About Us

We are a Canadian project controls and commercial management consulting firm focused on ensuring project success through proactive, data-driven project planning, monitoring and control. We offer both consulting and technical services specializing in project controls, commercial management and construction claims analysis.

We also offer general data science consulting for the entire data pipeline: from data collection, transformation and storage; through data mining, analysis and modelling; to data visualization, communication and deployment.

 

Our Experience

We have advised a major electric utility on project controls, commercial project management and claims analysis for three major capital projects totalling over $5 billion: a pair of HVDC converter stations, an HVDC transmission line, and a 500kV AC transmission line.

"The project is well managed ... and the potential for cost over-runs is low."

Independent review of the HVDC converter stations project.

We have experience in change management, risk management, scheduling, estimating, record-keeping, forecasting and reporting — from project initiation, through process development and into project execution. We have performed lifecycle cost analysis, commodity price forecasting and price escalation calculations to help select technologies and quantify risk. We have advised owners on both contract and insurance claims, and developed a tool to accelerate document discovery.

"contracting strategies are commercially astute, allocating risk appropriately between the parties"

Independent review of the HVDC transmission line project.

We have deep experience in RFP development and contract management, including: project delivery strategy, commercial terms & conditions, technical specifications, performance measurement, risk transfer (including insurance and bonding), contract negotiation, change orders and contract amendments. We are familiar with FIDIC, CCDC and other contract standards used in the construction industry.

"[the agreement] meets exceptional commercial business practice and protects [the owner's] interest"

Independent review of the 500kV AC transmission line project.

We have also advised on (project) commercial arrangements, project insurance/self-insurance and resource optimization.

 

Our Team

Evan A. Thompson
P.Eng., CPA, CMA, PMP
Principal

Evan is a professional engineer and management accountant with strong technical, analytic and problem solving skills. He has extensive experience in project controls, commercial project management and construction claims analysis for projects totalling approximately $5 billion. He is familiar with most project management software (Primavera, Project, SharePoint, SAP), database and big data tools (SQL, Hadoop, Spark, Storm), data analysis tools (R, SciPy, Octave), and both web and desktop application development (Python, Java). With this combination of skills, Evan is able to develop and maintain appropriate project control systems that can ensure your project's success.