Standards Editors

  • Craig Adams
    Aug 2002

    Trade background (carpenter) 15 years then moved into site management on commercial sites.

    Involved in sports administration at same time and developed largest corporate team sport competition in Australia -
    6 years. Developed competition using Lotus Notes online management system.

    Sold Sports Admin business, then worked and travelled in construction in Middle East for two years where I developed
    client side project management to include planning expertise.

    Moved back to Australia and contracted as planner / scheduler for two years.

    Joined Australand in Jan 2010 to train project managers in planning and scheduling. Found need for Enterprise system.
    Conducted research in to software available and selected Asta as best option.

    Engaged planners in each state and currently rolling out Asta Enterprise across Australand business units.


  • Chris Allen
    Feb 1996

    606
    Chris has been involved in various sectors of the Construction Industry since graduating with an Architecturally based Construction degree in 1994. He started his career as an architectural technician but swiftly moved into design and then construction management, with particular emphasis on scheduling multiple location commercial refit projects and coordinating both design and build operations under compromised working conditions. This introduction led him to start using graphics packages to help produce visual planning guides, leading to the development of the PAL package of tools for use in 4D planning. He was involved with the formation of A3D in 1999 and is a leading figure in the development of 4D Planning and Coordination for the Construction Industry.

    Experience has included commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential projects, buildings as well as infrastructure and boats.

    Chris is also lecturing in the Construction Management Department at NMMU and looking at including BIM planning as part of honours and post graduate studies in Construction Management.

    He has also travelled extensively working on projects from South Africa to the Sudan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and UK. He is active in educating the broader Project and Construction Management industry on the use of new technology to improve on project delivery and has published a treatise titled ‘Improving Construction Planning through 4D Planning’, achieving a Highly Commended Award from Emerald Group Publishing JEDT. He has presented at numerous industry conferences including PMSA 2008; ASOCSA & CBE 2007; Construction H&S 2007 & VR Net 2006. He has had articles published in Building Canada and is in the process of compiling a book on how to implement 4D planning in the construction industry.


  • Abkar Bannayan
    Jan 1991

    I have extensive experience in project controls (planning, scheduling, cost controls and cost estimates) in addition to a solid experience in PMBOK with thorough understanding of their processes and practical application. Implemented the earned value concept through C/SCSC (Cost/ Schedule Controls System Criteria) successfully in many projects. In addition to the applied planning & scheduling techniques utilized Primavera Project Planner P3 (V3.1) and P6 features (fragnets, global changes, project group, sub-projects, what-if analysis and resource loading) to develop cost/ schedule baselines through task-driven and resource-driven schedules.

    I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated and developed by listening and liaising with the project management team, all disciplines leads and contractors that contributed in settling the areas of concern effectively. I can handle projects meeting time pressures according the specifications within the budgets. Able to take a pro-active role within the project management team and analyze & reason, combined with a willingness to increase my technical knowledge with additional studies, I have been enabled to develop a sharp experience in project controls.

    My experience spans over Twenty years in Canada and overseas for various industry sectors including Oil & Gas and Marine.

    Fluent in English and Arabic.


  • Richard Beazley
    Apr 1978

    641
    Richard started his career as a planner in 1978 at the Military Vehicle Establishment in Surrey, UK, helping to develop the next battle tank, and quickly learned how not to run a project. It overran cost and schedule so badly it was cancelled! It was at this time he learned Artemis (on system No.2 !) or Apollo as it was then called, which effectively guaranteed him employment for the next 20 years. MVEE used ICL PERT and barcharts were lengths of colored tape stuck to the page!

    His break came in 1982 when appointed as Lead Planner on a project in Saudi Arabia….here’s a piece of desert, build a city! Great experience, a 20,000 activity network on Artemis, with the $300m contract value spread across the activities, and the monthly invoice was an activity listing, allocated $ value, percentage complete and thus earned value! A 20mb storage disc was 12 inches in diameter and one inch thick, for the old HP 1000 machine!

