expérience en développement de nouveaux produits et services touche des secteurs aussi variés que le jouet et les services de télécommunication. Anny a contribué à la mise en marché de plus de 300 produits et services distribués à l’échelle internationale.

 

A Big Win! A Highway 407 VE Success Story

By Brian E. Ruck, P. Eng., C.V.S.

The purpose of this VE study was to review the proposed Highway 407 mainline in the vicinity of existing Highway 35/115 area south of Peterborough, including the proposed freeway to freeway interchange connections. The original plans called for full freeway connections between new Highway 407 and existing Highway 35/115 and significant upgrading of existing 35/115 to the 35/115 split. During the 3 day workshop, the VE team reviewed the functional requirements and identified opportunities to eliminate about 1/3 of the original $300M estimated cost.



Brian E. Ruck, P. Eng., C.V.S., AECOM

Brian has over 27 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a Professional Engineer and Certified Value Specialist. Presently he is the Manager, Transportation and Value Engineering for AECOM Canada, Central Region headquartered in Whitby ON.

Brian is responsible for roadway preliminary and detail design projects and value engineering studies. Prior to joining AECOM 11 years ago, Brian worked at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation where he held a variety of positions including Head, Planning and Design, Head, Geotechnical, and positions in construction and foundation engineering. He was the Planning and Design representative on a Ministry task force that succeeded in introducing formal Value Engineering into the Ministry’s Capital Construction Program. He has participated in many VE studies, primarily in transportation, for various clients including the Ontario Ministry of Transportation; several large Cities; the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick; as well as the States of Florida, South Carolina, and Rhode Island.

 

Charles Aboukhaled, ing., M.Ing., PMP, AVS

Dans son expérience récente, il a co-animé plusieurs ateliers d’analyse de la valeur notamment pour le compte d’Hydro-Québec, le groupe Le Massif et la Ville de Montréal. Dans le cadre du mandat ouvert en analyse de la valeur à la Ville de Montréal que Macogep a obtenu en 2007, il agit à titre de co-animateur, animateur et coordonnateur du mandat. Vice-président et associé de Macogep, il est également chargé de cours depuis 1998, enseignant en gestion de projets dans le milieu universitaire et dans l’entreprise et reconnu comme formateur par le gouvernement du Québec, certificat (0053738). Il est invité à titre de conférencier lors de maintes tribunes en gestion de projets et droit de la construction.

 

Minimizing risk and improving value through elicitating values and needs

By Chris Jalkotzy, Planning By People

Applying principles of ethics and transparency to Value Engineering Sessions lead to reduced risk to project timelines, costs and building performance. Buildings are designed to house people to complete a specific task. The salaries of employees in a building constitute 85% of the cost of the building over the 25 to 30 year half life of the building. How successful they are at performing their job depends heavily on how well the project team integrates their needs as well understands how they will contribute to operating a sustainable building.



Chris Jalkotzy, LEED AP

Chris Jalkotzy, is a sustainable development specialist with an architecture and urban planning background. He started researching and designing sustainable buildings in 1982. He had a private architectural practice in Ottawa for 25 years, worked as a Senior Planning Technologist for the City of Calgary and is now with the Real Property Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada for the past 8 years. He is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is responsible for sustainable project delivery in the National Capital Area as well as green stewardship. He has led as well as participated in many Value Engineering Sessions including the West Block and Wellington Building.

 

Pre-Development Agreements: A More Expedient, Innovative Approach to P3 Projects

By David Jull

This presentation will talk about a new procurement process that helps achieve a better fit between the owner’s needs and project viability and financiability than traditional procurement methods. This approach addresses project risk and allocates the risk where it is best managed.



Functional Performance Specification (FPS) and Value Engineering Study (VE): CBSA On-Site Commercial Processing Centre

By David Jull

The presentation will look at Functional Performance Specifications and VE as tools to achieve better understanding of the owners and users needs for a purpose-built building that will house the CBSA operations at the Windsor tunnel gateway to Canada.


David Jull

David (Dave) Jull has extensive experience and a proven record for the successful delivery of P3 projects for which he has had varying leadership roles for the development, financing, design, construction and operation of transportation projects in Canada and the United States. Dave was also the Design Manager for the BOT proposals for the Fredericton to Quebec border road and MMM Group Limited’s segment of the Sea to Sky. As Project Director for Lochner MMM Group LLP for development of the Preliminary Development Agreement (PDA) Dave’s work related to establishing technical and financial feasibility for the Mid-Currituck crossing of the Currituck Sound in North Carolina.

Mr. Jull has extensive experience as VE Study Project Manager and has a proven record for the delivery of a wide variety of value engineering projects. He has also participated as technical expert in the Highway Engineering and Highway Planning specialties. He possesses extensive experience gained through successful completion of a variety of roadway planning and design projects for Federal and Provincial ministries, state governments and various Municipal authorities and agencies.

Mr. Jull has presented several papers on Value Engineering at the ASHTO VE conference and the CSVA Annual conferences. Mr. Jull is the Past Chair for the 2006 Canadian Society of Value Analysis Conference in Toronto, ON and is a Board member of the CSVA.

He is currently Manager of MMM Group Limited’s P3 business unit pursuing P3 opportunities in the United States and Eastern Canada.

 

Dan Leake, P. Eng., AVS

Dan is a Senior Project Engineer with the Ministry of Transportation Ontario. He joined the Ministry in 2002 and has progressed through their Engineering Development Program. Dan manages Preliminary Design, Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment projects for provincial highways and freeways. He has been a member of the Ministry’s Value Engineering Committee since 2006 and has coordinated and participated in several Value Engineering Studies.

 

Dan Preley, P.Eng.

MTO Northwestern Region

Mr. Dan Preley P. Eng., received his Bachelor’s of Civil Engineer degree from Lakehead University. His twenty-eight career has focused on providing project management services during complex infrastructure projects in Northwestern Ontario. He has obtained extensive First Nation project management knowledge while employed by Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation and Indian Northern Affairs Canada. Dan is presently a Senior Project Engineer and Regional Value Engineering Coordinator with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario in Thunder Bay. He is currently involved with the planning, preliminary design, and design detail for the four-laning of the Trans-Canada Highway in Northwestern Ontario. Dan was the Ministry’s value engineering representative during the case study project.

 

Eiryn Devereaux

Eiryn Devereaux has been with Alberta Infrastructure since 2006 in the position of Director, School Facilities South. In this senior management role, Eiryn oversees all major capital infrastructure projects involving school facilities and works with over 25 school boards and jurisdictions in terms of project planning and project implementation. Prior to 2006, Eiryn spent 13 years with the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, responsible for project management of residential construction projects in both the Eastern and Western Arctic regions. He maintains a professional designation in project management as well as certification as an Associate Value Specialist. Eiryn is preparing to graduate with a Masters in Business Administration from university in Nova Scotia in 2010.

 

Elizabeth Murphy, P.Eng.

Elizabeth Murphy is a Senior Project Manager currently employed in the Construction Services Division at the City of Ottawa and is currently working on the design and construction of the Southwest Transitway Extension Project (Baseline to Norice), the Woodroffe Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and its co-ordination with the Algonquin Project. This experience has also included working on the O-Train bridge rehabilitation projects at Prince of Wales, Somerset, Carling and Dow’s Lake Tunnel.

