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May 12, 2016
Duffin Creek WPCP
901 McKay Road
Pickering, ON L1W 3A3

PEMAC (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) GTA Chapter President Nigel D’Souza is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the GTA Chapter.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Duffin Creek WPCP
901 McKay Road
Pickering, ON L1W 3A3

Topic: Aligning O&M teams with Capital Project Objectives

When it comes to mixing O&M teams and capital project teams how can you promote goal alignment and performance focus?

In industrial facilities, small capital projects (under $10M) are largely undertaken to address compliance requirements (health, safety or environmental), planned equipment replacement, or plant modifications that will achieve a process improvement or de-bottlenecking. This means Operations or Maintenance are often the project sponsors for small projects.

The Challenge: One of the biggest challenges facing small projects is facilitating productive communication around scope requirements as a project transitions from an ‘identified project’ by Operations & Maintenance (O&M), to an approved project, managed by a project manager or project delivery team. O&M teams are usually under tremendous pressure and time constraints. They appreciate that a project team needs clear scope requirements, but often find it difficult to know just how, or in what format to best communicate.

This presentation will introduce a practical and structured methodology from the Construction Industry Institute  built to align communications between Operations & Maintenance and your project teams, and substantially improve scope definition.

Our Speaker: Sandra MacGillivray, Managing Director for Valency Inc.

Tour: The Duffin Creek WPCP, jointly owned and operated by The Regional Municipalities of York and Durham, is a critical component of the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) and is located in the City of Pickering on the shore of Lake Ontario. In 2006, to meet the identified future needs and the requirements to accommodate approved growth, York and Durham Regions completed a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) following the requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, in order to expand the WPCP capacity to 630 million litres per day (MLD). The Stage 3 liquids upgrades were commissioned in the fall of 2010. Our tour will follow the liquid stream on Stage 3 from the top and the underground walkways to understand the process and observed the assets involved on it. For more information visit

Safety shoes and hard hats are required to participate on the tour portion of the event.

11:00 am – Introduction and Chapter Update
11:15 pm – Guest Speaker: Sandra MacGillivray
12:15 pm – Lunch and Networking
12:50 pm – Tour of Duffin Creek
01:50 pm – Closing

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

Lunch will be provided.

Special thank you to Valency Inc. for sponsoring our chapter event.

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