    Subsequently he has worked in Holland, USA, Qatar, Sarawak, Germany, UK, France, Iran, UAE, Oman, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand 2005-2010, and currently Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Of all the projects he’s worked on, the two that stand out are the European Transonic Windtunnel in Cologne, because it is the only one of it’s kind, operating at -270o C and Mach 1.5, and a one week assignment to advise on planning systems became three very fruitful years, and the Airport Railway in Hong Kong, 1994-1998, completed on time, and arguably within budget.

    Richard got his MBA in 2003 after two very intense years studying out of hours in Hong Kong, and became Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers in July 2011

    Richard has a Filipina wife and a young son.

    Skills: Richard firmly believes that if a planner knows the principles of his profession they can be applied to any project, so in the last 25 years he has been able to switch between Petrochem and Rail projects. This can be an advantage when job hunting. He is also very much a hands on planner who tries to handle the whole spectrum from data entry to Board presentations.

    Forensic Planning | Teaching Project Controls and planning software | Software | Artemis – All versions expert (but not up to date) | Primavera P3 (expert) and P6 | Microsoft Project | Office


  • Raviraj Bhedase
    Jul 1999

  • David Burton
    Oct 1987

    David is currently working in the UK. He has a professional, pragmatic and structured approach to Planning complex programmes that has evolved over a 30 year period and his expertise has been developed within and applied to many Industrial and Commercial environments including Aerospace, Process Controls, IT, Automotive, Defence, Power Industry as well as others.

    Supported by a strong System Engineering, Programme Management and Change Management background and experiences at all stages of implementation have permitted the development of a multi faceted approach to the challenges of optimising Programme Planning deployment and maintenance. The approach followed has been to apply Structured Programme Planning techniques using such tools as P6, Suretrak and Project, then applying active Risk Management, formal Gate Review processes and the use of planned metrics, including Earned Value, to assess the real time status of Programme implementation.

    David’s particular interest is the promotion of predictive scheduling techniques to facilitate early warning of threats and to ensure dependencies are aligned prior to activity execution.
     


  • Aidhean Camson
    Jan 2000

    691

    Highly skilled program and project delivery professional: Combining proven management and delivery ability, deep process, technical and IT knowledge with a wealth of program and project management skills including program start-up, governance, project controls (scheduling, cost control, reporting, estimating), risk management, scope and change control, document control, procurement, contract management, funding, commercial management and earned value systems.

    Program / Project Controls Systems Implementation: From requirements engineering through to data systems creation or start-up, process/procedure development, report development (for use at all levels from strategic business planning at board level to day to day reports for work-site personnel), and roll-out to teams. These systems can be completely bespoke; ‘off the shelf’ industry standard applications or the integration of multiple existing data sources into one.

    Performance and Controls Director – Water Business Group

    Management and continuous improvement of an integrated approach to program and project controls throughout the $1.4bn (annual) Water Business Group (WBG), covering the functions of planning/scheduling, cost management, estimating and document management and economic modelling.

    Direct responsibility for over 80 staff and wider functional accountability for all WBG Project Controls staff across the world. Management of multi-million dollar annual overhead budget.

    Supporting and developing Program Management (including portals), Cost Management and Project Controls software and tools for the WBG in conjunction with CH2M Hill corporate efforts.


  • Chris Carson
    May 1968

    540
    Chris has over 38 years of experience in educational, municipal, commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential projects, buildings as well as infrastructure and site work; including projects with complex phasing and stringent time constraint requirements. He has a strong background in all phases of construction management, combined with deep experience in critical path method scheduling, prosepective and forensic schedule analysis, cost estimating, and dispute resolution. At Alpha, he is responsible for developing the Project Controls PMO of training, standards, and procedures, providing scheduling, estimating, and claims overview and expertise, and business development, as well as taking on analysis and scheduling tasks as necessary.

    He is active in numerous industry professional associations, serving as Vice President of Scheduling Excellence for the PMI (Project Management Institute) College of Scheduling, Managing Director of the PMI CoS SEI (Scheduling Excellence Initiative) project writing Best Practices & Guidelines for Scheduling and Best Practices & Guidelines for Schedule Impact Analysis, as a member of AACEi (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International), and AACEi Claims & Dispute Resolution and Planning & Scheduling Committees, providing peer review, acting as Principal Author for AACEi “Recovery Scheduling” Recommended Practice, and Co-Author of AACEi “Schedule Design” and “Identifying the Critical Path” Recommended Practice publications, and as a member of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America), serving on the nine member team writing the first major revision of the Time Management Chapter of the Construction Management Standards of Practice, 2009.