Elizabeth Murphy came to the City of Ottawa in the summer of 2005 as a Project Manager and worked on the design and construction of municipal road, water and sewer projects such as the Kilborn, Blossom, Begonia and Dahlia Reconstruction and the Third Avenue Reconstruction from Bank to Bronson. Part of this experience also included working on intersection improvement projects at Olgivie Road/Earl Armstrong and the Hawthorne/Leitrim Roads.

In the late nineties, Elizabeth was employed with John G. Cooke and Associates Structural Engineers and worked as a design engineer on such projects as the Expansion of the St. Laurent Shopping Center, the Kanata Centrum Plaza and various additions to the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian Mint.

Upon graduating from the University of Ottawa in 1994 with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Elizabeth was first employed by the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton and worked on such projects as the St. Joseph Boulevard Widening from Montreal Road to Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard, the Hawthorne/Walkley Connection and the Somerset Reconstruction from Bronson to Kent.

Upon graduating from the University of Ottawa in 1991 with a B. Sc in Biology, Elizabeth decided to study engineering and found engineering to be a very motivational and purposeful in its application. Elizabeth is very proud to serve the City of Ottawa and be part of building the infrastructure that serves its citizens.

 

Gabrielle Boivin, ing., AVS

Professionnelle d’envergure, Gabrielle BOIVIN s’est démarquée dès le début de sa carrière par son efficacité, sa capacité d’assumer des responsabilités et son leadership. Elle assure le support à l’équipe de projets en s’impliquant dans la cueillette d’information de gestion et la coordination des activités reliées au suivi et au contrôle des projets de construction. Elle participe activement aux activités de planification, d’estimation et de contrôle des coûts (PECC). Elle acquiert de l’expérience dans les projets de transports, hydroélectriques, d’oléoducs et de bâtiments institutionnels et publics.

Excellente communicatrice dotée d’un esprit d’équipe fort, Gabrielle BOIVIN assume rapidement des responsabilités de gestionnaire de projets et co-anime des ateliers d’analyse de valeurs (risques et opportunités) sur des projets de réaménagement routier, d’hôpitaux, de transport et de mines.

 

Garey Foyt

Mr. Foyt has specialized training and diverse experience involving the development of complex transportation projects from conceptual development and consensus building with project stakeholders through environmental clearance, final design, and construction management implementation. With over 31 years experience, he has been responsible for directing the daily design and construction management operations for numerous transportation projects; these responsibilities involved major freeways, urban arterial highways, rural roadways, local street programs, toll system corridors, intermodal facilities, traffic engineering, capital improvement programming and development of funding alternatives, transportation system master planning, and environmental assessments as well as airport related design programs.

As a Vice President and Senior Project Manager in the HDR McKinney Office, Mr. Foyt is currently leading the efforts in the development of Alternative Delivery Concepts for project delivery of transportation projects on both the local and national level. These delivery concepts range from Traditional and General Engineering Contracts (GEC) through Design/Build Contracts (D/B), Construction Management (CM/GC) and Public-Private Partnership (P3) procurements. His accomplishments include:

  • Development of the first Design/Build procurement process for the State of Texas.
  • Development of the first Public-Private-Partnership (P3) procurement program in the State of Alaska.
  • Development of the first transit Design/Build procurement process in the State of California.
  • Development of a programmatic approach to Alternative Delivery in the State of Utah.

 

Value Analysis in Action - Launching a new approach to VA training

By Jean McDermott, MTO

The Ministry of Transportation recently launched a new VA training strategy to:

  • Increase organizational awareness
  • Introduce tools and techniques
  • Promote the use of VA from the ground up

The response has been overwhelming with requests for the training Ontario Public Service wide.

Learn what MTO is doing differently; why the course earned a gold medal from the Canadian Society of Training and Development; and how you can do the same for your organization.



Jean McDermott, MTO

Sr Learning Consultant, Provincial Highways Management Division, MTO

Jean McDermott is the Sr Learning Consultant with the Ministry of Transportation. With twenty-three years in the provincial government, her background has included human resources, organizational design, policy and privatization/outsourcing projects. She leads the development and delivery of in-house training for the provincial highways management division. The program trains 2000 staff annually.

Jean believes that creative activity is a key part of the learning process and critical to engaging learners. This year, MTO’s team of Value Engineers and Jean, were awarded a gold medal from the Canadian Society for Training and Development, for the innovative design of their new one day training course, “Value Analysis in Action”.

 

Risk Analysis - What's in it for me?

By John Mahan, Consumers Energy

In my presentation I will provide information about Consumers Energy and our new coal power plant project. I will discuss the details of our decision to engage HDR Economics to assist us in the risk analysis process, why we felt we needed a risk analysis and the results of the analysis.



John Mahan, Consumers Energy

I am a Project Business Manager with over 37 years of experience in execution of large complex projects both domestic and international.

I worked for Bechtel Corporation for 26 years. I currently work for Consumers Energy in Michigan. I have BS degrees in Construction Management and Geographic Planning from Montana State University.

I am experienced in contract management, change control, estimating, budgeting, cost control, planning, scheduling, earned value progressing, craft performance monitoring, risk analysis and risk mitigation.

Project involvement includes; coal fired power plants, combined cycle gas fired power plants, nuclear power plants, copper mining and processing projects, and delayed coker installations.

 

Managing your way to good procurement decisions with risk analysis

By John Parker, HDR Corporation

Three examples of risk analysis at different stages of the procurement will be discussed.

  • Deciding on how to procure – Airport – design-bid-build or alternate delivery
  • Structuring the RFP – Toll bridge – public private partnership
  • Evaluating bids – Power plant – Best and final offers for refurbishment


John Parker, HDR Corporation

John Parker has worked in the energy, risk management, software, and financial services sectors. He has 28 years experience as a quantitative economist. He is Vice President of HDR Decision Economics and manages the Canadian operations. HDR Decision Economics has 30 professional economist working on economics, risk analysis and decision support. John is based in Toronto.

 

Adding Value to Vauxhall Schools Through VA

By John Rakai

A rural Alberta public school jurisdiction's experience of Value Scoping for the Redevelopment of Schools. A partnering process to focus the Project Team in a creative environment on defining project requirements, while balancing goals and objectives within available resources for the entire project scope.



John Rakai

John Rakai has been with Horizon School Division No. 67 since 2003 in the position of Associate Superintendent – Finance & Operations. In this senior administrative leadership team function, John overseas the areas of finance, payroll, human resources, transportation, labour relations, facilities management and capital project planning and construction. Horizon School Division No 67, a public school jurisdiction, provides pre-kindergarten to grade 12 education services in southern Alberta through 16 regular schools of varying class configurations, 4 alternative schools and 18 Hutterian Brethren Colony schools. Prior to 2003, John worked for 23 years in various health care senior administrative positions in the province of Manitoba, where responsibilities included capital project planning and construction. John has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Business Administration: Organizational Behavior/Industrial Relations degree from the University of Manitoba.

