The annual Western Council of Construction Consumers' Project Controls SUMMIT is just around the corner, and while we can’t attend in person this year, we’re excited to be hosting and presenting at the virtual conference on January 27, 2021.
About the SUMMIT
Designed for engineering and construction professionals, the SUMMIT explores key issues for effectively and successfully meeting project, financial and organizational goals. This year’s agenda includes topics of interest applicable to a wide variety of industry sectors and professionals. Plus, owners and industry professionals will provide example projects and share experiences, lessons learned, project controls issues, and effective means and methods to help others learn to implement them successfully.
What We’ll be Presenting on
Led by Paul Martin, director of the Institute for Construction Innovation and co-director/instructor for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Advanced Studies in Estimating and Integrated Cost Management Certificate Program, several of our AEiCM instructors and advisory board members will be presenting on cost controls and cost awareness.
The workshop, Forecasting Reality: Dynamic Solutions for Cost Awareness, will begin at 9 a.m. on January 27. Designed to engage construction owners and those responsible for construction design or projects, the panel discussion will center on the continuum of a project—from business case to design and construction—and focus on how to have more control synergy.
“Cost controls and cost awareness should be established when the project starts, maybe even starting as early as the business case,” said Paul Martin. “This sounds simple, but the processes that the industry uses currently do not allow for this, and our session will focus on what we can do to fix this.”
The session will cover the importance of:
- Establishing cost controls and cost awareness at the start of a project
- Starting the conversation of controlling costs early
- Keeping projects on track and on budget
Panel members include:
Paul Martin, director of the Institute for Construction Innovation, has more than 25 years of preconstruction and estimating experience and has developed a reputation of being at the forefront of moving estimating in the construction industry from a passive to active practice.
Justin Reginato, Ph.D., P.E., is a leader for Sacramento State's Facilities Management Department, which operates over 2.7 million square feet of assignable campus space and manages over $450 million of projects in various phases of design and construction.
Julianne Nola, director of major capital projects for UC Davis Design and Construction Management, has more than 25 years of planning, design and project management experience and currently manages a team of architects with over $600 million in capital projects for UC Davis.
Jason Wu, AIA, principal/project manager of Fong & Chan Architects, has managed over 50 projects in his nearly 20-year career and specializes in providing clients with a streamlined, attentive and satisfying project process.