    He is a CMAA Certified Construction Manager (CCM), an AACEi Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), and a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP). Presenting at CMAA, AACE, DBIA, and PMI College of Scheduling conferences, Mr. Carson received the AACEi 2011 Award for "Technical Excellence", the 2009 College of Scheduling award for “Significant Contributions to the Scheduling Industry”, was voted “Best Presenter” at the 2008 College of Scheduling national conference, earned “Best Paper in the Scheduling Track” at the 2006 AACEi national conference, and received the “Chairman’s Award” from CMAA in 2006.

    Chris is married to Deb, with three kids, and four grandchildren, and has just started writing a book on scheduling.


  • John Cornish
    Jul 1995

    Since 2007, John Cornish became the Managing Director at Micro Planning International Ltd and manages sales and customer support across Europe including the UK.

    John gained an MBA in 1995 and was made a member of the Association for Project Managers (MAPM) in 2007.

    He recognises that excellence in strong communication is key for successful projects, particularly those with a global reach.

    He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (The CIM) and has been a Chartered Marketer since 2006.

    John has been involved in various marketing roles including Strategic Marketing (business development), product marketing, sales and product development.

    Major Projects:

    Year 2000 (Y2K) Project Leader at Schlumberger Test and Transactions (1998 – 2000)

    In this three-year project, John reported to the IT Director at Schlumberger Test and Transactions, based in California. His strengths included project planning, managing tasks against objectives, understanding of processes, decision-making and high quality written and oral communications. Demonstrated excellent skills with respect to quality control, information tracking, planning and conduct of meetings. Background in engineering and product marketing was key to delivering on objectives. Good at discerning when changes are required, and taking the initiative to propose those changes. Worked with in-house Lawyers, considering US, European and UK law, including internal information, management policy definition, and legal reviews of information to customers. Launched a Year 2000 (Y2K) Extranet site for greater collaboration between Schlumberger and its Customers.

    This role had a strategic marketing importance in terms of protecting the company’s brand-values of openness, responsiveness and working for the best interests of the customer at all times and around the globe.

    A key project tool was Risk Management. A successful process that quickly established an inventory and prioritisation of risks and was then used to drive action planning to avert or reduce risks, or establish contingency plans. The Y2K project budget of $4.64M was managed globally and reported to Schlumberger’s Board on a quarterly basis.

    Projects for Product Development

    Experience in market identification and segmentation, production of sales tools and training for sales and technical advertising material.

    Also in that role John worked in a sales/project manager’s role in the customisation and installation of shop floor automated testing equipment used for high volume testing of PCBs and Electronic Modules for leading European Companies in the UK Defence and European Telecoms industries.

    This role combined John's skills of marketing and project management.

    A significant portion of John’s career was project managing the design, test, supply and support of ruggedised automated test equipment (ATE) for military communications equipment working through prime and sub-contractors.

    John gained valuable experience in preparing Risk Management Plans and negotiating with UK Mod on “risk budgets” on fixed price Defence contracts.


  • Richard Croxson
    Jan 2000

    535

    Richard is a chartered quantity surveyor and barrister* with twenty years experience in the construction industry. He has provided commercial and dispute advice for employers and contractors as well as preparing and defending claims for extensions of time, disruption and prolongation for domestic and international arbitration. He has also prepared contracts for major construction projects and has experience in building, ship building, civil, heavy engineering, power, rail, water, oil and gas works.

    Richard is a past councillor of the Australian branch of the CIArb, the immediate past President of the New South Wales Chapter of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and current National Councilor of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and a past lecturer in contract law Curtin at Herriot Watt Universities.

    Richard is also a keen sailor and has crossed the Atlantic twice. He enjoys reading and travelling and reading about travelling. He is married to Kathryn, whom he met in Edinburgh 5 years ago, has one son, Archie, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

    (*England & Wales, not practising)

    Email: contact me


  • Mark Cundiff
    Jan 1981

    673
    Mark has over 30 years of experience in Planning, scheduling, project management, contract administration, budget & cost control, estimating and purchasing on a wide variety of projects, including government and commercial buildings, health care facilities, prisons, power plants, paper mills, manufacturing plants, military installations, bridge & tunnel, railroad & roadway, marine, oil & gas pipeline, stadium and multifamily residential. He has planned and guided complex construction programs from pre-construction through closeout, leading and managing in-house and on-site project staff. Mark has performed forensic analysis and provided expert testimony on matters involving planning, scheduling and construction cost & performance issues.

