CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2017

A majority of Sessions are reserved for CPM and Project Management Theory, Software Tutorials and Select Demonstrations, and other invited Speakers. A limited number of Sessions are available for Consultants to teach innovative means and methods and for software vendors to demonstrate new or improved products. A limited number of Project Showcase Sessions are also available. Members of the construction community are invited to submit abstracts describing how YOUR project delivery was improved by superior CPM scheduling and project controls. Please email your abstract to info@constructioncpm.com.

ABSTRACTS FOR 2017

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Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM -- 75 minute session -- main auditorium

WED00 - Welcome by Fred Plotnick and Jim O'Brien -- and Opening Keynote Sessions:

Need for Tech Societies by John Livengood President AACE
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Owner's Perspective on Need for Schedulers by Julie Owen Past-President AACE
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Wednesday, 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM -- 75 minute session

WED11 - Oracle Primavera's Solution for Engineering & Construction
Come learn about Oracle Primavera's commitment, focus and discipline to engineering and construction solutions. A comprehensive approach to address the big and complex as well as the small and simple. Topics will include:

  • Overview of total industry solution offering
  • Integrating Cost & Schedule
  • Changing the game - from creation to status collection to reporting

Presented by Garrett E. Harley, director engineering and construction strategy

WED12 - Deltek Open Plan Download to 1st Update
This session will lead attendees from download of Open Plan software from Deltek's website, or from the link provided in the back of of the text CPM in Construction Management, 8th Edition, to delivery of the first update report to management of the Contractor and the Owner.
Presented by Rob Edwards

WED13 - Microsoft Track TBD

WED14 - Introduction to Phoenix Project Planner
Phoenix Project Manager is a project-focused CPM scheduling tool for the construction, energy and architecture/engineering markets.
In this session, Jay Poulsen, President of Phoenix Project Management, will discuss the use of Phoenix Project Manager to create and maintain project schedules, and how to migrate your current scheduling efforts from Primavera or other enterprise platforms to Phoenix. Mr. Poulsen will also discuss the future development direction of Phoenix Project Manager.
For more information: Phoenix Project Manager.

WED15 - From Scheduling to True Planning – Introducing BASIS
This presentation introduces a new tool that helps schedulers become true planners. BASIS is a knowledge-driven planning tool that captures domain expert feedback, consensus across multiple project stakeholders and validation against an organization’s knowledge base that continually learns with each new project. The net result is a more more accurate and realistic project plan. Complimenting your existing CPM and schedule diagnostics tools such as Primavera P6 and Acumen Fuse, BASIS provides the missing link towards establishing the perfect plan. Presented by Dr. Dan Patterson, PMP

WED16 - Managing Schedule Change
A project must include a complete definition of the project scope and quality, required resources and estimated costs for the various tasks, along with a well-developed project schedule. Any or all four of those elements can change during the life of a project. During the course of the project; trends, disruptions, deviations and changes will occur and must be evaluated for project schedule impacts. Schedule change management is the process of managing any change to the project scope of work: or any deviation, performance trend or change that affects the approved or baseline project time management plan. Implementation of an effective schedule change management process benefits both the project owner and the project team. This presentation will focus on discussion of potential impacts to the schedule and recommended practices for effective schedule change management.
Presented by Ted Douglas. This topic is based on the author’s original presentation at the 2009 AACE Annual Meeting in Seattle WA.

WED18 - Oracle Primavera One-on-One Clinic
Two 30 minute sessions to clinic with a representative from CBA, a Oracle Primavera Partner, for One-on-One assistance.
Sign up when you register or at the conference. Click here to register.


Wednesday, 11:10 AM to 12:25 PM -- 75 minute session

WED21 - Schedule Development Using P6 Professional Download to 1st Report
This session will lead attendees from download of Primavera P6 software from Oracle's website to delivery of the first report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. This session is taught by two veteran users of P6™, Hannah Schumacher, Managing Consultant for Hill International (www.hillintl.com) and Charlie Jackson, Vice President of Project Life Span, LLC.

