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 also 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 on 5 continents. In the time since the book was published the industry and Insight-AWP evolved from Workface Planning to Advanced Work Packaging, so Geoff has now published his second book: Even More, Schedule for Sale, Advanced Work Packaging for Construction Projects.
A newly minted grandfather, Geoff is the father of four adult children and half of a team that is closing in on 30 years of marriage. In his spare time, Geoff likes to fly as a VFR private pilot and hang out at the family cabin.
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.
While working as Manager of People Development and Leadership Solutions, Colin created a course entitled “Leadership Solutions for Effective Supervision.” It was well received across parts of Canada and the United States. While working on the Albian mine site 75kms. north of Ft. McMurray Alberta, Colin developed a course for ‘supervisory training.’ The goal was to increase productivity through a combination of measuring and training basic supervisory techniques to those who were in leadership positions. The course was presented in small group sessions that covered topics such as contingency planning, motivational theory and leadership techniques.
“I believe that most people love to learn when the information is well presented. To this end, I have learned to work with groups, injecting humor, sincerity, proximity, or any other technique necessary to effectively communicate the goals of the program” expressed Colin regarding his teaching methods. When not reading or speaking, Colin enjoys his three grandchildren and writing a sequel to his self-published children’s book ‘Spilly Soup.’ You might also find him kicking a soccer ball around mercilessly!
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.
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.
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.
Understanding that link between organizational structure and reaching the playoffs has worked out to be a good foundation for his current role as a coach for Advanced Work Packaging. Along the way, Dany spent 10 years working as a Master Electrician before moving into Workface Planning and Advanced Work Packaging, which lead him to the study of project management and his designation as a Project Management Professional.
Dany joined Insight-AWP in 2014 on the Carmon Creek project for Shell, after several assignments as a Workface Planner for KBR and then Fluor. His next appointment through Insight-AWP was with a contractor in Saskatchewan who experienced such a significant change in their productivity levels that they became the contractor of choice for the region. After conducting assessments on several mega projects, where he used his analytical skills to map the existing processes against desired results, Dany moved into his current role as the AWP coach for a project in Belgium. His command of Romanian has proven to be very useful on the project that has a large number of Romanians, along with 16 other spoken languages.
Knowing that technology, process, and people are interdependent to each other. Dany’s data management skills, mixed with his first-hand field experience and his easy smile make him a very effective AWP change agent, proven out by his positive results, project over project.
Dany has taken full advantage of his assignment in Europe and has traveled extensively in his time off, befriending people across the continent and England, which has seriously endangered his single status.
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.
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.
In 2008 Emily became involved in the research and development of Workface Planning as part of a team that was awarded funding for three projects from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Alberta Government. The projects developed an algorithm for construction management in the electrical industry, an application of Multi-Agent Simulations for Advanced Work Packaging and tools for the application of Instrumentation Management for Mega Projects. The research led to the development of software that was applied to industry.
During her subsequent engagement with Nexen and then Fluor as a member of their Workface Planning teams, Emily added valuable hands-on field experience to her strong theoretical knowledge. Her expertise with AutoCAD, ConstructSim and SmartPlant Construction was fine-tuned by building software interfaces that automated the integration of project data between engineering, procurement, logistics, and construction. This culminated in the development of a standard for construction progress scorecards and a dashboard for Key Performance Indicators.
Emily also served on the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) Workface Planning committee for 2 years starting in 2008. Working with the subcommittee for standards of compensation for Workface Planners.
Emily joined the Insight-AWP team in 2017 and is a key member of the Calgary based remote IM team that supports the suite of Insight-AWP projects.
As the mother of a young daughter, Emily also enjoys Chinese painting, reading, and skiing with her family.
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.
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