Thank you Steve for setting this up yesterday. I had some important family business planned, I didn’t mean to dump it all on your lap like that.
On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM, <Ettringite> wrote:
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
TOPIC: "The Role of the Project Management Professional During Project
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
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
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
Remember that we will bill ”no-shows!”
Vice-Chairman, SME- DC
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.