Advanced Project Controls from the Owner's Perspective

Wednesday - Thursday, June 14-15, 2023 (1.5 DAYS)
1.2 CEUs

$1150 member / $1300 non-member

NOTE:  Fee includes hot breakfast, lunch (for the full day), and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks each day.  Add $100 each for late (after May 15) and onsite registration. Seminar is subject to cancellation and full refund if minimum enrollment is not met by the early registration deadline.    
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.
He 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 AACEI, 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

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)


Day 1
 8:00-9:00  Introduction
   -Safety Moment
   -Seminar Objectives
   -Participant Expectations
   -Participant Appraisal Form
 1. Project Controls Perspective 
9:00 - 9:15  BREAK
 9:15 - 10:30  2. Scope Assessment
   -Scope Development
   -WBS / AWP
10:30 - 10:45  BREAK
 10:45 - 12:00  3. Cost Risk Analysis
 12:00 - 1:00   LUNCH
   1:00 - 2:00  Workshop #1 Cost Risk Analysis
   2:00 - 2:15  BREAK
   2:15 - 3:30  4. Schedule Risk Analysis
   3:30 - 3:45  BREAK
   3:45 - 5:00  Workshop #2 Schedule Risk Analysis

Day 2  
 8:00 - 9:00  5.  Engineering/Construction Productivity
 9:00 - 9:15  BREAK
 9:15 - 10:30  Workshop #3 Productivity
10:30 - 10:45  BREAK
 10:45 - 12:00

 6. Reporting/Communication
    Session Close-Out
     -Open Forum on Seminar Topics
     -Participant Appraisal Form
     -Seminar Wrap-up

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