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Planning for Safety in the Transmission and Distribution Industry: Interview with: Karl Miller, Executive Manager, Kenny Construction Company

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Planning for Safety in the Transmission and Distribution Industry: Interview with: Karl Miller, Executive Manager, Kenny Construction Company, a solution provider company at the marcus evans Transmission & Distribution Summit 2012, discusses the key challenges facing the industry today and provides advice on how these fences can be overcome.

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Planning for Safety in the Transmission and Distribution Industry: Interview with: Karl Miller, Executive Manager, Kenny Construction Company

  1. 1. Planning for Safety in the Transmission and Distribution Industry t h e e x p e c t a t i o n s a nd p l a n n i n g As the industry becomes even busier, considerations for the projects. Many the holes in the current process will times procurement planning timelines come into light and the importance of are constructed in a vacuum, and tracking materials will play a larger role therefore is unrealistic when let out for in the completion of construction bid. Another possible solution is the projects. creation of Master Service Agreements that allow for both the vendor and the How can the balance between customer to plan on a quarterly/annual experienced resources and risk basis and allow for flexibility at the profile be achieved? project level. As the industry is so active at the These two methods can help reduce moment, experienced individuals areInterview with: Karl Miller, customer misunderstandings and allow very sought after. Having experiencedExecutive Manager, Kenny for the reservation of fabrication slots people in the team reduces risk.Construction Company which will in turn allow for better Splitting the work pie up into pieces, planning timelines for projects. and having numerous companies working on the job instead of just one,T h e p o w e r t ra n s m i s s i o n and Conservative designs in engineering are distributes the risk. If one companydistribution industry is facing the need bringing up costs. Engineers should find does not provide the work needed, theto find answers to major material lead a balance between optimized and whole project will not be ruined.times, a limited qualified workforce, and conservative designs. Programa greater need to provide visibility to managers need to help customers Why do you consider safety ofon-hand inventory levels for capital understand these costs before engineers workers as paramount?projects. Karl Miller, Executive Manager, start formulating their ideas.Kenny Construction Company, Safety is in everything we do becausehighlights these concerns in our The industry is facing a shortage of we work in an inherently dangerousconversation below. qualified individuals. Safety and quality business. The lack of planning on must continuously be emphasized as a construction means that we are notFrom a solution provider company at core value, so that a lack of experience fulfilling our responsibilities as engineersthe upcoming marcus evans does not amount to injuries on the job. and managers. Planning the work betterTransmission & Distribution Summit reduces risk and having a secure2012, in Dallas, Texas, November What procedures should be environment for workers eliminates the12-14, Miller comments on the considered to better manage chance of losing someone on the job.imperative importance for safety to materials? No amount of investment or money canprevent work injuries, but also to attract make up for that.a new labor force to replace the aging Traditionally, line companies have notone. had accurate material inventory records because there have not been externalWhat are some of the majorchallenges that face the factors which forced an accurate accounting method. In today’s market, Safety and quality musttransmission and distribution the scarcity of supply for critical andindustry today? common components has forced each project to procure materials in a smallerLately we are seeing lead times oncritical components like steel poles are time span on the projects, which therefore increases the need to accurate continuously be emphasizedincreasing due to the current and and transparent materials tracking. Thisprojected amount of work in the market job should be done by individuals whoplace. One way that manufacturers take pride in solely being responsible forshould look to increase production anddecrease lead times is expanding or materials, and see the importance of materials before they are needed. A as a core valuebuilding new facilities and adding extra software system, transparent for all towork shifts to decrease the time it takes see, would reduce the amount of humanto get products out of the door. error and lift the fog of confusion thatEducation of the customer base normally surrounds inventory levels on(utilities) is critical to managing capital projects.
  2. 2. About the Transmission & Distribution Summit 2012 The Energy Network - marcus evans Summits group delivers This unique forum will take place at The Westin Stonebriar, Dallas, Texas, peer-to-peer information on November 12-14, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or strategic matters, professional trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought trends and breakthrough leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. innovations. The Summit includes presentations on transmission development, electric utility systems maintenance methodology and how to efficiently manage a critical infrastructure audit. www.t-dsummit.com Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly Contact limited. Maria Gregoriou, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Kenny Construction CompanyFor over 85 years, KENNY has committed to providing clients with solid project performance and management. KENNY isrecognized as a national leader among electrical power contractors, and has evolved into an industry-leading rehabilitationcontractor utilizing cutting-edge trenchless and underground construction technologies and processes. Today, KENNY is uniquelypositioned as a leader with a reputation for excellence, innovation, and safety unmatched in the construction industry.www.kennyconstruction.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsPower Generation APAC Summit - www.apacpowergen.comPower Plant Management Summit - www.ppm-summit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.t-dsummit.com/KarlMiller

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