 

 

Joseph Arcaro, P.Eng., AVS

Joseph Arcaro, P.Eng., AVS, is a graduate from the Civil Engineering program at the University of Toronto, and currently services as Vice President of HDR | iTRANS responsible for their Highway Planning, Design, Contract Administration and Value Engineering Practice Areas. He has 23 years experience in consulting, focusing on the planning, design and construction of a wide variety of transportation projects. His experience includes Project Management, Planning and Detail Design of new transportation facilities and the rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion of existing urban and rural highways, freeways and interchanges for MTO, municipalities and private sector clients.

For the past 5 years Joseph has served as the Project Manager for several MTO Value Engineering studies, managing HDR | iTRANS’ VE Retainer Agreements with MTO. His VE Projects have included widening of existing freeways, interchange reconfigurations, new freeway corridors, intersection improvements, winter road maintenance review, toll plaza border crossing expansion and a ferry dock reconfiguration.

 

 

Risk Management Techniques for Complex Projects

By Laszlo A. Retfalvi P.Eng PMP

Management of medium to large complex procurement and integration projects is a difficult challenge. Project staff need to focus on what is important to control versus what is easy to control. The ability to distinguish key or emergent issues and risks within a project significantly improves the chances of successful project execution. This is difficult as project staff tend to be overloaded as they are actively involved in a number of simultaneous and critical tasks. Stakeholders as a result may develop a narrow focus on risk exposing the program to delays, negative financial impacts, and damage to the organization’s reputation.

Event Based Risk Management (EBRM) is a technique to assist the Project Manager to overcome these issues. The goal of this presentation is to describe EBRM and to assist the participants in understanding the concept of how to use this technique as part of the overall project management solution.



Laszlo A. Retfalvi P.Eng PMP

Laszlo has held a number of senior positions at General Dynamics Canada and is currently Manager of the Program Management Office (PMO) in Ottawa, Canada. General Dynamics Canada, a division of the General Dynamics Corporation, has achieved a worldwide reputation for excellence in the production of leading-edge, highly-complex, integrated solutions for land, airborne and maritime applications. Having managed a number of significant programs at GDC, Laszlo is currently tasked to provide leadership, co-ordination and management of Ottawa Program Management Office activities in support of these applications.

Laszlo is currently Director of Public Relations of the PMI Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter (OVOC). Established in 1985 and currently with over 1800 members, OVOC is one of the largest and most established chapters in PMI.

Laszlo is also Director of Public Relations of the PMI Global RiskSIG. Established in 1996 and currently with over 2300 members in over 50 countries, PMI RiskSIG is the foremost authority on risk and is dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management across all industry.

Laszlo has published a number of articles and has also participated in a number of national and international conferences with his last presentation at the PMI Global Congress North America held in Orlando, Florida in October of this year.

Laszlo is also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Professional Standards Committee. With over 64000 licensed professional engineers in Ontario, the PEO’s statutory mandate is to serve and protect the public interest where engineering is concerned.

 

 

Lucie Parrot, ing. CVS (Life)

Mrs. Parrot is an industrial engineer. Since 1991, she is involved in optimization projects of products or processes, using the value engineering methods. She has worked before with Bell Helicopter and CGI.

As a Value Engineering consultant, Mrs. Parrot has helped numerous clients in increasing the value of their products, either by reducing the costs and/or increasing the performance and the needs satisfaction. This approach has been used successfully at small and large companies. Her vast experience in many sectors along with her talent for coaching have made her an ideal person to train your work teams to the Value Engineering methods.

She implements the methodology more and more often in the development of new innovative products.

Mrs. Parrot has facilitated over 200 workshops. She is a certified value specialist from the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE International) with Life recognition and is a member of the Canadian Society for Value Analysis, which gave her in 2003 an award for her outstanding contribution to the methodology.

She has also spoken many times on this subject.

 

 

The Application of Value Engineering within Ontario Power Generation

Mark Arnone, P.Eng.

In 2006, the Projects and Modifications Division of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) developed a three year plan with the goal of eliminating project cost growth. The main improvements that would help OPG to meet this goal were scope control, zero cost growth, added value, and implementation of project management best practices. This led OPG to identify and utilize industry best practices using advanced tools and striking a balance between business process improvements and adopting the best offerings of technology. An overall framework Front End Planning (FEP) was selected to integrate various best practices, and Value Engineering is one of the new tools of FEP.

Value Engineering was one of the tools technology offered OPG. Initially, there were misconceptions about the use of Value Engineering within the organization. There was a broad belief that it would not bring any benefits different than the other quality management tools such as Six Sigma and Total Quality Management (TQM). The need to better understand Value Engineering was obvious and resulted in the organization providing a half day workshop to introduce the concept to 1300 nuclear staff. The level of acceptance among managers and staff rose. It was decided to go further and hire a specialist to promote Value Engineering within. Various documents (a guide and instruction) were prepared, and the main criteria for a mandatory Value Engineering program were established.

To date, Value Engineering has been applied to over thirty projects and has improved scope definition and project plan quality. It has its own place within the conceptual phase of the project management process, and is mandatory for any project that has a budget over $5M or with an ambiguous scope.



Mark Arnone, P.Eng.

Director, Projects and Modifications, Engineering and Modifications

Mark Arnone is Director, Projects and Modifications Division, Nuclear Refurbishment, Projects and Nuclear Support at Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG).

OPG is an Ontario-based electricity generator whose principal business is the generation and sale of electricity in Ontario and to interconnected markets, while operating in a safe, open and environmentally responsible manner.

Mark Arnone was appointed to his current position in July 2002 and is responsible for yearly expenditures of over $250M on capital and operating projects required to support the nuclear fleet. Mark is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Construction Industry Institute and an owner representative on the National Construction Sector Council.

Mark Arnone joined Ontario Hydro, the predecessor company of OPG, in 1990 and worked at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Plant in Station Engineering and in the Project Department. In 2000, he was appointed to the position of Manager, Project Controls for the Integrated Improvement Program at Head Office.

Before joining Ontario Hydro, Mark Arnone worked for a number of private sector firms in Wire and Cable production and Tunnel Boring Machine construction.

In 1986 Mark Arnone graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

 

Michael Tinkler

Michael Tinkler is an experienced management consultant and trainer. He specializes in the use of financial information to manage organizations more effectively, both in the private and the public sectors.

He has many years of experience in both the Federal government and the private sector, particularly in the application of activity-based costing and activity-based management. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has delivered a number of Web seminars via the bettermanagment.com website.

He has worked in consulting for Arthur Andersen & Co. (10 years) and Raymond Chabot Martin Paré (7 years). He also spent 8 years as a full-time professor of management accounting at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. He was a founding partner of Samson & Associates, where he spent 7 years, and has been vice-president of Synerma Inc. since 2000. In June, 2008, Synerma Inc. was acquired by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, where Michael is currently a Senior Director in the Strategy and Performance consulting group.

He is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Management Consultant. He is a Past Chair of CMA Canada and of the Order of Certified Management Accountants of Quebec.

 

Mike Pearsall, P.Eng, CVS

Michael Pearsall is the Head of the Planning and Design Section for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in their Northeastern Region out of North Bay. Mike graduated from Queen’s University at Kingston with a B.ASc. (hons.) in Civil Engineering in 1992. He started working for the Ministry of Transportation as a student in 1989 and has continued there for the 16 years since his graduation. His career has mainly been involved with the planning, design and construction of highways. Mike has been involved with Value Engineering with the ministry since December 1996 and functioned as the Value Engineering Coordinator for Northeastern Region for 10 years. Mike spends his spare time with his two sons or dreaming about antique cars.