Many Contract Documents are now requiring the use of the latest version of Primavera software (P6™) due to its enterprise capabilities and its use of latest technologies including the capabilities to interact other software applications; therefore it is important for the Scheduler to understand how to use this software most efficiently in their battle to complete their projects in a timely manner.

Primavera’s latest release of P6™ contains many features that can assist in developing schedules quickly and efficiently. However, a new or in-experienced user would be overwhelmed in the struggle to prepare the schedule using P6™ and these advanced features without proper training or “Basic Training”.
This session will focus on the presenters’ experiences and their lessons learned regarding the effective use of P6 ™ in the schedule development process as they apply to the Planning and Scheduling development processes. The Scheduler should be able to apply the implementation and execution “Lessons Learned” outlined in this presentation to develop schedules quickly and efficiently using P6™.

WED22 - Deltek Acumen Fuse: The Truth about Schedule Quality
The first step towards improving project success is building a structurally sound and reliable schedule. This presentation will walk through the diagnostics available to assess schedule quality and present initiatives you can implement for avoiding the pitfalls common to the practice of project scheduling. Hear how Deltek Acumen Fuse, a schedule diagnostics tool that integrates directly with all major scheduling tools, helps validate project and portfolio schedule quality and provides unparalleled insight through detailed project analysis. See the industry-proven standards and user-defined metrics in Fuse that help establish the high-quality schedule required for project success.
Presented by Tom Polen

WED23 - Microsoft Track TBD

WED24 - Introduction to Asta Powerproject Schedule Tool for Planners
An introduction to how Asta Powerproject makes scheduling easier and more cost effective. Come take a look why Asta Powerproject is quickly being adopted across the entire USA. Every construction company wants to “share” licenses, Asta listened and is the only construction specific scheduling software to offer concurrent licensing. See why large and small construction companies such as Saunders Construction, Encore Electric and PCShave improved performance, gained widespread use and reduced training costs by turning to Asta Powerproject. Come see how everyday scheduling functionality can be accomplished with Asta Powerproject’s unique “drag & drop” functionality. We will show you how Asta Powerproject is really easy to use, easy to learn, powerful and more reliable than other software for construction scheduling. We will also present an overview of the Enterprise version which gives real-time multi-user collaboration across all projects and teams.
Presented by Wendy Corrigan, Project Integration - Asta Authorised Reseller & Trainer
Visit the Asta's exhibit booth (TBD) beforehand and make a guess as to how long it takes for “you” to install Asta Powerproject & you could walk away with a free license of Asta Powerproject if you attend this session. This is an incredible $1500 value & the emphasis is on you installing Asta Powerproject. It is that easy!

WED25 - Introduction to Spider Project Software
Spider Project is the only PM software that optimizes resource, cost, and material constrained schedules and budgets for projects and portfolios. Spider has more unique features than any other software on the market (e.g. automatic resource assignments) but maintains a decentralized approach so users are not hamstrung by security controls or internet service. Used in 28 countries, Spider Project has now entered the USA! Come see the next generation of scheduling software today. Presented by Vladimir Liberzon

WED26 - Schedule Health - Killing Project Predictability
It seems recently, more and more schedules are poorly built, neglecting what would be considered “best practices” and causing confidence in meeting schedule dates to drop off significantly. There are some key elements defeating or overriding the intelligence our current software produces turning the CPM schedule into nothing more than a cartoon on a sheet of paper and into nothing resembling CPM at all. To let our scheduling tools work properly, we must get back to basics and build good, logically driven schedules for the PMs and project teams to have confidence in what the CPM schedule tells us is accurate and predictable.
In this presentation, the author, an experienced P6 scheduler and risk analysis consultant will review and discuss these key elements driving Project Managers away from the project schedule and creating their own. Using Primavera P6, Acumen Fuse and Acumen Risk Metrics, these issues can be identified quickly and to help develop a proper, healthy schedule and restore confidence in the project schedule dates and logic.