    Mark is an experienced and seasoned expert, providing valuable advice and insight during case management, discovery, document control, data base management, graphics, settlement negotiation, mediation support, and expert testimony. He is comfortable in dealing with issues such as productivity, impact, cost/quantum and forensic scheduling in AAA Arbitrations, Mediations, State and Federal Courts and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitrations.

    In addition to regularly providing dispute resolution support and expert testimony services, Mark continues to perform proactive construction services including estimating, project planning, CPM scheduling, site management and QC/QA duties. During the years spanning from 1999 through early 2003, he worked directly at the home offi ce and on-site for MERCO Construction of Lebanon, NJ in the capacity of Senior Estimator for numerous competitive and negotiated bids and as a Senior Project Manager for successful projects including the Hillside Flood Control Project, Hillside, New Jersey, the Cameron Run Tunnel Renovation, Alexandria, Virginia, and the New Jersey Transit North Bergen Tunnel Rehabilitation.

    Mark continues to provide proactive scheduling and project management services to major contractors and owners on projects such as the UNCC Health Facility at Charlotte and the Fulton County School Board on the North Fulton Middle School in north Atlanta, Ga. Other notable and representative projects include the Croton Reservoir Project, Croton, New York; Brighton Beach Line Renovation, New York City Transit Authority Brighton Beach Line Renovation; Schuylkill Expressway Renovation Project, Pennsylvania State Court of Claims, the WMATA Shaw Station (including two TBM tunnels) and U-Street Metro Station in Federal Court in Washington, DC. and the New Women’s Hospital in Doha, Qatar

    Mark has achieved the Certifi cation of Planning and Scheduling Professional from the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEI), and is currently serving as an offi cer on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Engineering Foundation (GEF).


  • Gregg Deemer
    Mar 2009

    617
    Gregg Deemer, P.E. Retired

    Independent Construction Professional

    Dallas/Fort Worth area, Oil & Energy

    Construction Management and Engineering with experience in all phases of project development, design, procurement and construction, including subcontract formation and administration, cost engineering, estimating, computer applications, planning and scheduling, heavy rigging design, quality and bulk material control for petrochemical and non-nuclear power including both modular and stick-built projects domestic and foreign.

    Specialties Budgeting, Project Controls, Quality Assurance, Safety, Construction Problem Solving, Computer Applications


  • David Doughty
    Jun 1979

    4433

    David is currently the Scheduling Manager for Granite Construction based in Watsonville California. He has 36 years of progressive experience and responsibility in project engineering and management with major heavy civil general contractors in the western US specializing in water/wastewater and transportation projects.

    In his current role as Scheduling Manager with Granite, he is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining corporate scheduling practices. He provides supervision and assistance to project teams in the development and integration of individual proposal and project schedules with ongoing support for monthly updates and change recognition once the projects are awarded.  David is also pleased to provide planning and scheduling training for Granite employees across the nation.

    His passion for planning and scheduling is reflected in his involvement within industry organizations including AACEI, PMI SCOP / SEI, PMCOS and Planning Planet / Guild of Project Controls.


  • Raphael M. Dua
    Jan 1962

    Raphael M. Dua has been working for the past 55 years in the Project Management field as both a Planning & Cost Scheduling Engineer and a Project Manager/Director. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors a Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management. In addition he is a member of the Australian Computer Society (was also member of the British and New Zealand Computer Societies) as a PCP as well as an Associate Member of the British Institute of Management. He was Federal Vice-President of Defence And Industry Course Association and is currently a councillor. He is a member of the PMI COS and PMI EVPM groups.

