Posted on December 22nd, 2014
57 ASET Edmonton Chapter members and guests attend International STO expert John McLay’s presentation on September 23, 2015, at the Millwoods Golf Course Conference center. The presentation titled, “STO Transition points, worker efficiency and contractor momentum,” was well received with many questions from the floor. This presentation was primarily directed at Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Professionals, however the information was also presented to show the impact on construction projects. The primary objective of the presentation was to identify where we lose our worker (tool) time efficiency. The second objective was the resolution, risk mitigation or risk reduction of this worker efficiency loss.
John McLay has been invited back for the Fall 2015 meeting schedule and will be presenting “Engineering’s Responsibility to the Turnaround.” The ASET Edmonton Chapter will use the same venue, however the exact date is yet to be determined. The topic has been specifically selected for the technologists of today, who are intimately involved with Proactive and Reactive Engineering for Maintenance, Projects and Scheduled major plant outages.
John McLay, P. Eng., R.E.T., PE (First) is the President of JMC Consulting Ltd. He is a Canadian born professional engineer, with over 40 years of heavy industrial construction and maintenance experience. He has participated in excess of 200 shutdowns, turnarounds and outages in several different capacities such as Senior Management, Professional Engineer, First Class Power Engineer, Boilermaker Tradesman Welder as well as the QA/QC lead. John McLay is both nationally and internationally recognized having chaired nine international conferences, and it is a noted speaker, trainer and consultant.