37th Annual CNS Conference - 2017 June 04-07

Presented at:
37th Annual CNS Conference
2017 June 04-07
Niagara Falls
Session Title:
Plenary IV: Managing the Risk of Large Projects

Keith Stratton (Chair of the CNS Program Committee, Canadian Nuclear Society)


Management of Large Projects is extremely challenging and few large projects meet their performance targets for a variety of reasons.  The panellists have wide backgrounds in project management (ranging from management, corporate organization, owner, review, oversight and litigation) in nuclear and non-nuclear applications.  They will participate in a discussion of Managing the Risk of Large Projects, fuelled by a question and answer format.  The intention is to have an open forum that will be entertaining, informative and useful.  The session is expected to cover a broad range of project risk topics.  The panellists will start the session by offering their perspectives of managing project risk as follows:

  • Augusto Patmore, Partner KPMG LLP – Large energy independent project reviews – Cost estimating and management challenges
  • Brett Plummer, VP Nuclear & CNO, NB Power - Utilities Risk perspective for Large Projects – Who controls what
  • Fred Dermarkar, COG President & CEO - Enhancing supplier performance through sharing of lessons learned
  • Philip Helmes, President Helmes & Co LLC – Disputes and Forensic Perspective
  • Sean Hagen, Senior Manager Sargent & Lundy Canada - Independent Project Oversight (IPO) - Guiding Principles



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