 

Why Algonquin College Developed a VE Program

By Mike Rushton, Algonquin College

Algonquin College has used Value Engineering methods on a variety of institutional construction projects for many years. It has used Value Engineering early in the project delivery process and late in the process always with helpful results. This presentation will explore a few of these Algonquin College project experiences and their outcomes.



Mike Rushton, P. Eng

Director, Department of Physical Resources, Algonquin College

Mike Rushton joined the College in 1990 following a successful career of twenty years in the Canadian military, which included positions in combat engineering, construction, facilities and project management. He trained as a Civil Engineer at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

Mr. Rushton carries overall responsibility to provide facilities management leadership to the College. Under his leadership a vision for the department has been established to provide learning facilities and facilities management services that support student success. Mike chairs several College committees, including the Sustainable Algonquin Steering Committee and the College Safety Review Committee.

Mr. Rushton is actively involved in professional associations such as the Ontario Colleges Facilities Managers Association of which he is the Chair of their Professional Development Sub-Committee and is a member of the Owner’s Committee of the Canadian Design Build Institute.

 

Natalie Blouin, ing., M. ing., NPDP

Madame Blouin a démarré l'initiative Développement durable en conception de produits à l'Institut de développement de produits en 2005. En partenariat avec le Conseil National de Recherches Canada, le Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation et Développement Économique Canada, l'équipe a développé différentes approches de mobilisation à l'écoconception pour le secteur industriel.

Madame Blouin est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en génie industriel et d'une maîtrise en gestion de l'ingénierie. Avant de joindre l'Institut, elle a travaillé dans l'entreprise manufacturière dont Bombardier Produits Récréatifs et Mega Brands. Elle est certifiée Professionnelle en développement de produits par la Product Development & Management Association.

 

Peter Steacy

Senior Project Manager, McCormick Rankin Corporation

Peter Steacy is a Senior Project Manager with McCormick Rankin Corporation (MRC), responsible for the delivery of high-profile transit and road planning studies and design projects for municipal sector clients. Based in Ottawa, he has over 25 years professional experience in the planning, design and implementation of municipal road and transit infrastructure projects. Known as an innovative thinker with effective communication skills, Peter has a proven ability to deliver high-profile complex multi-disciplinary projects under tight timelines, while balancing public and political expectations.

Peter re-joined MRC in February 2008 after spending 19 years at the City of Ottawa where he held the position of Program Manager – Transportation Environmental Assessments. As such, he was responsible for the delivery of strategic planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) studies for growth-related transportation infrastructure projects in alignment with Corporate objectives, and Council approved directions. This also included acting as Project Manager for key high-profile transportation studies, such as the North-South Corridor LRT project EA study (2005) and the Rapid Transit Expansion Study (RTES) in 2003. Prior to this, Peter led the City’s Municipal Design Section where he planned, directed and administered the preparation of all functional, preliminary and detailed designs and approvals for municipal road and transit infrastructure projects by both in-house staff and consultants.

Peter is currently managing the Southwest Transitway – Baseline Road to Norice Street Preliminary and Detailed Design –a $3.9M multi-disciplinary assignment for the City of Ottawa. It includes the preliminary and detailed design/contract tender packages for the phased construction of the $205 Million Southwest Transitway from Baseline Road to Norice Street as a shared-use Bus Rapid Transit/Light Rail Transit (BRT/LRT) facility. This project, in conjunction with Algonquin College’s Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) facility and the City of Ottawa’s new Archives facility adjacent to the corridor, forms the key centrepiece and catalyst for urban redevelopment of the surrounding lands. A key challenge of the assignment was to optimize the project delivery for the underground tunnel portion of the Southwest Transitway in an integrated manner with the Algonquin EDC-CTBS by March 2011 to comply with Federal and provincial funding requirements. Accordingly, the assignment included the early undertaking of a Value Engineering/Constructability (VE) Review to develop and evaluate potential staging options and alternative contracting strategies to prioritize and expedite the work in a manner compatible with the simultaneous advancement of the ACCE and City Transit projects.

Peter is also MRC’s project manager for its role in the City of Ottawa’s Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel (DOTT) Planning and Environmental Assessment. This includes the development of functional design plans for the conversion of the existing Tunney’s Pasture, Bayview, LeBreton, Hurdman and Train Stations from Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Light Rail Transit (LRT) facilities, including conversion of the corridor segments in-between.

 

Rakesh Shreewastav, P.Eng, AVS

Rakesh works for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group (BIIG) as a Senior Project Engineer and also serves as a Value Engineering Coordinator (VEC) for Windsor BIIG.

Rakesh has actively participated in many Value Engineering Studies throughout the province and is also a co-trainer for the ‘Value Analysis in Action (An Introduction to Value Analysis)’ course.

Rakesh has also been involved with the value society, SAVE International, and currently serves as a membership director for SAVE – Greater Michigan Chapter.

 

Value Analysis and Integrated Risk Analysis to Optimize the Project to Renovate the Louis-Hyppolite Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel

Par René Donais, RCGT & Alexandre Debs, MTQ

Le ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) planifie présentement la réfection du pont-tunnel Louis-Hyppolite Lafontaine à Montréal. L’enjeu du projet est de rehausser le niveau de sécurité du tunnel en cas d’incendie, pour permettre l’évacuation des personnes par une sortie de secours conforme aux standards applicables aux tunnels routiers avec un niveau de risque acceptable pour des ouvrages de cette nature. Le Ministère veut établir quel est ce niveau de risque acceptable, selon une approche méthodologique rigoureuse.

Le projet est à l’étape de l’étude de faisabilité. Les membres de l’équipe de projet ont procédé à un exercice d’analyse de la valeur afin de s’assurer que ce projet répondra aux besoins exprimés au juste coût tout en améliorant ses fonctionnalités et en réduisant les risques d’incident et leurs conséquences.

L’originalité de l’approche proposée résulte d’un maillage de deux méthodologies éprouvées et reconnues internationalement : L’Analyse de la valeur et l’Analyse de risque (ou Étude spécifique des dangers).

L’analyse de risque fut inspirée du fascicule 4 de la méthode européenne développée dans le cadre d’un projet de recherche conjoint de l’ Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE) et de l’Association internationale permanente des congrès de la route (AIPCR) avec une participation financière de l’Union Européenne. Celle-ci considère le tunnel comme un système global, constitué des usagers, de l’ouvrage lui -même avec ses équipements et son environnement, de l’exploitant ainsi que des services d’intervention et de secours. Un modèle fonctionnel (pierre d’assise de l’AV) fut développé par l’équipe. Une analyse simulant un cas catastrophe fut faite et la performance du tunnel fut évaluée pour chacune des fonctions. Le diagnostic a fait ressortir plusieurs dysfonctionnements et une session de créativité a permis de générer des solutions innovatrices pour améliorer la sécurité des usagers. Une analyse comparative des scénarios a permis de recommander le scénario optimal, soit celui qui satisfait le mieux aux besoins au juste coût.

