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

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AACE Seattle Section February 13th, 2020 Dinner Meeting: Historically Underutilized Project Controls companies (SBE/DBE/WMBE, etc.)

Best Western Executive Inn
Seattle, WA

TOPIC: Historically Underutilized Project Controls companies (SBE/DBE/WMBE, etc.) This is our Story (Best Practices/Lessons Learned/Challenges/Approach)

SYNOPSIS: As we make our Project Controls Methodologies, Practices and Guidelines perfect, we should be aware that part of these success are influenced by another important key player in Project Controls, our small business (SBE/DBE/MBE/WMBE) firms. Experts in Project Controls Community does not always come straight from big companies. Before these individuals became successful, they spent years perfecting their trades, started as consultants before establishing their companies.

PRESENTERS:

John Haynes, PSP FAACE

John is a long time member of AACE having joined as a member and member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Bay Area Section in 2002. John joined with cause and purpose to bring back the Western Winter Workshop (WWW) and reinvigorate the San Francisco Section to a strong and contributing influence for the Bay Area. John is celebrating 19 years as Director of the WWW. He was President of the San Francisco Bay Area Section in 2004. He served four years on the AACE Board of Directors as Director Region 6 2010-2011, 2013-2015, and VP-Regions North America (Acting) in 2016.

He is currently the West Coast PM/CM Manager for Triunity, Inc. with over 30 years in the project controls/project management. He has worked for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), San Francisco International Airport, Amtraks Acela High Speed Rail, Caltrans/Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Bay Area Toll Authoritys San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and the BART Earthquake Safety Aerial Structures Retrofit program to name a few. John served as a Project Controls Engineer for construction of Civil/Industrial, Water/Wastewater, Information Technology, Mining and metals and GSA contracts. He is certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) since 2002. John is a Fellow of AACE International. He attended Western Washington Universitys School of Music and is a graduate of the Musicians Institute. John enjoys alpine skiing, golfing and cruising in the San Juan Islands.

KARLA BUTLER

Karla Butler serves as a Senior Document Control Manager at Systems Consulting, LLC (SCL). Ms. Butler has worked as a transportation professional in government and the private sector for more than a decade. As a Document Control Manager and Archivist, with a multi-modal transportation background, Karla holds a strong interest in the transit industry. She is a board member of the Red-Tailed Hawks, a program which empowers underrepresented youths to pursue a career in the aviation industry.

Karla brings an impressive career in electronic data and records management, project coordination, planning and budgeting to the infrastructure industry. She has served on capital programs at WSDOT, Sound Transit and King County which include the Washington State Tolling and Ferry Systems, Sound Transit Eastlink I90 Bellevue and the West Seattle to Ballard LRT legacy systems. Originally from London, England, Ms. Butler graduated from the Institut Catholique de Paris in France with a diploma in French Literature and Film, and holds a B.A in English Language and Literature from South Bank University, London, England.

About Systems Consulting, LLC (SCL)

SCL is a Washington State MWBE, DBE and SCS professional service company founded in 1999. SCL employs approximately 20 employees across 4 offices solely focused on local, state and government contracts. Over the past two decades, the company has built a transportation and infrastructure portfolio that encompasses capital programs in Washington, Colorado, and California valued at over $20 billion in total project value to include Public Private Partnerships, interstate, and highways in multiple jurisdictions.

*** Please make every effort to sign-up for this meeting before 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 10th, so that proper number and choice of meals can be ordered. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated! Please also note that meal orders placed after noon on the Friday prior to the event cannot be guaranteed ***

LOCATION:

Executive Inn by the Space Needle
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
(this location is wheelchair accessible)

TIME:

Our meeting times have moved up by half hour as requested by several of our members.

5:00pm – Social Hour
6:00pm – Dinner
6:45pm – Program

COST:

The member price for this event is $35.00 if you register before 12:00 Noon on the Monday immediately preceding the meeting; late registration is $40.00. Non-members price is $42.00 before 12:00 Noon on the Monday immediately preceding the meeting, and $48.00 thereafter. For individuals who are just Attending (No Dinner) is $30.00.

REGISTRATION:

The registration for dinner will be closed Monday, Feb. 10th, at 5:00 pm. After 5pm on Monday general admission tickets will go on sale, no dinner will be provided for General Admission tickets.

Register here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4512145

MENU:

Chile-Lime Seared Chicken Breast, Baked Salmon with a Citrus BBQ Sauce or Lemon Dill Crème Sauce, and Vegetarian (requires one week advance notice).

If you have specific dietary restrictions please contact us at aaceseattle@gmail.com so that we can accommodate you. The AACE Seattle Section will be rotating menu selections this program year; we are interested in obtaining your feedback!

PLEASE NOTE:
The AACE Seattle Section must pay for all meals that are ordered. If you RSVP that you will attend, you are responsible for the bill of your meal. In addition, if you attend without an RSVP there is a possibility that your meal options will be limited from those listed above. If you would like to be added to the Seattle Section’s mailing list to receive future notices about our meetings and events, please contact one of the presiding Officers or Directors.

Visit the AACE Seattle Section on our new website at www.aaceseattle.org

Anybody interested in budget control, claims management, cost engineering, cost estimating, earned value management, planning and scheduling, project control, project management, value engineering, or risk management in any industry is cordially invited.

AACE Seattle Section normally meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through June (excluding December). Each meeting with a technical presentation qualifies for .25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your CCP/CEP/CFCC/DRMP/EVP/PSP recertification requirements.