    Raf spent almost 32 years with the British Computer Company International Computers Ltd (ICL) [Now Fujitsu in Australia and New Zealand], in various parts of the world; where he co-authored the entire Critical Path & PERT software packages ICL produced from 1958 to 1984. These were ICT 1300 Series PERT, ICT 1500 Series PERT, ICT 1900 Series PERT, ME29 PERT, 2004 PERT, VME PERT being the last one in 1983. During the years from 1959 until 1983, Raf contributed to the many original ideas in CPM technology invented BY ICT, such as Pool Resources, Progressive Feed (Ladders) and Hammocks and the Short Path Node. As well as Multi Sub Project Resource Scheduling using Decision Tables. Raf was seconded from BTM (as ICL was in those days) to work with Kelly & Walker (the original authors of the Critical Path technique) in 1956/7 and later with Booz Allen Hamilton (the originators of the PERT technique) on the Fleet Ballistic Weapons Program (Polaris) project for the US Navy in 1958 - 60. (RCA 301 PERT).

    From 1978 he consulted to Micro Planning International Ltd in the UK for the development and production of Micro Planner X-Pert for MAC and Windows.

    In addition to designing and writing project management software: Raf has spent many years consulting as a cost schedule and planning engineer to both government and private companies on projects too numerous to mention. Some major projects were Bougainville Copper Mine for Bechtel Corp and CRA, Nuclear Power stations for the CEGB in UK. The electrification of British Rail Eastern Region; Construction of the Oberon Class Submarines for Scotts’ Dockyard in Scotland which culminated with 22 years of submarine refitting of the Oberon’s at Cockatoo Dockyard in Sydney. In addition many major warship construction and refit projects for the RAN, RN and RNZN were also managed and scheduled. Raf used ICL’s CPM/PERT software from 1960 to 1986 to manage projects in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and throughout many other Asian countries for a wide range of ICL clients both private and government.

    Since 1966 he has lectured extensively in Europe, Australia and New Zealand at various universities as both Senior Lecturer and lately at University of Melbourne as Visiting Fellow in Building, Architecture and Planning for the Masters degree in Construction Management.

    He has contributed to several books as well as being a co-chairman of the Australian Standards committee on Earned Value performance Measurement, culminating in the AS4817:2006 standard being published and is currently a committee member of the ISO/CD 21500 Standard for Project Management.

    From late 2002 for four years Raf was the Senior Planner and Scheduler for the NZ government Department of Corrections RPDP project which had a budget of $NZ1.1 billion. This project was unusual in that it was located on four disparate and rural sites across both the North and South Islands. The project was both a Collaborative Work Agreement (a better form of alliance) using Earned Value Methodology. It was a first for New Zealand as a Complex Project Management project and required an ability to work the RPDP Schedule & Plan with over 70 major collaborative partners as well as on 50 sub collaborative partners, some who were involved in more than one of the sites. Each of the sites involved water treatment plants and water reticulation pipe work to current best practice in water conservation. Both Micro Planner and P3 software was used on this project. All the four projects opened up on time and somewhat less than budget as the Gainshare option was invoked.

    From Nov 2006 until Jul 2007 Raf was the Senior Planner and Scheduler for the Eastern Alliance of the Queensland Government’s Western Corridor Recycled Water project using P3 and Suretrack in Brisbane. This project consisted of three stages and Raf was responsible for the establishment of the master plan for all three stages as well as the detailed planning for Stage 1a. The project consisted of over 90Kms of pipeline with water treatment plants as well as pump station. It consisted of trenching and micro tunnelling and HDD boring. The value of stage 1A was expected to be approximately $150 million. In addition to the planning, site project procedures were set up for other planners to follow later in the project.

    From July 2007 Raf was been contracted by Boeing Australia Limited to provide Planning and Scheduling consulting and training for the F-111 Strike Maintenance project. In addition he will be developing a Planners and Schedulers manual specifically for Boeing Australia Limited. This work was completed by late June 2008 and Micro Planner X-Pert for Windows was used for developing schedules and the EVPM.

    Since 2008 until now he is consulting as Lead/ Senior Planner and Scheduler for the new Orange Hospital and Associates Health Services project with a value of $AUD235 million and a thirty month building duration in New South Wales.

    Since January 2010, Raf has become the sole owner of Micro Planning International LLC after retirement of some of the other original owners.


  • Matthew Edwards
    Jan 1973

    705

    Matthew is a member of the CIOB, Institute of Engineers Ireland, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Environmentalist.