Value Analysis and Integrated Risk Analysis to Optimize the Project to Renovate the Louis-Hyppolite Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel

By René Donais, RCGT & Alexandre Debs, MTQ

The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) is currently planning to renovate the Louis-Hyppolite Lafontaine bridge-tunnel in Montréal. The purpose of the project is to upgrade the tunnel’s safety level in the event of a fire to allow people to be evacuated by means of an emergency exit that complies with the standards applicable to road tunnels with an acceptable risk level for such infrastructures. The Ministère would like to determine the acceptable risk level based on a rigorous methodological process.

The project is currently at the feasibility analysis stage.  The project team members have performed a value analysis to ensure that the project will meet the stated needs cost-effectively while improving the bridge’s functionalities and reducing the risks and consequences of any incidents.

The originality of the proposed approach stems from the fusion of two established and internationally recognized methodologies: Value analysis and Risk analysis (or Specific Hazard Investigation).

The risk analysis was inspired by the booklet 4 of the Guide to road tunnel safety documentation.

This guide is intended to give the players involved a common understanding of the way in which these structures work, their environment and their action required in order to ensure safety.

This European method was developed in connection with a joint research project of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and l’Association internationale permanente des congrès de la route (AIPCR) also called World Road Association (PIARC) with financial participation from the European Union. This method considers the tunnel as being a global system made up of users, the infrastructure itself with its equipment and environment, the operator, in addition to the intervention and emergency services. A function model (cornerstone of VA) was developed by the team. A disaster scenario was simulated and the tunnel’s performance evaluated for each function. The analysis revealed functions that need to be improved and a brainstorming session provided innovative solutions to improve user safety. A comparative analysis of scenarios made it possible to recommend a best possible scenario, i.e., the one that was the most cost-effective in meeting the stated needs.



René Donais, P. Eng, CVS

Ingénieur civil diplômé de l'École Polytechnique de Montréal en 1972 (OIQ 1974), M. René Donais a collaboré à la réalisation de plusieurs projets à titre d'ingénieur en matériaux et de spécialiste en assurance de la qualité. Il est certifié CVS (Certified Value Specialist) par la SAVE International. Celui-ci évolue depuis 15 ans dans les domaines de l’analyse de la valeur et du management par la valeur. Depuis 1994, il a animé plus de 150 ateliers visant à optimiser aussi bien des projets de construction que des produits, des processus et des organisations, et ce, principalement pour des entreprises des secteurs public et parapublic, mais aussi du secteur privé. Il a aussi formé plus de 200 professionnels à la méthodologie AV.

Précédemment à cette expérience, il a évolué pendant plus de 20 ans dans le domaine du génie-conseil où il a été gestionnaire et associé principal au sein d’importantes firmes.


René Donais is a civil engineer who graduated from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1972. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Donais has been involved in a number of projects for Quebec Ministry of Transport as a value engineer, materials engineer and quality assurance specialist. Since 1994, he has led over 150 value analysis workshops in various fields of application.

During the course of various mandates, he leads several VA/VE workshops including the development of a FPS (Functional Performance Specifications) for different fields of application namely: civil works and transportation infrastructures, water filtration plants, computer systems and database, aircraft engines and many others.

He is also a SAVE International certified proctor and trainer for CVS certification, including FPS methodology. To date, he has trained over 200 engineers and other trades professional to the VA/VE and FPS methodology.

 

Sharing Values with First Nations through Value Engineering

By Rob Kivi P.Eng., MMM Group Limited & Dan Preley, P.Eng., MTO

Using a case study approach, the presentation examines the use of Value Engineering as a tool to build consensus and expedite decision making on issues involving First Nations stakeholders. Red Rock Indian Band (RRIB) expressed interest in acquiring lands that were being protected by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) for future highway improvements. Value Engineering was utilized to expedite the development of a recommended preliminary design concept that could be used as the basis for property protection and allow MTO to declare a portion of the protected lands surplus to their needs. By involving the First Nations stakeholders as active participants in the VE study, both MTO and RRIB were able to share their objectives, concerns and issues, while working toward a solution that offered benefits to both parties.



Rob Kivi, P.Eng.

Mr. Rob Kivi, P. Eng., is Vice President, Transportation Engineering and a Partner in MMM Group Limited. Rob has over 25 years of experience in planning, preliminary design, detail design, contract administration and EA studies for a wide variety of projects in Ontario, nationally and internationally. He has been involved in Value Engineering for a number of years, having participated in a variety of studies for road and highway related projects. He has also been involved the application of Schedule and Cost Risk Assessment utilizing a VE based methodology. Rob was Project Manager and study team member for the case study project discussed in this presentation.

 

Better Projects Through Risk Analysis - Case Study - Highway 69 Four-Laning

By Rob Kleine, MMM Group Limited

This presentation demonstrates how risk analysis was successfully applied early in the design process to identify and mitigate significant schedule and cost risks. Three major project risks were identified during the Risk Assessment workshop and mitigated using design modifications, phasing / staging strategy changes and overall program revisions. The presentation will outline the base case, details of the risks, originally suggested mitigation and the final implemented mitigation. The results from the Cost / Schedule Risk Assessment were a key tool for demonstrating the need for major design changes to Ministry of Transportation Senior Management and reducing the overall risk to the project construction value and schedule.



Rob Kleine

Rob Kleine is a Senior Project Manager in the Transportation Engineering Group and an Associate Partner of MMM Group Limited. He has over 19 years of experience in highway design and transportation infrastructure projects.

Mr. Kleine has been involved in four Schedule and Cost Risk Assessments. Two were undertaken as part of Value Engineering studies and two were standalone assessments. He has also been involved in ten Value Engineering Studies for projects, across Canada.

Mr. Kleine’s design and project management experience includes delivery of nearly 50 km of Highway 11 four-laning detail design contracts including 10 interchanges, for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). He has recently started work on MTO’s Highway 69 program and is currently designing 26 km of new four-laning including two interchanges.

Mr. Kleine has gained extensive experience through successful completion of a variety of roadway planning and design projects for Provincial ministries and various Municipal authorities and agencies.

 

L'analyse de la valeur pour le profil de compétances d'une équipe d'aquisition de droits de passage

Par Ronald Blanchet, ing., MSc.

Ronald F Blanchet souhaite partager avec les participants ses expériences d’apprentissage de la méthode d’analyse de la valeur au sein de différentes organisations, son utilisation avec d’autres approches d’optimisation de projets et les leçons apprises au cours des quinze dernières années d’activités professionnelles d’ingénieur.

Il a été d’abord curieux de connaître la philosophie et la méthode d’analyse de la valeur, et ce, compte tenu de sa formation complémentaire acquise en gestion de projets, gestion de la qualité, gestion du risque et en management de la technologie : il cherchait à savoir comment l’analyse de la valeur pouvait se distinguer des autres méthodes afin de l’appliquer à bon escient à différents projets d’infrastructures et autres dossiers connexes.

La présentation visera à préciser l’utilisation faite de la méthode au rythme des mandats, en vue d’en tirer le plus d’avantages possibles, comme il était largement souligné par de nombreux praticiens de différents domaines.

