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AACE Seattle Section February 13th, 2020 Dinner Meeting: Historically Underutilized Project Controls companies (SBE/DBE/WMBE, etc.)
Best Western Executive Inn
Seattle, WA
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TOPIC: Historically Underutilized Project Controls companies (SBE/DBE/WMBE, etc.)  This is our Story (Best Practices/Lessons Learned/Challenges/Approach)

As we make our Project Controls Methodologies, Practices and Guidelines perfect, we should be aware that part of these success are influenced by another important key player in Project Controls, our small business (SBE/DBE/MBE/WMBE) firms.  Experts in Project Controls Community does not always come straight from big companies.  Before these individuals became successful, they spent years perfecting their trades, started as consultants before establishing their companies.


John Haynes, PSP FAACE

John is a long time member of AACE having joined as a member and member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Bay Area Section in 2002. John joined with cause and purpose to bring back the Western Winter Workshop (WWW) and reinvigorate the San Francisco Section to a strong and contributing influence for the Bay Area. John is celebrating 19 years as Director of the WWW. He was President of the San Francisco Bay Area Section in 2004. He served four years on the AACE Board of Directors as Director Region 6 2010-2011, 2013-2015, and VP-Regions North America (Acting) in 2016.

He is currently the West Coast PM/CM Manager for Triunity, Inc. with over 30 years in the project controls/project management. He has worked for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), San Francisco International Airport, Amtraks Acela High Speed Rail, Caltrans/Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Bay Area Toll Authoritys San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and the BART Earthquake Safety Aerial Structures Retrofit program to name a few. John served as a Project Controls Engineer for construction of Civil/Industrial, Water/Wastewater, Information Technology, Mining and metals and GSA contracts. He is certified Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) since 2002. John is a Fellow of AACE International. He attended Western Washington Universitys School of Music and is a graduate of the Musicians Institute. John enjoys alpine skiing, golfing and cruising in the San Juan Islands.

Triunity, Inc. (Triunity) is a Washington State MWBE, DBE, and SCS professional service company founded in 2003. Triunity is also a certified DVBE. The firm employs approximately 80 employees across three offices (Denver  HQ, Seattle, and Los Angeles) solely focused on project controls, communications and electrical systems, and program and construction management. In the Pacific Northwest, personnel are involved with various projects for Sound Transit, King County Metro, and TriMet.


Karla Butler serves as a Senior Document Control Manager at Systems Consulting, LLC (SCL).  Ms. Butler has worked as a transportation professional in government and the private sector for more than a decade. As a Document Control Manager and Archivist, with a multi-modal transportation background, Karla holds a strong interest in the transit industry. She is a board member of the Red-Tailed Hawks, a program which empowers underrepresented youths to pursue a career in the aviation industry.  

Karla brings an impressive career in electronic data and records management, project coordination, planning and budgeting to the infrastructure industry.  She has served on capital programs at WSDOT, Sound Transit and King County which include the Washington State Tolling and Ferry Systems, Sound Transit Eastlink I90  Bellevue and the West Seattle to Ballard LRT legacy systems. Originally from London, England, Ms. Butler graduated from the Institut Catholique de Paris in France with a diploma in French Literature and Film, and holds a B.A in English Language and Literature from South Bank University, London, England.

About Systems Consulting, LLC (SCL)

Founded in 1999, SCL is a Washington State engineering and professional service firm specializing in Quality Assurance Management and Project Controls.  A certified MWBE, DBE and SCS company, SCL focuses on local, state and government contracts. Over the past two decades, the company has built a transportation and infrastructure portfolio that encompasses capital programs in Washington, Colorado, and California valued at over $20 billion in total project value to include Public Private Partnerships, transit, water, wastewater, interstate, highways, air and marine ports.

*** Please make every effort to sign-up for this meeting before 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 10th, so that proper number and choice of meals can be ordered. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated! Please also note that meal orders placed after noon on the Friday prior to the event cannot be guaranteed ***

Executive Inn by the Space Needle
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
(this location is wheelchair accessible)

Our meeting times have moved up by half hour as requested by several of our members.
5:00pm - Social Hour
6:00pm - Dinner
6:45pm - Program

The member price for this event is $35.00 if you register before 12:00 Noon on the Monday immediately preceding the meeting; late registration is $40.00.
Non-members price is $42.00 before 12:00 Noon on the Monday immediately preceding the meeting, and $48.00 thereafter.  
For individuals who are just Attending (No Dinner) is $30.00.  

The registration for dinner will be closed Monday, Feb. 10th, at 5:00 pm. After 5pm on Monday general admission tickets will go on sale, no dinner will be provided for General Admission tickets.

Register here:   https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4512145

Chile-Lime Seared Chicken Breast, Baked Salmon with a Citrus BBQ Sauce or Lemon Dill Crème Sauce, and Vegetarian (requires one week advance notice).

If you have specific dietary restrictions please contact us at aaceseattle@gmail.com so that we can accommodate you. The AACE Seattle Section will be rotating menu selections this program year; we are interested in obtaining your feedback!

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.

Visit the AACE Seattle Section on our new website at www.aaceseattle.org

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 normally meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through June (excluding December). Each meeting with a technical presentation qualifies for .25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your CCP/CEP/CFCC/DRMP/EVP/PSP recertification requirements.
Thursday Feb 13, 2020 6:00 PM - Thursday Feb 13, 2020 8:00 PM | $30.00 - $48.00


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



Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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