Elevate: Capital Projects Symposium 2017 is a nation-wide seminar series for owners of capital projects coming to a city near you. Leaders who attend will hear from some of the brightest minds in capital project management and have a chance to interact with their peers in a collaborative setting.
Today, 85% of owners of infrastructure and building projects report having construction projects exceed their original budget and schedule . As such, the owner’s business plans have an increased risk due to inconsistent project performance. The reputation of the capital projects department is on the line as confidence from executive stakeholders will either be won or lost.
What Is the Solution?
Many owner organizations have turned to process improvement or alternative project delivery to improve performance. However, change introduces new risks that require project teams to behave differently. Best-in-class owners overcome and define new methods of collaborating and leveraging technology between owners, designers, contractors and suppliers.
Why You Should Attend!
Prepare to exchange performance benchmarks of projects from your industry, explore effective methods in reducing risk, and learn organizational strategies to support all types of project delivery methods from leading experts at private and public owners, management consultants, program managers and technology leaders.
You Will Leave the Seminar With:
Industry Insights: A Capital Project Performance Benchmarking Study. Choose from Government / Public Sector, Education, Healthcare or Buildings.
2016 Dodge Outlook Report. The construction industry’s top economic report on construction and future spending trends.
Relationships with peers of other owners like you from your industry.
Best practices you can implement starting the very next day.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Leadershipof capital projects from facility or asset owners seeking reduced risk and improved performance
Capital project advisory professionals delivering strategic planning to owner executives
Finance professionals supporting capital projects seeking better visibility and predictability
There is no other learning and networking opportunity like this! Whether you run infrastructure or buildings projects, we have a location near you!
For Infrastructure construction, including Transportation, Ports & Harbors, Public Works, and Government; choose from one of the following cities:
For Building construction including Healthcare, Education, and Commercial; choose from one of the following cities:
Hear from and network with leading capital project luminaries. Strategize with a panel of facility and asset owners. Each symposium brings the industries best and brightest to share how they're achieving break-through capital program performance.
At Dodge Data & Analytics, Steve Jones focuses on how emerging economic, practice and technology trends are transforming the global design and construction industry. In addition to hundreds of speaking engagements around the world and numerous articles in industry publications, he produces Dodge Data & Analytics’ SmartMarket Reports on key industry trends, which are read by millions worldwide and frequently cited as authoritative references.
Steve holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University. He has a track record of active leadership in many industry initiatives including the BuildingSMART Alliance, BIMForum, and the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. Steve also serves as a judge for numerous industry awards.
Before joining Dodge Data & Analytics, Steve was Vice President of Primavera Systems (now part of Oracle), the global leader in project management software. Prior to that, Steve spent 19 years in creative and management roles with top architectural firms, most recently as a Principal and Board of Directors member with Burt Hill, one of the largest A/E firms in the US (now merged with Stantec).
Donna Laquidara-Carr has over 20 years of experience in construction news and analysis, and for the last 6 years, she has been managing editor on the SmartMarket Reports, which look at transformative trends in the construction industry like sustainability, technology and process revolutions. Donna also speaks extensively about construction at industry events, including Greenbuild, the inaugural WELL conference, Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Conferences in London and BOMA’s annual conference.
Clay Gilge is a Principal and US leader of KPMG’s Major Projects Advisory practice with extensive knowledge and experience in project management, construction management, business process reengineering, procurement management, project accounting and contract administration. Clay has performed project reviews, organizational assessments, construction cost and fraud investigations, construction cost audits, project turnarounds and contract reviews. Clay has also advised clients regarding project policies/procedures, project budgeting, contract management, project accounting, project controls and many other areas of capital program management.
Barry B. LePatner, Esq., Hon. AIA
Infrastructure and the Way Forward. He is founder of the New York City-based law firm LePatner & Associates LLP. For three decades, he has been prominent as an advisor on business and legal issues affecting the real estate, design, and construction industries. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advisors to corporate and institutional clients, real estate owners, and design professionals. Mr. LePatner has also been awarded the distinction of Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2009, he was rated as one of the top ten real estate attorneys in New York City by the New York Observer.
