Chicago Mid-West Chapter Annual Seminar
Project Controls Showcase
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Maggiano's Oak Brook, Illinois - East Side of Oakbrook Center Mall
The Latest Ideas in Estimating, Scheduling & Project Controls!
|8:00 AM||Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking|
|8:20 AM||Opening Remarks|
|8:30 AM||Malcom X New Campus Building
Speaker: Bob Svoboda, CCS International Inc.
|9:30 AM||LBNF-DUNE (Long Baseline Neutrino Facility - Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment)
Speaker: Bob O'Sullivan, Fermilab
|10:30 AM||Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), New Curriculum & Technology Revitalization Project
Speaker: John Duggan, The Concord Group
|11:30 AM||Lunch - A Maggiano's Feast!|
|1:00 PM||Automated Schedule Validation with Risk Analysis - Industrial Boiler and Tank Farm Replacement
Speakers: Alexander Olson, Michigan State University, & Sam Nwansi, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
|2:00 PM||Illinois Tollway Move Illinois Capital Program
Speakers: Peter H. Foernssler, P.E., S.E., Illinois Tollway, & Christine Hoagland, HNTB Corporation
|3:00 PM||University of Chicago Campus North Residence Hall
Speaker: Raj Bistaiah, Mortenson Construction
|4:00 PM||Wrap Up - Don Giegerich, Board Member - AACE Chicago Midwest Section
Project of the Year Award & Closing Remarks - Lew Concklin
|4:30 PM||Closing - Thanks for Attending - Hope you learned some new techniques!|
Net Proceeds to benefit the AACE Chicago Midwest Scholarship Fund,
providing scholarships to worthy Midwest College Students
Project: Malcolm X New Campus Building
Construction: 9/1/2013 to 12/31/15
Project Summary: The new 544,000 square foot campus, being built directly across the street from the current college on its parking lot, will feature space for health science, general education and adult education instruction, and student services and athletics. A new conference facility, auditorium and parking garage will also be built.
Presentation Abstract: The presentation will include the estimating process, cost controls used by the cost manager, risk assessment used during pre construction and the Value Engineering work that was done.
Speaker Background: Bob Svoboda is currently employed with CCS international Inc. as The National Director of Technical Services. Bob has 26+ years of Cost Management experience in both residential and commercial construction.
LBNF-DUNE (Long Baseline Neutrino Facility –
Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment)
Location: Batavia, IL & Lead, South Dakota
Construction: 2017 thru 2026 – with major (multi-million dollar) prototyping underway
Project Summary: LBNF-DUNE is a U.S hosted international mega-science project, managed by Fermilab on behalf of the US Department of Energy. Scope includes construction of new, 1.2 MW beamline and associated facilities at Fermilab in Batavia. A state-of-the-art Near Detector will be built at Fermilab in an underground hall. Neutrino detectors, 190’ x 45’ x 42’,are in an abandoned gold mine in Lead, South Dakota, newly excavated in caverns 4850 feet beneath the surface.
Presentation Abstract: Identifying project’s scientific goals, explaining required prototyping needed to build beamline and detector components that are beyond the state-of-the-art and describing fabrication, assembly and construction of the required scientific instruments and facilities. Outline of the management structure developed to execute the project.
How LBNF-DUNE manages the project under requirements of DOE with a focus on Project Controls. This includes the methods, tools and reports used to control the project using Earned Value Management following ANSI/EIA-748 such as Oracle’s Primavera Project Planner (P6), Deltek’s Cobra Earned Value Cost Processor, Oracle’s Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA) ,Deltek’s Acumen Fuse Schedule Analyzer
Speaker Background: Bob O’Sullivan, Fermilab, Project Controls Manager – LBNF – DUNE. 20 years as a Project Manager and Project Controls Manager on Large, Complex, Construction projects and programs including Boston Artery/ 3rd Harbor Tunnel Vent Building #6,CTA Brown Line Expansion Project, Illinois Tollway I-355 South Extension and Capital Improvement Program, Com-Ed Capital Construction Program
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), New Curriculum & Technology Revitalization Project
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Construction: Completed June 2014
Project Summary: MCW developed a new medical school curriculum model that demanded space for team based learning, informal group work and increased emphasis on competencies and skills. This redevelopment initially spurred the initiative to construct a new 100,000 SF facility adjacent and connected to the existing facilities.
