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Pathfinder, LLC Project Controls Seminars at the AACE International Annual Meeting

Pathfinder will present the following seminars at the AACEI Annual Meeting. The next available seminars are June 25-26, 2016 and June 29-30, 2016.

Plan now to attend these seminars to enhance your professional knowledge and growth. 

Project Controls from an Owner’s Perspective

Saturday - Sunday, June 25-26, 2016


This seminar will cover Project Controls Industry “Best Practices” (approaches, methods, techniques and tools) suitable to an Owner organization’s project portfolio and specific projects.  Topical coverage will include:

  • Project Controls Perspective (relative to Owner’s role)
  • Project Controls Process
  • Roles and Responsibilities for Project Controls (Project Manager/Engineer, Owner’s Project Team, Owner’s Project Controls Team/Representatives, Contractors)
  • Planning and Scheduling (Development and Baselining)
  • Cost Estimate/Budget (Development and Baselining)
  • Cost and Risk Analysis and Contingency (Development and Management)
  • Progress and Productivity Measurement
  • Cost and Schedule Management
  • Project Controls Reporting
  • Change Management

A combination of material presentation in lecture format, examples and interactive sessions will be utilized by the instructor to provide attendees with an opportunity to engage in discussions and participate in an effective learning experience.

Advanced Project Controls

Wednesday - Thursday, June 29-30, 2016


This session will build off the basic concepts of “Project Control from an Owner’s Perspective.” Advanced Project Control issues will be addressed, including Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis, Engineering and Construction Productivity Evaluation and Influences, Schedule Analysis and Recovery Options, Reporting and Contractor Oversight. Discussion will be conducted on project control requirements and language required in owner contract documents.  Facilitators will also demonstrate some of the more common software tools for scheduling, risk analysis, cost estimating, etc.  Participants will be tasked with various workshop exercises that will challenge their skills in project control and project recovery techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Schedule Risk Analysis and Assurance
  • Cost Risk Analysis and Assurance
  • Engineering/Constr4uction Productivity Evaluation
  • Advanced Recovery Techniques