Wednesday, 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM -- Lunch


Wednesday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM -- 75 minute session

WED31 - Schedule Updating Using P6 Professional NTP to 1st Update Report
This session will lead attendees in the proper use of Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM from Notice-to-Proceed (or acceptance of the initial baseline schedule) to delivery of the first update report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. This session is taught by two veteran users of P6™, Hannah Schumacher, Managing Consultant for Hill International (www.hillintl.com) and Charlie Jackson, Vice President of Project Life Span, LLC.

Many Contract Documents are now requiring the use of the latest version of Primavera software (P6™) due to its enterprise capabilities and its use of latest technologies including the capabilities to interact other software applications; therefore it is important for the Scheduler to understand how to use this software most efficiently in their battle to complete their projects in a timely manner.

Primavera’s latest release of P6™ contains many features that can assist in developing schedules quickly and efficiently. However, a new or in-experienced user would be overwhelmed in the struggle to prepare the schedule using P6™ and these advanced features without proper training or “Basic Training”.
This session will focus on the presenters’ experiences and their lessons learned regarding the effective use of P6 ™ in the schedule development process as they apply to the Planning and Scheduling development processes. The Scheduler should be able to apply the implementation and execution “Lessons Learned” outlined in this presentation to develop schedules quickly and efficiently using P6™.

WED32 - Deltek Acumen Risk: The Rewards of Schedule Risk Analysis
CPM schedules are excellent at providing a completion forecast based on the planned duration and sequence of work. However, they fall short in accounting for external risk events – those discrete events that have an impact on a project execution teams' ability to execute the plan. This presentation focuses on the second step towards improving project maturity: identifying and reducing project risk exposure through project risk analysis. Learn best practices when running a schedule or cost risk analysis and hear how Deltek Acumen Risk and Risk book combine the accuracy of Monte-Carlo risk analysis with a straightforward, team-oriented user experience to simplify this process.
Presented by Tom Polen

WED33 - Microsoft Track TBD

WED34 - Introduction to Micro Planner X-Pert v3.5.1
For 35 years Micro Planning International (MPI) has provided full service project management to clients worldwide. MICROPLANNER X-Pert has been the project management software which others are judged. A high performance package making planning and management easy for both novice and power users alike. X-PERT for Windows is a Critical Path Logic network based product for either ADM and /or PDM format, and provides a host of project planning and scheduling features, Resource Scheduling, Earned Value Performance, Gantt and Project Cost Controls, all easier to use than many packages.
Presented by Patrick Weaver PMI-SP, on behalf of Raphael M Dua MACS PCP, General Manager Micro Planning International Asia Pacific Pty Ltd.

WED35 - Introduction to Software Solution TBD

WED36 - BIM to Field: Intelligent Workflows Improving Schedules and Reducing Re-work with Laser Scanning and Robotic Layout
Trimble will be demonstrating how to utilize advanced technology tools in the construction industry to improve your quality and speed of placement in the field to improve your schedules. Accuracy and quality control are married together with 3D BIM or traditional 2D workflows to ensure project tolerances with the use of Robotic Total Stations and 3D Laser scanners. We will be walking you through the construction process to show you how new methods of data collection will revolutionize the product placement, project schedule, as-built collection and quality control verifications of any project.


Wednesday, 3:35 PM to 4:50 PM -- 75 minute session

WED41 - TBD by Japka
For more information about Mr. Japka and how he can help you get to the next level, visit www.Japka.us.

