• Masterclass in Ivory Coast to discuss effective negotiation and management using EPC contracts

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    Salvo Global will be organizing a masterclass entitled Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contracts which will be held on 30 May – 1 June 2016 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The masterclass aims to target professionals closely working in the overall construction of EPC projects in different industries.

    When undertaking large-scale projects, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts are the most common form of contracts used. While this is so, many contractors are anxious in entering into an agreement using this contract because of the heavy and multiple risks that comes along with it. To make matters worse, the finance and insurance market are more cautious and conservative when it comes to financing. Even with issues surrounding it, EPC contracts will still be a prevalent choice for projects, creating a need for industries to stay efficient and continue improving in the way they handle business using the contract.

    The intensive 3-day course on EPC contracts is designed to overcome the challenges mentioned to meet the needs of the book On Master (project leaders) and entrepreneurs EPC, among others, understand risks, the legal and financial due-diligence, claim management to ensure a negotiation and effective management of EPC contracts. Interactive discussions on practical cases and case studies will be used as methods of learning to give participants the protruding knowledge to manage and negotiate EPC contracts from the pre-contractual phase, project implementation, and delivery to the project master.

    Heading the course is an international trainer with over 35 years of extensive experience in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, LNG, Power Generation, Mining, and Manufacturing industry. He is a member of the Quebec Engineers Orders (OIQ) and Project Management Institute (PMI). He is currently the Strategic Project Consultant in his own firm and has been involved in international Project and Operation Excellence projects across Asia Pacific, Middle East, America, Europe, China, Australia, and North Africa. He has served major international companies such as Tecsult International (now AECOM), ADNOC/ADGAS, Petronas, Shell, and Schlumberger.

    The course is targeted for C-level Executives, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, Head of Departments, Managers, Supervisors, and Senior-level Executives from departments such as Construction, Contract and Procurement, Technical & Engineering, Project Engineering, Project Planning & Control, Project Management & Development, Risk Management, Finance, and other related fields. Professionals in industries such as Oil & Gas, Energy, Infrastructure & Construction, Power & Utilities, Mining, Telecommunication, Transportation & Railways, Banking/Project Financing, and Government will greatly benefit from the course.

    Registration for the course is now open! For enquiries and more information about the course, you may contact Salvo Global at marketing@salvoglobal.com to get a copy of the event brochure.

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  • Integrated Project Control masterclass scheduled to run in two new locations

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    The first run of Salvo’s masterclass entitled Integrated Project Control for this year was well-received, opening an opportunity for them to schedule another run. Still catering to project controls professionals handling complex projects, the 3-day masterclass will run in two different locations on the following dates:

    • 20th to 22nd July 2016 in Makati, Philippines
    • 25th to 27th July 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa

    According to the Project Control Academy, the Standish Group in 2015 reported that 70% of projects were over budget and behind schedule and a whopping 52% of all projects finish at 189% of their original budget. Many issues surround major and complex projects resulting to failure of project delivery. While it may vary in organisations and industries, the fact still remains that proper planning is vital in delivering successful projects. Without project control mechanisms, projects are surely doomed to fail.

    Fully aligned with Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge, the Integrated Project Control Masterclass will enable project professionals to master practical strategies and tools to achieve integrated scope, budget, and schedule management so as to deliver successful projects. By the end of the masterclass, delegates will be able to determine the appropriate metrics for the project, control and communicate changes effectively, identify the impacts on project cost & schedule due to risks, and overcome practical barriers to implementing Earned Value Management effectively.

    (REQUEST: Integrated Project Control Masterclass Brochure)

    The international trainer leading this course brings over 35 years of experience in project and program management. He is the President of Project Auditors LLC, a member of the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a winner of PMI’s 2009 Significant Contribution Award. Some of his triumphs in the industry include heading up systems engineering at TRW Information Systems during a major infrastructure upgrade; creating PMOs for several Fortune 1000 companies; and leading a risk assessment for a $12B oil refinery for Saudi Aramco. Companies which have benefitted from the trainer’s expertise include Baker-Hughes, Saudi Aramco, General Electric, Chevron, Total Group, The United Nations, African Development Bank, and Anglo Gold Ashanti.