    Matthew background is planning and project controls. 

    He is a keen advocate of BIM and helped shape the Planning & Scheduling Standard of Practice for the Guild of Project Controls.


  • Michael Farin
    Dec 1997

    Michael Farin has over 18 years of experience on a variety of complex construction projects including those in buildings, roads and infrastructure, rail transportation, oil and gas, and power generation industries. He has a strong background in all phases of construction project management, combined with broad experience in critical path method scheduling, cost control, earned value management, contract management, delay and disruption analysis, loss productivity, EoT and cost claims, and dispute resolution.

    At Hawk International, he is responsible for developing the Project Controls training, standards and procedures, providing scheduling, estimating, and claims expertise, as well as taking on project control responsibilities on project site as needed. Has a strong knowledge in the FIDIC form of contracts, from administration to claims. He is an active member of PMI (The Project Management Institute) and SCL (The Society of Construction Law).  

    Michael Farin is a Registered Civil Engineer in the Philippines and a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP).


  • David Forrest
    Jan 1975

    549
    David is a qualified engineer who has over 40 years project management experience, with circa 25 years in the defence industry and 15 years as a consultant working in most industries including Rail, Construction, Power Generation, IT, Oil and Gas, he is also a practicing Risk Manager and has been involved in claims litigation.

    He is the Managing Director of Enterprise Project Management Solutions Limited, a company that specialises in the Oracle Primavera suite of applications, an area that he has specialised in for over 15 years having been involved in Primavera Enterprise deployment in Motorola, British Energy, Alstom Power and GE Oil and Gas to name a few.

    Aspirations To be involved in setting up and running PPCD with the objective of introducing professional recognition for Planners, Project Controllers and associated personnel on a global basis.


  • Jackie Gilliland
    Dec 1981

    Jackie has a total of 30 years of planning and scheduling experience.

    He started off his career in maintenance and maintenance planning. He later entered the industrial engineering field prior to moving to construction project planning in 1991.

    Jackie’ has experience ranging over Construction, CM, EPC, EPCM and Owner projects covering the full range from minor to mega, multi discipline projects, portfolios and programmes.

    He has extensive experience working on projects with major companies within South Africa. Clients worked with include Iscor Steel, SASOL, Natref, Engen, Sapref, Escom, De Beers, and Anglo. Project experience ranges over Petrochemical, Mining and Power projects.

    Jackie is a specialist in the rolls of the planning and scheduling discipline, including that of assurance, guidance and governance. He has a keen interest in planner and planning and scheduling development and supporting this role in the project management office.

    He is a member of PMI and holds the PMI-SP (Scheduling Professional) accreditation.


  • jeff hadjail
    May 2008
     QUALIFICATION:
    *Experienced in Civil, Road, Building Construction and Marine Works.
    *Experienced in Electro-Mechanical for Construction.
    *Experienced in Cost and Estimates.
    *Experienced in Project Construction Management (using P3/P6) and MS Project.
    *Experienced in Safety and Security, Risk Management, Safety and Health regulations and laws pertaining to the workplace environment.
    *Experienced in Computer Aide Design (Auto-CAD 2007, WS, Excel).
    *Creative, preservative, can work well under pressure.


  • Patrick Kelly
    Sep 1998

    596

    Mr. Kelly, PSP has more than 15 years in construction management and government contracting for transportation, facilities, and critical structures assignments, providing project controls, scheduling, and disputes resolution services, for contractors and owners in small and large construction projects at the federal, state, and local level. 

    He has provided forensic schedule analysis and litigation support on construction methodology, cost analysis, and delay/disruption issues. 

    Mr. Kelly has also written several articles on scheduling and delay analysis, and has provided training to schedulers and analysts in a variety of forums.


  • SNEHLATA KUMAWAT
    Jul 2008

  • Vladimir Liberzon
    Jan 1971

    PMP, Vice-President of Moscow, Russia PMI Chapter.

    Vladimir Liberzon developed his first professional CPM software for mainframe computers in 1978. This software included sophisticated resource leveling and was used in the Soviet Union for project and resource management.

    When the Iron Curtain fall he created the company that developed Spider Project – advanced project management software that is now most popular professional PM tool in Russia and is used in 28 countries.

