AACE Seattle Section March 8th, 2018 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N.
PRESENTATION: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update
The nearly 60-foot diameter, four lane, double-decker tunnel is anticipated to be open to traffic later this year, but that will just be the kick-off for the waterfront transformation that has been promised. Demolition of the Viaduct will commence shortly after traffic is moved into the tunnel along with the decommissioning of the Battery Street Tunnel and the re-connection of surface streets at the north portal of the tunnel. This presentation will provide an update on the Viaduct Replacement Program and the upcoming demolition and street reconstruction projects.
PRESENTER: Brian Smith CCP, PMP and James Farris, PE
Brian is the Project Controls Manager with Mott MacDonald for the Viaduct Replacement Program and he is currently the Seattle Section’s Director of Education. Brian has 30 plus years’ experience in Project Controls in both the private and public sectors in a variety of industries including Mining, Wastewater Treatment, Aircraft Manufacturing, Power Generation, Light Rail, Highways and now, Tunnels.
Jim is the Assistant Project Engineer for the AWV design office. Recent projects include: SR99 Connections, which will connect the south portal of the bored tunnel to SR 99 and surface streets and the SR 99 Demolition, Decommissioning and Surface Street project. Jim is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of Washington and has 27 years’ experience in design and construction with the Department of Transportation.
AACE Seattle Section February 8th, 2018 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N.
PRESENTATION: Navigating the Waters of an Integrated Master Schedule
The term Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) can take on many forms depending on who is asking? Owners, General Contractors, Executive Management, PMO, Program Managers, Project Manager, etc. For large organizations managing multiple initiatives/Program/Projects, and getting an understanding of where these intersect can be a daunting task. We will discuss how an organization can develop an integrated schedule and report this information to various stakeholders using various tools on hand.
PRESENTER: Brian A. Hood, PMP, MBA
Brian is a project controls professional with over 20 years of experience managing and maintaining integrated project and construction schedules for airports and a variety of other transportation and facilities projects. His expertise ranges from project planning and scheduling to cost engineering, project and risk management solutions. He has developed and delivered best-of-class training solutions for the Primavera software suite. His experience ranges from nuclear refueling outage schedules, telecommunication projects and auditing construction schedules in a consultant role for construction of the Panama Canal, Miami Dade Airport terminal, and El Dorado Airport in Bogota, Columbia, brings keen knowledge of compliance issues and best practices for mitigating risk.
PRESENTATION: Construction Claims & Forensic Analyses – What You Should Know
Construction projects, especially the larger projects, can be and often are complex endeavors to manage to towards a successful completion due to many factors. Project owners, designers, contractors and other stakeholders often have competing priorities. Typically, contracts allow the party that is seeking compensation or schedule relief for the a scope change, usually the contractor, to submit a claim to the other party when regular change order negotiations don’t appear to be leading to an amicable a mutually agreeable conclusion, and the subject of the claim is in dispute between the parties. A claim is a formal demand seeking compensation and/or schedule relief as a result of an action or inaction that the other contracting party took or failed to take. Even if a claim is a disputed change does not seem to be inevitable, knowing how to prepare for a claim and when the time comes will save a significant amount of time when the amount of available time is nearly seemingly non-existent. This presentation will be a high-level discussion describing the following aspects of disputed changes on construction projects, along with what forensic claims analysts know and what they look for:
– The Definition and Common Causes of Claims in construction;
– Key aspects to preparing a Claim, including the Three Key Proofs that must be part of claim;
– Know what to do to Prepare for the possibility of a disputed change and the need to submit a Claim;
– Overview of a few Common types of Claims:
– Directed Changes
– Constructive Changes
– Differing Site Conditions
– Suspension of Work
– Productivity Loss
PRESENTER: Stephen P. Warhoe, PhD, PE, CCE, CFCC, CCM
Dr. Warhoe has 30 years of international experience as a practitioner and expert witness in the claims and dispute resolution field. His PhD is in Program and Project management, which aligns perfectly with his role in the construction claims and dispute resolution field. Steve’s construction forensics expertise comes from working several years in the project management, project controls, risk management, and construction management fields; primarily in the areas of manufacturing, heavy civil, transportation, and major commercial. Steve is also an accomplished claims and disputes resolution consultant, specializing as a testifying expert witness on large and complex disputes involving delay and productivity loss, with project sizes in the billions of dollars and disputed amounts also in the billions of dollars. He has worked on several domestic and international mega programs including the construction of nuclear and coal-fired power plants, oil refineries, green field airports, public school construction programs, and major transportation programs. Projects of note include the Panama Canal Expansion, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, London-Heathrow Airport, the SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement Project and the SR-99 Viaduct Replacement.
Steve has been a member of AACE for over 30 years, and was the Association’s president from
2009 to 2010. He is currently active on the Association’s Technical board.
November 9th, 2017 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Life Cycle of a Real Estate Investor’s Single Family Rehabilitation Project and Case Study
This presentation explains the lifecycle of a rehabilitation project on a single family residential house for a real estate investor, going beyond what is seen on the shows on television. It will then lead to a case study for a project recently performed in Northwest Washington State.
PRESENTERS: Lisa and Jonathan Kennedy, PSP
Lisa Kennedy purchased her first home at the age of 20, and has been involved in real estate investing in multiple facets since. She has a degree in Finance from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Jon Kennedy has a day job as a Project Controls Manager with a large industrial contractor. Jon got involved investing in real estate with Lisa in 2013. Jon has a degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech.
