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BRG Continues International Expansion in Canada

September 24, 2012
Press release

Berkeley Research Group, a leading global expert services and consulting firm, has expanded its Canadian presence with an office in Calgary, Alberta. Joining BRG’s Calgary office are Rick Moffat, John Baxter, and Kathy Thompson, members of the firm’s Global Construction practice.

Mr. Moffat specializes in consultation on construction projects in the areas of project risk management, scheduling, cost, and delay and disruption, as well as other project management and dispute resolution concerns, on commercial, industrial, infrastructure, and institutional endeavors, including fast-track and troubled projects.

Mr. Baxter has over 10 years of experience in heavy civil and building construction, with projects ranging from oil and gas civil projects in Alberta and British Columbia to remote northern Canadian infrastructure construction projects and urban city specialized building projects such as hospitals and data centers. His expertise includes skills related to project management such as project costing, scheduling, and design development.

Ms. Thompson has more than a decade of experience as a construction progress analyst in project performance monitoring and claims preparations. Her areas of expertise including schedule maintenance, as-built schedule creation, document and data collection analysis, and organization. She has worked on several large industrial and commercial projects in Canada and the United States.

“Our new professionals in Canada bring valuable experience to the firm’s Construction practice,” said Construction practice leader Richard Fultineer. “In addition, having a base in Calgary enhances our ability to work with clients throughout Canada and continue our extensive services in the oil and gas area.”

“We are excited about joining BRG and the wide range of industry and technical expertise the firm offers,” said Mr. Moffat. “We look forward to working with our new colleagues and providing clients with the firm’s impressive array of capabilities.”

BRG currently has projects in Canada across a diverse range of disciplines, and counts among its experts Professor Leonard Waverman, a former fellow of the London Business School and until recently dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. For five years until 2007, Professor Waverman was a non-executive board member of the UK’s energy regulator, the Gas and Electricity Market Authority. He is a fellow of Columbia University’s Centre for Tele-Information and of the University of California, Berkeley’s Fisher Center for Management and Technology. Professor Waverman was on the Advisory Committee on Competition in Ontario’s Electricity System, a part-time board member of the Ontario Energy Board and Ontario Telephone Service Commission, and a member of the U.S. National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for six years. He also edited the Energy Journal, the major journal in energy economics, for six years.

About BRG Global Construction

BRG’s Global Construction practice offers professional experience and competence in fact finding, claims/dispute analysis and management, and litigation support, along with technical expertise in engineering, architecture, construction management, public contracting, specifications and technical document development, schedule development and analysis, cost analysis, negotiations, and expert witness testimony. Our multidisciplinary team has a strong foundation in project management, scheduling, and accounting combined with deep industry experience. Our experts are experienced in litigation and domestic and international arbitration, and include Professional Engineers, project management professionals, Registered Architects, AACE Certified Planning and Scheduling Professionals, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, forensic accountants, and industry leaders.

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