Geoff served on the COAA Workface Planning committee for 10 years starting in 2003 and was one of the key contributors in the development of the industry model for Workface Planning. Working in support of the CII committees for Advanced Work Packaging, Geoff’s company hosted case studies for the University of Texas on several of their projects. While his day job was helping mega projects to be organized Geoff also worked evenings and weekends as an instructor for the Better SuperVision program and taught project management through McEwan university.
In 2009 Geoff published his first book on construction productivity: ‘Schedule for Sale, Workface Planning for Construction Projects’, which sold more than 4000 copies worldwide. In the years after the first book was published Geoff helped his company and the industry mature from Workface Planning into Advanced Work Packaging, which led the publication of his second book in 2017: Even More Schedule for Sale, Advanced Work Packaging for Construction Projects. The distribution of both books has now surpassed 10,000 copies.
With three granddaughters and four adult children, Geoff’s life away from work is also busy and rewarding. In the little spare time that he has between work and family he likes to fly his Mooney airplane as a VFR pilot.
Specializing at understanding markets and the voice of the customer; he is skilled at defining and leveraging an organization’s core competencies and developing differentiation and commercialization strategies. Jeff is an established leader who excels at building synergies with cross functional teams in business, technology, operations and marketing. Experienced at running lines of business globally and nationally taking his passion of building businesses, mentoring and developing key positions to move them to the next level.
As a graduate of the Executive MBA program at the Haskayne School of Business; he continues to give back to the University by volunteering with the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as an advisor and has spent the last ten years mentoring youth in a variety of programs including Big Brothers. An avid sports fan and golf junkie; Jeff continues to support the Montreal Canadians after 20 long years of futility.
With her foundation of construction knowledge established, Chloe joined the Insight-AWP team in 2017 and is currently responsible for business administration and all things complicated. This includes media relations along with safety oversight and the application of quality controls programs. Her oneness with technology has proven to be very useful as she tackled safety, immigration and logistical coordination for team members in a wide range of locations and countries.
A Self-confessed collector of lost puppies (cats, people, etc.) Chloe is also loyal to the people she cares for, proven out by her years of support for the Edmonton Oilers, which started in the dark years before McDavid.
In the Spring of 1996, Brent and his wife Tammy relocated to Edmonton Alberta in search of a more stable future. Brent spent many years working in the large upstream Oils Sands extraction plants in Fort McMurray intermixed with smaller jobs in the Alberta oil patch. Fast forwarding to 2007, Brent took on the role as Lead Electrical Workface Planner for Nexen at their Long Lake Project. He would remain at Nexen until 2015. Since then Brent has worked on many projects around the world in different roles to execute work packaging or help in development and/or maintaining of AWP systems, and tools. Brent’s problem-solving ability combined with his programing knowledge has help bring much clarity to management and planning teams on a variety of projects. This skill set has proved to be extremely valuable within the construction industry.
On his down time, you can find him grabbing his camera and backpack and hitting the trails, or jumping on his road bike for the afternoon. Having completed the West Coast Trail four times, it is not hard to see he has a strong work ethic and seeing things through to the completion.
He started his career in marine systems design gravitating towards the petrochemical industry for offshore installations leading to a 30-year career that has seen leadership for the client, constructor, and support services. He began working with Advanced Work Packaging and innovative document management concepts 25 years ago to facilitate construction completions.
Nick has served on the board of directors for the Project Management Institute in Northern Alberta as well as two localized SPCA boards supporting his passion for animals. Always active in the community where he lives. Married with 3 boys, two have graduated with finance degrees while the other one took the trades route.
In his spare time, Nick and be found out on the golf course although most of the time in the rough looking for his ball.