A November 2007 Governing magazine article stated, “If there’s a guru of construction industry reform, it’s LePatner.” In November 2008, an article in New York magazine referred to Mr. LePatner as “a Cassandra of infrastructure.”
Mr. LePatner is recognized as a thought leader in the construction industry. As the coauthor of Structural and Foundation Failures (McGraw-Hill, 1982) and with thirty-five years of experience as a construction lawyer, he brings a special understanding of the engineering, business, and legal issues attendant to the design and construction processes—knowledge he put to good use in writing Too Big to Fall. His second book, Broken Buildings, Busted Budgets: How to Fix America’s Trillion-Dollar Construction Industry (University of Chicago Press, 2007), was very well received inside and outside the construction industry and helped create a national debate among owners, designers, and other key stakeholders.
Mr. LePatner has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Forbes.com, the Chicago Tribune, Infrastructurist.com, and other prestigious publications. His articles and speeches on the perilous state of our nation’s infrastructure have garnered widespread attention, including his serving as a commentator on the multi-billion-dollar stimulus plan of the Obama administration. He has appeared on many television and radio broadcasts, including interviews on CNBC, Fox Business Network, and several National Public Radio segments.
A nationally recognized speaker, Mr. LePatner has addressed audiences on topics central to the real estate and construction industries, including events sponsored by the Brookings Institution, Yale University, the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Syracuse University, and several construction industry associations with audiences including contractors, architects, engineers, construction technology experts, economic experts, and other construction industry thought leaders.
In 2002, Mr. LePatner was honored by the American Institute of Architects with its highest award to a non-architect when he was given an honorary AIA membership. He is also currently on the Board of Trustees of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). He has also served on numerous advisory committees including: the Advisory Board, Society for Marketing Professional Services; the Board of the New York Building Congress; Board of Advisors, Legal Briefs for the Construction Industry; American Institute of Architects Advisory Committee; and the National Academy of Sciences.
Jon Antevy is an architect and recognized leader in the field of construction program management software. Following his Master’s thesis research of multimedia and Internet applications for the construction industry, he launched e-Builder. Before founding e-Builder, Jon worked for several construction companies as a pre-construction services specialist. In 1995, he was nominated by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year for his work to move practical construction applications onto the Web for the first time. In October 2012, Jon was awarded the Construction Writer's Association most prestigious honor, the Silver Hard Hat Award. He holds a Master's degree in Construction Management from the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Florida.
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Input yourA.J. Nayee is a Deputy Chief Engineer – Engineering Project Management Office at Amtrak. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Transportation from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and obtained his second Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Management. Mr. Nayee has over twenty-five years of increasingly responsible engineering experience in program management for design and construction of complex transportation infrastructure projects. His oversight experience includes managing large teams of design consultants, construction management consultants and contractors achieve project goal that meets safety, quality, schedule, budget and operational requirements.
As Executive Director, Capital Project Delivery at The University of Chicago, Larry Blouin has more than 33 years of construction experience. He is an accomplished leader with a strong background in strategic planning, construction and project management. Having held increasingly responsible positions in project management, most recently he has worked closely with the senior management team of Facilities Services to develop strategic vision, foster collaboration and enhance project management services. Since joining the University in 2009, Blouin has managed in excess of $750 million of new construction and capital improvement projects.
Prior to joining the University, Blouin served as Vice President and General Manager of Graycor Construction Company. He was largely responsible for growing Graycor’s hospitality résumé. In his position as VP and general manager, Blouin was responsible for corporate, healthcare and hospitality work. He has earned a B.S. in construction management from Bradley University.
