Leverage Real-Time Data:

Track & Control Cost, Schedule & Risk

16-18 April

Houston TX

Workshop Afternoon
Monday, June 26, 2017

Each workshop will offer a more in-depth and interactive dive into the assigned topic. Typically a workshop will consist of an introductory presentation from an industry leader, followed by an interactive group activity or audience discussion.

Note that workshop B & C run simultaneously so attendees will make a selection of which one to attend. Registration to workshops is optional and inclusive of Gold & Silver registration packages only.
- The workshop afternoon will run from 13.00 - 17.30 with a Networking break


Session One - Workshop A
13.00 - 15.00

13.00 - 15.00
Workshop A – Driving Buy-In from the Field

Workshop Leader: James Callaway, Professor of Construction Management Masters Program, Washington University in St. Louis

This workshop will deep dive into the importance of entire-team buy in to improve field efficiency and reduce risk. This session will address the following key challenges:

  • How do you ensure that all project controls processes are adhered to on site?
  • How do you successfully implement new technology in the field and drive its utilization on a day to day basis?
  • How do you proactively reduce the risk of delay claims through increased collaboration?

This is an opportunity to hear case studies and lessons learned to advance your field operations and minimize risk exposure.

James Callaway, Professor of Construction Management Masters Program, Washington University in St. Louis

James Callaway, Professor of Masters Construction Management Program, Washington University in St. Louis

Session Two - Select Workshop B or C
15.30 - 17.30

15.30 - 17.30
Workshop B – The Last Planner Approach

Workshop Leader: Eric Lusis, National Lean Supervisor, PCL Construction

This session will explore the Last Planner® System and how it can be utilized to simplify schedule management. During this session you will have the opportunity to discuss:

  • The utilization of Last Planner for design and construction assistance and the appropriate level of detail to include to enhance communication throughout a project
  • How Last Planner can be complimentary to traditional CPM scheduling and how to effectively utilize the two practices simultaneously
  • The benefits of tracking a project through Percent Planned Complete
  • The best techniques and tools available to deliver the Last Planner Approach

By the end of this session you will have a clearer understanding of how the Last Planner® System can enhance collaboration and individual accountability and drive efficiency on a project.

Eric Lusis, National Lean Supervisor, PCL Construction

Eric Lusis, National Lean Supervisor, PCL Construction

15.30 - 17.30
Workshop C – Innovative Uses of Scheduling Software

Workshop Leader: Eric Konzem, Scheduling Consultant,

As a tool that is used extensively across the industry, Primavera offers both significant functionality and potential, but is also often described as cumbersome. Meanwhile, no clear market leader has challenged the popularity of the tool. This session will explore:

  • How to reduce the time taken to perform common tasks in scheduling software
  • Innovative tips and tricks to time-effectively generate the schedule details you need
  • Address frequent errors and misunderstandings made by users

Attendees will hear insights from an industry leader as well as have an opportunity to ask questions specific to their needs. Finally, the audience will discuss how colleagues back in the office can be taught to use Primavera and other scheduling software to ensure all staff become more efficient.

Eric Konzem, Scheduling Consultant,

Eric Konzem, Scheduling Consultant