Joining the Insight-awp team in 2016 in Kansas City, Marco quickly became a key member of the organization. His first assignment was followed by positions in Antwerp, Belgium and Houston Texas, where amongst other things he was responsible for developing the framework that has shaped the structure of the model for Information Management. His acute understanding of the technical requirements needed to stand up the WFP software, mixed with the foundational knowledge of how Workface Planning is applied in the field, is a unique skill set that has brought significant benefit to the Insight-awp clients.
When he is not at work he can be found yelling at the TV during soccer games, coaching soccer or spending family time with his wife and two teenage sons. Marco says that he “was privileged to coach several highly successful adult teams” that included Alberta Provincial Champions and teams that won medals at Canadian National Championships.
Jason also has extensive experience in the application of software automation tools to support Advance Work Packaging (AWP) and Work Face Planning (WFP) processes and procedures.
He has served in Product Owner and Subject Matter Expert (SME) roles using Agile and Scrum software development methodologies for past 10 years for Smart Construction, and has performed certification, testing, quality assurance and training of resulting software solutions.
On the personal side Jason has been married for 24 years with 3 children. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter, gun enthusiast, fisherman and boater. Some of his favorite vacation spots include the Gulf of Mexico and the south of France. Given his education at the University of Alabama it is no surprise that he is a College football fan – Roll Tide!
Jeff’s diligence and vision applying ConstructSim software was a major contributor to the “Be Inspired ‘ award given by Bentley to his first project in Houston.
Like many Canadian transplants, Jeff is torn between his allegiance for the Montreal Canadians and his new love the Edmonton Oilers. His wife and two teenagers don’t have the same problem and typically make it to at least half of the home games always wearing their Oilers jerseys, making good use of Jeff’s season tickets.
On the personal side; Stephen enjoys long walks on the beach, axe throwing and listening to audio books with a glass of fine wine
It was this experience and frustration with the existing construction processes that made Workface Planning an epiphany when he first encountered it in 2012. After executing work based upon Installation Work Packages (IWPs) in the field, Brett took the opportunity to move into WFP management with Flint in 2013. As a Workface Planner he was introduced to the 3D model and a world of information management and communication, that set him on a path to where he is now.
Several projects later he joined the Insight-awp team on the Shell Carmon Creek project in 2014 as a WFP Coordinator. After assignments in Saskatchewan and Belgium on mega projects, Brett is now a key member of the Valero AWP team in Houston, utilizing his skills to deploy smart construction software and field level WFP execution.
Being a family man means that Brett’s wife and daughter are also well travelled, following him on assignments to Edmonton, Calgary, Antwerp and now Houston. While stationed in Belgium Brett’s daughter attended kindergarten in Dutch, where she adapted quickly, as children do. The Huntley’s are confidant that she will cope just as easily with the Texas accent.
Oil & Gas International Owners, Engineering Companies and Contractor he has worked with include ExxonMobil, Fluor, Eni, Wood, Tecnimont, Irem and others.
Over the course of his career he has worked in several different roles within organizations: home office Project Engineer, Workface Planning Coordinator, Field Project Engineer, Construction Supervisor, Project Control Engineer and Information Manager.
Gregorio is truly an international asset given he speaks 4 languages: English, Italian, Spanish and French that allow him to perfectly integrate with international teams and different cultures.
One of his best traits is his determination in successfully leading change through the organizations and the results achieved in using the most advanced Information Management Techniques in Construction. Gregorio joined Insight-AWP in 2019 on the BCEP Project for ExxonMobil in Baytown (Tx) with the role of Information Manager bringing Data Modelling at service of AWP and WFP.
Leading the change and Data modelling are the two specialties of Gregorio that he implements with a combination of the application of Project Management Tools and Techniques and a deep knowledge of a various software and platforms: Power BI, DAX, Excel, SQL, all of the main 3D Model software (SP3D, Naviswork, ConstrucSim, Smart Plant Suite etc.), Share Point among others.
