Conference Brochure - American Society for Quality

Conference Brochure - American Society for Quality

37 th national energy and

environmental conference

Sponsored by the

ASQ Energy and Environmental Division


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Sponsored by the aSQ energy and environmental Division

37 th National Energy and

Environmental Conference

Overcoming the Challenges of First-of-a-Kind Activities

october 31–november 3, 2010 ■ omni hotel colonnade ■ San antonio, Tx

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37 th National Energy and

Environmental Conference

Sponsored by the ASQ Energy and Environmental Division

Omni San Antonio Hotel • San Antonio, TX

October 31 – November 3, 2010

ASQ’s Energy and Environmental Division is hosting the 37th National Energy and Environmental Conference October

31–November 3, 2010, at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade in San Antonio, TX. The theme of this year’s

conference is overcoming the challenges of first-of-a-kind activities. Experience indicates that errors are more

likely to occur while performing a first-of-a-kind activity. Evaluating potential risks, anticipating error-likely situations,

and establishing barriers to prevent adverse conditions from occurring have proved successful in the nuclear industry.

Share the experiences of industry experts who have seen these approaches successfully implemented.

Sunday, october 31

evening reception

Monday, november 1

8:00 a.m. – kickoff

conference chair: Tom Mudge

Division chair: BW (Ben) Marguglio

8:15 a.m. – keynote Speaker: Dale klein,

ph.D., p.e., university of Texas (and former

chairman of nrc)

9:30 a.m. – Break (in the exhibit area)

10:00 a.m. – concurrent Sessions

M11 Topic – overcoMing The

challengeS of new nuclear

conSTrucTion aT vogTle

Speaker – John Giddens (Southern Company)

Topic – challengeS

encounTereD During The crySTal river

conTainMenT repair projecT

Speaker – Ed Avella (Progress Energy)

M12 Topic – iSo 19011 upDaTe

Speaker – Gary Johnson (Environmental

Protection Agency)

Topic – iSo 9000 & 14000 upDaTe

Speaker – Terrell Horne (Consultant)

M13 Topic – QualiTy ManageMenT

iSSueS in Shale gaS proDucTion

Speaker – James Gooding (Black and Veatch)

Topic – how To plan for oil

anD gaS auDiTS To aSk The righT


Speaker – Fayzee Ahmed (Saudi Aramco)

11:30 a.m. – lunch Speaker: Douglas

cooper (uSa repository Services) – what’s

happening at yucca Mountain?

1:00 p.m. – concurrent Sessions

M21 Topic – a STaTuS of Qa

prograMS in Doe

Speaker – Colette Broussard (DOE)

Topic – a STaTuS of Qa

iMpleMenTaTion in Doe (BaSeD on

3-year aSSeSSMenTS)

Speaker – Chuck Moseley (Consultant)

Topic – STaTuS of efcog Qa


Speaker – Mike Mason (Bechtel)

M22 Topic – DeTecTing frauDulenT

counTerfeiT iTeMS: BeST pracTiceS

Speaker – Marc Tannenbaum (EPRI)

Topic – The Supply chain QualiTy

iMperaTive: QualiTy aSSurance for The

Supply chain

Speaker – John McGlinn (EMNS Inc.)

M23 Topic – preparing To iMpleMenT

The nQa-1 proceSS

Speaker – Gary Raba

Topic – waTer epc QualiTy –

The coMplexiTy of inTernaTional


Speaker – David Cole (Black and Veatch, Water


2:30 p.m. – Break (in the exhibit area)

3:00 p.m. – concurrent Sessions

M31 Topic – aSMe cerTificaTion of

nQa-1 SupplierS

Speaker – John Adkins (Southern Company)

Topic – challengeS for

oBTaining an aSMe iii n STaMp for The

firST TiMe

Speaker – Bill Henwood (VALV Technologies)

M32 Topic – rooT cauSe analySiS

in an environMenTal laBoraTory


Speaker – Tamara DeMorest (Utah Department of


Topic – QualiTy in The

laBoraTory environMenT

Speaker – Tom Trbovich (SWRI)

M33 Topic – peer review pracTiceS

for environMenTal projecTS

Speaker – David Elam (Summa Consultants)

Topic – creaTing an effecTive

QualiTy SySTeM for epa reSearch anD


Speakers – Kevin Hull and David Gratson

(Neptune and Company)

4:30 p.m. – committee Meetings and

women in Quality Discussion group

Tuesday, november 2

8:00 a.m. – keynote Speaker: richard

rasmussen (nuclear regulatory commission)

9:30 a.m. – Break (in the exhibit area)