    Vladimir believes that effective use of PM tools can be achieved only with implementing mature project management culture in the companies that manage projects. Spider Project Team not only developes project management software but is also involved in consulting and training of its cistomers. Spider Project Team is Global Registered Education Provider PMI and has branches in many Russian cities and in Belarus, Brazil, Romania, and Ukraine. The customers of Spider Project Team represent almost all industries including Aerospace & Defense, Banking, Construction, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Metallurgy, Mining, Oil & Gas, Retail, Shipbuilding, Software development, Telecommunications, etc.

    Vladimir was and is involved in management of many large scale programs. The programs that are managed with Spider Project and Vladimir’s help today include preparation of Winter Olympic Games 2014, development of Russian Pacific Area, preparation of World Student Games 2013, etc.

    In 1997 Vladimir founded Moscow PMI Chapter – the first PMI Chapter in Russia and now serves as its Vice President. He teached project management in the leading Russian business schools, published 4 books and more than 150 papers on project management. He participated in the development of PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling.


  • Darek Lipski
    Aug 1999

  • Stephen Lowsley
    Sep 1983

    Stephen has over 37 years experience in the construction industry with the majority of this time being spent in the planning and co-ordination of a wide variety of construction projects both in the UK and Middle East. Although much of his experience relates to building works he also has experience of the rail and process engineering industries.

    His experience covers a very broad spread of construction projects in Design and Build, Management, Turn-Key and traditional contract forms. This experience has included planning and co-ordination at tender, design and implementation stages. Stephen is familiar with the leading available planning software.

    Since the early 1990’s Stephen has worked mainly as a consultant specialising in planning oriented project management and control. Over the last fifteen years his work has been largely focused on time related disputes and he has been appointed as expert on many occasions in respect of Adjudication, Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation. Stephen is presently employed as Divisional Director with Project Planning Limited.

    Stephen gained a MSc. in Construction Management, in 1993 and is a member of the APM, an incorporate member of the CIOB as well as a member of the Society of Construction law.

    Stephen is the co-author of the book ‘About Time – Delay Analysis in Construction’ published by RICS books.


  • Geoff Mann
    Aug 1976

    615
    Company: Director, DAL-Sterling Ltd., Forensic Consultants

    Geoff has over 35 years experience in the Building and Engineering Construction Industry.

    He has variously worked in estimating; planning; procurement; commercial and project management roles in Europe, North America, Middle East, E. Africa, Russia and East Asia.

     

     

    Industry Experience: 

    • Motorways, Roads, Bridges and Viaducts.
    • Reclamation and major earthmoving
    • High rise structures (Steel and RC)
    • Water processing, hydropower, pumping stations and sewage treatment works
    • Railways
    • Industrial Estate Developments
    • Tunnels (TBM, Microtunnelling & Pipejacking, Traditional D&B)
    • Power Generation, Nuclear and Military Installations
    • Foundation and Piling works
    • Waste coal recovery, Chemical & Pharmaceutical plants
    • Oil & Gas: Onshore process plants & pipelines
    • E&M: Power & process engineering, Microchip fabrication tool-lines and hook-ups.

    Since 1994, he specialized in providing dispute advisory and resolution services and, in this capacity, he has undertaken numerous expert advisor and witness appointments in the forensic planning and cost quantum disciplines.


  • Paul McCarthy
    Sep 1980

    Since 1990 Paul has worked in a wide range of consultancy assignments in the role of Programme Controls Manager. Key rail assignments with Transport for London (TfL) / London Underground include the Victoria Line Upgrade project, Cooling the Tube programme and the Prestige project to design and supply the ‘Oyster’ contactless smartcard system for London covering tube, trains, buses and trams along with significant roles at THALES.

    Paul’s formative years were spent in the Oil and Gas industry, followed by assignments with clients including: British Nuclear Fuels, ICL, Symonds Travers Morgan, WS Atkins and Kodak. Paul has considerable avionics systems / defence experience gained on the New En-Route Control Centre (NERC) project with IBM and the F-16 TARS and Astor programmes with General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

    Paul is a full Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM).


