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AACE Seattle Section May 10th, 2012 Meeting
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
Seattle, WA
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AACE Seattle Section May 10th, 2012 Meeting

Presented by Mark Grotefend, Brian Smith, & Steve Wageman

Are you having a difficult time convincing upper management of the importance of having an effective project controls function? Are you new to project controls and excited to learn about the key components of our profession? What can you do to overcome common obstacles to project controls implementation and ensure successful project execution?  The AACE Seattle Section has invited four local project controls experts to host a unique "Project Controls Clinic". Mark Grotefend, Brian Smith, and Steve Wageman will be offering their professional project controls advice (at no charge!) to attendees, similar to volunteers working for "Doctors without Borders". Bring your burning project controls questions to the clinic or post them with your meeting registration. You will walk away from the clinic with newfound knowledge, tips, and advice without paying expert consulting fees! The session will be moderated by Mark Chen, PE CCE PMP.

Mark Grotefend, CCC EVP

Mark Grotefend has over 30 years of project control experience in design, design-build, construction and program management in multiple industries including energy, education, healthcare, transportation, semiconductor, environmental, petrochemical, aerospace/defense, pulp and paper, and water / wastewater. Mark currently serves as the Western Region Project Controls Manager for Jacobs Engineering's Global Buildings group. Prior assignments include project controls management for clients such as the Port of Seattle, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Unified School District and Community College District, Microsoft, Intel, ARCO Alaska, British Petroleum, DoE, and DoD. Mark's service to AACE includes serving on the boards of the Seattle and Cascade Sections along with the International Board of Directors as Region 6 Director, VP of Regions, and President of the Association from 2009-2010. Mark is a Certified Cost Consultant (CCC) and an Earned Value Professional (EVP).

Brian Smith, CCC PMP

Brian Smith is the Project Controls Manager consulting for Hatch Mott MacDonald on WSDOT's Alaskan Way Viaduct Project. He is a veteran of many projects in the Puget Sound region having the opportunity to be involved with waste water, light rail, road & highway, tunnel, monorail, and aerospace projects, as well as mining, power cogeneration, and Department of Energy projects in the western United States. During this time, Brian transitioned from field engineering to project controls with a focus on cost engineering and has seen the range of project controls needs from clients range from single discipline support for scheduling, cost management, or estimating, to the multi-disciplinary approach required of larger multi-million and billion dollar projects and programs. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University, a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Washington, and certifications from AACE as a Certified Cost Consultant (CCC) and the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Steve Wageman, CCC PSP EVP

Steve Wageman, CCC PSP EVP, possesses over 30 years of general and project management experience, and is currently the Director of Education and Training Programs at MWH Program Management Central Services. He has consulted to many different organizations and industries across the United States including, for example, the Department of Energy, Boeing, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Steve has specialized expertise in scheduling, cost estimating, earned value management, risk management, and training. He is a Certified Cost Consultant (CCC), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), and Earned Value Professional (EVP) through AACE International, a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, and a Certified Technical Trainer Plus (CTT+) through CompTIA. He is also an Authorized Primavera Instructor with Oracle Corporation.

LOCATION (Wheelchair Accessible):
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

5:30pm - Social Hour
6:30pm - Dinner
7:15pm - Program

The member price for this event is $28.00 if you register on or before May 7th; late registration is $33.00. Non-members will be charged $36.00 on or before May 7th and $41.00 thereafter.

The AACE - Seattle Section must pay for all meals that are ordered. If you RSVP that you will attend, you are responsible for the bill of your meal. In addition, if you attend without an RSVP there is a possibility that your meal options will be limited from those listed above. If you would like to be added to the Seattle Section's mailing list to receive future notices about our meetings and events, please contact one of the presiding Officers or Directors.

Anybody interested in budget control, claims management, cost engineering, cost estimating, earned value management, planning and scheduling, project control, project management, value engineering, or risk management in any industry is cordially invited.

AACE - Seattle Section meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through May (excluding December). Each meeting with a technical presentation qualifies for .25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your CCC/CCE/CEP/CFCC/EVP/PSP recertification requirements.


Best Western Plus Executive Inn (View)
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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