10:00 a.m. – concurrent Sessions

T11 Topic – nuclear energy inSTiTuTe

2010 iniTiaTiveS

Speaker – Mark Harvey (NEI)

Topic – inSTiTuTe on nuclear

power operaTionS 2010 iniTiaTiveS

Speaker – Jim Maddox (INPO)

T12 Topic – approach To SucceSSful

iMpleMenTaTion of uniQue acTiviTieS

(in a firST/one-of-a-kinD faciliTy)

Speakers – Catherine Nesser and Val Cannon


Topic – MounTain planT

carBon capTure anD SeQueSTraTion

DeMonSTraTion projecT

Speaker – Ronald Young (American Electric


T13 Topic – winD energy challengeS

Speaker – Gene Cuenot (Vestas Nacelles)

Topic – The Solar Solution

Speaker – Lanny Sinkin (Solar San Antonio)

11:30 a.m. – Lunch/Division Business


1:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

T21 Topic – Operational Readiness

Challenges and Lessons Learned

Speaker – Piet Van der Heide (Enrichment

Technology, US)

Topic – Uniform Federal Policy

for Quality Systems and QA Project


Speaker – Walt Helmick (Environmental Protection


T22 Topic – ITER (Fusion Tokomak

Reactor) Project QA Approach

Speaker – John Mashburn (Oak Ridge National


Topic – ASME Code vs. the French

Reactor Component Construction:

Mechanical Code

Speaker – David Allore (HSB Global Standards)

T23 Topic – Environmental Auditing

in Metal Finishing Industries

Speaker – Saad Ahmed (D.S.A. Certification USA)

2:30 p.m. – Break (in the Exhibit area)

3:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

T31 Topic – Challenges for More

Effective Procurement Control

Speaker – Naoki Miyakoshi (Mitsubishi Heavy


Topic – Six Sigma Project Related

to Supply Chain Control

Speaker – Timothy Butala (Allegheny Energy)

T32 Topic – Commercial Grade

Dedication of Computer Software

Speaker – Norman Moreau (Theseus Professional


Topic – Facility Design Change


Speaker – BW (Ben) Marguglio (BW (Ben)

Marguglio LLC & Bookinars Inc.)

4:30 p.m. – Committee Meetings

Wednesday, November 3

8:00 a.m. – Session

W11 Topic – ASME NQA-1 2008 and

2009 Addenda: What’s Changed Since


Speaker – John Adkins (Southern Company)

Topic – Quality Excellence Development

Program: Developing a Unique

Professional Development Path

to Support the Surging Nuclear


Speaker – Kelly Mediate (Westinghouse Electric


9:30 a.m. – Session

W21 Panel Discussion – Developing

Tomorrow’s QA/QC Professionals

Panelists – Jim Maddox (INPO), Mark Harvey

(NEI), and DOE Representative TBD

11:00 a.m. – Conference Wrap-Up:

Keith Aleckson

11:30 a.m. – Conference Adjourns


Project Management Essentials

for Energy and Environmental

Professionals (one day)

Scan any energy and environmental job website

and available positions favor the professional with

project management skills. Furthermore, the project

managers with sales skills—the “seller-doers”—

remain in demand even in today’s economic climate.

ASQ members represent a diverse group of energy

and environmental professionals including hired

consultants, in-house service and support groups

(in-house consultants), service buyers (clients),

regulators, and academicians. Although these groups

have different duties and responsibilities, their work

revolves around projects. Accordingly, ASQ members

could benefit from a short course specifically

designed to improve project management skills.

This one-day course focuses on the management

of energy and environmental service projects and

satisfies the following objectives:

• In-house and hired consultants will better serve

their clients through improved project scoping,

planning, and communications.

• Clients or project sponsors will be better

prepared to communicate project needs and

select and manage consultants that can best

satisfy those needs.

• Regulators and academicians will better

understand client-consultant relations and acquire

project management skills that they can apply to

their jobs.

Instructor: David Elam (Summa Consultants) Cost:

ASQ member $545 • Nonmember $605

Effective Root Cause Analysis and

Corrective Action (one day)

Recurring problems lower quality, are costly, and

hurt customer satisfaction. In this post-conference

workshop you will gain tools that help you get to

the root cause of a problem, the first step toward

creating lasting solutions. Join us to discover:

• Specific root cause analysis tools you can use

now to improve quality

• How to determine the best “tool” for resolving

each unique situation

• Steps for clearly defining a problem to develop

a solution

• Best practices of utilizing key root cause analysis


• Keys to separating the real root cause from the

secondary causes

• Clear explanation of chart, diagram, and analysis

tools you can use

• The five “whys” you need to ask to get to the root


• When to apply each of the root cause analysis


Keep recurring problems from putting your quality

and customer satisfaction at risk. In this program

you’ll discover root cause analysis tools that get to

the source of the problem, putting you on the road

to corrective and preventive action.

