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Project Controls Expo 2015


Waiting for a good opportunity to visit an exhibition that will provide significant practical and theoretical awareness on Project Controls process, tools and techniques to its stakeholders? Well, luckily this will be taking place on Tuesday 13th October 2015 at Arsenal Stadium / Football Club (even better if you’re an Arsenal fan)! Project Controls Expo 2015 will be the largest event focused so clearly on providing insight into the world of project controls.

The PM Channel will be attending and filming this event.

This show is the most important event for those working within the spectrum of Projects Controls, not just from an educational perspective but also in terms of building a network and exploring career opportunities.

The Project Controls Expo 2015 is a celebration of Project Controls and is supported by APM, ACostE, ECITB and PMI-UK.  It highlights the value of Project Controls and the impact it can have when put to use effectively.

A few industries that will be represented at the event include:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
  • Rails
  • Infrastructure
  • Defence
  • Nuclear
  • Government

Key Highlights of Project Controls Expo 2015

  • Dedicated “Masteclass zone” aimed at senior professionals and executives
  • “Workshop Zone” offering 2 half day workshops
  • “Back to Basics” Masterclass zone targeted at “Beginners to Intermediate” Professionals
  • “Technology Zone” showcasing latest technology trends and updates
  • SME (Subject Matter Expert) Panels

Project Controls Expo are also introducing an exciting feature this year, “mobile app” to further enhance your experience at Expo. Key benefits of this feature are:

  • Access presentations while attending the session
  • Make notes against specific presentations
  • Interactive map
  • Contact delegates and expand your network and share your contact details with others
  • Surveys to voice your opinion
  • Notifications to ensure you don’t miss out the specific sessions
  • Personalised schedule to allow you to plan your day in advance
  • Social media interface to share the images, updates and news with your network instantly.

And if that wasn’t enough to tempt you (which i’m sure it was) Expo 2015 also offers breakfast, all day beverages, buffet lunch and an “evening social” (includes beer, wine and soft drinks) to all delegates followed by dinner for sponsors, speakers and selected guests.

So, don’t miss this chance and register to be part of this exciting event. For your convenience, here are some links

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Phone – 00 44 (0) 208 0900 350 / 00 44  (0) 7880 883722

Project Controls Expo 2014

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Project Controls Expo 2014 recently took place in the Emirates Stadium, London. The conference took place over one day and had three strands of speakers as well as designated networking time and space.

The PM Channel were invited, as one of the media partners, to attend and host a table as well as film one of the strands of content. The day was very constructive with lots of interesting questions being asked about the place of online training in the Project Management industry, we were sandwiched between APM and Gower Publishing and it was exciting to see so many new faces and industries taking an interest in progressing their Project Management knowledge with us and our neighbours.

Copyright Conference News: Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, the location of Project Controls Expo 2014

Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, the location of Project Controls Expo 2014

On the whole it was a very exciting day especially in such a special location (although we must confess that the football element of it mostly lost on The PM Channel team).

We filmed some great content which is now available on The new videos are available under the development package and are from the following authors:

David Bardoli – Progress, Position, Prediction – The Key to Completing Projects on Time

Ben Vaughan – Getting the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth from your suppliers

Mark Lee – Benchmarking Project Health: Enhancing Confidence, Assuring Delivery

Glenn Hide – Managing NEC3 contracts and the Associated Programme

Jim G Zack Jr – Constructive Acceleration – A Global Tour

Ken Phillips – Project Delivery, growth and collaboration


Project Controls Expo 2012 highlights

Project Control Expo was hold this year on the 31 Oct 2012 at the Twickenham Stadium.

21 speakers separated on three session were present and The PM Channel recorded 7 selected talks during this event. Find the details of the 7 presentations recorded by The PM Channel below:

Carl Dalton Project Controls Expo on The PM Channel

Carl Dalton, Senior Partner and Director at Polaris Consulting talked about The need to undertake Cost Estimating in support of decision making is recognized and is becoming even more important when funding is tight. It is important to understand ‘what things might cost’. Budgets can be set, resources allocated and target set once you have a good indication of a projects likely overall cost. This can be taken further by evaluating alternative designs, procurement options, operating regimes and support concepts so the whole life aspects can be considered. It is important to conduct Cost Estimating early in a project before costs are committed and when there is still time to influence the overall project cost. It is a not a one-off exercise and the project estimate should be iterated and updated on a regular basis and once the project has started in earnest, an ‘estimate-to-complete’ should be conducted on a similar basis.This presentation; Producing a Quality Cost Estimate; build on the last year’s presentation and provide hints, tips and ‘best-practice’ to help ensure a good quality estimate is generated. Carl has over 30 years of experience in providing management and technical consultancy to governments and industry. Carl has worked for a variety of government organisations and leading contractors in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australia. He specialises in Cost Analysis and Project Risk Management; generally on large complex programmes. These include large aircraft and ship programmes, military and non-military land vehicles, complex weapons, other transportation systems, software intensive programmes, personnel and commodities. He is experienced in utilising commercial available cost and risk management products and tools as well as developing bespoke solutions.

Paul Lomas Clark Project Controls Expo on The PM Channel

Paul Lomas-Clarke, Executive Director at Knowles (Part of Hill International Group). Paul sees many good claims and some bad ones. From his knowledge and experience he explains the background on how a decision is reached and the detail which should be included in submissions and documentation which are likely to affect whether a decision is favorable. Paul concentrates his presentation on the facts and figures need (and not needed) which will go to help or hinder a claimant or defendant to a claim.
Paul Lomas-Clarke is an Executive Director of Knowles and has worked in the construction industry on dispute resolution issues for nearly 40 years. He has been employed on preparing, defending and negotiating claims on a wide range of projects including oil refineries, nuclear power stations, motorway upgrades, shopping centres, multi-storey office complexes, and a range of social housing projects. He has experience of, and has reviewed, a wide range of contracts and sub-contracts including standard forms and non-standard forms. He is on the panel of a number of Adjudicator Nominating Bodies and practices regularly as an Adjudicator as well as being an accredited Mediator (with CEDR) and Arbitrator. He lectures extensively to trade associations and professional groups on various aspects of construction law and delivers Knowles in-house training syllabus.

