Earned Value Management – Use It or Lose It!

Intro: Assessing project performance is both an art and a science.  A successful methodology in evaluating project health and performance is Earned Value Management (EVM).  This methodology utilizes several factors to determine how well the project is being run: Planned Value (PV), Actual Cost (AC), and Earned Value (EV). But let’s face it, these metrics […]

Exploring Sources of Communication Errors in Project Teams

Efficient communication stands as a cornerstone of thriving project teams, enabling the smooth exchange of thoughts, ideas, and emotions among members. Nevertheless, communication mishaps can occur despite diligent efforts, resulting in misunderstandings, conflicts, and missed collaborative opportunities. While factors such as language disparities and cultural distinctions contribute to these errors, a subtler dimension is often […]

Innovation in Offshore Sustainability is key for the growth of the European Data Centre Market

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau Offshore sustainability is the set of activities conducted in offshore environments, such as offshore oil and gas exploration, renewable energy projects, and other marine-related […]

Data Center Operational Excellence Starts With Early Commissioning Engagement

As the data center market continues to grow exponentially, 3rd party testing and commissioning becomes vital to achieving Operational Readiness on time and in budget. Early engagement is a key component to overcoming the challenges to successful data center startup, due to the complexity and critical nature of the systems involved. The most common challenges […]

Harnessing Data Center Waste Heat: A Sustainable Path to Energy Efficiency

Introduction  Data centers are the backbone of our modern digital world, processing vast amounts of information 24/7. However, they also consume massive amounts of energy, contributing significantly to carbon emissions. The quest for sustainability has led to innovative solutions, and one promising avenue is the reuse of waste heat generated by data centers. In this […]

Nick Armstrong Named CAI’s Initial Senior Director of Digital Enablement

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2023 – Commissioning Agents Inc. (CAI) announced  Nick Armstrong has been named the Initial Senior Director of Digital Enablement, as CAI continues our investment in Digital Transformation for both our internal programs and our clients’ operations. Mr. Armstrong has 15 years of experience in the Biopharmaceutical, Food, and Personal Care industries – […]

Wesley Vestal Named CAI’s Chief People Officer; Joins Company Leadership Team

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, January 2, 2023 – Commissioning Agents Inc. (CAI) announced that Wesley Vestal has been named CAI’s Chief People Officer. In this role, Wesley will be responsible for leading CAI’s global human resources team, utilizing his background in leadership development, strategic workforce planning, and systems implementation to transform clients’ human performance strategies to mitigate […]

CAI Establishes Data Center Division

Josh Hoops named Vice President, Data Centers  Indianapolis, IN (8 November 2022) — CAI, a global consulting company that provides technical, operational consulting, and project management services to the life sciences, data center, and process manufacturing industries, today announced the formation of a Data Centers division to be led by Josh Hoops. “I am humbled to […]