WED42 - Five Steps to Schedule Maturity with Deltek Acumen
Think of project planning as a three-legged stool. We've already improved the quality of our schedule (leg 1), improved accuracy by accounting for risk (leg 2), now we'll take a look at the third key element to successful project planning: accurate resource planning. A resource loaded schedule is the perfect marriage between the work required to complete the project and the resources needed to complete the work. This presentation focuses on best practices for achieving this harmony and why it's important to remove the traditional silos between cost forecasting and scheduling and learn how Deltek Cobra and PM Compass can make this a reality!
Presented by Tom Polen

WED43 - Advanced Schedule Logic Analysis for Microsoft Project
Complex sequencing logic can be difficult to extract and display in Microsoft Project, especially when constraints, variable calendars, and resource leveling complicate Project’s Slack (Float) calculations. So we wrote our own Add-In to make Project sing like a rock star. BPC Logic Filter started as a lightweight tool to show only logically-connected tasks. Over the years we’ve added advanced features to focus on Driving Relationships, Project Longest Path, Multiple Float Paths, Driving Path Drag, and – most recently – Resource Leveling Drivers. This last feature identifies the Resource Constrained Critical Path for any resource-leveled schedule in MS Project. We’ve also added some graphical highlighting options to polish up the output.
Presented by Thomas Boyle, PE, PMP, PSP, of boyleprojectconsulting.

WED44 - Asta Powerproject BIM Functions

WED45 - Planning Planet Guild Town Hall
Q & A on Planning Planet's Guild and Guidelines

WED46 - CPM: Tool or Sword & Shield - Debate: Owner v Contractor
The CPM schedule is frequently perceived not as a tool to manage a project, but as a sword to attack and a shield to defend during disputes between Owners and Contractors. This perception comes to light during the baseline schedule review and approval process, when issues about the interpretation of the schedule specification requirements, sequestration of float, unbalanced cost and resource loading and other aspects of the schedule are out on the table. This session will feature an Owner’s Representative and a Contractor Scheduling Manager discussing the issues which arise during schedule development, review and approval, highlighting the basis and the reasons for this initial mistrust between Owners and Contractors. Although presented as a debate, the goal of this session is not to determine a winner, but to reach agreement on shared goals and viable solutions that benefit both parties and make the CPM schedule a tool, not a contest between Owner and Contractor.
Presented by John Orr, Senior Scheduler, AECOM and Jeff Milo, Scheduling Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie


Thursday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM -- 75 minute session -- main auditorium

THU00 - Thursday Keynote Sessions

Keynote on State of CPM Scheduling by Plotnick
CPM was created in 1956. Supported by terminal to mainframe computing in 1970s. Supported by personal computing in 1980s. Supported by tablet to servers farms in 2010s. How are needs of end users being addressed? How can we professionals best serve our employers and clients with the current tools provided?

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Keynote on Industry's Need for Schedulers by Al Landes of AGC
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Thursday, 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM -- 75 minute session

THU11 - Litigation Track Keynote - Andrew Ness
on the interaction of law and scheduling on a time-centric construction project

THU12 - Advanced Features of CPM Software TBD
How to get the most from software you already have

THU13 - RISK TRACK
Introduction to and use of Monte Carlo style risk solutions
Dan Patterson on Risk - Past Present Future

THU14 - COST TRACK TBD
Integration with Cost and EVM systems

THU15 - Dengenis on Synchro 4D BIM

THU16 - Reviewing the CPM Spec for a GSA Project
Presented by Mark Anderson of Warner Construction Consultants


Thursday, 11:10 AM to 12:25 PM -- 75 minute session

THU21 - Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution 101
The lead up to the actual construction of a building or other project should be all about the construction contract – a document that too often gets short shrift while the parties involved are wrapped up in their own excitement concerning the arrival of the new work. In this presentation, we examine key construction contract clauses and the concept of drafting construction contracts which adequately take into account the possibility of disagreements on the job – and possibly a breach of the agreement. In connection with the foregoing, we will dive into the litigation, arbitration and mediation processes, and how each of those factor in to resolving project disputes
Presented by Dan Lund of COATS ROSE www.coatsrose.com

THU22 - XER vs. XML: Tradition vs. Data Integrity
When Importing/Exporting files into Primavera P6, it is necessary to understand the type of information that is being brought into the database. An“XER” file is a standard (proprietary), P6 file that allows users to transfer project files between P6 databases and some other applications. With Oracle moving more functionality to EPPM (Web), the “XML” Import/Export method was leveraged to provide more Security, Stability & Flexibility when using P6.
In this presentation, we will review options available in XML Importing/Exporting in P6 Professional, as compared to “XER” that traditionalists may not know.
Presented by Dan Beck, DRMcNatty& Associates, Inc.

