8:20 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Becoming More Predictive

8:30 am Identifying Leading Indicators to Accurately Forecast Ahead & Prevent Project Failure

  • Ranjeet Gadhoke Vice-President Project Controls, Zachry Construction Corp.

Synopsis

• Learning how to identify project risk within the project schedule and project management data by recognizing trends
• Looking at non-traditional data, that has not been aggregated, in the forecast
• Overcoming the software speed bottleneck to forecast trending information for future months

9:10 am Enhancing Client Confidence Through Quality Forecast Improvement

Synopsis

• Establishing a good relationship with contractors to ensure better accuracy in the provided numbers
• Implementing user friendly forecasting solutions to increase level of detail available in forecast
• Providing improved training for new project controls professionals to increase accuracy of forecasts

9:50 am The Most Advanced 3D Digital Twin Platform Enabling Forecast & Progress Tracking

Synopsis

  • Utilizing a unified platform for collaboration and data management to be more predictive
  • Leveraging BIM capabilities and reality capture interoperability to streamline construction progress tracking
  • Embracing technologies that optimize workflows which enable more accurate scheduling, forecasting and risk assessment

10:20 am Morning Refreshments & Structured Networking

11:00 am Audience Discussion: Becoming More Predictive

Synopsis

• This is your opportunity to benchmark strategies and best practices for forecasting and predicting the risk and success of projects. Each table will discuss their roadmap and ambitions and how they are attempting to improve, before sharing highlights from the table with the rest of the room.

11:40 am Implementing Schedule Scoring to Create a Simplified Schedule Review Process

Synopsis

  • How a simple schedule scoring solution can transform your scheduling department
  • How schedule scoring can increase quality, enhance visibility, and improve schedule compliance
  • Learn how schedule scores simplify the training and review process for schedulers and executives

Dashboarding & Reporting

11:50 am Identifying the Most Critical Metrics to Include in a Dashboard to Focus Efforts on Collection, Integration & Accuracy of the Right Data

  • Juan Parra Project Controls Manager, Faithful + Gould

Synopsis

• Learning how to use governance reporting and which metrics to use to create consistent data
• Exploring how to data transfer and how to assemble the dashboard
• Comparing strategies to find the balance between the strict method and the optional method of populating fields before submitting items

12:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm Reviewing How to Streamline the Dashboard Design to Create Better Visibility & Increase Communication on All Levels: From CEO to Foreman

Synopsis

• Streamlining the dashboard design to make it more fun to look at and easier to show critical paths
• Exploring how to configure the information at different levels: from CEO to foreman
• Examining how to change GC’s mindsets to increase transparency and create a more collaborative dashboarding approach

Data Integration & Analytics

2:10 pm Easing Data Transfer Between Project Management Software to Reduce Manual Entry & Widen the Possibilities of Analytics

  • Maha Harrison System Solutions Manager, Hill International Inc.

Synopsis

• Finding ways to integrate project management software to save construction managers from manually adding information twice
• Gaining clarity on the effort of connecting different software packages
• Exploring how to use AI to collect and correlate information to uncover new data

2:50 pm Afternoon Refreshments

3:20 pm Developing a Robust, Fair & Transparent Procurement Approach to Provide Cost & Time Certainty

  • Cameron Mills Director Project Controls, North East Link Project

Synopsis

• Ensure alignment between cost, time and risk components through integrated coding structures to facilitate high levels of transparency, reliability and certainty
• Simplify and rationalize technology landscapes through the transition to enterprise technology platforms
• Facilitate project controls technology integration to support the coding alignment processes

BIM

4:00 pm Leveraging 4D, 5D & 6D BIM to Enhance the Visibility & Integration of Cost, Schedule & Building Data

Synopsis

• Learning how BIM can be used as a tool that is integrated with other scheduling tools, cost control tools and other integrated parts of project controls
• Overcoming the hurdle of how to decode structures to be able to structure for the cost and classification for 6D technology
• Exploring evidence and examples of the successful use of 4D, 5D and 6D technology on 3D models

4:40 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:50 pm End of Day One