Advanced Project Controls from the Owner's Perspective

November 15 - 17, 2022 

1.2 CEUs

$500 member / $600 non-member

This live, instructor-led seminar will be held over 3 consecutive days, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern US each day.

Paul WilliamsInstructor:  Paul Williams
Paul Williams, Sr. Vice President of Pathfinder, LLC, has over 30 years Project Management and Project Engineering experience working for Owner and Contractor organizations in the Petroleum, Chemical Process, Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Food & Beverage industries. He has extensive multi-disciplined, hands-on engineering and construction experience, along with demonstrated competencies in planning, budgeting, contract review and personnel management. Paul has worked on both domestic and international projects and has broad-based experience in project development from concept through start-up, with first hand knowledge of plant operations, maintenance, environmental/health/safety issues, and management of construction work within an operating facility.
Paul holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Drexel University. He’s a Licensed PE and Certfied PMP with memberships in AACE, PMI & ASME.

This session will build off the basic concepts of “Project Control from an Owner’s Perspective.” Advanced Project Control issues will be addressed including Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis, Engineering and Construction Productivity Evaluation and Influences, Schedule Analysis and recover options, Reporting and Contractor Oversight. Discussion will be conducted on project control requirements and language required in owner contract documents. Facilitators will also demonstrate some of the more common software tools for scheduling, risk analysis, cost estimating, etc. Participants will be tasked with various workshop exercises that will challenge their skills in project control and project recovery techniques.

Attendees will gain a hands on application of:
• Advanced methods for cost risk analysis
• Advanced methods of schedule risk analysis
• Execution Productivity Analysis Tools and Techniques
• Planning/Schedule Analysis Techniques
• Effective reporting methods/tools
• Advanced recovery techniques
• Standard Project Control Tools

Who would benefit by attending this seminar?
Owner Project Team Representatives, primarily Owner's Project Managers, Project Controls Specialists and Managers, Project Engineers with at least 5 years experience

Content:  Advanced

Key Learning Objectives

• Schedule Risk Analysis and Assurance
• Cost Risk Analysis and Assurance
• Engineering/Construction Productivity Evaluation
• Advanced Recovery Techniques

Knowledge Areas
Project Controls:
• Planning & Scheduling (Risk Analysis)
• Cost Estimating/Budgeting (Assurance)
• Risk Analysis/Management, Contingency Setting & Management
• Change Management
• Project Reporting/Communication (Productivity Analysis)





70 Minutes

(1:00pm - 2:10pm EST)

Safety Moment

  • Introduction
  • Safety Moment
  • Learning Objectives
  • Participant Expectations
  • Participant Appraisal Form

1. Project Controls Perspective

Safety Moment

Workshop #2 – Cost Risk Analysis

Safety Moment

5. Engineering / Construction Productivity

15 Minutes




70 Minutes

(2:25pm - 3:35pm EST)

2. Scope Assessment

  • Scope Development
  • WBS / AWP


Workshop # 1 – Advanced Work Packages

4. Schedule Risk Analysis

  • Approach
  • Methodology
  • Tools

Workshop #4 – Productivity

15 minutes




70 Minutes

(3:50pm - 5:00pm EST)

3. Cost Risk Analysis

  • Approach
  • Methodology
  • Tools

Workshop #3 – Schedule Risk Analysis

6. Reporting / Communication

  • Session Close Out
  • Open Discussion
  • Participant Appraisal Form

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