THU23 - Mitigating Delay Claims and Scheduling Best Practices

Session addresses Claims and Risk Awareness, specifically as it related to construction scheduling. How to mitigate claims when construction change is inevitable. Learn about the principle causes of dispute and how to avoid claims as it relates to the project schedule function. Presented by Raquel Shohet, EI, PSP, of Hill International, with over 25 years of construction industry experience in the engineering, cost, scheduling, estimating, and field disciplines.

THU24 - Cost Loading Rules for USACE's QCS/RMS
Cost loading a schedule for USACE’s QCS/RMS is often a source of much misunderstanding and frustration on the part of the project team and scheduler. An understanding of the reasons and requirements for cost loading a schedule to support QCS/RMS is of great help. Simply put; understanding the data and structure of the SDEF File is the first step; understanding the reason for cost loading the schedule is the second reason to understand the SDEF File. The bottom line is; if you want to be paid for the work performed then you need to cost load your schedule, that is, your schedule becomes the Schedule of Values (SOV) forming the basis of your monthly progress payments. This session will, provide a basic understanding of the requirements for cost loading a schedule and an understanding of the data in the SDEF File that will allow you to get paid.
Presented by David Long, CB&I Federal Services, LLC

THU25 - Resource Constrained Scheduling Capabilities of PM Software
In this presentation approaches to creating feasible project models and resource constrained project schedule optimization are discussed and resource leveling capabilities of popular scheduling tools are compared. The package that creates shorter schedules and optimizes resource usage can save a lot of time and money to its users.
Presented by Evgeny Zorin and Vladimir Liberzon

THU26 - Asta Powerproject Case Study TBD


Thursday, 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM -- Lunch


Thursday, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM -- 75 minute session

THU31 - A CRYSTAL BALL - Early Warning Signs of Claims & Disputes
Jim Zack is retiring. But he will share the best of his research with us at CCC17.
“What are the early warning signs of claims and disputes?” While the question seems very basic, it is a valid question and one we found has not often been addressed in literature. From the perspective of construction claims consultants, who are typically brought on board near the end or even after completion of a project, the early warning signs of a dispute are clear. Of course, looking back on a project at what actually occurred and when, is pure hindsight. And, as the old adage goes, “Hindsight is always 20/20.”

THU32 - Advanced Features of CPM Software TBD

THU33 - Spider Project Risk Simulation and Management Technique
Reliable plans may be created only taking into account project risks. In this presentation we will discuss Spider Project unique risk simulation and management techniques. Spider Project is the only software that simulates risks and uncertainty taking into account all project constraints and expected management responses to project events.
Presented by Victoria Shavyrina and Vladimir Liberzon

THU34 - I’m Rejecting Your Schedule, and Here’s Why
The Chief of Project Controls for NYC Environmental Protection will discuss the top reasons for rejecting Contractor submitted schedules and updates. The owner wants a schedule that can be used as a communication tool. Many times there are layers of reporting above the owner’s representative at the project and they are not sympathetic to a project that has been reporting on time performance to suddenly elevated as a late project. In this session the presenter will show common mistakes and how to avoid them, as well as discuss why the owner can’t accept a schedule with these mistakes.
Presented by Tom Long, NYC Environmental Protection

