Finding new ways with engineering & construction
“If you’re covering engineering and construction, you must speak to the Mining Misfits,” was how the introduction began.
The Mining Misfits, as they were originally named, now the Mining Mavericks, are a small group of business leaders in the mining and metals sector who want to make the industry better and more sustainable for everyone. Every month, Prime Contracts Solutions’ Jason Fearnow hosts a roundtable event with a pre-determined topic or challenge which the group dismantle and discuss.
Some of their recent discussions have centred around alternative execution models for large-scale capital projects, next generation leadership, improving owner-contractor relationships… You can see why they were recommended to me and, why I now recommend them to you.
If mining mega-projects float your boat then look up Fearnow on Linkedin, there are plenty of roundtable write ups on his profile page and I’ve linked one below to get you started. They are, quite frankly, a breath of fresh air in an otherwise slightly stale corner of the market.
I’ve spoken to a couple of the Mavericks for my interviews this month, so expect the content to be open, honest and different to what you’ve read before on this subject. The mining industry faces mounting challenges in the capital projects space but, rather than rushing to find solutions, let’s start by just talking about them. In time, the right answers will present themselves.
Enjoy the reading list below and hit me up with your own recommendations too. I’ve got a taste for this topic now!
Next month on The Intelligent Miner... new materials & manufacturing methods