"ISS Support of Mission Critical Infrastructure
Presenter: Clint Laidlaw P. Eng., PMP
| Date: April 11th, 2018
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM EST
Location: HMCS Bytown Officers' Mess
78 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, ON K29 0C1 Canada
17:00 – Deacon Brodies for Meal
18:30 – Network
19:00 – Section’s updates
19:45 – Short Break
20:00 – Presentation
21:00 – Networking
22:00 – Meeting end time
Question: What floats, is 1 KM long, and required a Graving Dock, tugs, boats, booms, barges, anchors, anchor cables, pontoons, to construct it in 200 feet deep of water, and was designed and built without the use of naval architects or marine engineers?
Answer: The William R. Bennett Bridge in Kelowna. Proving that “floating, upright, and vertical” has meaning to a civil engineer, too.
Mr. Clint Laidlaw will offer a peak inside Canada’s largest Engineering Procurement Construction Firm, SNC-Lavalin, showing how the floating bridge was constructed (by Civil Engineers) then focussing on the 30 year in-service phase of the bridge and highlighting the commonality of processes applied across Mission Critical In-Service Support of: Naval vessels; Bridges (not just floating ones); Highways; Light Rail Transit; Community Mailboxes; in both Public Private Partnership (PPP) models and in Alternate Service Delivery (ASD) models. I will conclude with a brief discussion on how the latest industrial revolution – Digital - is pressuring change and innovation to occur in order to stay competitive in both the engineering procurement construction phase and bridging of the data to the support phase.
Clint Laidlaw P. Eng., PMP
Mr. Laidlaw is a Senior Manager responsible for Business Development of Defence and Logistics pursuits for SNC-Lavalin Operations and Maintenance. He started with SNC-Lavalin 19 years ago as the Engineering Manager for in-service support of naval vessels on the Minor Warship and Auxiliary Vessel In-Service Support Project. On this project, he has had roles as the Deputy Project Manager, Operations Manager, Proposal Manager, QEH&S Manager, and has been Project Manager for a Frigate Refit and for an ex-Destroyer disposal.
Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, he was an officer in the Canadian Navy, followed by a five year career as a marine engineer working as a design consultant in the Maritimes. He joined SNC-Lavalin after completing the mid-life-refit of the CFAV QUEST, for which he held roles as the Engineering Manager, Configuration Manager, Senior Systems Engineer, and Subcontracts Manager.
Clint Laidlaw renovates houses as a hobby. He actively competes in archery. He lives in Ottawa, ON with his wife, Shelly, and their two university aged children, Marilyn (19) and Jonathan (18).
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