AACE Seattle Section Presenter Bio & Presentation Abstract – September 2017
PRESENTATION: See the Finish Line – Linear Scheduling for Major Infrastructure Projects
Your project’s CPM schedule contains 2,638 activities and prints on 61 pages of Gantt charts. How are you going to review this schedule, and communicate it to your team in a format that they can use? In this session, you’ll learn how to create a linear schedule that illustrates your entire scope of work on a single page and illuminates critical relationships that would otherwise go unnoticed, all in a format that’s easily understood by laypersons. You’ll see how this method played a key role in delivering an award-winning $330M CSO tunnel project in Washington, DC, and how it’s currently being used on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement here in Seattle. Don’t let complexity stand in the way of achieving project objectives; after attending this session you’ll have a new tool in your toolbox to effectively communicate how your project will get done.
PRESENTER: James Wonneberg, PE, CCM
James works with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-diameter tunnel projects, and frequently uses linear scheduling as his most-valuable project management tool. After three cross-country moves with his family to work on exciting projects, he’s hoping to stay put in the Pacific Northwest for the foreseeable future. By day he provides construction management support to WSDOT with McMillen Jacobs Associates, and on nights and weekends he runs a software startup called GraphicSchedule.com.
AACE Seattle Section Presenter Bio & Presentation Abstract – October 2017
PRESENTATION: “SCALABLE EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT”
The time has come to clearly define Scalable Earned Value Management (SEVM). Scalable Earned Value Management (SEVM) is a modification of Earned Value Management System as defined by the US Government. Earned Value Management System is defined by the proscriptive ANSI EIA 748C criteria, the 32 Guidelines, AACE® Total Cost Framework and its Recommended Practices. Many users have a need to use Earned Value Management with lesser criterion than that defined for the Earned Value Management System. SEVM is Earned Value Management system defined in modified criteria, scalable to the needs of the user. A user’s needs may only require very basic criteria or scale upward toward the high criterion Earned Value Management System. This presentation discusses and demonstrates considerations for scaling the criteria to the user’s needs. The purpose of this presentation is to “kick-off” the effort to develop Scalable Earned Value Management (SEVM) AACE Recommended Practices (RPs). Chuck has accepted the duties as Co-Chairman of the AACE Earned Value Management Sub-Committee to focus on this issue.
PRESENTER: Charles F. Lappenbusch, Jr., MBA, CCP, EVP, PSP
Charles Lappenbusch Consulting LLC. Mr. Lappenbusch has over 40 years of project management and financial experience related to infrastructure projects, including as Director of Development for a new town of 17,000 residences to include all the public and private infrastructures. His emphasis is cost control processes, monitoring and integration with Critical Path Scheduling, Earned Value Method, Risk Analysis and writing reports focused to the desired levels of management. He aligns and allocates budgets to applicable WBS levels that support “roll up” and “drill down” analysis.
AACE Seattle Section May 11th, 2017 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Sound Transit 3: Estimate and Schedule Development
PRESENTER: Andrea Forderer, PE, PMP, CCP, VMA
April 13th, 2017 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Developing Effective Project Performance Strategies – Counting What Counts
PRESENTER: Zahid Khan, PE, PMP
March 9th, 2017 Meeting
PRESENTATION: MISUSE OF EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT RESULTS IN ERRONEOUS CONCLUSION
PRESENTER: Charles F. Lappenbusch, Jr., MBA, CCP, EVP, PSP
February 9th, 2017 Meeting
PRESENTATION: NUMERICAL BIAS OF CONSTRUCTABILITY/RISK TEAMS VS PROJECT ACTUAL BID RESULTS
PRESENTER: David A. Hamilton, PE, CVS-Life, CCP, ENV-SP
January 12th, 2017 Meeting
PRESENTATION: SR99 Alaskan Way Viaduct
PRESENTER: Joe Clare PE, PMP, Mott MacDonald
November 10th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Sabine Pass Condensate Storage & Send-Out Subproject
PRESENTER: Jon Kennedy, PSP
October 13th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Virtual Reality Applications for the AEC Industry
PRESENTER: John Rewolinski
September 8th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Enhanced Risk Based
PRESENTER: Ovidiu Cretu, Ph.D., PE
May 12th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Partnering for Success: Sound Transit and City of Bellevue, East Link Light Rail Extension – South Bellevue to Overlake Transit
PRESENTER: DeWitt Jensen PE and Kevin Collins PE
April 14th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Lakewood High School Value Analysis
PRESENTER: John Boatman
March 10th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Oil and Gas Prices and the Current Effects on the Economy
PRESENTER: Ken Marzocco
February 11th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Sea-Tac Airport – Planning & Building for Growth
PRESENTER: Wayne Grotheer, Director & Elizabeth Leavitt, Director
January 14th, 2016 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Update on Academic Programs and Construction at the University of Washington
PRESENTER: John Schaufelberger, Ph.D., PE.
September 10th, 2015 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Current Trends in BIM for Design Collaboration, Construction and Facilities Management
PRESENTER: Dale Stenning, Hoffman Construction, Operations Manager
November 12th, 2015 Meeting
PRESENTATION: UW Montlake Triangle Project – Issues Relating to a Multi-agency Project in a Complex Site Environment
PRESENTER: Andy Casillas & Ed Rockwell, University of Washington
October 8th, 2015 Meeting
PRESENTATION: Inflation vs. Escalation – Facts, Trends & Forecast
PRESENTER: Hanif Khan, CCP, PMP, AVS