    Registration for the course is now open. Get a 10% discount for each delegate when your organisation sends a group or 3 or more. PMI credential holders attending the event can earn 21 PDU points for their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR). For more details on the event, visit Salvo’s website at www.salvoglobal.com. For enquiries, contact Salvo Global at marketing@salvoglobal.com.

     

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  • Salvo runs masterclass on Integrated Project Control in Ghana

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    Running on its 4th year, Salvo Global’s Integrated Project Control Masterclass will be held on the 1st – 3rd February 2016 in Accra, Ghana to guide project control-related professionals on how to accurately and successfully deliver projects with proper integration.

    Multi-million dollar projects are quite complex and usually need stronger and more effective project control since it involves more uncertainty, larger investments, and higher risks. One of the main issues that make controlling projects difficult is trade-offs, compromising one element for the sake of another, possibly leaving clients with a project that is behind schedule or too costly.

    Based on a study on owner project management practices and the related performance in construction projects, implementing good project control results to 5% to 15% gross savings. In this light, the 3-day course will tackle on fulfilling project deliverables within budget and schedule in an integrated manner. With an intensive and engaging mix of lectures, case studies, discussions, and activities, delegates can expect to be able to control scope, schedule, and costing in an integrated process, understand the impact of scope changes on both schedule and cost, control and communicate changes effectively, and overcome practical barriers to implementing Earned Value Management effectively.

    (GET: Integrated Project Control Brochure)

    The course aims to guide industry sectors such as Mining, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Infrastructure & Construction, Power & Utilities, and Project Management Consultancies. Professionals that can benefit from the event are – but not limited to – Project Controls Managers, Project Controllers, Project managers, Project Planner & Schedulers, Project Engineers, Cost Controllers, Cost Managers, Const Engineers, Project Consultants, and Project Specialists.

    The expert trainer to lead the course is the President of Project Auditors LCC with over 35 years of experience in project and program management. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is also on the core planning committee for the 6th Edition of PMI’s PMBOK Guide. He has consulted with clients in multiple industry sectors including oil/gas, construction, chemical processing, utilities, government, aerospace, healthcare, high-tech, the consulting industry, and financial services. Some of the companies that have benefitted from his expertise are Baker-Hughes, The United Nations, Chevron, Siemens, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and General Electric.

    Registration for the course is now open. Save up to $300 if 3 or more delegates registering comes from the same company. PMI credential holders attending the event can earn 21 PDU points for their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR). For more details on the event, visit Salvo’s website at www.salvoglobal.com. For enquiries, contact Salvo Global at marketing@salvoglobal.com.

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  • Salvo Global holds Advanced EPC Contracts Management masterclass in Indonesia

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    Salvo Global will be holding a masterclass on Advanced EPC Contracts Management which will be held on the 14th to 16th of March 2016 at Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Engineering, Construction, and Procurement (EPC) contracts are gradually being utilized more and more because it presents project owners and contractors mutually profitable opportunities. As advantageous as it may be, it is also complex and filled with risks in nature. Management and implementation of EPC contracts, performance management, and negotiation of the key elements of the contract are just some of the challenges that both parties may encounter. Furthermore, there is a scarcity of available sources for all sectors that can help improve how to deal with EPC contracts.

    Understand how to manage EPC contracts efficiently using an owner’s and contractor’s perspective with Salvo Global’s masterclass. Filled with interactive discussions, practical sessions and case studies, the course can help delegates balance cost and quality control in complex and mega projects to achieve delivery goals and develop a smart approach that can guarantee certainty during negotiation and contracting.

    (GET: Advanced EPC Contracts Management Brochure)

    C-level executives, presidents, vice-presidents, managing directors, supervisors, lawyers and legal counsels, and other senior level executives from departments such as construction, contract and procurement, project management and development, and other EPC-related fields are all highly  encouraged to take part in the course.

    The invited expert to lead the course is Founder and Strategic Project Management Consultant of Bezza Consultant. With over 35 years of extensive experience in different industries, he has the edge of imparting knowledge from both sides of the table – as owner and contractor. He has conducted workshops in Project & Construction Management, Oil & Gas Risk Management, Oil & Gas Contracting Strategies and Operations Excellence Projects in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa.

    Registration for the course is now open. Save up to SGD 200 with the Group Fee special rate if 3 or more delegates from the same company register. For more details on the event, visit Salvo’s website at www.salvoglobal.com. For enquiries, contact Salvo Global at marketing@salvoglobal.com.

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