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AACE Seattle Section September 2010 Meeting
Rock Salt Steaks & Seafood
Seattle, WA
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AACE Seattle Section September 2010 Meeting
Please join us for networking and technical education with AACE Seattle:

Social Hour is 5:30-6:30pm
Dinner is 6:30-7:15pm
Presentation will be from 7:15-8:30pm

The AACE Seattle Section is pleased to open our new membership year with a presentation by Greta Martin and Jeff Ottesen.  Greta and Jeff will be providing a brief history of the advent of Critical Path Methodology (CPM), and citing professional practitioners who have contributed to the further development of CPM-related Forensic Schedule Analysis.

In his Socratic dialogue, "The Republic," Plato calls necessity the mother of invention.  With the advent of CPM scheduling in the late 1950s, the need for a new discipline in scheduling analysis was borne and various methodologies emerged. Fifty years later, at least nine different types of CPM analysis exist, and variations made within each type render an even larger number. In the claims industry, where an expert's credentials are key and compliance with Daubert criteria matter, claimed authorship and acceptance of a methodology is often disputed. In an effort to diffuse such conflicts, research was performed and a chronology formulated to track the evolution and acceptance of CPM analyses.  This presentation summarizes results of this effort, recognizes pioneers in CPM schedule analysis, and lists contributions made to the new discipline that today we commonly call, Forensic Schedule Analysis.

Greta Martin received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. She is a registered PE in the state of Washington and a certified PSP. Greta has been working in the field of construction claims serving the architecture, engineering and construction industries for over 10 years. Currently she works for Alta Cascade, Inc., and Project Controls & Forensics (PCF). Greta enjoys camping with her husband and two children with their "camping gear that costs more than a good hotel."

Jeff Ottesen received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in Washington, Utah, Wyoming, and Texas, a certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), and a Certified Forensics Claims Consultant (CFCC). He has more than 20 years experience having worked as a planner, designer, contracts manager and claims consultant. Mr. Ottesen is a principal owner of Alta Cascade, Inc. and part owner of Project Controls & Forensics. He is an avid college football fan who feigns golf in the off-season.

The member price for this event is $26 if you register by September 6, $31 for last minute registration.  Non members pay $36 (early) and $41 (after September 6).



Rock Salt Steaks & Seafood
1232 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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