À titre indicatif, le conférencier soulignera les résultats de ses interventions comme animateur ou initiateur de projets liés en grande partie au domaine des infrastructures de transport, de réseaux de services publics ou bien encore pour de dossiers de gestion connexes.

Voici des exemples qui seront abordés :

-          revue de conception d’un projet routier impliquant plusieurs disciplines d’ingénierie ;

-          amélioration de la performance des bordures de rue ;

-          révision de normes pour ouvrages routiers ;

-          conception conjointe pour la conception de projets d’infrastructures impliquant plusieurs clients ;

-          amélioration de la sécurité aux intersections rail-route ;

-          élaboration d’un Cahier de charges fonctionnelles et d’une approche d’ingénierie conjointe pour l’installation de conduits de services publics sur les ponts routiers ;

-          liens entre l’analyse de la valeur et les neuf domaines de connaissances du ( PMI ) Project management Institut;

-          développement des compétences pour traiter des projets d’infrastructures de plus en plus complexes et impliquant plusieurs professions;

L’analyse de la valeur lui a permis de développer une acuité à percevoir les opportunités d’améliorer la conception et la réalisation de projets, en début d’analyse des dits projets que ce soit pour réduire la période de préparation des projets, augmenter la performance de certaines composantes et bien souvent réduire des coûts dans le cycle global desdits projets.



Ronald Blanchet, ing., MSc.

Monsieur Blanchet est ingénieur géologue, diplômé de l’université Laval en 1967; il détient depuis 1985 une maîtrise en gestion de projets de l’Université du Québec.

En terme de formation continue, il cumule des connaissances en gestion de la qualité, analyse de la valeur, droit immobilier, et autres cours liés au développement de sa discipline en génie des matériaux et en conception de projets.

Monsieur Blanchet est retraité de la fonction publique du Québec depuis 2007; il a été au Ministère des transports, coordonnateur ministériel pour la gestion des services publics dans les emprises routières et l’application de l’analyse de la valeur en gestion de projets routiers.

Au niveau para-professionnel, est toujours impliqué dans plusieurs organisations, notamment :

Association des professionnels en droits de passage et immobiliers du Québec

  • Président depuis 2007

SACO - Société d’assistance canadienne aux organisations

  • Président Club Est du Québec.

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

  • Inspection professionnelle à titre contractuel depuis 2009

  • Président de la Régionale de Québec Chaudière Appalaches (1993-1995)

Société canadienne d'analyse de la valeur

  • Membre et administrateur depuis la création de la Société, ayant assumé plusieurs responsabilités notamment comme trésorier et porteur de la mémoire corporative

Association québécoise de la qualité et Mouvement québécois de la qualité

  • Président du conseil d'administration Régionale de Québec (1993-1995)

Monsieur Blanchet est reconnu comme étant avant-gardiste et soucieux du développement de profils de compétences dans les associations professionnelles.

 

 

Using a Risk Register Tool to Obtain Best Value

By Scot McClintock, PE, CVS-Life, PVM, FSAVE, Faithful+Gould

Explores how a simple, qualitative risk register, completed by the VM Team itself, can be a useful tool for obtaining best value from your project, process, product, or system. Risk needs to be accounted for in the value equation even when a separate risk workshop cannot be provided for your project. The attendees will learn how to complete a qualitative risk register in their VM workshops and what tools are available for their use. Attendees will see actual risk registers and how their development contributed to best value for their respective projects. The presentation will demonstrate why the qualitative risk register belongs in the VM toolbox.



Scot McClintock, PE, CVS (Life), PVM, FSAVE

Head of Value Management, Faithful+Gould

Scot McClintock is a Certified Value Specialist (Life) responsible for management and performance of value management (VM) and engineering (VE) services, including VE/VM studies, Module I VE training workshops, functional performance specification (FPS), and extended VM programs. With 27 years of VE/VM experience, Scot has incorporated the use of Risk Management into his VE/VM workshops, as well as leading edge consensus-building techniques such as Project Performance Criteria and Measures. Approved by SAVE International to teach Module1 value management training workshops, he has trained over 300 personnel for agencies and corporations in the U.S. and Canada.He is an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University in value engineering and management.

With 34 years of overall experience, Scot has worked with Faithful+Gould for the last 12 years. He has balanced cost and quality in over 260 VE/VM project and training workshops to identify value improvements of over $3 billion on projects totaling nearly $17 billion. He has used customized applications of VE/VM tools to meet the needs of the client, from facilitation of public meetings through extended VE/VM workshops. In recent years he has facilitated VE/VM studies for governmental, military, pharmaceutical, medical, correctional, educational, environmental, and national park facilities, and highway, bridge and rail projects in the US, Canada, South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UK, with average identified construction cost savings of over 18%.

Scot is President of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis (CSVA) and won the inaugural Stars and Stripes award for his contributions to VE and the CSVA.. He is also President of the Mid-New York State Chapter of SAVE International and a member of the and the UK Institute of Value Management (IVM). He has spoken at several SAVE conferences; three CSVA conferences, and three AASHTO VE conferences and has been published in Value World and Quality By Design. Scot has Bachelors and Masters of Engineering degrees from Cornell University in civil and environmental engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in NY, PA, and OH.

 

 

West Transitway Tunnel Value Engineering Study

By Steve Stoddard

The presentation will provide an overview of the results of the recent value engineering review of the West Transitway expansion project in Ottawa. An exclusive transit corridor for Bus Rapid Transit (convertible to Light Rail) to be constructed thru an established urban environment. The project value has been estimated at $140 million. This VE review assessed the staging of the extension of the transitway system and the previous EA recommendations that included a tunnelled section of transitway.



Steven Stoddard

Steven Stoddard is a Senior Project Manager at the City of Ottawa in the Infrastructure Services Department responsible for the design and construction of transportation infrastructure. Over the past 19 years, his career has focused on the planning, approval and implementation of public sector transportation facilities. Initially with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, he moved on to the City of Ottawa Transportation Planning Branch in 2002, completing a number of Arterial road and Transitway Environmental Assessment Studies. Mr. Stoddard is a member of the CSVA board.

 

Introduction to Cost Risk Analysis & Risk Mitigation

By Stephane Larocque

This session will provide an overview of Cost Risk Analysis (CRA) and describe how it can be an invaluable tool to help your keep projects on time and on budget. Cost Risk Analysis is a proven process that adds significant value to the infrastructure assessment process by providing:

  • A better estimate of project costs and schedule
  • A quantified risk management plan for project planning
  • Targeted mitigation strategies for all anticipated threats
  • etter project cost forecasts for budgeting and bonding
  • Transparency, integrity, and accountability throughout the life-cycle of the project


Stephane Larocque, HDR Corporation

Principal Economist

Stephane Larocque brings more than a decade of experience in applied finance and economics in both the private and public sectors, complemented with an MBA‐Finance. Throughout his career he has excelled in a wide variety of disciplines most notably: business case analysis, cost‐benefit analysis, cost‐risk analysis, toll feasibility studies and regulatory filings. Stephane has also successfully managed teams performing a wide variety of economic studies on projects throughout North America. Stephane is based in Ottawa.

