Reducing Errors in the Design Office – Bill Kimber
How can we reduce the quantity and severity of errors in the design office? As much as 37% of project increases in cost and schedule can be traced back to changes in the original contracted scope.
A change in scope can been defined as; “an unexpected development that will change the requirements and results in cost growth and time extension.”
All Contract changes must be well documented using procedures that should already be in place. Procedures are designed to allow accurate documenting of project changes and the transmission of updated costs to the client for approval. The costs and terms are added to the original project documentation after client approval and become part of the amended contract.
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2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter President
Bruce Fraser, PPD IV
Bruce has over 38 years experience as an industrial designer, piping squad leader, trainer and department manager, including 30 years of piping drafting and design. Bruce spent 3 years as an advisor for the SAIT PPD program and has delivered various presentations to technical students in Calgary. A supporter of SPED since 2011, Bruce was responsible for instituting the SPED training program at a major Calgary EPC which saw over 150 designers and engineers achieve their certification. He aims to continue supporting his fellow pipers by promoting SPED certification and training throughout the Calgary and Edmonton markets, broadening its reach in the Global market.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Treasurer
Kevin Noakes, B.A.Sc., PPD IV
Kevin is a process piping designer and piping squad & project discipline team leader, with over thirty years of experience in industrial and commercial resource production and transportation.
2020-2022 SPED Corporate Member Director At Large
Jacques de Fortier, PPD IV
Jacques de Fortier is a Piping Manager and Piping Designer with more than 30 years of experience and a background in the engineering design sector including the petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas industries, working alongside project management, drilling, offshore and onshore construction, operations, logistic departments as well as design office discipline groups.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Education and Training
Bill has over 38 years experience as a designer including mining, pulp and paper, refinery, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and oil sands experience.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Sponsorships
Chris has over 32 years Western Canada experience with Oil Sands Upstream and Upgrading, Petrochemical, Mining, Pulp and Paper and Steam Plants, Principal Piping Design Lead, Checker and Construction support.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Events
Tony Miletic came to Canada in 1996 from Serbia, where he gained a Diploma for Mechanical Engineer and State Examination License.
In 1997 he established MPD - Miletic Petro Design.Ltd (MPD Ltd.) company specializing in heat tracing systems, EPCM. Over the last 22 years MPD Ltd provided both steam and glycol heat tracing to numerous major projects and clients in Alberta. During the past 22 Years Tony worked on several mega projects in the capacity of Piping Design Lead, Piping Engineering Specialist and Field Engineer.
2020-2022 SPED Calgary Chapter Vice President, Promotion
Clarence Wynter, LSCM, PPD IV
Clarence has over 25 years’ experience in piping design with Oil & Gas Pipelines, Oil & Gas surface processing, Upstream Minable Oil Sands, Power Plants, Natural Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment Facilities and Injection Systems.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter Treasurer
DONALD R. MILLION, PPD IV
Don has over 36 years’ experience with refinery, upstream arctic oil & gas, petrochemical, special chemical, manufacturing and primary metals industries as Piping Department Manager, Senior & Principal Piping Designer and Discipline Client Lead.
He holds an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter Secretary
KEITH HOLTON, PPD IV
Keith has over 38 years’ experience with refinery, chemical, power and steel industries as a Senior Piping Design Lead, 3D Modeling Coordinator.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter Vice President
Mike has over 32 years’ of experience with refinery, upstream arctic oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, steel mill, specialty metals, and manufacturing as Piping Coordinator, Principal Checker, Principal Piping Lead, Design Firm owner/operator and Discipline Client Lead. He holds his TWIC certification, FEMA IS-100 & IS-70 certification and NSTC training certification.
2020-2022 SPED Louisville Chapter President
JIMMY GARCIA, PPD IV
Jimmy has over 42 years of experience with nuclear power plant, chemical and refinery industries as a Senior & Principal Piping Lead, Project Coordinator and Construction Support Lead. Design Firm owner, operated, manage, recruited staff, established and develop/implemented a document imaging system. He holds FAA license for single engine aircraft.