YOUR “GO TO” SOURCE FOR HELP ON YOUR PROJECTS - AND KEY PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS
Engineering, Project Management, Planning, Plant Upgrades, Feasibility Studies and Claims Support for the Metals Industry
MELT SHOPS, ROLLING MILLS, COIL PROCESSING LINES, PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION, WATER SYSTEMS (& MORE)
Peter Elliott,
P. Eng.
Naum Kaplan,
MSEE, MBA
George Wick,
P.E.
Marco Vaccari,
P.E.
Bruce Warnix,
P.E.
Tom Schumacher,
P.E.
Len Belliveau
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT



  • EPCM Project Management, representing the Plant Owner, including oversight of engineering and process equipment suppliers
  • Construction Management, from inquiries and bid evaluations through contracts’ close-outs
  • Feasibility Studies and Cost Estimates
  • Reinforcement of  Plant Owner's  in-house project management staff, serving as a seamless extension of Owner's project team::
    • Scheduling: MS Project or Primavera P6 or MS Project,: "Low free float" reports and customized reports for each project participant
    • Cost Control: Our “As-Designed Cost Control"  system monitors construction costs at the early stages of design, enabling correction of potential cost over-runs and avoiding surprises. Constructability thinking is injected into design engineering to minimize construction costs.
    • Construction Management:  Safety Driven, using management tools such as our “Pocket Plans”,  Overhead work planning maps, & Near Miss Reporting programs
    • Construction contract management: Built-in claims prevention measures
    • Engineering Management: Quality Circles, linking all project participants, result in designs that optimize parameters of capital cost, operating/energy/maintenance costs, and schedule. 
    • Procurement support: Inquiries, bid evaluations, contract management, quality control and expediting 
  • Peer Reviews (project management and construction management)
  • Training and Coaching: Project Management & Construction Management
  • Claims Resolution Support: Development of Plant Owners' claims and defense against contractors' claims
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“Without counsel plans go wrong, but with good advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22
“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.” Proverbs 24:3

ABOUT OUR LOGO

Our logo, the Irish ship, "Brendan", commemorates a successful and inspiring partnership and project, illustrating a project process that is applicable to industrial projects. In the Sixth Century, Saint Brendan of Ireland completed a sea voyage which, according to strong evidence, included landing in Newfoundland, a discovery of America almost 1,000 years before Columbus. In 1975, Irishman Tim Severin undertook a project to re-enact this voyage and, on June 26, 1977, success was achieved when he and his four shipmates reached Newfoundland. A critical phase of the project was the design and building of the Brendan, a unique ship having a flexible hull made of ox hides, a giant coracle, like the boat described in Saint Brendan’s account of his voyage.

The project management processes of a well-led industrial project were applied by Captain Tim Severin, as he followed the logical steps of planning, funding, design engineering, selection of team members, team building and training,  risk management, procurement, ship-building, and, finally, the voyage itself. During the exciting voyage, ancient navigational aids served as “project controls” and, as in the case of all projects, “change management” was needed and applied, to deal with storms, currents, wind changes and icebergs, and to get back on course. Safety always came first, as it does in a United Partners' project.

Serving “on board” our customers’ project teams, we consider ourselves and our customer’s staff to be “all in the same boat”, as we pursue our common goal of maximizing the project’s success in all dimensions, Safety, Quality, Cost and Schedule, with Safety first - and never compromised.

The two sails of our logo’s ship symbolize the role of our team members in combination with the role of our customer's team members, both working together in a true partnership to achieve a common goal, our customer's objectives. Our know-how complements your staff'’s know-how.
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