Paul Wood Project Controls Expo on The PM Channel

Paul is the Capability Lead for Investment Analysis in BMT HiQ Sigma. He has many years of experience in the provision of impartial cost management services that deliver robust, soundly based programme cost estimates at all stages of the procurement lifecycle. Paul is also a member of the committee for the Society of Cost Analysis and Forecasting (SCAF). Prior to joining BMT Hi-Q Sigma, Paul enjoyed a very successful 20 year career with the UK Ministry of Defence. In the final eight years of Paul’s MOD career he specialised in Cost Forecasting, Risk Management and Estimating Assurance whilst working in the Cost Assurance and Analysis Service (CAAS) organisation. Paul is the Capability Lead for Investment Analysis in BMT HiQ Sigma. He has many years of experience in the provision of impartial cost management services that deliver robust, soundly based programme cost estimates at all stages of the procurement lifecycle. Paul is also a member of the committee for the Society of Cost Analysis and Forecasting (SCAF). Prior to joining BMT Hi-Q Sigma, Paul enjoyed a very successful 20 year career with the UK Ministry of Defence. In the final eight years of Paul’s MOD career he specialised in Cost Forecasting, Risk Management and Estimating Assurance whilst working in the Cost Assurance and Analysis Service (CAAS) organisation.

Ewen Maclean Project Controls Expo on The PM ChannelIn this presentation Ewen will be addressing a selection of the methodologies used in examining delay and disruption on construction projects such as planned versus as-built, impacted as-planned, collapsed as-built and time impact analysis incorporating windows analysis and tying these all back to project controls. – TBCEwen is an experienced and renowned expert in the field of programming; delay and disruption; and associated prolongation costs in relation to construction and engineering projects. In particular, he has worked for both international consultants and contractors and has first-hand experience of assisting and representing clients in litigation, arbitration, mediation and adjudication, both for the claimant and respondent. He has prepared numerous expert witness reports; drafted standard forms of contract and lectured on various commercial and contractual subjects within the construction industry. Ewen has also acted in commercial negotiations and settlements, resolving potential disputes as well as providing advice on contract procurement. Ewen is well versed in many of the standard forms of construction contract including the NEC, JCT, ICE, GC Works Conditions as well as bespoke forms of contracts including PFI contracts and has worked on contracts that span, inter alia, major building, civil engineering, oil and gas, mechanical and electrical, pharmaceutical, infrastructure including highways and rail as well as fit-out works.”

Martin Gregory Project Controls Expo on The PM Channel

A presentation focused on the importance of developing rational risk models when calculating and defending cost/schedule contingency. The presentation will highlight the weaknesses inherent in a number of common practices, and provide a series of tips for improving your approach to
developing a price or baseline.High performing and personable management Consultant with exceptional knowledge and experience of the MOD and its acquisition processes, project management, risk management, through life investment assurance, planning and scheduling. I specialise is risk management and have a proven track record in helping clients to radically improve their approach to risk management through the implementation of risk improvement programmes at project and enterprise level.

Guy Hindley Project Controls Expo on The PM Channel

All generic project management courses cover the importance of planning and scheduling and take the attendee through a basic critical path analysis process. Many vendors out there are ready and willing to sell you their latest and best computerised planning tool which if you would believe it will plan for you in a most effective manner. Some tools if you believe the hype will even deliver the project as you sit back in awe at the power of these modern computerised marvels. This presentation delivered by Guy Hindley takes an alternative view of planning and concentrates more on the people experiences of planning. With many years of experience of actually doing the job this presentation will covers Guy’s hints and tips and will hopefully provide food for thought for all attendees. Guy has been involved in planning, scheduling and risk analysis for many years. He is an experienced and highly committed planning and schedule risk analysis subject matter expert with BAE Systems. Guy has worked across a wide range of Projects for BAE Systems in the UK and abroad, although always based in the UK. The spread of project includes, but is by no means limited to fast jets, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, land based reconnaissance systems, automated manufacturing systems through to marble veneering. Guy is also an experienced Project Controls trainer, including the vital discipline of training needs analysis. Over the years Guy has also coached many in the nuances of this vital discipline. Guy is an active member of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control Special Interest Group. He is currently serves on the BSI Project Management work group as one of the 2 APM representatives.

Nick Brown Project Controls Expo on The PM Channel

Nick Brown is a Senior Principal Consultant with ARES Software UK Limited, a subsidiary of ARES Corporation. For more than 20 years, ARES has helped owners and contractors effectively manage and control capital projects. ARES is a $150M company with 850 employees around the world. Clients include Crossrail, ADAC, NNL and NASA.

Media Partnership announced with Project Controls Expo

Project-Controls-Expo-2012-540x272The PM Channel that was launched on 15 February 2012 is pleased to announce that it has been appointed media partner for Project Controls Expo to be held at Twickenham on 31 October 2012.

Project Controls Expo

PCO is the largest Project Controls central repository and knowledge base with presence in all 7 continents and over 150 countries. We are first choice of all Project Controls stakeholders (providers and consumers) as a venue for informational exchange across all industries that apply Project Controls principles.

Three will be plenary presentations and three parallel sessions at the Expo as well as an exhibition.  Commenting on the announcement, Andrew Delo, founder of The PM Channel said “We are pleased to have agreed this partnership with PCO and its backers.  We look forward to a successful event.”