Scholarships

2019 Seattle Section AACE Scholarships

The Seattle Section of AACE International is proud to announce we will be awarding three scholarships on April 11th, 2019 at our monthly section meeting;

· $1500
· $1000
· $500

Applications due no later than Friday, March 3rd, 2019

Letter announcement and application documents are attached;

· Letter

· Application (.pdf)

· Application (Word .doc)

Congratulations to Matthew Straughn and Riley O’Keeffe, Our 2018 Scholarship Winners!!!

Congratulations to Alissa Capuano Our 2017 Scholarship Winner!!!

Employment Opportunities & Mentoring

Senior Delay Analyst

Long International is in search of a Senior Delay Analyst. Depending on how much the successful candidate wants to work, he/she can make well over $200k per year to start. The job description and details concerning applying are found by clicking on the link below.

https://www.indeed.com/job/senior-schedule-delay-analyst-c32e8a50b2f0bdba

Construction Schedule Engineer

The ideal candidate would have general experience in construction and project management with a high level understanding of Primavera P6, contract requirements, and claim implications.  Candidate would be self-motivated with strong leadership and problem solving skills in order to manage all schedule related matters and personnel.

 

Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree in construction management, engineering or other related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years construction related experience in scheduling and/or project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Primavera P6 software & Claim Digger utility.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with HCSS estimating software preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to manage work requests on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office Products:  Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
  • Ability to work with all project team members to establish and update CPM schedules.

Responsibilities:

Develop planning level and baseline construction schedules and establish protocols to track work progress using Primavera P6 software

Review project progress & schedule updates to proactively anticipate schedule impacts and advise project team concerning the same

Participate in and advise on schedule-related contract negotiations

Manage all in-house generated schedules

Manage any outside consultant generated schedules

Develop and manage company-wide schedule(s) with project information to maximize company resource utilization

Mentor and develop project schedulers and develop scheduling skills in operations personnel

       ·         Analyze risks associated with project schedules and advise project teams

       ·         Evaluate current scheduling protocols and recommend changes that improve efficiency

Click here for AACE International’s career and mentoring center.
To post your job openings here contact aaceseattle@gmail.com

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Special Events

The AACE Seattle Chapter would like to thank our dear panelists (Adam S., Ryan M., Mike T. and Harry J.) for a night of representing themselves as Owners and Consultants in Project Controls, and also to our dear Moderator, Phil Larson.

We are also blessed of having our dear colleagues in Project Controls attending and listening to them to explore ideas on how Project Controls influence their work, to capture best practices & lessons learned and be aware of new techniques & tools.

We hope it was a productive night, and as always Executive Inn’s food and service are truly appreciated.

TOPIC: A Project Controls Panel Discussion – How can Project Controls Add Value to your Program/Project

DATE: 
January 9th, 2020

AACE Seattle Section

SYNOPSIS:
Project Controls plays a crucial Role in making Programs/Projects successful. Keen knowledge and expertise in Cost Estimating, Risk Assessment, Scheduling, Cost Control, Earned Value (to name a few) are the key aspects in Controlling Programs/Projects. Our Panelists will share their experiences on the Owner and Consultant side, they will show us how important a Project Controls role is and share their techniques on how AACE methodologies is applied on best practices and lessons learned. PANELISTS:
Adam Strutynski
– Director, Estimating, Scheduling, Risk & VE, DECM, Sound Transit
Harry Jarnagan
– Vice President, Mott MacDonald
Doug Grimm
– Principal Project Controls Manager, Planning & Management
Ryan Mallory
– Project Controls Professional, Jacobs Consulting
Mike Tibayan Project Controls Manager, City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities

All are cordially invited to attend!

 

Jim Zack

UW Gould Hall


AACE Seattle & VAF Consulting The Seattle Section of AACE (American Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International) is proud to sponsor Jim Zack, the world-renowned Claims Management expert, coming to Seattle for a two-day Seminar at the UW.

Register


$250 Early / $300 Late

https://aaceseminar.bpt.me

The Change Impact & Construction Claims Management Seminar will help attendees explore the interface between change orders and claims, understand the burden of proof imposed on all claimants, learn the basics of all 11 types of claims, become familiar with the analysis of construction claims, and gain insight into ways to resolve claims.

Who should attend?

• Employers, Designers, and Construction Managers
• Attorneys and their Claim/Scheduler Consultants
• Contractors and their project teams
• Subcontractors
• Contract Administrators for all of the above

Jim Zack is the Principal of James Zack Consulting, LLC a construction claims consultancy dedicated to aiding owners and contractors to complete their projects in the field, not in arbitration or court. He is also the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, for Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management) contractors. Prior to this, Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne, Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute, and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. He has, for 47 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 34 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is an internationally recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis, and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Jim Zack is the Principal of James Zack Consulting, LLC a construction claims consultancy dedicated to aiding owners and contractors to complete their projects in the field, not in arbitration or court. He is also the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, for Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management) contractors. Prior to this, Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne, Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute, and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. He has, for 47 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 34 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is an internationally recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis, and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Change Impact & Construction Claims Management

Nov 23-24, 2019

 

The objective of this two-day Seminar is to provide information for clients, employers, contractors, and all stakeholders concerning entitlement, causation and damages for each of the basic types of claims.  Attendees will learn how to prepare valid claims and defend against non-meritorious claims.

