Technical Program Abstracts

(EXH) Exhibitor Showcase

NOTE: Program Subject to Change

(EXH-3135) [PlanGrid] New Approaches and Strategies for a Better BIM

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Ruth Kim

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Oak Alley

Abstract:

Although BIM has been around for the last 20 years, many subcontractors, contractors and owners still struggle to see how it can impact their project teams on the job site. Like any innovation, it can be either a powerful new tool or a confusing burden depending on how it is used. Thanks to new innovations, BIM data is becoming more accessible and valuable at every stage of construction and operations, allowing construction stakeholders to access all the rich properties of a structure from anywhere. Learn about how you can advance your technology roadmap with BIM, and how to get the most out of your BIM data, whether it’s in a 3D model in design, access in the field or in an organization’s database for facilities management.

(EXH-3315) [Oracle]

Author(s)/Presenters(s): TBD

Time/Room: TUE 10:15-12:30/Gallier AB

Abstract:

TBD

(EXH-3316) [ARES PRISM] 5 Pillars of Project Controls: WBS, Estimating, Schedule, Cost, Change

Author(s)/Presenters(s): David Neely

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Rhythms 1

Abstract:

Explore the fundamental elements required to deliver a mature, effective and robust project controls capability. While project management is far too complicated to be the culmination of only five things, these pillars are at the center of successfully planning for and managing a project. When work breakdown structure, estimation, schedule, cost, and change are all managed effectively, it makes it easier for everything else to fall into place.  The aim of every project controls team should be the delivery of actionable information, at the right time, in the appropriate format and correctly contextualized. After all, this information is the basis for decision making and is critical for all types of projects regardless of size and complexity. Join us as we examine each of the five project controls pillars in detail and share industry best practices that will save you time and budget.

(EXH-3317) [Deltek]

Author(s)/Presenters(s): TBD

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Rhythms 2

Abstract:

TBD

(EXH-3318) [Elecosoft]

Author(s)/Presenters(s): TBD

Time/Room: TUE 4:00-5:00/Gallier AB

Abstract:

TBD

(EXH-3319) [HCSS] Best Practice: Estimating within Utilities Capital Programs

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Phil Baranowski

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Rhythms 3

Abstract:

Large capital programs are difficult to properly manage from a cost control standpoint.  The Utility Market adds another level of complexity to capital programs.  This includes a variety of estimating challenges that include unique funding sources, a regulated market place, installation and depreciation of assets, risk and contingency management, and authorization levels.  Best practices from some of the largest utilities in the United States will include the development of standards, procedures, and software implementation.  In addition results from managing estimating programs within this unique industry will be shared that offer possibly solutions to many of the common issues that the utility industry faces.

(EXH-3320) [InEight] Why the Project Planner Doesn't Always Know Best

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Paul Self

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Nottoway

Abstract:

Plenty of savvy project planners know how to build a Critical Path Method (CPM)-based plan. However, far fewer have the experience and expertise needed to build an ACCURATE and ACHIEVABLE one. CPM planning tools tend to favor a best-case scenario rather than a most-likely scenario, since they don’t address scope uncertainty and/or influencing potential risk events. That knowledge typically resides with those who are actually responsible for executing the work. Surely, we should tap this expertise during the planning process? Having a validated schedule supported by buy-in from project team members is one of the most important factors for project success. If the team doesn’t believe in the plan, the project has failed before it starts. Thankfully, technology now exists to help us gather input and advice from the project team during the planning process. Capturing potentially differing opinions and incorporating them into a single consensus-based plan results in a project the team can stand behind and execute. In this session, attendees will learn about:

  • Capturing opinions, fast and easily: a simple scorecarding approach
  • Developing a consensus-based plan: flattening multiple opinions into a unified forecast
  • Pinpointing problematic hotspots: consensus analysis
  • Establishing a risk register: capturing concerns, potential risks and opportunities

(EXH-3321) [Omega] Integrating Field Reports (Labor, Equipment & Materials) with Earned Value Analysis

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Arvid Markhus; Kenneth Steinsvik

Time/Room: TUE 2:15-3:15/Gallier AB

Abstract:

Showcase how to use a mobile-friendly web application integrated with Pims Cost Management in the field to create and submit daily field reports. The demonstration will feature workflows, email notifications, support for Excel imports, and automated validations. This is all integrated with Pims Cost Management, enabling a detailed Earned Value Analysis with powerful online dashboard pages.

(EXH-3322) [Palisade] Probabilistic Project Cost Estimation with @RISK

Author(s)/Presenters(s): J. Raul Castro

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Bayside A

Abstract:

There are many ways in which project cost estimates are built. One alternative considers a structure where the major cost components are categorized by activity.  However, besides these activities that comprise project cost estimates, there are additional contingent risks that have an impact on total cost.  Most of the times, professionals create for these cases color coded diagrams called, among other denominations, heat maps or risk maps. Some of these reporting structures have been criticized mostly by the fact that they do not carry along any financial or quantitative interpretation of risks. The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate a number of basic and intermediate tools from Palisade’s @RISK that are relevant to current practices used in the world of project management. The goal is to show how @RISK tools can be used to represent quantitative – not qualitative – risk analysis.

(EXH-3323) [Plan Academy] Return on Your Training Investment – How To Maximize Your Training Dollars

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Michael Lepage

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Bayside B

Abstract:

Are your training dollars going down the drain? Are you unsure of how best to invest in the growth & success of your project controls team? Get clarity on how to maximize those important training dollars. Find out how new trends in training methods & delivery are creating training that is experiential, improving learner retention and helping project controls teams be more successful. I’ll tell you about 5 important factors I’ve learned delivering project controls training for the past 12 years. And I’ll share the best ways to maximize your project controls training dollars while training your team for success.

(EXH-3324) [VMS Inc.] Total Value Management for Project Controls

Author(s)/Presenters(s): Greg Brink

Time/Room: TUE 11:30-12:30/Bayside B

Abstract:

Participants will explore the concept of Total Value Management – the synthesis and optimization of performance, cost, time and risk within the project controls context.  The presentation will address the theory behind the Value Methodology and the fundamental importance of the value concept in holistically controlling projects. Value Management Strategies, Inc. has been the leader for the past three decades in the development of innovative tools, techniques and training for Value Management.  Its latest articulation of Total Value Management is the cloud-based software platform known as VMSPro®. Come see how this dynamic tool will enhance portfolio management, risk and decision analysis activities, and learn how it will guide the development of projects, products, and processes of all shapes and sizes, successfully helping you maximize limited resources.

(EXH-3325) [Graphic Schedule]

Author(s)/Presenters(s): TBD

Time/Room: TUE 5:15-6:15/Gallier AB

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(EXH-3329) [WRENCH Solutions LLC] Applied Agile in Integrated Project Delivery: A Case Study

Author(s)/Presenters(s): TBD

Time/Room: MON 2:15-3:15/Rhythms 1

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