Philip A. Jabour, AIA
Philip A. Jabour, AIA, serves as the Associate Vice President and University Architect of the Office of Facilities Planning and Management. Mr. Jabour is responsible for the University’s facilities program including master planning; space planning and utilization; capital project planning and funding; renovation and new construction; project management; property management and leasing; operation and maintenance; energy management and utilities; grounds management; and custodial and housekeeping services. Under Mr. Jabour's leadership, the department provides facilities services to the SMU main campus in Dallas, Texas, and support for SMU's campuses in Plano, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico.
Mr. Jabour came to SMU in July 2007 after 15 years in private architectural practice and corporate project management. Prior to joining SMU, Mr. Jabour served in a similar position with an international cinema company overseeing planning and construction of the company's international facilities. Mr. Jabour earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered Architect in the State of Texas, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Texas Society of Architects (TSA), the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), and the Association of University Architects (AUA).
Chris Bell serves as the Vice President of Marketing leading all aspects of marketing including market strategy, product marketing, demand generation, CRM, brand strategy, public relations, and social media. Throughout his 20+ year career, Chris has leveraged a unique blend of backgrounds from the engineering & construction industry, project & program management, and software industry to position tech companies for growth. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at ARES Project Management and Active Risk. He also served as VP of Product Strategy & Management at Deltek and key marketing roles at Oracle | Primavera and AECOM. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield University, a PMP from Boston University, and PM Leadership from Construction Industry Institute.
Chris Keyack is a construction industry champion with a strong background in software and technology development, consulting, and implementation. He develops product and market strategy at e-Builder along with consulting owner organizations into uncovering the ROI and value of implementing project management software solutions.
Aaron Haas is responsible for the leadership of world class project teams across the country to ensure design and construction goals are achieved for The Howard Hughes Corporation. Aaron works closely with teams to deliver memorable and extraordinary places by assembling the best talent, establishing and maintaining accurate budgets, and ensuring project schedules are realistic and achieved.
Aaron has extensive experience in the real estate and construction industries with comprehensive knowledge in the planning, design and construction management of hotels, theme parks/attractions, luxury shopping centers, office towers, baseball stadiums, apartments, condominiums, mixed-use, education, hi-tech facilities, healthcare, restaurants and custom homes.
Previous work included distinguished positions at major corporations such as Walt Disney Imagineering and Caruso Affiliated. At Disney, worked on various stages of large complex projects including Paris Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and other exciting attractions. At Caruso Affiliated, managed the design or construction of award-winning mixed-use residential/retail developments including the Americana at Brand, 8500 Burton Way and The Grove.
Julie Owen, PSP, CCP has over twenty years of experience in project management, project control, cost engineering, scheduling, contract administration and schedule delay claim analysis. She works as a Deputy Executive Officer, Program Management in Program Control for Los Angeles Metro managing the $160 billion over 50 year initiative to improve Los Angeles County transportation infrastructure. She manages a program/project control team of eleven team members serving the highway, regional rail, transit, and small transit capital repair programs.
She managed the design and implementation of the enterprise wide business management system for capital program management. She worked her way up the management ladder holding positions such as project manager, assistant project manager, project engineer, construction manager, supervisor, scheduler, cost engineer and intern engineer. Julie has worked on all sides of the table including owner, contractor, and construction manager and across multiple firms and industries including LA Metro, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, McCarthy Building Companies, J.F. Shea Construction, PinnacleOne, and Parsons.
Julie holds certifications for Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Certified Cost Professional (CCP). Julie instructs the PSP certification prep course on behalf of the AACE International Education board. Julie is an International Association Board Member serving as Past-President and past Vice President-Regions and Regional Director. Julie was also past president of the Southern California section of AACE International. She has master's degree in business administration from University of Redlands and her bachelor's degree in construction science from Texas A&M University.
Specialties: Julie Owen specialties include project management, project control, cost engineering, scheduling, project controls systems implementation, contract administration and schedule delay claim analysis.