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TINC America 2016 – Day One Recap

After a welcome reception last night, the 14th Annual TINC America got off to a great start this morning in Houston, Texas. Managing Director Brett Schroeder welcomed attendees, and looked back on all that has been accomplished throughout our industry in the time since TINC began.

September 20th, 2016|Blogs, News & Insights|

Project Failures Are Increasingly in the Spotlight

Originally published on LinkedIn by AP-Networks Managing Director Brett Schroeder.  This week, The Financial Times featured the following story: “Dismal Project delivery puts big oil and gas energy projects at risk.” For those of us who work in the industry and track project performance, this comes as no surprise. In fact, the industry’s track record in

July 29th, 2016|Blogs, News & Insights|

Seeking the Highest Value in Small Capital Projects

Dr. Shawn Hansen discusses ways to measure and improve small plant-based capital project performance in the downstream energy sector According to market research firm Industrial Info Resources (IIR), capital project spending in the U.S. refining industry will remain high for the foreseeable future, with $9.2 billion worth of capital projects scheduled for 2016, and $9.3

July 18th, 2016|Blogs, News & Insights|

Closing Out TINC Europe 2016

After a great evening program that provided plenty of time to network, share knowledge, and have some fun, it was time for another day of exchanging ideas, hashing out strategies, and working to problem the expand the boundaries of turnaround knowledge. John Alkemade AP-Networks, Director, EMEA returned to the stage to give the day’s first

March 24th, 2016|Blogs, News & Insights|

Looking Back at Day 1 of TINC Europe 2016

The first day of TINC Europe 2016 has officially come to a close. Here’s a look back at the thought-provoking proceedings. After a welcome and introduction by AP-Networks Director, EMEA John Alkemade, AP-Networks Senior Consultant Ben van Roij took the stage. Ben’s presentation, “Benchmarking: Company Rankings, Part I – Turnaround Practices” offered attendees a look

March 22nd, 2016|Blogs, News & Insights|

How do you develop a comprehensive quality plan?

If you hit your cost and schedule targets for your turnaround, but you have to shut down again after startup to fix a problem, then ultimately, your execution was not successful. Amid ever more stringent cost and schedule constraints, and in an age of increasing turnaround complexity and decreasing site headcount and expertise, how do

March 8th, 2016|Blogs, News & Insights|