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Just a few examples from the Seminar Agenda;
• How & Why Claims Arise

• Examples of Disputed Costs

• Entitlement

• Reverse Differing Site Condition Claims

• Difference Between Delay & Constructive Suspension

• To Win A Delay Claim – Must Prove

• Liquidated Damages

• Termination for Convenience – Decision

• Default Termination – Worst Case Scenario

• Actual Damages – The Right Way

• Delay Costs – Field Office Costs

• Delay Costs – Home Office Costs

• Claims Against Owners

• Claims from Subcontractors

• Claims Against Subcontractors

• Seven Deadly Sins for Contractors

• Ten Deadly Mistakes for Owners

• ATTACHMENTS: Delivering Dispute Free Projects

• ATTACHMENTS: Impact & Control of RFIs on Construction Projects

 

This Seminar includes learning materials, continental breakfasts, box lunches (from Ingallina’s Fresh-Healthy-Delicious www.ingallina.com) provided both days, and prepaid parking.

Please sign up early (before November 16th) and save $50. This history-making seminar will be held at the University of Washington, Gould Hall Room 322.

Registration is open to any interested in Construction Claims. We are purposely keeping the Seminar costs low so everyone can attend this outstanding 2-day Seminar.

Total cost is $250 for Early Registration (on or before Nov 15th) and $300 for Late Registration (after Nov 15th) plus a service fee.

Dates and times are Saturday & Sunday, November 23rd & 24th 2019, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The location is Room 322 Gould Hall at the UW, 3950 University Way, Seattle, WA 98105.

See you there!

Jim Zack is the Principal of James Zack Consulting, LLC a construction claims consultancy dedicated to aiding owners and contractors to complete their projects in the field, not in arbitration or court.  He is also the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™.  The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally.  Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™.  Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, for Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management) contractors.  Prior to this, Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne, Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute, and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc.  He has, for 47 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 34 countries abroad.  Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career.  He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Guild of Project Controls.  In the construction claims field, he is an internationally recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis, and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes.  Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


SCS – Seattle Chapter Meeting-AI & Construction Robotics @OAC Services

Jesse Gallanar
Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Seattle, WA

Welcome to Seattle’s Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) industry chapter meeting. Where professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers meet to support the technological advancement of the construction process.

SCS Homepage:
https://scscatalyst.org/

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT OAC SERVICES-Seattle

Topics and Speakers:

I’m excited about this chapter meeting due to the fact that we have two software developers with deep ties to Microsoft, problem solving software, VR, engineering, HoloLens, and many other technical skills.

Get ready to get your nerd-construction hat on and contribute to these new and exciting start-ups from right here in the Pacific Northwest!

Zeeshan Zia of Retrocausal AI & Imran Peerbhai of ThinkPredict

Retrocausal AI – https://www.linkedin.com/company/retrocausal-ai/about/

Zeeshan Zia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeeshan-zia-51128398/

We are building the AI platform for Occupational Safety and Training.

Our founding team comprises of computer vision and AI PhDs, academics, and engineers with experience shipping some of the most iconic computer vision products.

We are currently in semi-stealth mode, but love talking to occupational safety and health customers across construction, manufacturing, and other industries.

Think Predict – https://www.linkedin.com/company/thinkpredict/about/

Imran Peerbhai – https://www.linkedin.com/in/imran-peerbhai-3956625/

ThinkPredict (construction robotics) is a machine learning company focused on applied machine learning. We build hardware, traditional software, and SaaS products to specification that use artificial intelligence as part of the enterprise solution. With expertise in voice, vision, and database technologies, we enable automation of business processes to help companies save time and money by augmenting machine intelligence into existing workflows.We are in the process of pivoting into construction robotics
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We encourage everyone to come to the event with discussion topics, emerging technologies, and proven best-practices.

Sponsor(s):

Thank you, OAC Services, as our gracious host.

We are looking for help with beverages and snacks during the event.

There are three ticket types:

1. General attendance $0, so we can plan accordingly for headcount.

2. Snack and beverage contribution of $10: Please feel free to step up and contribute to the networking portion of the evening.

3. Sponsorship level contribution with mention to the group $50

Thank you,

Please direct any questions to:
Jesse Gallanar
jpgallanar@gmail.com
425.628.3300

PARKING:

The entrance to our building is across from Starbucks on South Walker Street, please use call button and the office coordinator will buzz you in.

Elevators in the lobby will take you to the second floor and our office is on your left-hand side.

We look forward to welcoming you to OAC!

2019 AACE International Conference Expo Seattle Section Technical Paper Presenters and Participants