THU35 - TILOS - TBD

THU36 - Box-Out Schedules Regain Contractor Focus
A construction schedule should represent the contractor’s plan to perform the work. Today, many specifications force contractors into a situation where the schedule is no longer a planning tool and instead becomes merely a distraction. When a project experiences inordinate “changes” a technique called “Box-Out” can be used in order to isolate those impacting issues from the overall progression of work allowing progress to be measured for the non-impacted activities.
Presented by Ricky Benefield, PSP of Brasfield & Goriie


Thursday, 3:35 PM to 4:50 PM -- 75 minute session

THU41 - Litigation Track TBD

THU42 - Advanced Features of CPM Software TBD

THU43 - RISK TRACK TBD

THU44 - Why PennDOT Chose ASTA
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THU45 - TRIMBLE VICO - TBD

THU46 - The Ten Biggest Lies In Project Controls
Project Team members are not always completely truthful in their assessment of a project’s status. The untruths range from scheduling issues to the final indicated project costs and everything in between, with perspectives from knowingly telling a lie to really believing that it’s true. The authors will discuss ten biggest lies that are told in Project Controls today and how to recognize and confirm that each is in fact an untruth. In addition to the identification, the session will also discuss proactive actions to mitigate the problems related to the falsehoods, using lessons learned from project controls and forensic analysis/dispute resolution. With the authors’ combined over 70 years of experience on both the Contractor and Owner teams, the session should be entertaining and informative.
Presented by Chris Carson and Glen Palmer


Friday, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

FRI01 - Keynote Session - Mock Trial 2017
-- 160 minute double session
Judge Marshall's court is again in session for this year's Mock Trial presentation. So top off your cup of coffee, be seated, and enjoy the show! Judge Marshall will teach the LAW. Two attorneys, renown for international and domestic construction litigation, will be providing examples of trial techniques, setting traps for unwary experts. Two experts will be providing examples of bad and good behavior. One fact witness with actual knowledge will entertain as he provides the facts of the case to Judge Marshall and the jury (you!)

FRI03 - Admin Tips & Tricks for P6, CM and BI Publisher
This session will provide technical considerations and setups for BI Publisher for CM14. In addition, you will learn tips and tricks on how to create CM14 reports using the BI Publisher web interface and the BI Publisher word plug-in. If you are person responsible for configuring reports for Primavera CM14 and EPPM, you will discover the setup, reports and functionality are very different. Although this session will focus on CM14, the differences between them will be presented.
Presented by Maha Rifai Harrison, PMP, LEED AP, Manager, System Solutions / Information Technology for

FRI04 - Utilizing Primavera Unifier with the Provided Templates
Presented by Steve Kelly of Foresee Consulting

FRI05 - TBD

FRI06 - TBD


Friday, 9:25 AM to 10:40 AM

FRI13 - TBD

FRI14 - TBD

FRI15 - TBD

FRI16 - TBD


Friday, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

FRI21 - Litigation Track Keynote - TBD
The interaction of law and scheduling on a time-centric construction project

FRI22 - Oracle Primavera Town Hall
An interactive session to talk shop, learn and share ideas on Oracle's strategy to best serve the AEC community led by Garrett Harley, Director, Engineering & Construction Strategy

FRI23 - RISK & COST TRACK TBD
Introduction to and use of Monte Carlo style risk solutions. Integration with Cost and EVM systems.

FRI24 - Proper Integration of Lean Construction Pull Planning with the CPM Schedule
This session will attempt to bridge the gap and integrate traditional CPM planning and scheduling with “LEAN Construction” methods. “LEAN Construction” pull planning has been encouraged and is rapidly gaining acceptance as an integral part of project planning and scheduling. Traditional CPM scheduling is based on setting forth the activities necessary to complete the project by the future contract completion date, based on the activities and sequence that define the critical path. This is often referred to as a “push” method of planning. LEAN pull planning, on the other hand, is based on efficiently completing work when the next production unit is ready, in order to maximize efficiency and reliable workflow. The AGC notes that “there is a big shift in LEAN construction methods, which advocate delaying decisions to the last possible moment” with traditional planning and scheduling that focuses on making decisions and completing work as quickly as possible.
Presented by Charles V. Choyce of Berkeley Research Group and Benjamin Crosby of Yates Construction