 

Un cas concret de développement de produit écologique: Les industries Mailhot

Par T.Hieu Nguyen, ing., Natalie Blouin, ing., M. ing., NPDP

Suite au diagnostique d’écoconception réalisé en Mars 2007, les Industries Mailhot, une entreprise oeuvrant dans la conception et la fabrication des vérin télescopiques a entrepris un virage majeur qui est : Instaurer des stratégies de récupération des produits en fin de vie. Pour ce faire un premier projet a été lancé dans lequel les méthodologies telles que l’analyse fonctionnelle, le Design for de assembly, la créativité… ont été appliquées.

Avec les résultats obtenus : 50% de réduction des coûts de fabrication, le produit peut être reconditionné plusieurs fois,…les Industries Mailhot a statué que tous ces produits futures devront désormais respecter les principes d’écoconception.



Le Besoin Au Coeur Du Développement De Produits

By T.Hieu Nguyen, Anny St-Pierre

La recherche des besoins cilents est activité majeure et complexe dans le processus de développement de produits.

Durant cette présentation Madame Anny St-Pierre de l’Institut de produits présentera les principes et l’application de la méthodologie OUT COMR DRIVEN INNOVATION. Cette démarche permet de bien comprendre les besoins du client , étape cruciale dans tout développement de nouveaux produits.

M Hieu Nguyen de la firme Nguyen –Parrot présentera ensuite l’application de l’Analyse fonctionnelle amènera aussi à des résultats très similaires.


T.Hieu Nguyen, ing.

M. T. Hieu Nguyen est diplômé en génie industriel depuis 1985. Durant les dernières vingt années de sa carrière, M Nguyen a occupé plusieurs fonctions lui permettant de maîtriser l’application de l’ingénierie de la valeur dans diverses applications telles que l’optimisation des projets de construction et des produits industriels. De plus, il a implanté avec succès les processus de développement de produits dans plusieurs organisations en tant que directeur de l’ingénierie ou comme consultant. Il est aussi le co- fondateur de la firme NGUYEN-PARROT, une firme spécialisée dans l’analyse de la valeur et l’implantation des processus de développement de produits.

 

Risk Reserve Budgeting at Washington State DOT

By Terry Berends

This presentation will discuss how WSDOT has evolved in the area of risk management. WSDOT started out using the 90% confidence factor for budgeting purposes which resulted in project managers doing very little to mitigate identified risks and also allowed scope creep. What percentile should be budgeted is a question that is often asked and not easily answered. Risk reserve budgeting is WSDOT's approach to encouraging aggressive risk management and transparency. Transparency and accountability to the public and legislature is very important to WSDOT. Risk reserves at the program level will also be discussed.



Building a Risk Program at Washington State DOT

By Terry Berends

This presentation will cover how WSDOT changed the project management culture, from getting their project managers to just try using risk based estimating, into it being a common way of managing projects. Risk based estimating is a tool that supports risk management, without effective risk management you lose much of the benefits of risk based estimating. How to overcome the feeling that risk based estimating is just a flavor of the month. Lessons learned and best practices will be presented to prevent others from learning the hard way. What is needed to build a risk program within an organization and how do you keep it from being just another thing for project managers to do? Top ten reasons why to implement a risk program within your organization.


Terry Berends

Terry is a graduate from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Terry has worked for WSDOT for 19 years and in a variety of positions including Designer, Construction Inspector, Project Engineer, Region Design Engineer, and currently as an Assistant State Design Engineer/Court Engineer. Terry has managed the Value Engineering and Cost Estimating office for WSDOT for 6 years and has led over 25 VE studies for WSDOT. Terry has led the effort on developing the Self Modeling Spreadsheet which allows WSDOT to combine Cost Risk Assessments and Value Engineering studies.

 

Tom Fletcher, P.Eng, CVS

Tom Fletcher is an experienced senior results oriented manager with over 35 years experience in the public and private sector including Project and Program Management, Value Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Construction Management.

Tom is the senior engineering manager responsible for all technical projects within the Fletcher Group. The primary focus of the Group is to provide independent Value Engineering and Functional Performance Specification services to projects in the construction, transportation, utility (nuclear), water/ wastewater, business process, manufacturing and automotive sectors.

 

Value By Design – Aligning Application of Value Engineering With Triple Bottom Line

By Dr. A. P. Sukumar

Value Engineering, also known as Value Analysis or Value Management, is a collaborative approach to project or process design that draws out creativity and innovation of the people integrating their ideas to develop the most efficient and cost-effective model. BC Hydro is a Crown Corporation created to provide reliable power at low cost for generations. They are committed to a path of sustainability whereby they balance, track and measure the performance along environmental, social and economic bottom lines. Ruskin Dam, owned by BC Hydro is located on Stave River in the district of Mission, is being upgraded to meet current seismic standards and improved operational needs. Detailed design of the facility is currently underway.

For the Ruskin Value Engineering Study, more than 30 engineers from all over North America, including BC Hydro staff came together to brainstorm and develop ideas that would, in the end, result in significant cost savings and other benefits. The VE group came up with more than 170 ideas and 26 detailed proposals that would otherwise not come out in a normal project setting. Through this, there has been a minimum cost savings of $ 8 million, attributed to the VE process with the potential for more savings. There were also several ideas generated during the study resulting in safety, environmental and general design improvements which were considered cost-neutral financially, but significant otherwise. Financial savings should only be one aspect of Value Engineering as it should be about enhancing the value of the project by improving social, environmental and financial aspects in an integrated manner. The Ruskin VE study has received the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Society of Value Engineers (SAVE) in recognition of the successful application of Value Engineering methodology for a major project.

Based on the success of the Ruskin VE study, BC Hydro has initiated a “Value by Design Practice” to align Value Engineering with the Triple Bottom Line strategy for managing large infrastructure projects. Approximately $8 billion worth of major construction projects are in various stages of planning within BC Hydro and a suitably managed Value by Design is expected to contribute significantly to the Corporation’s Triple Bottom Line.



Dr. A. P. Sukumar

Dr. A. P. Sukumar is the Team Lead, Project Engineering, BC Hydro, based in Vancouver. He came to BC Hydro in 2007 with more than 20 years experience in academia, consulting, and government sectors in Canada and abroad. At present he manages a team 13 Project Engineering Specialists leading major projects for the Crown Corporation.

Dr. Sukumar has led a number of major projects that utilized his technical expertise and strategic management skills and he has published/presented papers widely. He has given professional development sessions at the Association of Professional Engineers of BC (APEGBC) Annual General Meetings and at the Vancouver chapter of the Project Management Institute. He was a key note speaker at the Concrete Platform held at Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, in 2007. He is a recipient of the First Annual APEGBC Sustainability Award (2003), the CEBC & CEC Awards of Excellence (2004) and two BCRMCA Awards of Excellence (2005) for some of the projects he managed. In July 2009, the American Society of Value Engineers (SAVE) gave the “Outstanding Accomplishment of the year Award” for the Value Engineering study he managed for the Ruskin Dam Upgrade project. He is pursuing and promoting VE as “Value by Design” initiative for all major projects within BC Hydro. As a VE champion, he has already embarked on the next value engineering study of another major hydroelectric dam and powerhouse rehabilitation project in BC Hydro.