Instructor: Mary McDonald (McDonald Consulting

Group) Cost: ASQ member $545 • Nonmember


Nuclear Procurement Quality

Requirements for Design and

Construction Services and

Components (one and a half days)

This workshop covers dozens of contractual clauses

that make quality and economic sense for the

procurement of design and construction services

and components for both new facilities and major

modifications to existing facilities.

Although the focus in this workshop is on contractual

clauses that are applicable to nuclear powered

electricity generating facilities and U.S. Department

of Energy nuclear laboratories, and although ASME

NQA-1 will be the basic source document, quality

and procurement engineers from other types of high

technology, complex facilities would definitely benefit

from this seminar because the clauses can apply

equally to these facilities (e.g., gas and oil facilities,

ports, military facilities).

For quality and economic benefit, the contractual

clauses go beyond the standard noted above. The

implementation of a few of these clauses can have

the potential for avoiding tens and hundreds of

thousands of dollars in unnecessary expenditures.

The major elements of each clause will be described

and the logic supporting the technical and economic

benefits of the clause will be discussed.

The Commercial Grade Item and Service Dedication

(CGI/SD) process will be described, along with

failure mode and effects analysis, it being a

necessary element of CGI/SD.

Instructor: BW (Ben) Marguglio (BW (Ben)

Marguglio LLC and Bookinars Inc.) Cost: ASQ

member $695 • Nonmember $795

For last-minute conference updates, visit our website at or call

Meetings and Events Management at 866-220-9757 or 281-812-4425.


The Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade is located at 9821

Colonnade Boulevard in San Antonio, TX. Visit the hotel’s website at for information

on the hotel and area attractions, or for driving directions.

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 210-691-8888 and be sure to

mention the ASQ conference.

A special conference rate of $109 plus tax per night is available until

October 20, 2010.

Airport Transportation

A complimentary shuttle between the hotel and the airport runs from

6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Taxi service is available 24 hours and costs approximately $20.00 one way.

37 th National Energy and Environmental Training

and Education Conference Program

Sponsored by the ASQ Energy and Environmental Division

Conference Registration Fees

Fee received by

October 20, 2010

Fee received after

October 20, 2010



ASQ Member $695 $725 $325

Nonmember $745 $775 $375

ASQ Student $125 $125 $75

Spouse/Guest $60 $60 n/a

Nonmember registration includes a one-year membership as a Forum

member in the Energy and Environmental Division.

Spouse/Guest fee includes Sunday reception and three continental


Post-Conference Workshops

Project Management Essentials for Energy and

Environmental Professionals

Dates: November 3 • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

and November 4 • 8:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: ASQ member $545 • Nonmember $605

Effective Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action

Dates: November 3 • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

and November 4 • 8:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: ASQ member $545 • Nonmember $605

Nuclear Procurement Quality Requirements for

Design and Construction Services and Components

Dates: November 3 • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

and November 4 • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: ASQ member $695 • Nonmember $795

Substitutions or Cancellations

Substitutions can be made at any time, even on-site at the conference.

If you find you cannot attend and cannot send a substitute, we will

be happy to transfer your conference fees to another ASQ-EED

conference or course of your choice, or if you prefer, we will refund

your conference registration fee subject to the following deadlines.

Requests for cancellations or transfers received on or before October 8

will receive a full refund or transfer less $40. Requests received between

October 9 and October 21 will incur a $100 processing fee. No

requests for refunds or transfers will be accepted after October 21.

37 th National Energy and Environmental Training

and Education Conference Program

Sponsored by the ASQ Energy and Environmental Division

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Conference Registration Fee:

Includes admission to keynote presentations,

executive panels, all concurrent sessions, exhibits,

two lunches, refreshment breaks, and Sunday

evening reception.

Daily Fee: Registration includes only admission,

exhibits, and lunch.

Spouse/Guest Fee: $60 includes Sunday evening

reception and three continental breakfasts.

One-Day Workshop – Project Management Essentials

One-Day Workshop – Effective Root Cause Analysis






1½-Day Workshop Fee – Nuclear Procurement Quality $____________

Requirements for Design and Construction Services

and Components

TOTAL: $____________

Payment Information

Registration must be accompanied by payment in full (U.S. currency) for

all desired activities. All fax and phone registrations MUST include credit

card information (MC/VISA/AMEX only). Do not follow up a phone or fax

registration with a mail-in registration.

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If you have special needs or dietary restrictions, please call Meetings and Events

Management at 866-220-9757 or fax to 281-812-4426.

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