FRI25 - Advanced Features TRACK TBD
How to get the most from software you already have

FRI26 - Business of CPM Track TBD
theory, best practices, admin, back-office and case studies


Friday, 12:20 PM to 1:40 PM -- Lunch


Friday, 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

FRI31 - Litigation Track TBD

FRI32 - SELLING EFFECTIVELY IN THE NEW ECONOMY
Succeed by De-Commoditizing Yourself
That’s right it is not a down economy it is a new economy. If you are waiting for things to pick up and get back to normal … it will be a long wait. In the last 5 years the economy has taken some major hits: the unwinding of the real estate bubble, slowest economic recovery in 70 years and business uncertainty and worry over the looming debt crisis. This has created a new selling environment. It is much tougher out there than any time in the last 30 years. Many salespeople are struggling in this new sales environment because:

  • Sales techniques they are using were designed for another era
  • They have self-limiting beliefs that get in their way and render the sales techniques they do know to be ineffective.
Dan Caramanico has extensive background managing large construction projects. And he has spent the past 25 years teaching individuals and major corporations how to dramatically increase their sales of products and services and has published two books on that very subject. In this session you will learn:
  • How to differentiate and de-commoditize yourself
  • How to effectively and professionally eliminate competition
  • How to command higher prices
  • How to stop wasting time with prospects who are not qualified
  • Why your mindset and is the most important part of selling your service
Presented by Dan Carimanico of Caramanico Maguire Associates, Sales Force Training & Development.

FRI33 - RISK TRACK TBD

FRI34 - COST TRACK TBD

FRI35 - Ideal Project Durations From Optimization Using CPM
The cost saving power of CPM should be unleashed! For too long construction managers have underused the capabilities of CPM tools. Related industries have been harnessing the power of optimizing schedules for decades. This session is for managers that are already familiar with the basic capabilities of CPM and want the tools to stretch the limits of what CPM can do for their business. The session will teach about how CPM software can be used to optimize a project schedule, returning to schedulers the most ideal durations and cost, with the least amount of risk. Principles of cost optimization are taught and coaching is given for applied optimization of real projects. This session is perfect for the savvy scheduler who does not have the time or money to waste any more time and money.
Presented by Evan Bingham of Brigham Young University

FRI36 - UFSG Project Schedule Structure Requirements
The Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) is a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (HQ AFCEC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The UFGS is for use in specifying construction for the military services. Meeting the scheduling structure requirements of Section 01 32 01.00 10 is often a source of much misunderstanding and frustration on the part of the Project Team and the Scheduler in achieving an approved baseline. An understanding these requirements versa the expectations of the specific Government’s Project Delivery Team (PDT) will help in structuring your schedule such that it will be accepted by the PDT. This session will provide basic tricks and tips of structuring your Project Schedule to the UFGS Project Schedule Specifications.
Presented by David Long, CB&I Federal Services, LLC


Friday, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

FRI41 - Litigation Track TBD

FRI42 - Advanced Features of CPM Software TBD
How to get the most from software you already have

FRI43 - RISK TRACK TBD

FRI44 - COST TRACK TBD

FRI45 - PRODUCTIVITY TRACK TBD

FRI46 - UFSG Project Schedule Reporting Requirements
The Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) is a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (HQ AFCEC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The UFGS is for use in specifying construction for the military services. Meeting the scheduling reporting requirements of Section 01 32 01.00 10 is often a source of much misunderstanding and frustration on the part of the Project Team and the Scheduler in achieving an approved progress schedule reports. An understanding these requirements versa the expectations of the specific Government’s Project Delivery Team (PDT) will help in reporting your schedule such that it will be accepted by the PDT. This session will provide basic tricks and tips of structuring your Project Schedule Reports to the UFGS Project Schedule Specifications.
Presented by David Long, CB&I Federal Services, LLC

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