Thank you to everyone who presented at the 2019 Northeast Symposium:

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Alexia Nalewaik, AACE International President, presenting the Thursday Keynote address. 

Mr. William Weidemeyer, Superintendent of House Office Buildings, Architect of the Capitol, presenting the Friday midday Keynote address.


Breakout Session #1

  • Ed Mahler, Project Planning Institute, presenting ‘MS Project Fast Track Multi Project Schedule Training’

  • Harvey Welker, presenting ‘The Failure of Risk Analysis in Construction"‘

  • Fred Plotnick, EnProMac, presenting ‘The Intersection of CPM, Engineering, and Law’

Breakout Session #2

  • David Holmes, CES, presenting ‘Bottoms-Up Cost Estimating using HCSS Heavy Bid Software’

  • Sagar Khadka, MBP, presenting ‘Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis: Making the Most of this Powerful Tool’

  • Subhash Tuladhar, Department of Design and Construction, City of New York, presenting ‘Leveraging project controls for Process Improvement Initiatives’

Breakout Session #3

Breakout Session #4

  • Stephen L Cabano, Pathfinder, presenting ‘Supporting Owner Estimate Classes with Engineering Maturity and Accuracy”

  • Ron Winter, Ron Winter Consulting, presenting ‘Mastering Out-of-Sequence Progress – Part 3’

  • Christopher Payne, MBP, presenting ‘We Can’t Get Good Labor, Now What?’ 

Breakout Session #5

  • Jason Lee, Government Accountability Office, presenting ‘An Update on GAO’s Best Practices Guides for Federal Managers’

  • Jesse Sloane, Capital Project Management, Inc., presenting ‘Rickover Principles: Applying the Success of the Nuclear Navy to Construction Projects and Claims Analysis’

  • Thomas Crone, MWAA, presenting ‘Silver Line: What and Where is it?’

  • Mini Mahdavi, Entech, presenting ‘BIM and Project Controls: EWR T1 Redevelopment Program

Breakout Session #6

  • Chris Carson, Arcadis, presenting ‘Appropriate Methodologies for AACE Class 5 and 4 Cost Estimates

  • Ted Douglas, ACTPMA Consulting, presenting ‘The NEW Scheduling CPM: Claims Protection Methods’

  • Bruce Betz, Envision, presenting ‘Comparing Software: Our Shop Needs Folks Trained in Three or More’

  • Ett Di Giovanni, ARES PRISM, presenting ‘Field Management - Diving into the Details

Breakout Session #7

  • Maryam Mirhadi, Adroit Consultants, presenting ‘Apportionment of Delay Responsibilities’

  • Matt DeBasio, P Agnes, presenting ‘Expanding the use of BIM to Project Stakeholders’

  • Calvin Nelson, Hexagon PPM, presenting ‘Pillars of Project Predictability’

Breakout Session #8

  • Paul G Williams, Pathfinder, presenting ‘Owner Project Planning Supports Estimate and Schedule Accuracy”

  • John Livengood, Ankura, presenting ‘Concurrency and Pacing – Does Intent Matter?’

  • Michael Pink, SmartPM Technologies, Inc., presenting ‘Full Cycle Schedule Analytics in Construction’

  • Tom Orr, MBP, presenting ‘For the Best Ideas in How to Make Things “More Better”, It’s All About the Process’

Breakout Session #9

  • Chris Kinney, Value Mgmt Strategies, presenting ‘Risk Analysis Approach to Contingency”

  • Rebecca Onuschak, Department of Energy, presenting ‘Implementation of the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act"‘

  • Chitwan Saluja, Jacobs, presenting, ‘Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on the Lifecycle of a Project’

Breakout Session #10

  • Erdem Ozleyen, AEGIS Project Controls, presenting ‘Exploring New Preferential Logic Alternatives in Project Schedule Optimization: Quantum Mechanics Approach’

  • Les McMullan, Hatch, presenting ‘Trend and Change Management: Avoiding the Iceberg Effect”

  • Mark Boe, Capital Project Management Inc., presenting ‘Intellectual Honesty in Claims Analysis’

Panel Discussions

Transportation Sector Panel

Forecasting and Addressing Risks for Successful Delivery

  • Thomas Crone - MWAA, Christopher Payne - MBP, Norman Forde - STV, Jodie Biden - MTA, Craig Hinton - PHL, Chair: Nicole Johnson - Envision

Vertical Construction Panel

Lessons Learned and Best Practices on Building Rehab Projects

  • Lisa Anders - MCN Build, William “Bill” Weidemeyer - Architect of the Capitol, Mitchell Miles - US Dept. of State, Mark Childs - Michael Baker, Judi Hill - DC Courts, Chair: Chowdhary Gondy - CES Consulting

International Cost Panel

Using International Construction Measurement Standards to Consistently Present Life Cycle Costs Delivery

  • Alexia Nalewaik - AACE President, Chris Carson - Arcadis, Robert Raynes - AMCL North America, Danielle Lester - NYU, Chair: Anil Sawhney - RICS


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