Developing Tools & Processes for Faster,

More Accurate Conceptual Estimating

November 5-7 | Houston, TX

Speaker Faculty

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Mike Leonette
Supervisory Preconstruction Manager
The Austin Company

Sally LaGarde
Principal Estimator
Technip FMC

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

10.50 | Reviewing Quality of RFP & Bid Submittal Forms to Increase Clarity & Efficiency of Bidding

Dave Chick
Chief Estimator
Campos EPC

Anthony Ware
Senior Construction Project Manager & Estimator
Insulation Plus LLC

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

15.40 | Making Risk Manageable: How Can You Balance Reasonable Contingencies & Competitiveness of Your Bid?

Joe Alcorn
Senior Director of Estimating, Project Controls & Risk
Technip FMC

Day Two

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11.50 | Benchmarking Approaches to Equipment Counting & Analyzing How to Better Align Means Across Project Partners

Chris Jackson
Director of Preconstruction Services & Estimating Manager
The Austin Company

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

13.50 | The Owner’s Perspective: Analyzing Risk & Assigning Contingencies in Conceptual Estimates

08.00 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11.10 | Advancing Relationships with Suppliers to Receive Timely Pricing Updates to Inform Proposals

08.30 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Roger Brady
Benchmarking Program Lead
McDermott International

Day Two

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

08.40 | Case Study: Developing a Single Company Database for Benchmarking to Improve Speed & Quality of Conceptual Estimating

Vishal Patel
Director of Preconstruction
Walker Industrial LLC

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

14.30 | Improving Relationships with Engineering, Procurement & Construction to Better Inform Scope of Work & Contingencies Assigned for Unknowns

10.50 | Reviewing Quality of RFP & Bid Submittal Forms to Increase Clarity & Efficiency of Bidding

Glenn Butts
Cost Analysis Officer
NASA

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

15.40 | Making Risk Manageable: How Can You Balance Reasonable Contingencies & Competitiveness of Your Bid?

Day Two

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

10.00 | Exploring the Use of Historical Data to Determine Escalation Rates & Cost Forecasts

Stephen Mulva
Director
Construction Industry Institute

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

11.30 | Creating Industry Standards to Promote Transparency & Benchmarking Across All Industrial Markets

Kris Gachassin
Director of Estimating
McDermott International

Day Two

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

09.20 | Streamlining Data Feedback from Operations to Keep Estimates Up-to-Date & Inform Future Estimates

Pravin Gohil
Estimating Manager
Fluor

Day Two

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11.50 | Benchmarking Approaches to Equipment Counting & Analyzing How to Better Align Means Across Project Partners

John Swatsell
Manager of Industrial Estimating
Walker Industrial LLC

Nels Anderson
Oil, Gas, & Chemicals Estimating Manager
Burns & McDonnell

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

12.10 | Case Study: Developing a Basis of Estimate to Justify Conceptual Estimates & Clarify Cost Breakdowns

Marty Belgard
Manager of Estimating
CDI Corporation

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

08.50 | Maximizing Transparency & Sharing of Design Information Between Client & Contractor to Reduce Bid Contingencies

Kul Uppal
Senior Consultant
Conquest Consulting Group

Day One

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

08.10 | Keynote: Optimizing Early Stages of Project Planning to Allow Sufficient Time for Developing Accurate Bids & Estimates