September 2014

Keys to On-Budget Completion of Capital Projects

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Keys To On-Budget Completion of Capital Projects
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Bryan McConachy, P.Eng., PMP – Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Aug 26, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by August 26, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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This one-day seminar will cover the following four keys to on-budget completion: Getting the Right Scope and Budget; The Control Process; People in Cost Management; and The Impact of Economic Cycles.
In the 40 years of my career in managing capital projects, I have seen cost management systems evolve from remote mainframes to having mainframe capacity on my desktop, my notebook, and my tablet.
However, this has not changed the success of delivering capital projects within their pre-determined budgets.
This one-day seminar will cover the following four keys to on-budget completion:
  1. Getting the Right Scope and Budget
  2. The Control Process
  3. People in Cost Management
  4. The Impact of Economic Cycles
Familiarity with capital projects would be an asset.
Attendees will learn:
  1. The importance of a defined scope and detailed cost estimate
  2. Alternative processes for analyzing risk and establishing contingency in both budgeting phase and cost management phase
  3. Change control processes and why they are seldom used
  4. Creating a simple cost management system
  5. The availability of commercial software for project controls
  6. The critical role that the economic cycle plays in on-budget completion
Target Audience
Engineers in transition from majority technical to greater involvement in managing significant capital projects
Bryan McConachy, P.Eng., PMP – Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd.
Bryan McConachy is a professional engineer / project management professional
with more than 30 years' experience in the management of a diverse range of projects and consulting in such areas as project oversight / owner’s representative, project delivery analysis and risk management. He has been the principal consultant with Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd. since 1981. Mr. McConachy is active in such organizations as the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering and the Project Management Institute (PMI).  He has obtained the Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) certification from PMI and in 1996, he was awarded the Honour of PMI Fellow. He has developed a number of one-day seminars as part of the APEGBC Continuing Professional Development program.

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