After his stint in Sweden, Frankie moved to Edmonton Alberta to work as a Pipefitter/Steamfitter. He began to aggressively pursue additional schooling and eventually earned multiple certifications including: Blue Seal Steamfitter/Pipefitter Designation, Level 1 1 Welding inspector Certification, National Construction Safety Office Certification, 4th class power engineering certification, Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor Certification along with his Project Management Professional Designation.
Working in all levels of field supervision including Workface planning and scheduling positions, Frankie was given his first construction management position when he was only 23. The project was a great success due to a custom designed Workface planning program and hard work. Since then Frankie has worked as a Construction manager and Advanced Work Packaging Consultant for various companies. Frankie’s Career has since seen him teach and consult Advanced Work Packaging and Construction management strategy in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia.
What’s next? With the support of his wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters Frankie is currently working towards his Masters of Business Administration to further continue his professional development.
Stew’s engagement with Workface Planning started when he was a Civil Superintendent on a multi-billion $ mega project where he was responsible to apply the process and direct the Workface Planners. He joined the Insight-AWP team in 2012 as a WFP Subject Matter Expert and has worked on assignments in Fort McMurray, Fort St John, Calgary, Saskatchewan and now Houston. His role as the field coordinator is where the rubber meets the road and where his ‘show me’ attitude and ability to organize stakeholders into a team, focused on a common goal, has paid off big for projects.
Stew was a member of the Insight-wfp team that were awarded the “Be Inspired’ award from Bentley for the best global application of WFP software in 2016.
In his spare time, Stew is coaching hockey and developing an acreage in Beaumont, Alberta that comes with a man cave, skating pond and eventually a house, which will be the perfect environment to raise his ‘soon to be’ teenagers with his wife.
Following graduation, Dennis began his career on the tools managing his own piping mechanical business. As an owner/operator with service contracts for several large institutions, Dennis honed his technical skills and developed long-term relationships built on the foundational values of exceptional service, high quality, and a solutions-driven approach. In 1986 Dennis joined the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as an instructor and taught the pipefitting apprenticeship programs for over ten years.
Joining Fluor in 1998 as a performance engineer, Dennis participated in projects across Canada with oil and gas giants Nova, Syncrude, Shell, Imperial Oil, and Irving Oil. His role included the Implementation of productivity programs, training seminars, re-engineering management processes, optimizing organizational behaviours and conducting tool time/equipment utilization studies.
After 7 years with Fluor, Dennis joined NEXEN Inc. in 2005 as a performance engineering in the Major Projects business unit, where he led the development and implementation of a competency framework for construction personnel. He also established and managed the Advanced Work Packaging and Workface Planning department and went on to facilitate several other construction productivity initiatives. During this time Dennis was also an active member of the COAA Workface Planning committee where he participated in several subcommittees and presented WFP and AWP at a number of the annual conferences.
In 2014, Dennis joined Insight-AWP as an AWP specialist and has been providing advanced work packaging support, tool time expertise and productivity mentorship to megaprojects in Canada, the USA, and Europe.
Born and raised in rural Alberta, Dennis is the proud father of six children and blessed Papa to seven grandchildren.
Preston’s vast background of positional experience over the years ranging from his time in the military, Construction field Supervision, HSE program development, QA/QC, Field Engineering, Contractor management, Cost and Contract, Construction and Project Management as well as holding a directorship with one of Canada’s largest Engineering and Construction Globally based Organizations and running his own multimillion dollar business back in the early 90’s has positioned him as a well seasoned and successful Consultant within our Industry.
Preston is considered one of the Grandfathers of AWP having been involved from the very beginning of the program’s conception at COAA in 2003 and has made valuable contributions in delivering his root cause findings of cost overruns and workflow analysis on various large projects. Since then Preston has established himself as an AWP expert in developing and implementing AWP across the complete project lifecycle in conjunction with streamlining and enhancing organizational and project workflow processes.
Preston has been married for 30 years with 3 children and 2 grandchildren, he has a passion for writing and has completed his first book, his other passions include mentorship, teaching and training as well as enjoying the outdoors, hunting and nature.
