PIP Tenth Annual Conference

PIP’s 10th Annual Conference “New Tools – New Realities” will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in Houston, Texas. The one-day conference will include presentations, a demonstration from key industry leaders, several workshops, and award activities to recognize contributions from PIP Member Companies’ participants.

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PIP’s 10th Annual Conference “New Tools – New Realities” will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in Houston, Texas.  The one-day conference will include presentations, a demonstration from key industry leaders, several workshops, and award activities to recognize contributions from PIP Member Companies’ participants. 

Richard Witt, Vice President of Technology at Eastman Chemical Co., will be one of the two featured speakers at the 2006 Conference.  His presentation “The Changing Face of Standards: the Evolution of E&C at Eastman” will reveal how incorporating PIP Practices has allowed Eastman to remain competitive within the Industry.  It will also highlight how engineering standards have had to evolve to remain value-added for individual companies and the challenges still ahead for the industry.

The second featured speaker will be Joerg Kemnade, Vice President at Degussa Corporation.  Kemnade’s presentation “Creating Essentials – The PIP Fit into Degussa’s Vision” will focus on how PIP Member Company Degussa Corporation’s Process Technology & Engineering department applies PIP Practices in its services to Degussa customers within North America.  Kemnade will showcase how Degussa’s slogan “Creating Essentials” is made possible by utilizing PIPs.

Cindi Hines, Director of Product Management at IHS, will present “Partnering to Promote Engineering Productivity: PIP and IHS”.  This presentation will demonstrate how IHS fulfills engineers’ needs for access to critical information at the time they need it within their workflow.  Further, it will emphasize how the PIP/IHS partnership provides advanced information workflow for companies to improve productivity, mitigate risk, and reduce cost.  The presentation will touch on how users will access PIP within the IHS application, the benefits of being a PIP Member, and advanced package information.

Jim Simmons and Ralph Miller, both of S&B E&C, will present “Project Speed – PIPs Improve Schedule Performance”.  This demonstration will focus on how PIP Practices combined with an automated 3D CAD greatly improve project schedule performance - beginning with PIP P&IDs and using the complete suite of PIP Practices.   “Project Speed” will show how this combination will move all project schedules including piping, structural, procurement and vendor data from a gravel road to the Autobahn.

The one-day conference will also include afternoon workshops where participants can learn and discuss details on the subjects of “Streamlining Valve Procurement Using GVCC”, “Bridging to PIP Practices for Operations and Maintenance”, “Marian/PIP Database”, and “Globalization – Panel Discussion”.  These workshops are well attended and afford the opportunity to share perspectives within the industry.

The 2006 PIP Annual Conference will be concluded with an awards dinner where attendees can wind down at the end of the day.  Following the dinner, entertainment will be provided by Jan Hargave, author of Strictly Business Body Language. 

Conference attendance is by invitation only.  If you would like more information on attending contact the PIP office at 512.232.3041 or info@pip.org.

Access to additional information about PIP can be found at the following link to the PIP website www.pip.org. Full lists of current Members, Subscribers, and Licensees can be accessed form this homepage.  Lists of published Practices and Abstracts are also available from this page.

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