AACE International Activities: David has been an active member of AACE since 2004, and served on the Region 1 - AACE Canada Board of Directors as Vice President for 2012-2013. He is also a Past President of the AACE Toronto Section and continues to serve as one of the board of directors. David presented a technical paper “Presenting an Estimate to Your Client” at the recent Association's Annual Meeting held in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Colangelo is a Toronto native. Until recent, he was capital cost estimating manager, and project controls manager, with mining client Kinross Gold working in the Toronto corporate headquarters. Prior to Kinross, David also worked in similar capacities with Vale Inco on large scale mining projects abroad. Prior to working on the client side, David spent most of his career in progressive leadership roles with large EPCM firms like Hatch and SNC Lavalin in the estimating and project controls realm on a wide variety of projects. David is a Certified Cost Professional, Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Project Management Professional, Professional Quantity Surveyor, Certified Construction Auditor, Construction Control Professional and Construction Estimator Certified. Graduated dean's list at Ryerson University in Toronto, holding a Bachelor of Technology specializing in Project Management.
Goals and Objectives: Being an active member in various professional associations helps me to appreciate the role AACE plays throughout our profession. The association has increased its membership, certifications, and offerings over the years to better serve members and continues to be a leader in the cost engineering field.
As Region 1 Director, I plan to:
Expand awareness of AACE International membership and benefits to students at various colleges and universities in the region. Promoting AACE as a formidable career choice to students is very important.
Support and promote membership growth across the region by engaging with employers, corporations and the local colleges and universities. In the Calgary and Toronto sections for example, we have had excellent success with certain employers in supporting and accepting AACE certifications within the project controls departments and groups.
Develop a growth plan with each section on strategies going forward aligned with corporate AACE corporate growth plans.
Work with sections toward identifying and creating new incentives for junior members to choose AACE International as their association of choice.
Support mentoring initiatives at the section level.
AACE International Activities: Cindy is a Project Controls Manager with more than 20 years experience in the oil and gas and construction industries. Currently employed by Hatch Ltd. in Calgary as the Project Controls Manager for Western North America. Cindy has worked on various multi-billion dollar mega projects and has worked with world-class international engineering and construction contractors. Cindy is a professional civil engineer and has incorporated her technical background into her extensive knowledge of project execution, estimate development, cost management, planning/scheduling and progress measurement. Cindy has a passion for project controls and is very active in the local section of AACE where she has been a board member since 2001 and was president from 2007-2008.
Over the years Cindy has provided project controls expertise to oilsands projects in Alberta as well as offshore oil and gas projects in eastern Canada. Major projects that Cindy has contributed to include the Hibernia Offshore Oil Project, Sable Offshore Gas Project, Shell Muskeg River Oilsands Project, Syncrude UE-1 Oilsands Project, ConocoPhilips Surmont 1 SAGD Project, Petro-Canada Fort Hills Oilsands Project, and the Total Joslyn North Mine Project. Cindy has also applied her project controls knowledge to wind power projects in Canada including the Suncor Wintering Hills Wind Power Project and the NextEra Ghost Pine Wind Power Project (both in the South Eastern Alberta). Most recently, Cindy has worked with Canexus Corporation to help manage the design and construction of their Unit Train Loading Facility Expansion in Bruderheim, Alberta. Cindy received her Certified Cost Professional (CCP) accreditation in August 2012 and has more recently completed a Masters degree in leadership. Cindy is known for her enthusiasm, quality work, and ability to lead and motivate a team.
Goals and Objectives: Short-term (1-3 years):
Continue working with AACE in a larger capacity to grow the visibility and membership of AACE in Canada.
Increase the awareness of AACE Certification in Canada, as well as grow the number of certified members in Canada.
Work with other AACE sections in Canada to share ideas, training materials and presenters.
Help grow AACE student sections in Canada.
Increase Canadian participation at the AACE AGM.
Increase awareness of the AACE Recommended Practices to Cost Professionals and Industries.
Assist with long-range planning for AACE Canada and AACE in general.
Coordinate cooperation activities with other professional associations in Canada.
Promote corporate membership across various industries in Canada.
Promote project controls as a career choice and raise its importance in successful project delivery.
Long-term (3-5 years):
Develop project controls curriculum that can be thought in a university or a corporate setting based on AACE Recommended Practices and Industry Examples.