Project Controls Expo Virtual 2022 is a 3-day global virtual event with an expected audience of approximately 17,000 delegates, from over 82 countries. Project Controls Expo Virtual 2022 will start on June 7, offering over 120 sessions, running concurrently 24 hours a day over three different time zones, and finish on June 9.
This virtual event will attract a wide range of project professionals interested in Project Controls; ranging from planners & schedulers, to project engineers, BIM professionals, and Project Directors. Industries represented include Oil & Gas, Construction, Infrastructure, and Government.
Streams running simultaneously will follow the same format as the Project Control Conferences (look out for these later in the year), Back to Basics, Technology, BIM, Masterclass, Megaprojects, Innovation, and Case Studies, and a Networking Café.
With over 120 Streams available, we have selected a few from each category.
Back to Basics
The Back to Basics streams offer education in the fundamentals of project controls aimed at beginners and intermediate project control professionals.
Sanjiv Parekh is Director Zerofloat and has worked in a wide range of industries ranging from Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Power, and Defence.
Earned Value Management (EVM) is an excellent tool, but if it is used irregularly, it will not benefit a project. Understanding how the data is calculated and where the numbers come from is essential so that information can be interpreted correctly, and generate project success. In Sanjiv’s stream ‘Ten Steps for Project Success-Earned Value Management is the tool,’ he will offer his insights about the proper implementation of Earned Value Management in ten simple steps, as a tool for project success to ensure project delivery on time and budget.
Dr. Jon Broome is a consultant and founder of Leading Edge Projects Consulting Ltd, working for the NEC family of construction in multiple industries; the Water sector, Highways, and Rail. In his stream ‘Understanding the NEC contract and contract management software market’, Dr. Broome will offer his insights on the NEC family of contracts. He will discuss the three main aims compared to traditional contracts:
- Flexibility relating to a range of applications and risk allocations.
- Clarity and Simplicity so that users can understand and apply it.
- Good Project Management and how project controls increase the likelihood of project success.
Jose Miguel Reyes Astro, CCP is a Project Control Consultant in Forensic Schedule Analysis, Data Analyst, and Risk Management. In his stream ‘Automation of reportability in construction projects with power automate, power apps, and power BI’ Jose will offer his insights on the 14 DCMA points. Jose will review the main theoretical and practical aspects to analyze the quality of schedules using the power of BI, and a direct connection to the SQL database of Primavera P6 to calculate each parameter in the 14 DCMA points.
The Technology streams are in-depth sessions where experts demonstrate the functionality and capabilities of their products using case studies.
Val Jonas is CEO of Risk Decisions and Trevor Jay is the Technical Sales Manager, Risk Decisions. Programs are inter-related projects, each project managing its risks independently. Project Managers will have their risk registers and risk actions.
Val and Jay will present ‘The value of connecting risks across projects.’ Using a case study Val and Ray will demonstrate how easy it is to find and connect risks across your programs. Val and Ray will offer their insights on finding systemic risks and managing them to be cost-effective.
The BIM streams highlight the advances in digital construction and its integration with Project Controls.
Parveen Sharma is CEO of The BIM Engineers and author of multiple BIM books. His company has a global presence in over 20 countries. Parveen’s stream ‘BIM has revolutionized the project management process. Using case studies Parveen will offer his insights on the benefits, process, and Quality control Parameters. Parveen will cover all aspects of project management using BIM and the benefits it brings.
Tamer Elgohari is a Digital Innovation Manager at ASGC Construction, specializing in 4D /5D BIM. In his stream ‘4D Planning and Innovation in Project Management, Tamer will offer his insights on innovation in the construction industry. He will demonstrate the 4D BIM roadmap through the project life-cycle and offer his insights on the integration between the 4D BIM and other technologies.
Master Class offers the chance to study and discuss the theory and practice of project controls.
Vittal Anantatmula is a professor in the College of Business at Western Carolina University. Vittal is also an author and Director of the PMI’s Global Accreditation Centre. In his stream ‘Be Agile do Agile’ Vittal will present a simple Agile model that is useful to people practising an Agile approach. Vittal’s Agile model is also suitable for professionals who are new to Agile and wish to discover its essence.
