Seminar Program Added to the International TCM Conference Dubai, UAE - November 12-13, 2012
June 19, 2012
The AACE Education Board is planning to offer four two-day continuing education seminars in conjunction with the International Total Cost Management Conference in Dubai this November.
On the schedule for the two days prior to the opening of the International TCM Conference are:
CCC/CCE Certification Review Course (Instructor: Dr. Sean T. Regan, CCE CEP) - This course will enable attendees to be better prepared to take the Certification Examination beyond what they would likely achieve on their own. Professionals who attend this 2-day Certification Review Course are expected to be fairly well prepared to sit for the examination before arrival. This course is not intended to prepare a professional who routinely works in only one sub-element of cost engineering to pass the challenging Certification Examination, if they have done little study before the seminar. Attendees should have read and worked some problems in Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering, 5th Ed and Certification Study Guide, 3rd Ed, to become relatively comfortable with the contents of these books. They should also reacquaint themselves with college algebra, such as logarithms and exponents. Ideally, attendees would have completed, at some time in the past, a baccalaureate course in business or engineering statistics, as well as engineering economy or finance.
PSP Certification Review Course (Instructors: Julie K. Owen CCC PSP and Logan Anjaneyulu, CCE CEP PSP) - AACE International's PSP certification program offers specialty credentials for those who want to validate their skills and be formally designated as a Planning and Scheduling Professional. The certification is the first to provide both an examination and experience validation that enables industry to identify competent planning and scheduling professionals. This two-day course is intended to be a focused review of planning and scheduling principles and fundamentals, with additional emphasis on how the information may actually be presented in the exam. However, it will not substitute for a solid understanding of the “basics,” which can only be obtained through the kind of hands-on experience that is a prerequisite for taking the exam in the first place. If your experience is somewhat dated, however, the course will not only be a good refresher, it will also help you decide if you’re ready to sit for the exam or whether additional preparation is required.
Project Controls from the Owner’s Perspective (presented by Stephen L. Cabano and Paul G. Williams, Pathfinder, Inc.) - This seminar will cover Project Controls Industry “Best Practices” (approaches, methods, techniques and tools) suitable to an Owner organization’s project portfolio and specific projects. Topical coverage will include:
Project Controls Perspective (relative to Owner’s role)
Project Controls Process
Roles and Responsibilities for Project Controls (Project Manager/Engineer, Owner’s Project Team, Owner’s Project Controls Team/Representatives, Contractors)
Planning and Scheduling (Development and Baselining)
Cost Estimate/Budget (Development and Baselining)
Cost and Risk Analysis and Contingency (Development and Management)
Progress and Productivity Measurement
Cost and Schedule Management
Project Controls Reporting
Introduction to the NEC Forms of Contract (presented by Ian Heaphy, Navigant Consulting, Inc.) - The NEC is a suite of contracts that has a stated vision to become the global leader in promoting best practice procurement of works, services and supply. The NEC was not based on any previous contract forms and has been described by some as a radical departure from the traditional approaches to standard construction contracts.
The NEC forms are now the standard form of contract for infrastructure works in the UK and are being used on an increasing basis internationally. They have been used in the Middle East, Far East, Australasia and Africa. They can be used for all types of construction works and have been used for building projects, energy, rail, aviation, water and highways work.
The course will give those attending a basic introduction and overview of the NEC suite of contracts in particular the ECC 3rd Edition.
To register for the Conference and/or one of these seminars, go here. Registration fees for the seminar are US $1050 for AACE members and $1150 for nonmembers, for registrations received before October 1, 2012.
For hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Dubai, call +971 4 209 1234, or fax: +971 4 209 1235, or register by email at email@example.com. Rates are AED 790.00 single or double occupancy gulf view room king/twin, or AED 1246.00 single or double occupancy club king/twin.
The International Total Cost Management Conference will be the first educational conference sponsored by AACE International outside of North America and represents one of the several initiatives AACE International committed to as part of its strategic plan to expand international benefits and services. Currently, 27% of AACE members are outside of North America and UAE is now the largest AACE International section with over 340 members.