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May  2017

George McLaughlin PPM CCM will be speaking at the PMCOS Annual Conference – Atlanta May 7-10th. This year’s theme is the SCIENCE OF SCHEDULING.

April  2017

McLaughlin & McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting will be sponsoring the Mount Vernon Boat Tour on the last day of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the ABA Forum on Construction Law held April 20-22nd.

March  2017

George McLaughlin PMP CCM will be the April Dinner Speaker at the PMI Houston North Venue. The Topic Addressed is Project Management and Labor Productivity, including KPI’s.

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February  2017

George McLaughlin PMP CCM has been certified as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

December  2016

George McLaughlin PMP of McLaughlin& McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting LLC will be speaking at the AACE International Western Winter Workshop 2017. Under Project Management he is speaking on “Managing Projects Using Labor Productivity KPI’s.”

November 2016

George T. McLaughlin PMP will be attending the Refining Engineering & Construction Conference November 14-15th in Houston, Texas.

June  2016

George T. McLaughlin PMP will be one of the speakers at the PMI Houston Conference & Expo 2016 next week. “Managing Labor Productivity in Projects” is the subject.

April  2016

“Managing Labor Productivity  – Upgrading Your Management of Projects.”  George T. McLaughlin PMP is the keynote speaker for the Austin Project Management Institute monthly meeting.

March   2016

“Managing Labor Productivity in Projects.” will be one of the presentations from George T. McLaughlin PMP at the  AACEI Winter Workshop held in Indian Wells, California.

August 2015

George T. McLaughlin PMP of McLaughlin & McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting will be providing Project Scope Management training for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Austin Chapter this weekend.

June  2015

George T. McLaughlin PMP of McLaughlin & McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting will be providing Procurement training for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Austin Chapter.

George T. McLaughlin PMP of McLaughlin & McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting will be providing Risk Management training for Project Management Institute (PMI) Austin Chapter this month.

May  2015

George T. McLaughlin PMP of McLaughlin & McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting  presented Procurement (including Contracting)  training for Project Management Institute (PMI) Austin Chapter this month.

 

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March  2015

McLaughlin & McLaughlin Project and Dispute Consulting were one of the sponsers for the Allen West Foundation held in Austin, Texas.

February  2015

Deborah May McLaughlin earned a Litigation Specialist Certification from the University of Texas Austin.

January  2015

George T. McLaughlin PMP will present Risk Management training for Project Management Institute (PMI) Austin Chapter. As a lead instructor, George will provide this training as part of the PMP examination preparation course to an in-house group

George T. McLaughlin will speak at the monthly dinner meeting of AACEI Central Texas next week. The presentation is “Project Management using Standard Project Control Tools.” The meeting location is AGC building in Austin. 

December 2014                                                                                                                                                                                             Deborah May McLaughlin is now a graduate of the Paralegal Certificate Program, The University of Texas at Austin – December 2014. Further, she is pursuing Litigation Specialist certification at The University of Texas at Austin.

2014 Activity Summary

Project Management Assignments – Independent Project Assessment, Specialty Chemical project (international) – Team Leader

Claims, Disputes and Litigation Support Assignments

  • Power Plants – US (two) – Scope of work, delay, acceleration, disruption, other; Expert

Training and Workshops

  • TransCanada Workshop – Project Management Fundamentals; Lead Presenter
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Austin – Project Management Professional (PMP); Instructor, examination preparation course

Speeches & Presentations

  • EVM World 2014 Conference; Lessons Learned – Earned Value in Recent Large and Complex Industrial Construction Projects
  • EVM World 2014 Conference; Project Management using Standard Project Control Tools – Large and Complex Projects
  • AACE Annual Meeting; Energy Industry Track; Claims Avoidance Through Effective Cost Engineering, panel presentation material
  • Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES); Using CPM and other Planning and Scheduling tools to achieve managerial objectives of projects
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Austin – Project Management using Standard Project Control Tools (selected for September 2014)

Conferences

  • American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry – 2014 Annual Meeting
  • Construction Law Foundation of Texas and The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education – 27th Annual Construction Law Conference

Blogging (ProjectProfessionals.org)

  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Scope of Work

 

September  2013

George T. McLaughlin, PMP  of McLaughlin and McLaughlin has been selected to review the AIA drafts of the AIA updated Design-Build agreements.

McLaughlin & McLaughlin announces that the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry has published a paper prepared by George T. McLaughlin. This paper appears in the August 2013 issue of THE DISPUTE RESOLVER, the newsletter of Division 1, and is Part 4 of a series regarding Project Execution / Contracting Strategies, Large and Complex Industrial Projects.                        Dispute Resolver August

July  2013

McLaughlin & McLaughlin announces that the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry has published a paper prepared by George T. McLaughlin. This paper appears in the June 2013 issue of THE DISPUTE RESOLVER, the newsletter of Division 1, and is Part 3 of a series regarding Project Execution / Contracting Strategies, Large and Complex Industrial Projects.     Dispute Resolver June

June  2013

McLaughlin & McLaughlin announces that the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry has published a paper prepared by George T. McLaughlin. This paper appears in the May 2013 issue of THE DISPUTE RESOLVER, the newsletter of Division 1, and is Part 2 of a series regarding Project Execution / Contracting Strategies, Large and Complex Industrial Projects.  Dispute_Resolver_May_2013

May  2013

George T. McLaughlin PMP of McLaughlin & McLaughlin was one of the technical speakers at the EVM World 2013-29th Annual International Earned Value Workshop May 29-31 in Florida.

