The Construction CPM Conference 2023 will be held from January 15-18. The Construction CPM Conference is the only event devoted solely to the construction industry and in particular a part of construction, folks using or interested in CPM (Critical Path Method). We also like the heavy emphasis on tools and their use.
The venue for the Construction CPM Conference will be the B Resort & Spa, Florida.
B Resort & Spa
1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830
The format for Construction CPM Conference will be tracks, divided into the three leading project management software providers; Deltek, Microsoft and Oracle. This will be augmented with Keynote Speakers, an Exhibiting Hall and Networking.
Tracks, Tracks & Tracks
Industry experts will offer practical, hands-on sessions as well as classroom style lessons.
- Automate Your Schedule Review Process with Acumen Touchstone
- Schedule Acceleration Techniques
- Deltek Roadmap- A look at the latest features and the future roadmap
- Running your Project with Open Plan
- Really Understanding Microsoft Project by Ron Winter
- A How to use Tutorial
- Micro Planner Presented by Raf Dua
- Ron Winter will present ‘Why should I do that?’ An interactive discussion on common scheduling practices
- Practical use of Oracle’s Primavera P6 EPPM- from download to First Report
- What’s New in the Oracle Construction & Engineering Global Business Unit (CEGBU)
- Migrating Desktop/server to Cloud
- Comparing P6 to P6 Cloud- a comparison of P6 and P6 Cloud and the benefits of moving to the cloud
- Practical Use of Oracle’s P6 Cloud. A “How To” make full advantage of the cloud tutorial
- Introduction to Oracle’s Tank Management Solution
- Best Practices in Program and Portfolio Management presented by Oracle
- Earned Value & Risk Analysis in Powerproject presented by Megan DePoty
- The Power of Baselines & Code Libraries in Powerproject presented by Megan DePoty
- Powerproject BIM 4D Planning with Chris Ray
Fred Plotnick is the founder of the Construction CPM Conference. Fred will offer opening comments as well as give his insights on litigation.
Shoshanna Fraizinger CCP is the International President of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering Internationally (ACCEi).
Shoshanna will offer a keynote on AACEi. Shoshanna will offer her insights on the AACEi strategy, a living document that is to be constantly updated. It offers high-level objectives and long-term horizons that will innovate on improvements. Shoshanna will discuss how membership feedback raised issues and concerns that AACEi has a strategy and tactics to offer value to meet the needs of members. Shoshanna will also discuss three different areas of AACEi: Members, Industry and Higher Education and how these different areas require different innovations and objectives.
Dan Patterson formerly Vice President of Primavera and Deltek.
Dan will offer a keynote on ‘The Past and Future of CPM Project Scheduling.’ Dan has a wealth of experience as the developer of two of the industry’s products that are used in CPM, quality and risk. He sold Pertmaster to Primavera and Acumen to Deltek and invented Acumen Fuse, 360 and Acumen Risk. Dan is creating PM Focus. With over 20 years of experience in Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Dan will offer a unique perspective to ‘The Past and Future of CPM Project Scheduling.’
Networking is available after each track. There are specific networking opportunities in the evening listed below in the Entertainment section.
An Exhibiting Hall will be open to all delegates to browse the latest hardware and software on the market. Vendors will be offering hands-on demonstrations as well as being available to answer questions on best practices and solutions regarding their products.
Networking Reception from 4.50 to 6.30 pm in the Grand Ballroom. Continue to network with delegates and colleagues, and compare notes from the tracks you have attended. Two drink tickets will be provided in your registration package for this event.
Smoke & Mirrors Networking Reception 10:00 PM to Midnight. After your dinner return to the pool deck at the B resort to enjoy a cigar, another drink, and some final networking before the end of the day. Two additional drink tickets will be provided.
Networking and Carnival Dinner Reception from 4.50 pm to 6.30 pm in the Grand Ballroom. Network over drinks and substantial hors d’oeuvres before the evening event. Two drink tickets will be provided in your registration package for this event.
An Evening at EPCOT from 5 pm until 12 pm. All delegates will be offered a ticket to Epcot. Disney is offering after-hours transport to and from Epcot. Return to the B resort or you can go to Downtown Disney for an ‘After Party’ at Ragland Road.
Disney Park tickets are also available daily at $79 for use after 5 pm. The Construction CPM Conference 2023 finishes early each day, you can board a bus outside the B Resort and be in a park by 5 pm.
This event costs $875/ £736 and will be available virtually.
To register click here
We reviewed two hotels close to the B Resort & Spa; Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista and Dury Plaza Hotel Orlando.
1850B Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Wyndham Garden is a 3-star hotel approximately 0.8 miles from the B Resort & Spa. The rooms are clean and spacious with comfy beds. There is a restaurant and coffee shop onsite. The staffs are friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. Wyndham Garden offers free transport to the parks. A three-night stay costs $382.
Dury Plaza Hotel Orlando
2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista Fl, 32820
The Dury Plaza hotel is a 3-star hotel a mile from the B Resort & Spa. The rooms are of a good size, clean with comfortable beds. The staff are very helpful, courteous and outgoing. The grounds are tidy, with clean pools and hot tubs. There is an excellent view of lake Bryan from a large screened-in porch. Unfortunately, there isn’t a restaurant on site. Three nights cost $394.
The Construction CPM Conference 2023 is designed solely for members of the construction industry; therefore, all courses and presentations are aimed at helping project management within this industry. Learn how certification can enhance your career, get tips and tricks from Industry experts regarding the software you are using and enjoy the networking events scheduled away from the Conference.