The EPC industry which involves workforce in huge numbers, tight schedules, external internal factors is indirectly affected in terms of profitability and productivity if any of the factors goes miscalculated. Having realized this, Pritam started evolving into the concept of AWP and importance of digitization to get it right the first time.
With any change management process, there were initial days of struggle in getting everyone into the same loop, however with persistence and communication the world leaders realized the benefits of AWP this has helped transform the market with a bang.
Pritam is committed to spread this knowledge around world. A calculated risk-taker with deep tech-industry knowledge, Pritam did his Masters in Petroleum & Petro-Informatics from the prestigious Indian School of Petroleum.
Pritam’s life away from work is equally thrilling. He makes sure his holidays are well spent enjoying life traveling on adventure trips.
Pritam joined the Insight-AWP team in 2020 to collaborate his industry experience with the pioneering expertise of Insight-AWP to make construction planning more accurate and management more straight forward with clear set goals.
Lorne’s first position with Insight-wfp was to support the development of Construction Work Packages for Shell on their Carmon Creek Project in Peace River, Alberta. He then went on to the Northwest Refinery in Redwater, AB, where he was a member of the team conducting Time on Tools studies and WFP audits across the various contractors on site. His subsequent assignment as the Project Management’s WFP Coordinator in Unit 40 helped the project get across the finish line by overseeing the contractor’s execution of Workface Planning. Lorne’s role now is to manage the Time on Tools remote database and to conduct Time on Tools surveys on the various Insight-awp projects.
Lorne is the loving father of a teenage son and a pre-teen daughter, whom he and his better half of over 16 years of marriage bliss, have become taxi drivers for. In his spare time, Lorne loves to play, coach and promote his favorite sport, lacrosse. When the lacrosse season is over, he can usually be found spending time with his family and their Labradoodle, Coco.
His move to industrial construction started in 2016 when he joined the Insight-AWP team as a productivity specialist on a project in Antwerp, Belgium. Steve brought with him his intolerance for process waste, which was a sobering influence on the team’s acceptance of ‘normal for construction attitude’. Applying this new level of scrutiny to construction processes showed the clients both, how big the gap had become between construction and manufacturing and also what was possible.
Steve’s Tool Time studies and cause and effect reports had a significant influence on the project management’s day to day activities and helped them to narrow their focus and address real issues that affected positive change.
Steve’s next Insight-AWP assignment has started out on the same track with his no-nonsense attitude and black and white version of productivity, shining a light on issues that were hindering the flow of scope execution.
Steve’s weekends are all about his grandchildren and his beloved Leeds United Soccer club, who are taking yet another run at promotion by leading the table so far this year.
At Insight-awp, Chaitanya is a key member of the remote administration team and works as a systems administrator and materials coordinator, deploying SPMat from Calgary for projects in the USA.
Chaitanya has been married for 5 years and is the father of a 2 year old, who always keeps him on his toes. He is highly fascinated with cars and gadgets and enjoys browsing with them in his spare time. He is also a keen traveler as time permits and is working diligently on his dream to visit all the beautiful places on earth.
Ryan went back to school fulltime and learned everything he could about marketing and communications in the digital world. With stints as a video producer at Telus and a Project Manager at Axia Net Media producing both interactive and online training materials he decided to go his own way and started Device Media.
Ryan Bonnell has since worked with hundreds of companies helping them realize their marketing goals and strategies. An avid lover of information, businesses he has enjoyed learning about each and every business, their process, their markets and the best way to serve them. Working with SME’s in health, sciences, retail, agriculture, professional services and more he has helped them streamline their online platforms and has been instrumental in developing processes that help owners get business done effectively and efficiently.
If you are interested in joining the Insight-AWP team and you have a skill set that supports the application of AWP, IM or WFP mixed with a passion for continuous improvement, then please feel free to send us a resume: firstname.lastname@example.org