Construction CPM Conference

January 20-23, 2019 | Safran Risk Booth #2 | Sheraton San Diego Resort and Marina | San Diego California

The construction CPM conference is aimed exclusively at construction schedulers working to improve CPM scheduling on all types of projects worlwide. Ian Nicholson, P.Eng. - VP Solutions, will be attending the conference with our new partners at the Safran Risk team. Not only will Ian be explaining why Safran's Risk tool and P6 are a great match, he will be there to showcase Emerald scheduling add-on powerhouse of tools, like P6-Loader, P6-QA, P6-Scrubber, P6-Calculator and many more.

CPM Conference

Safran Risk is the only risk analysis tool to combine cost and schedule risk analysis in one model and it has a very intuitive interface that makes conducting quantitative risk analysis easy for the entire project team, enabling clients to improve their risk maturity. Safran Risk has been identified by Dr. David Hulett as the only commercially available solution capable of supporting his “Level 5” risk maturity level.

Emerald is now representing Safran Risk in North America. Come by booth #2 at the conference to say hello and get a demonstration of this revolutionary product.


Ian Nicholson, P.Eng.

Vice President of Solutions - Emerald Associates

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As our VP Solutions and Expert Risk and Implementation Specialist, Ian leads Emerald’s functional consulting group. With over 25 years of international experience in numerous industries from specialty manufacturing, heavy civil construction, pharmaceutical plants, hospitals, water treatment plants, hydroelectric and nuclear projects and many oil and gas capital and turnaround projects, Ian brings tremendous knowledge to all of our clients.

A visionary in the world of CAPEX, maintenance and turnaround planning processes, Ian has guided many of our asset owner, engineering and construction clients through their digital transformation efforts with integration projects between ERP/EAM systems and Primavera products for better cost, schedule, resource and risk control.

Ian has also lead many risk analysis reviews and assessments on CAPEX, turnaround and sustaining projects for Shell Canada, Suncor Energy, Husky Energy, Agrium and Bruce Power. He believes that successful Monte Carlo application is a process, not just a tool and has spoken at a number of events on the correct application of risk analysis.

Some of his client implementation, transformation and integration success stories include Suncor Energy SAP to Primavera integration, BP Maximo to P6 integration, implementation of P6 at the Ontario Power Authority as well as the integration of Primavera Contract Manager with Oracle Financials at Capital Health Authority and Vancouver’s Rapid Transit Project 2000. Other major clients include Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Shell Canada and Shell Global Solutions.

When not assisting clients with their projects, Ian unwinds by riding his BMW motorcycle, listening to music or dragging his kids on long hikes.