24 September 2012

Berkeley Research Group expands Canadian presence with an office in Calgary, Alberta

Emeryville, CA- 24 September 2012 (Marketwire) - 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 principal Rick Moffat, managing consultant John Baxter, and consultant Kathy Thompson, members of the firm's Global Construction practice. 

Mr. Moffat specializes in providing 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 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 for the purposes of project performance monitoring and claims preparations. Her main areas of expertise include 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." 

BRG currently has numerous projects in Canada across a diverse range of disciplines, and counts among its experts Professor Leonard Waverman, dean until recently of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and a former fellow of the London Business School. 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 IT Center. Professor Waverman was on the Advisory Committee introducing Competition in Ontario's Electricity system, a part-time board member of the Ontario Energy Board and the 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. 

Berkeley Research Group, LLC is a leading global expert services and consulting firm that provides independent expert testimony, authoritative studies, strategic advice, data analytics, and regulatory and dispute support to Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with 21 offices in the United States, Canada, and London, UK. 

Source: Berkeley Research Group