Leverage Real-Time Data:

Track & Control Cost, Schedule & Risk

16-18 April

Houston TX

Day One
Tuesday, June 27 2017

Day Two
Wednesday, June 28 2017

Improving Project Startup, Scheduling & Risk Mitigation Processes

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Schedule & Cost Management

Implementing BIM Methodology to Leverage the 5D Modelling Technique during Design Development & Construction

  • Sean VonFeldt VP of Program and Project Controls Services, Triunity Engineering and Management


• Leveraging the 5D model as a primary reference and navigation tool to store and access all asset management data, from asset creation to operations

• Learning how to lay the foundation for a 5D model for any capital program or project by creating a ‘systems and assets’ based Work Breakdown Structure

• Strategizing 5D modelling and BIM implementation for enhanced collaboration and process improvements in Design/Build projects

Discovering How Large Quantities of Schedule Data Can Be Analyzed to Streamline Reporting & Inform Decision Making

  • Michael Murphy Corporate Manager of Project Controls, Swinerton Builders


• Maximizing the potential of P6 as a collaborative tool to oversee vast amounts of schedule data and deliver comprehensive reports on project performance

• Discovering how to utilize schedule reports to make meaningful, data-driven decisions at all levels of a project

• Driving efficiency in communication by simplifying reporting: ensuring that subcontractors receive the information they need to know in the most concise way possible

Morning Refreshments

Case Study: Developing & Tracking a Cost-Loaded Schedule through a Project

  • Regis Fox Director, Planning & Production, Clark Construction


• Streamlining the upfront work to minimize time spent developing an accurate cost-loaded schedule

• Hearing how more accurate data can be sourced and integrated into schedule software at an early stage of a project

• Discovering how cost-loaded schedule performance is tracked through the project lifecycle: what does the whole lifecycle look like?

Risk Management

Adopting Proactive Risk Management to Forecast & Mitigate Potential Risks from the Outset of the Job

  • Jeri Torsak Project Controls Manager, Regional Transportation District Denver


• Understanding the benefits of identifying risks at the estimation stage to more accurately forecast negative impacts on cost and schedule

• Examining the fundamental advantage of improved communication to effectively establish and uphold accountability for risk management within the project team

• Exploring the tools available for assessing the probability of risk taking place to practically manage and mitigate risk on the job

Audience Discussion: Reviewing Tools & Methods to Identify Risk of Cost & Schedule Overruns


This interactive discussion will enable all members of the audience to share their experiences with tools & methods which spearhead a proactive environment to assess and analyze risks before they occur. Which tools are most effective for calculating the probability of risk materializing and performing quantitative analysis? What are the pros and cons of alternative risk registers and how do you decide which one to use? You will walk away with a greater understanding of the tools and methods your peers are using to proactively assess, analyze and quantify risk.

Networking Lunch

Starting up a Project

Mapping out Best Practices for Starting up a Major Project: What Are the Practical Steps to Take?

  • Ryan Prew Senior Director of Project Controls, Tallgrass Energy


• Benchmarking contract language and optimizing the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder

• Collaborating with the project team to set out a robust baseline cost and schedule that project controls can be reliably based on

• Understanding how engaging all stakeholders in the aims of project controls at project start-up will increase commitment, individual ownership and buy-in

• Setting out the aims and objectives of the initial start-up meeting: what does good look like?

Target Value Delivery: Eliminating the Need for Value Engineering to Minimize Cost and Time of Installation in the Field


• Designing projects to a detailed budget to eliminate the need to do value engineering on a project

• Reducing the need for redesign and optimizing budget by making design decisions at the Last Responsible Moment

• Exploring new project controls through the estimating stage that includes detailed risk logs instead of typical contingencies

Afternoon Refreshments

Training & Staff Development

Investing in Young People to Develop a Skilled Workforce in Project Controls

  • Mike Hill Director of Project Controls, TechnipFMC


• Understanding how the millennial generation communicate, behave, and are incentivized to successfully engage them in a career in project controls

• Evaluating the requirements for project controls staff on large projects against the current labor market: is enough being done to transition the millennial generation from classroom to construction site?

• Exploring strategies and learning methods for effective training and staff development

Audience Discussion: Identifying Top Lessons Learned & Actions for the Office


This discussion will wrap up the top lessons learned from the conference. Each group will share their takeaways and help form a draft action plan for how to implement the theory into real world action.

Chair’s Closing Remarks

End of Congress