AACE Seattle Section April 12th, 2018 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N.
Seattle, WA
PRESENTATION: The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs!

We know that effective leadership is critical to the success of an organization, but while we all agree in principal that leadership is key, so many organizations (and bosses) are missing the mark. We struggle with a lack of focus. We throw out lots of great ideas but fail to execute well. We make great products, but they dona��t get the traction we hoped for. To be successful, we must have great companies, filled with great people.
When asked what his most important creation was, Steve Jobs didna��t cite the iPhone, or the Mac, or any other product. He named Apple itself. Making an enduring company, he said, was both harder and more important than making an excellent product.

At our April Meeting we will have a presentation from Tim Riley, who is a professional colleague of our Section Secretary, Mike Morrison. This will be an interactive presentation with some discussion at the tables and sharing with your table mates. You may be surprised at some of the lessons learned and taught by Steve Jobs.

PRESENTER: Tim Riley, CEO Masters Forum

Tim Riley is chair of the Seattle CEO Masters Forum, a think-tank for Washingtona��s C-level leaders. In addition, Tim is Program Director for the Leadership Acceleration Program LEAP, a Fortune 100 level leadership development program. Tim has been active at the C-level for over 20 years and has robust subject matter expertise in the following areas: Strategic planning and execution, leadership coaching, and development, competitive strategy, digital and traditional marketing, sales force design, negotiation, employee engagement, business case analysis, and financial modeling. Tim is active on several profit and not-for-profit boards and has received numerous national and regional awards for business performance including two recognitions on the Inc 500 listing.

AACE Seattle Section March 8th, 2018 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N.
Seattle, WA

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 Sectiona��s Director of Education. Brian has 30 plus yearsa�� 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 yearsa�� 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.
Seattle, WA

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.

January 2018

PRESENTATION: Construction Claims & Forensic Analyses a�� 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 dona��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:

a�� The Definition and Common Causes of Claims in construction;
a�� Key aspects to preparing a Claim, including the Three Key Proofs that must be part of claim;
a�� Know what to do to Prepare for the possibility of a disputed change and the need to submit a Claim;
a�� Overview of a few Common types of Claims:
a�� Directed Changes
a�� Constructive Changes
a�� Differing Site Conditions
a�� Suspension of Work
a�� Productivity Loss
a�� Delay

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. Stevea��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 Associationa��s president from
2009 to 2010. He is currently active on the Associationa��s Technical board.

November 9th, 2017 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Life Cycle of a Real Estate Investora��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.

Life Cycle REI & Case Study


AACE Seattle Section Presenter Bio & Presentation Abstract – September 2017

PRESENTATION: See the Finish Line a�� Linear Scheduling for Major Infrastructure Projects

Your projecta��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, youa��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 thata��s easily understood by laypersons. Youa��ll see how this method played a key role in delivering an award-winning $330M CSO tunnel project in Washington, DC, and how ita��s currently being used on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement here in Seattle. Dona��t let complexity stand in the way of achieving project objectives; after attending this session youa��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, hea��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: a�?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, AACEA� 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 usera��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 usera��s needs. The purpose of this presentation is to a�?kick-offa�? 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 a�?roll upa�? and a�?drill downa�? analysis.


AACE Seattle Section May 11th, 2017 Meeting

PRESENTATION:A�Sound Transit 3: Estimate and Schedule Development

PRESENTER:A�Andrea Forderer, PE, PMP, CCP, VMA


April 13th, 2017 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Developing Effective Project Performance Strategies – Counting What Counts

PRESENTER: Zahid Khan, PE, PMP


MarchA�9th, 2017 Meeting

PRESENTATION: MISUSE OF EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT RESULTS IN ERRONEOUS CONCLUSION

PRESENTER: Charles F. Lappenbusch, Jr., MBA, CCP, EVP, PSP

AACE SEA 170309-MISUSE OF EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT


FebruaryA�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


JanuaryA�12th, 2017 Meeting

PRESENTATION:A�SR99 Alaskan Way Viaduct

PRESENTER: Joe Clare PE, PMP, Mott MacDonald


November 10th, 2016 Meeting

PRESENTATION:A�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

VR Presentation


September 8th, 2016 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Enhanced Risk Based

PRESENTER: Ovidiu Cretu, Ph.D., PE

enhanced-risk-based-estimate


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


AprilA�14th, 2016 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Lakewood High School Value Analysis

PRESENTER: John Boatman


MarchA�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 a�� 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.


SeptemberA�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


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