McLaughlin & McLaughlin is pleased to announce that American Bar Association [ABA] Forum on the Construction Industry has published George’s article titled “A View from the Field: Project Execution/Contracting Strategies, Large and Complex Projects”. Dispute Resolver April_2013

April  2013

Below are the figures links  from the American Bar Association Division 1 Newsletter titled “A View From the Field, Project Execution/Contracting Strategy for Large and Complex Projects”.    For a copy of the article please contact george@mclaughlinandmclauglin.com.

Figure 1 Baseline [EPC & LSTK]

 

Figure 2 Strategy Variations [PMT]

 

February 2013

George T. McLaughlin, PMP presented before the Austin Project Management Institute (PMI) (200+ attendees).   This presentation is titled “Lessons Learned in Large and Complex Industrial Projects.”  Copies of the material are available on request directly on the  www.McLaughlinand McLaughlin.com Contact Page.

McLaughlin and McLaughlin has been selected to present before the PMI Austin Chapter (2,300 members) on February 26, 2013. George McLaughlin’s presentation is titled “Lessons Learned on Large and Complex Industrial Projects.” The content is based on experience gathered over the last 6-8 years in large and complex projects.

January 2013

McLaughlin and McLaughlin will be attending  American Bar Association forum on the Construction Industry 2013 Midwinter Meeting.

December 2012

George McLaughlin, Principal of McLaughlin & McLaughlin has been selected as an instructor for the PMI – Austin Chapter PMP course. The selection process included live auditions. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary, PMI – Austin boasts membership of approximately 2,300 members.

2012 Updates

Program / Project Planning and ManagementM&M recently completed an assignment in the Canadian / Alberta Oil Sands industry.  The client is an owner company that is planning and executing a major expansion to an existing oil sands mining and upgrading facility.  The current facility produces approximately 110,000 barrels per day of synthetic crude oil from oil sands.  The expansion program is intended to increase this daily production to 250,000 barrels per day of synthetic crude.  The reported budget for this expansion program is $2 billion per year for the next 4+ years.

M&M provided program planning and management services.  M&M developed a comprehensive Program Management and Execution Plan and Manual.  This program management manual documented current practices and established programmatic-level bases for areas where existing practices presented opportunities for upgrading.  The underlying projects total ten or more and are planned for execution under several differing strategies.

Dispute Resolution and Litigation SupportM&M is currently engaged in two large disputes.  One is an international power plant project and the other is a planned US infrastructure project.  M&M expert services include changed work (additions to scope of work), productivity impacts and loss, schedule issues (delay and acceleration), execution planning alternatives and other project-related dispute issues.  The services being provided by M&M include both entitlement and quantum/pricing.  M&M is a selected expert in both matters.  In one matter, M&M is representing the Owner.  In the other, M&M is representing an international contractor.

Prior to these two large and complex disputes, M&M provided expert services on a dispute (settled prior to scheduled ICC arbitration) regarding a grassroots Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal.  In this international project, M&M represented the mechanical contractor regarding field labour productivity.  English and Wales law was applicable.

March 2012

Mr. George T. McLaughlin, PMP, delivered a presentation at the AACE International Western Winter Workshop on March 17, 2012 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

September 2011 

The AACE Central Texas Section recently sponsored a presentation regarding Lessons Learned – Earned Value Management in Recent Large and Complex Industrial Projects. Mr. George T. McLaughlin, principle at McLaughlin & McLaughlin, delivered this presentation.

Based on Mr. McLaughlin’s personal experience, these lessons learned were initially presented at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Earned Value Management (EVM) national conference in May 2011.

March 2011

George T. McLaughlin of McLaughlin and McLaughlin has been selected by Project Management Institute (PMI) Earned Value Management (EVM) Community of Practice to be a presenter at EVM World 2011 conference. This annual conference is scheduled for May 2011 in Naples, Florida.

January 2011

George T. McLaughlin of McLaughlin and McLaughlin has been invited to present a paper and discussion at PMI Scheduling Community of Practice [formerly College of Scheduling] at the May 2011 annual meeting to be held in San Francisco.

January 2011

McLaughlin & McLaughlin launched Project Professionals Blog which blends pragmatic, practical and authoritative ideas and perspectives. The focus is implementation of best practices in order to achieve desired business management objectives.

December 2010

McLaughlin & McLaughlin facilitated several Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI’s) in Columbia Bogota and Houston, Texas. Training on PDRI’s was included.

October 2010

McLaughlin & McLaughlin recently completed preparation for arbitration (settled) in support of a major international contractor on a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal Project. This arbitration was situated in London and the applicable law was English and Wales. McLaughlin & McLaughlin’s scope of analysis was disruption and productivity and George T. McLaughlin was the named expert. Detailed analyses showing or demonstrating cause and effect were the key deliverables. The size of the dispute was in eight figures, USD.

June 2010

McLaughlin & McLaughlin presented workshops for an international engineering and construction contractor as discussed earlier.

May 2010

George T. McLaughlin of McLaughlin and McLaughlin presented a paper and discussion at PMI Scheduling Community of Practice [formerly College of Scheduling] at the May 2010 annual meeting to be held in Calgary, Canada. The paper of which is “Lessons Learned Large and Complex Projects”.

April 2010

McLaughlin & McLaughlin presented workshops for an international engineering and construction contractor as discussed earlier.

February 2010

McLaughlin & McLaughlin will be presenting workshops for a major international engineering and construction contractor during the months of April and June. The focuses of the workshops are Claim Management, Claim Prevention and Profit Enhancement.