Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday February 21, 2022

12:50 pm Chair’s Opening Remarks

Training & Managing People During a Skills Shortage

1:00 pm Gaining a Better Understanding of Responsibilities & Job Expectations to Redefine Project Controls

Synopsis

• Looking at a summary view of project controls across different markets to see the spectrum of abilities and possibly expand project controls responsibilities
• Making your company understand the value project controls bring to the company to give project controllers a clearer place in your organization
• Ensuring project controls are properly set up to avoid misunderstandings between project controls and project management
• Improving Recruitment & Retention Strategies to Avoid Staff Shortages & Projects Going Under Resourced

2:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

2:30 pm Improving Recruitment & Retention Strategies to Avoid Staff Shortages & Projects Going Under Resourced

  • Lindsey Ullom Project Controls Department Manager, Burns & McDonnell
  • Rick Wilson Project Controls Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Synopsis

• Exploring curriculums in the college industry to find ways to start new project controllers at a younger age and increase interests in construction positions
• Learning how to attract people in construction to project controls to spend less time finding the perfect candidate
• Examining how to retain staff and offer proper training to minimize the high turnover rates

3:10 pm Exploring How to Avoid Overreliance on Technology & Embedding an Understanding of Project Controls Fundamentals in Staff

Synopsis

• Teaching staff to not rely on tech to gain a better overview of their abilities after hiring them
• Ensuring that staff’s understanding goes further than software to increase understanding of the project overall
• Devoting time training scheduling skills to help fill in the retirement gap and increase recruitment

3:50 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:00 pm End of Day One