Presentation Abstract: Capital Projects take significant planning and financial resources in order to be completed successfully - This presentation will highlight the importance of completing a detailed project feasibility and due diligence study and how this phase of the project contributes to the overall project success. It also identifies the importance of engaging the right team members with the correct skill sets to manage risk and protect the Owner’s interests.
Company Overview: The Concord Group was founded in 1996 and has provided professional construction consulting services for over 20 years to higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, governmental agencies and other institutional clients on high profile and complex projects. During this time, our staff has grown to over 30 professionals with expertise in Owner’s Representation (OR), Cost Management and Specialized Real Estate Services. The Concord Group has offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Grand Rapids.
John Duggan has led The Concord Group’s Milwaukee office and all Project Management services throughout the firm since 2003. As the principal responsible for all Project Management services, he oversees the coordination and control of the planning, design, construction and close-out phases for these projects. In addition, John is responsible for managing client relationships and developing new business for our Project Management sector.
Automated Schedule Validation with Risk Analysis – Industrial Boiler Replacement and Tank Farm Replacement
Location: Michigan (Confidential Client)
Construction: Boiler Start 2016; Tank Farm Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Project Summary: The $10,000,000 Boiler Replacement project is in the planning stage. The $95,000,000 Tank Farm replacement started construction earlier this year.
Presentation Abstract: This presentation will compare a project in the palling stage with one under construction. Instead of a manual scheduling validation program that is time consuming and error prone, an automated schedule validation process is used; this is supported by empirical data from the CPM (Critical Path Method) schedule. Prior to the introduction of risk analysis, the presentation will show the use of the Deltek Fuse program to validate the integrity of the CPM Schedule for an Industrial Boiler Replacement Project. The presentation will showcase the Fuse validation and Risk Management processes at work in the development of a CPM schedule for the project. The highlights of the presentation will include following: Project Description, Budget and Schedule Constraints including Design Challenges, Demonstration of the Fuse process on the project schedule, Dynamic Process of Refining and Improving a CPM Schedule Development Process, Fuse - Before Presenting to the Project Team, Logic parameters, Fuse Setup and Implementation, Fuse Empirical Analysis - Acceptable Scores and Thresholds, Acceptable Indicators and Interpretations, CPM schedule risk analysis, acceptable thresholds and Interpretations
Speakers: Alexander Olson, PMP, CCT, CST has four years of cost, scheduling, forecasting, estimating, risk analysis, earned value management, and compliance experience. He received his a BS Mathematics from Michigan State University and his industry experience includes petrochemical, construction, municipal, and manufacturing.
He has worked with Control Account Managers to develop and progress project schedules; interacted with various levels of management in order to meet project objectives; and performed as a project cost analyst responsible for tracking and reporting millions of dollars of labor and equipment. Mr. Olson developed a weekly cost summary report that allowed upper management to make critical project decisions, and is currently providing project controls services to a refinery’s engineering department responsible for all projects related to asset development, production, safety, security, and major maintenance. He also assists the team in managing the project controls work for over 800 projects in a five-year duration ranging in cost from $50,000,000 to $780,000,000.
Sam Nwansi, CCP, MRICS is a Certified Cost professional and a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He’s a construction professional with over 24 years of experience in project management, construction management and project controls. Mr. Nwansi received a BS in Construction Management Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Masters degree in Urban Planning also from Nebraska. His area of specialization included the application of quantitative methods in Land Use and Transportation Planning. Mr. Nwansi is currently providing project controls consulting services to mid-stream energy, petrochemical, oil and gas markets.
