The Construction CPM Conference 2019 is being held on January 20-23, 2019 in San Diego, California. CPM offers a welcoming day on Sunday 20th followed by three full days of discussion and study relating to the Critical Path Method (CPM) of Planning and Schedule Analysis. This conference is aimed exclusively at the construction industry. The venue for this event is the:
Sheraton San Diego Resort and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101
The format of the conference will offer great Keynote Speakers, tracks by Deltek, Microsoft and Oracle, as well as, networking and entertainment events and an exhibiting hall.
Dr Alexia Nalewaik President of AACE and owner of QS Requin Corporation. Dr Alexia is on the Research Chair of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) and has spent over 25 years’ in the Construction Industry. Dr Alexia is also author of ‘Project Performance Review: Capturing the value of Audit, Oversight and Value for Project Success” Dr Alexis will offer her insights on project evaluation through risk assessments, meeting existing audit standards and project governance in order to gain project success.
Daniel Lund of Phelps Dunbar LLP. Daniel is a construction lawyer who holds local and national honors for his construction practice. He is also recognized by the Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law and Construction Law Litigation. In his litigation Keynote Daniel will explore the question, “I am hiring an expert for a delay and disruption case. Why should I choose you?” Daniel will offer his own insights and experience in this interactive Keynote address.
Industry experts and tool vendors will offer hands-on sessions as well as classroom style lessons.
Deltek Acumen Release 8.2: How to Check Reliability
Tom Polen is a Solutions Architect for Deltek who specialises in risk Management. Tom will offer his insights on improving project maturity by identifying and reducing project risk exposure through project risk analysis. Tom will explain best practices when running a schedule or cost risk analysis. By using Deltek Acumen Risk and Risk Book combined with the Monte-Carlo risk analysis risk accuracy becomes straightforward and simplified.
Open Plan Release 8.2: Out of the Box to 1st Report
Rob Edwards is Product Director, Schedule and Risk at Deltek. Rob will demonstrate in this interactive session by downloading Open Plan software from Deltek’s website, to delivery of the first update report to management of the Contractor and the Owner.
Deltek Acumen Fuse Release 8.2: How to Choose Metrics
Tom Polen, Deltek will offer his insights on Deltek Acumen Fuse, a schedule diagnostics tool that integrates with all major scheduling tools to help validate project and portfolio schedule quality through detailed project analysis. Tom will demonstrate the industry-proven standards and user-defined metrics in Fuse, which offer a high quality schedule.
Deltek Acumen 8.2: Predicting Faster Project Timelines & Recovering Delays
Tom Polen, Deltek. Often projects are delivered later than planned because of unforeseen delays during execution or because of an unachievable plan to begin with. Tom will demonstrate how you can predict faster project timelines and recover delays using Deltek Acumen Risk & 360.
Really Understanding Microsoft Project (MSP)
Ron Winter PSP author of Schedule Analyzer Software. Most people using MSP on construction projects find that MSP is fine for planning the work but very difficult to use when maintaining the status and accurately forecasting project completion. Ron will offer his insights on how you can ‘make’ MSP properly reflect complicated status including out-of-sequence progress resembling Retained Logic. In his advanced presentation Ron will explain how to best use MSP in place of P6 or other more status-oriented scheduling software.
Reviewing, Inspecting, and Reporting CPM Logic in Microsoft Project Schedules
Thomas Boyle, PE, PMP, PSP will give his insights on BPC Logic Filter which is an add-on that works inside Microsoft Project to provide logical information for both the planner and the reviewer of a complex schedule. Thomas will review the tool’s pre-formatted reports of the Driving and Driven Paths for any task, the Project Longest Path, Multiple Float Paths, Driving Path Drag, and the Resource Constrained Critical Path.
What’s New with Oracle?
Andy Verone is Vice President of Product strategy at Oracle. Andy will offer his insights on the key highlights from new releases of Primavera P6, Unifier, Textura, Prime and mobile apps.
Schedule Development Using P6 Professional Download to 1st Report
Charlie Jackson, Vice President of Project Life Span LLC and Hannah Schumacher, Scheduling Manager at Sundt Construction Inc. Charlie and Hannah will demonstrate in this interactive session by downloading Primavera P6 software from Oracle’s website to delivery of the first report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. Many Contract Documents now use the latest version of Primavera software (P6) however this release contains many features that a new or an inexperienced user may find overwhelming if they are preparing a schedule without proper training. Charlie and Hannah will offer their experiences and lessons learnt regarding the effective use of P6 in the schedule development process.
Schedule Updating Using P6 Professional NTP to 1st Update Report
Charlie Jackson Project Life Span LLC and Hannah Schumacher Sundt Construction Inc. Charlie and Hannah are both veteran users of P6 and will demonstrate the proper use of Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM from acceptance of the initial baseline schedule to delivery of the first update report to management of the Contractor and the Owner. Charlie and Hannah will offer their own experiences and lessons learnt so that schedulers can apply these practices to develop schedules quickly and efficiently.
What’s Wrong With P6?
Oracle is a leading software solution for planning and scheduling. However many delegates within the construction industry feel that improvements focusing on the needs of the construction world would make their jobs easier. In this interactive panel session led by representatives of the construction industry concerns and suggestions will be discussed. Audience participation is key to this panel discussion.
Networking and Entertainment
Networking is scheduled through out the conference where valuable contacts and discussions on best practices can be made. Vendors will sponsor an array of networking entertainment through out the conference. For example, Deltek will host “A Networking Reception” on Tuesday January 22 at Harbour Island where delegates can relax with a drink and compare notes with colleagues on sessions attended throughout the day.
Following Deltek’s networking Reception INEIGHT will host a narrated trolley tour of “San Diego at Night”
- Visit the swinging Gaslight Quarter
- Go through the historic Balboa Park
- Drive across the top of the Coronado bridge and take in the lights coming from Tijuana, Mexico
- A twenty minute break at Coronado’s Ferry Landing, view the city skyline which is a perfect photo opportunity
- From the Ferry Landing there will be a choice of trolleys to select from:
- Return to the Sheraton hotel
- The 40th floor lounge at Top of the Hyatt
- A Swinging hotspot in the Gaslight Quarter
- Full Conference costs $925.00
- Two Days only costs $775.00
- One Day only costs $475.00
To register click here
We reviewed two top hotels in the area, The Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown /Bayfront and a StayPineapple Hotel Z.
The Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
900 Bayfront Court
San Diego, California 92101
The Residence Inn is situated approximately 1.6 miles from the Sheraton San Diego Resort and Marina. A lot of why this hotel is amazing has to do with the fact that this is a very new hotel that was built in 2016. However that aside the staff are great, friendly and accommodating to guest needs, the rooms are large with comfortable beds and a free breakfast is provided daily with the Marriott going out of their way to provide different breakfast items including iced coffees each morning. A three-night stay costs $698.09.
Staypineapple Hotel Z. Gaslamp
East village, 521 6th Ave
San Diego, California 92101
Hotel Z is a modern three-star boutique hotel, situated 2.5miles from the Sheraton San Diego Resort and Marina. The hotel is very clean with great décor, the staff are friendly and knowledgably of the local area. The Gas lamp area is popular with lots of entertainment from bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, even so the hotel is quiet and restful. Breakfast is provided free of charge and a three-night stay costs $427.00
CPM has something for everyone within the Construction Industry. Every year this event grows in strength attracting industry professionals from around the globe. Browse through the numerous tracks available, get tips and tricks from Industry experts regarding the software you are using, network with your peers and industry professionals enjoy the events scheduled away from the conference.