Henry Krumb Lecturer, SME-DC, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 Henry Krumb Lecturer MEETING
SME, Washington DC Section

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an emergency change of venue to the National Mining Association offices at 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 500 East,
Washington, DC (Pier 7 closed without warning). Be sure to thank our hosts from the National Mining Association!!

RESERVATIONS: Lee Bray, Secretary-Treasurer, at 703-648-4979 or (emailto:lbray@usgs.gov)

TOPIC: “The Role of the Project Management Professional During Project Start-up”

SPEAKER: Julian Anderson, FRICS, CCP, President, Rider Levett Bucknall (more below on Julian)

Abstract: A construction project can rarely conclude successfully if the start-up is poorly executed. However, there can be a sense that all that is needed to achieve construction start-up is to simply issue the construction team with a Notice to Proceed. Most industry professionals understand from either their own experience or from that of their industry friends that this is nowhere near the whole story. From the perspective of a construction management professional, lessons learned from starting up complex vertical construction projects apply very well to other project types and can be used to avoid undesirable outcomes. This presentation will highlight some
lessons learned and describe a systematic, project management based approach to delivering on five key points in construction start-up, namely (1) defining the key objectives, (2) communication with the construction team, (3) client reporting (4) implementing QA/QC procedures and (5) budget and schedule management.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
11:30 – Social 12:00 – Lunch 12:30 – Speaker

This SME-DC meeting is being moved to the National Mining Association 5th floor main conference room. We have this room between 11:30-2:00. The physical address is at 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 500 East, Washington, D.C. 20001. This is near the US Capitol. Parking is in the same building but run by Central Parking ($23).

Plan on an additional 15 minutes of travel from the old location to get to this location by car.

You may also arrive by METRO subway. The closest stops are Union Station (Red Line) and Archives (Yellow & Green Lines). It is about a 10-minute walk from the METRO stop to the meeting.

We have catered food. It is fajitas, rice, beans and salad and cookies plus coffee and water.
(Fajita FanDango: Strips of Angus Beef and Chicken Breast spiced with Cumin, Coriander, Cilantro and Lime with Caramelized Peppers and Onions, Sided with Flour Tortillas, Salsa, Sour Cream and Guacamole, Rice and Beans, Grilled Summer Squash and Zucchini in a Balsamic Glaze, Garden Salad w/ Ranch and Balsamic Dressing, Cookies and Dessert Bars)

This NMA Conference Room has a great view of the Capitol. Bring your camera.

Be sure to thank our hosts from the National Mining Association!!

Meeting cost: $23.00 for Washington, DC Section members
$28.00 for non-members

Please send your RSVP and entrée choice before 10:00 AM, Monday, April 7. Contact: Lee Bray, Secretary-Treasurer, at 703-648-4979 or lbray@usgs.gov

Remember that we will bill ”no-shows!”

Posted by:
Steve Stokowski
Vice-Chairman, SME- DC

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Julian Anderson, FRICS, CCP
Julian Anderson is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 37 years of
professional experience. He has worked on projects in the USA, Canada, Australia, Asia and the Pacific islands providing owner’s representative services and project control services and has been engaged as an expert witness in numerous construction litigation cases.

Julian graduated with a degree in Quantity Surveying (related to
construction management with an emphasis on cost management) from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane Australia. He has worked for Rider Levett Bucknall since 1976 and for the past 21 years has been senior shareholder and President of its North American practice.

Julian is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, holds the CCP certification and Fellowship from the Association For Advancement of Cost
Engineering International and is a licensed General Contractor in the states of Arizona and Nevada.

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