Notable projects include the commissioning of the New O’Hare Air Traffic Control Tower and TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) Facility in Elgin Illinois – A Multi-Billion Dollar FAA/TSSC program. Others included Bank of America/Security Pacific bank merger in Southern California, Mt. Diablo Unified School District – $14 Billion School Program –in Concord California, New Central Plant at the Field Museum Chicago, 2- 100MM SCF/D Steam Methane Reformer at BP Whiting, Indiana facility and various industrial commercial and new residential community development program in Chicago.
Illinois Tollway Move Illinois Capital Program
Location: Chicago Metropolitan area
Construction: 2011-2016; Jane Addams corridor (case study) 2014-fall 2016
Project Summary: The Illinois Tollway is in its 5th year of a $12.1 billion 15 year program. The management of a capital program this size requires both the consistent application of practices as well as great flexibility to address the needs of very different corridor projects planned and underway.
Presentation Abstract: The presentation will discuss the current methodology used to manage a program of this size and duration, including the evolution of the practices and methodology, the constraints and challenges and the tools employed. As a user-fee funded system, the Tollway is very schedule driven. The I-90 corridor will be used a case study to apply the broader conversation to the specific challenges faced by this corridor and the Tollway’s methods to identify and mitigate those challenges and deliver the corridor with the least disruption to the public while maintaining the corridor budget and revenue projections.
Speakers: Peter H. Foernssler, P.E., S.E,
Deputy Chief of Program Implementation, Illinois Tollway
Pete Foernssler, as a Deputy Chief of Engineering for the Illinois Tollway, is responsible for the successful completion of the $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project as part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
Mr. Foernssler has more than 24 years of engineering experience and has been employed by the Tollway for eight years. Prior to joining the Tollway in 2008, he was an engineering business owner and worked for multiple consulting engineering firms as a program manager, structural, civil and construction engineer on major highway, airport and railroad projects throughout Illinois.
Mr. Foernssler earned his BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Structural Engineer from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He is a licensed Professional Engineering and Structural Engineer in Illinois.
Associate Vice President
Chris Hoagland is an Associate Vice President with HNTB Corporation and the Program Controls Manger for the Illinois Tollway Program Management Office (PMO). She is responsible for cost, budget, schedule and estimating support for the Move Illinois Program as well as implementation of e-Builder (the agency’s program management software).
Ms. Hoagland has 25 years of financial and program controls experience with large capital programs both locally and across the country. Prior to joining HNTB, she managed the capital programs for the Chicago Transit Authority and School District of Philadelphia and held financial positions with the Chicago Public Schools and City of Chicago.
Ms. Hoagland earned her BS in Finance and MS in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University.
Campus North Residence Hall
Location: University of Chicago
Construction: June 2013 to June 2016
Project Summary: The new dormitory complex has 3 buildings, 5, 11, and 15 stories tall. The unique design of each building features 3 stories of dorm rooms surrounding a 3-story open space. The complex features a dining area, offices, classrooms, and retail space. The 395,000 sf complex cost $155,000,000.
Use of lean construction techniques including pull planning are becoming common in projects. Mortenson has been successfully using pull planning sessions to validate schedule durations and get subcontractor buy-in. NetPoint is a schedule software that shows activities and ties in a better format (compared to Primavera P6). Also, NetPoint can be used to show dynamic changes to pull planning activities. The visual capabilities of NetPoint help users understand the schedule better. We used NetPoint as an effective tool to conduct effective pull planning sessions.
▪current p6 schedule durations & suggested sequence shared with participants prior to the meeting
▪used a previously developed NetPoint schedule as starting point for the session
▪netpoint sofware used as part of the meeting to develop & modify schedule – no sticky notes used
▪process was a dynamic push / pull hybrid
▪use of schedule template (to avoid development of the schedule lagging behind the discussion)
▪schedule is dynamically reviewed & modified to ensure intended sequence & ties are verified / corrected before the end of the session
▪schedule is finalized in one session (team will manually input activities into project p6 schedule)
Raj Bistaiah, Scheduling Manager
Mortenson Construction – Chicago Office.
13 years in scheduling. 28 years in construction.
Wrap Up - Don Giegerich – AACE Chicago Midwest Section
Project of the Year Award – Lew Concklin, Seminar Chairman
Closing Remarks, by Lew Concklin