It's not all Engineering - How Important is Project Controls to the Engineering Process?

It's not all Engineering - How Important is Project Controls to the Engineering Process?
I have had the great privilege of working in Project Management and Project Controls in Canada, the Middle East, South America, and in both the DJ Basin (Colorado) and the Delaware Basin (Texas). My e...
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Think Integrated

Think Integrated
My wife is a PGA Golf Professional.  She’s also an adjunct distance-learning teacher at The Yost Household Kindergarten and Middle School for our 6 and 13-year-old’s, but that’s a story to be sha...
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What Does A Three-Legged Stool Have To Do With Picking A Pipeline Route?

What Does A Three-Legged Stool Have To Do With Picking A Pipeline Route?
I spent a good part of my childhood growing up on a farm in West Virginia, both on our farm and my grandparents’ farms.  We had friends down the road who had a small herd of Guernsey cattle that ...
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Don't Put All Your Tools In One Box

Don't Put All Your Tools In One Box
We wait in anxious anticipation for the latest iPhone to arrive.  We tell Alexa to turn off the lights, so we don't have to get up.  Self-driving cars are becoming more of a reality than a s...
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2020 Election Year - Keep Calm And Permit On

2020 Election Year - Keep Calm And Permit On
We all know that just about anything can change in an election cycle year. From policy and funding to who’s sitting on the bench and who’s railing on the house floor. Really the only safe bet we can m...
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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, it's the WingtraOne!

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, it's the WingtraOne!
In today’s climate, service companies are tasked with 3 “simple” requests for each project: Fast, Accurate, and Cost-Efficient.  Seems “simple” enough…… But with complexities that go along with a...
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Leading In Challenging Times

Leading In Challenging Times
  Global Pandemic. Quarantine. Economic Crashes. Industry Turmoil. Social Unrest.  How do you navigate the obstacle course that is 2020 while effectively leading?  With uncertainty loom...
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You Want Fries With That - YES, Integrate it!

You Want Fries With That - YES, Integrate it!
  Integrated vs. À La Carte Land Services -  When you plan a multi-phase project, do you take the integrated or à la carte approach to your land services?  No phase or stage of a projec...
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Site Selection Got You Stalled?

Site Selection Got You Stalled?
How often do you find your project stalling while you search for just the right surface site location?  Are you wasting time and money endlessly pursuing the perfect location without having the r...
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Which Type of Employer are You?

Which Type of Employer are You?
Right now & for the future  If I asked you what type of employer you are, you’d probably say that you are an employer who is keeping your team safe.  You’re an employer who is making sac...
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Project Sequencing Revamped

Project Sequencing Revamped
The "do loop".  As a project manager, designer, or team member, do you find yourself in a continuous “do loop” – running in never-ending circles – chasing environmental constraints that cause the...
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The Land of Impossible. #solved

The Land of Impossible. #solved
Got an Itch?  You just can’t scratch that spot in the middle of your back. You know you can get to it – you just need to figure out how. The same is true in the workplace. A customer may ask you ...
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