Dr. Sukumar was with the GVRD (now, Metro Vancouver) from 2000 to 2007 and prior to that he was a consulting engineer in Vancouver for 10 years. Sukumar is a registered professional engineer in BC and in the Washington State, USA. His PhD (1990) is from the Dalhousie University, Halifax, and MBA (1996) is from the Simon Fraser University, His bachelor and master degrees in engineering are from the Kerala University, India. He is also a qualified Project Management Professional (PMP).

 

Alberta’s Use of Value Management to Build a Value Based Consensus on Project Scope

By Dr. Avi Habinski, Alberta Education & Eiryn Devereaux, Alberta Infrastructure

In response to the need to enhance the school facility planning process in Alberta and ensure that the scope of the recommended capital projects are supported by the boards and meet the requirements of the province, a Value Management approach was introduced to reach consensus on complex school capital projects. In the past three years 15 Value Management processes were undertaken across the province, of which 6 received funding approvals and are at a different stage of construction. The other 10 projects were identified as high priority projects and will be considered for approval when funds become available. The process has been viewed very favorably and gained the support of local authorities as well as at the provincial level. It includes development of a shared vision for the project, a joint creation of options, analysis of program, cost and community implications and signing on the desired course of action.



Dr. Avi Habinski, Alberta Education

Dr. Avi Habinski holds the position of Director, Capital Planning with Alberta Education. He maintains responsibilities for the southern half of Alberta and a number of school facility related issues including regional planning, school land and leasing facilities. Dr. Habinski joined Alberta Government following extensive public service with Edmonton Public Schools. In the capacity of Executive Director, School and District Services, he was responsible for a number of services including finance, planning, design and construction, facility maintenance, transportation, district technology and student information. He holds a doctorate degree in Educational Administration from the University of Alberta.

 

Complimentary aspects of Six Sigma and VE

By Dr. Michael Mladjenovic, Tom Fletcher

Value creation has never been more important than it is in the light of the current issues facing many companies in today’s business environment. In order to achieve that objective many organizations have implemented Value Engineering and Six Sigma., however these implementations are commonly disconnected application solutions. Presentation VE and Six Sigma complementary aspects will demonstrate synergy of the integrated Lean Six Sigma and Value Engineering methodology that harnesses existing organizational creativity and knowledge resulting in superior innovative products and processes with unique customer benefits.



Dr. Mike Mladjenovic

Master Black Belt

Dr. Michael Mladjenovic is the Master Black Belt, whose professional experience includes managerial positions in manufacturing, engineering, continuous improvement, and quality assurance for Lifelabs, Maple Leafs Food, Magna Int., General Electric, PPG, and SKF (IKL). In 1995 he received Six Sigma training and certification while participating in General Electric Six Sigma deployment. He has conducted trainings and workshops on Six Sigma, Value Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constrains, TPM, Kanban, Kaizen and 5 S, and Value Stream Mapping.

Dr. Mladjenovic has published over 20 papers related to business improvement, and integrated problem solving methodology. Dr. Mladjenovic is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Reliability and Quality Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer, and holds a B.S. and a Master’s and Doctor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business.

 

Dr. David Lewis

Dr. David Lewis is Senior Vice President with HDR Inc. and serves as the firm’s Chief Economist and Director for Economics and Financial Services. He served previously as President and CEO of HLB Decision Economics (acquired by HDR in 2005) prior to which he was a Principal Economist of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2003. His present professional activities include the application of risk analysis to public-private partnerships and the extension of value-for-money analysis to accommodate the productivity effects of private investment in advanced logistics. His Cost-Benefit Analyses of surface transportation investments include transit, highway and aviation infrastructure projects in the United States and Canada. His 1999 book, “Policy and Planning as Public Choice: Mass Transit in the United States” (co-authored by Dr. Fred Williams) is a quantitative accounting of the benefits of public transportation in relation to mobility, disability, congestion management and economic development.

 

The VE Workshop at McGill University: Benefits for Students and Industry

By Dr. Vince Thomson

The McGill University Value Engineering Workshop provides a unique forum for the interaction of students and industry towards solving a real world problem given by a company. All participants learn the value engineering (VE) methodology, but mostly they learn cooperation and a team approach to solving problems. The mutual exposure raises the engineering professionalism of the students, provides solutions to problems for companies, and contributes to the education process. Companies of all sizes have participated in the workshop over the years, obtaining significant value enhancement to product design, manufacturing processes and services, as well as learning the VE methodology. Typical VE projects are described and some pedagogical benefits of the way the course is organized are given.



Dr. Vince Thomson, McGill University

Werner Graupe Professor of Manufacturing Automation, McGill University

Dr. Thomson has been involved in manufacturing and information technology related research for the past 30 years at McGill University and the National Research Council (Canada). His research interests include manufacturing, realtime control and process management. His process management research has focused on new product introduction, concurrent engineering and coordination of development projects. He works with about 20 companies each year on productivity improvement. He teaches a course in Value Engineering which has 6 industry projects each year. He also does research on value engineering techniques.

 

 

Dr. Storer Boone

Dr. Boone is an Associate with Golder Associates Ltd. He is responsible for directing, managing, and completing technical evaluations for risk analyses and geotechnical engineering projects with a focus on civil infrastructure. His work related to risk analyses has involved probabilistic assessments of technical risks as well as risk-based cost and schedule analyses for large transportation projects. He has completed risk-based cost and schedule analyses for multiple projects in Ontario for MTO and other agencies, and others in Pittsburgh and New York, and conducted a number of training workshops related to application of probabilistic techniques in civil engineering.

 

 

Making realistic and understandable Infrastructure Commitments through risk based estimating

By Will Willson

This presentation, through reference to a number of mega projects now completed and the new processes that have emerged from these, demonstrates how risk identification and analysis has helped project sponsors make more informed decisions. The presentation will address how we can better inform politicians in the very early days of a project to avoid embarrassing questions and failed election promises when delivery is delayed. The presentation will also explain how we can make better estimates of schedule and cost, highlights lessons learned and what should be avoided in the future. Best emerging practices for granting agencies will be touched on from the authors experience with the Federal Transit Administration in the United States.



Will Willson

Will Willson heads up Davis Landon’s Risk Management Department and is currently based in their office in Philadelphia. As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Associate Value Specialist (AVS SAVE) Will brings 33 years of experience in construction and has a broad background in technical and management areas specializing in cost control, scheduling, value engineering, risk analysis, life cycle costing, project and construction management. Will has presented numerous papers and lectures to companies and professional societies worldwide. Will has instructed semester courses in Risk Analysis at Washington University St Louis, NYU, NY and Oklahoma University. Will was the Project Planning Manager for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link PPP project in the UK for 4 years during preliminary design and then headed up the risk assessment for the project working for Bechtel through to Financial Close.

Will’s most recent projects in Canada include developing the risk matrix for Infrastructure Ontario with partners MMM and KPMG of Toronto Canada, the risk assessments for sections of the new 4 lanning of Highway 69 in Ontario, the 407E West Durham Link, the Windsor Essex Parkway and the proposed light rail under the City of Ottawa. Other recent and ongoing projects include risk assessments for the Federal Highways Agency in the United States for the Central Subway Muni extension project in downtown San Francisco, the ULINK and East Link light rail project in Seattle, the Milwaukie Light Rail extension in Portland Oregon and the Eagle and Gold Lines in Denver Colorado



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