  • Mohd Nizam
    May 1996

    566
    Mohd Nizam Daut is a 36yrs old Senior Planning Manager in MMC-GAMUDA JOINT VENTURE involved in Electrified Double Track project in North Malaysia. Has over 16 years experience in project planning in various nature of project such as Buildings, Highway and Railway, mainly in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and India.

    He started his career as a Technical Assistant in one of major contractor in Malaysia before fully involved as a Planner. He was the lead planner for Support Service for Primavera dealer in Malaysia. Over 16 years of his career, he has also involved in various prestigious project such as KL - Ipoh railway project, F1 circuit in KL, and few other prestigious projects.

    A graduate from Malaysian Technology University (UTM) in Civil Engineering in 1996.  During his study, he has actively involved in sport and rectional activities and won various awards and medals.  Represent varsity in canoeing in various tournaments and Johore state in Malaysian games in 1995.


  • Kevin Norman
    Aug 1980

    597
    Kevin is 60, married with two children and 4 grandchildren.

    Thirty plus years working in Project Controls in the UK and overseas has left its scars and memories. Added to that some Field engineering roles that have given me a good insight of the problems poor engineering and planning can cause and the need for the 5 P’s to be maintained. I still have the capacity to learn, every new position I undertake teaches me something new.
    I am highly experienced and motivated senior planner with extensive experience of monitoring, coordinating different disciplines to resolve interface concerns and controlling projects, providing clients with added value through effective project controls on small projects working under own supervision to being a member of a large international team on multi-billion dollar projects.
    My experience covers Energy/Oil & Gas/Petro Chemicals/Rail/Food related industries with extensive project capability. This experience has been gained whilst working for various local and international companies such as, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, ExxonMobil, Transfield Worley (NZ), Mitsui Babcock, Suez Fabricom, Foster Wheeler, ABB, Petroleum Development Oman, Dubai Petroleum Company, Amec and SLP.
    As a senior/lead I recognise the need for strong leadership skills, am able to coerce information from different engineering levels to resolve planning and engineering issues. From my planning experience I was also given the role as Field Project Engineer which combined with my extensive planning capability enabled me to resolve construction clashes and highlight potential issues during method statement revues. When carrying out the process of Senior/Lead planning, I am able to utilize a combination of technical knowledge, social and personal skills and conceptual ability to ensure projects/tasks are completed to the mutual satisfaction of all stakeholders.
    I have also undertaken roles as a mentor to graduates who have chosen to be either project engineers or project controllers.
     


  • Pete Oakander
    Jan 1974

    EDUCATION

                 Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management with Minor in Business

                1990 to 1994, Boise State University, Boise, ID

    COMPUTER LITERACY

    Applications in Primavera Project Planner (P3/SureTrak), Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office

    ASSOCIATIONS

    Project Management Institute – College of Scheduling – Director of Scheduling Excellence Initiative

    Planning Planet – Member

    Military Order of the Purple Heart – Commander of the Chief Joseph Chapter 509 of the MOPH

               


  • Sam Onumah
    Sep 2000

    633
    Sam Onumah is currently a contractor (Lead Planner/Scheduler) to Urenco USA based in Eunice, New Mexico, where he leads a group of planners/schedulers in developing and managing schedules to support a $3billion nuclear enrichment facility construction project.

    He has 12 years of progressive experience in engineering, construction management and project controls with expertise in planning, schedule analysis, cost estimating, risk management and earned value methodologies.

     

     

    His previous industry experience includes working as:

    • Contractor (Senior Planner/Scheduler) to Bechtel Corporation, Houston, TX, where he implemented project execution plans to develop schedules to support a $9billion crude refinery expansion project in Port Arthur, TX.
    • Assistant Project Manager with Kleinfelder Inc, Hanover, MD, where he also worked as a design engineer. He worked on environmental restoration projects which included design, procurement, drilling, and installations of remediation systems and reporting of project progress to management and state organizations.
    • Project Engineer with Central Florida Testing Laboratories, Clearwater, FL, where he worked on geotechnical projects. His responsibilities included developing project scopes, budgets, and proposals.

    He has a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Project Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and is currently pursuing an MBA in Project Management.

    He has membership in the following organizations:

    • Project Management Institute
    • Planning Planet
    • American Association of Cost Engineers International

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