The Megaprojects streams offer the opportunity to learn about sound governance whilst protecting the investments of complex megaprojects.
Jessie Schilling is Senior Consultant at HKA, a leading global consultancy in risk mitigation. In her stream ‘The riskiest Type of Megaproject to exist: The Olympics’ Jessie will offer her insights on the unique combination of fixed deadlines with long planning horizons. Long planning horizons increase exposure to risk events.
When a nation hosts an Olympics, cities use a complex Games model of non-linearities and exposure to risk events. Jessie will offer her insights about mitigating power as part of the megaproject risk management.
Mauricio Nichterwitz is Capital Projects Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Mauricio will stream ‘Using Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) for better projects.’
AWP is a Construction Industry best practice. AWP is used to drive collaboration planning and detailed work packages for building capital projects. Mauricio will offer his insights on AWP, and how by following this practice construction teams will have the tools, materials, and information they need to work without delays confidently. Mauricio will demonstrate the benefits of AWP that include approximately 25% improvement in productivity, an increase in schedule predictability, and costs below 10% of the budget.
Alex Lyaschenko is a Senior Manager for Planning Transport in New South Wales. Alex will stream ‘Monte Carlo risk simulation challenges.’ Monte Carlo Simulation is a risk analysis method that can support a project to drive business decisions, however, if this application method is used incorrectly, project overspend, and delays can occur. Alex will offer his insights on the top ten challenges that may undermine the accuracy of the Monte Carlo Simulation analysis.
The Innovation streams are offered by experts who want to share new concepts for managing projects, with new ways of thinking.
Rob Haines is a UX designer for Concourse and Steve Moore is a Manager of Innovation at Robins & Morton. Steve and Rob will stream ‘Pulling all project data into a single schedule’.
Steve has built a vision for the future of scheduling and developed it with Rob, creating a powerful scheduling tool, that was inspired by Google Maps. Steve and Rob will demonstrate their product: a map-like interface that is simple and easy to navigate holds all project information from all project stakeholders and, can zoom in on limitless detail and information.
Case Studies look at real-world problems and how project controls come alive.
Maryam Saadatmand is a Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) Supervisor at the Imam Khomeini Port Complex, Iran. Maryam will stream ‘Monitoring heavy metal contamination on the Iranian coasts of the Persian Gulf using biological indicators: risk assessment for the consumer’
Using her case study of the pollution of metals from the Persian Gulf over six months resulting in pollution of the aquatic ecosystems, Maryam will offer her insights on how metals from increased industry development accumulate in the sediment of fish and eventually enter the food chain. Maryam will explain the use of physical methods such as; the allowable fish consumption rate from an estimated daily and weekly intake limit to form a total risk index that can be used to ensure the safety of seafood consumption.
Kiri Parr is a Director of consultancy practice PTY Ltd. Kiri will stream ‘Keeping our projects flying – applying the way the aviation industry thinks about safety to the construction industry and megaprojects.’
Kiri will offer her insights on the comparison of the aviation industry, where safety is paramount, to safety in megaprojects. During this interactive stream Kiri will answer, ‘Can we apply the learnings from the aviation industry to the construction industry and in particular the delivery of megaprojects?’
Kiri will offer her insights on human behavior and governance models that challenge two areas:
- Are we paying attention to human risks and behavior at a corporate level?
- How do we create environments where people make great decisions?
Networking will be available throughout the three days. Delegates will be able to network and join conversations on the streams that they are following whether this is globally or geographical to the area where they live. Discussions on the streams are invaluable; as delegates can problem solve, interact with some of the streams and discuss best practices.
The cost of Project Controls Expo Virtual 2022, is $50.00 (£40.00) per delegate.
Project Controls Expo Virtual 2022, offers delegates the option to select the streams that are important to them, hence tailoring their own virtual Expo. This is a global event therefore it is important to note that when selecting streams, you select the correct time zone. With over 120 sessions available to choose from, should you miss a stream, it will be available to download at the end of the virtual conference for six months.
Relax at home or in the office and enjoy the expert streams as well as networking with friends old and new to discuss best practices for project controls.