Efficient, Accurate Cost Estimating

June, 25-27, 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

Speaker Faculty

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Jammie Simonds
Director of Electric Project Estimating
National Grid

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

14.30 | Establishing Internal Collaboration Between Departments to Improve Accuracy of Estimates

09.20 | The Utility Perspective: What Factors & Criteria Determine a Quality Bid?

Jackie Becker
Manager of Cost Engineering & Project Controls
Ameren

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

15.10 | PANEL: Analyzing Future Trends & Forecasts for the Electric Utility Industry

08.50 | CASE STUDY: Introducing New Software to Improve Data Sharing & Ease Estimating Practices

Kurt Traub
VP Transmission & Distribution Line Engineering
Ampirical

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

11.20 | Establishing Processes to Improve the Detail & Scope of Designs & Engineering Documents to Better Inform Estimates

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

15.10 | PANEL: Analyzing Future Trends & Forecasts for the Electric Utility Industry

Reeyna Daniel
Construction Estimating Supervisor
Utility Representative

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

16.10 | Reviewing a Formal Structure for Collection & Analysis of Historical Data

Jeff Spence
VP Substation Engineering
Ampirical

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

12.00 | CASE STUDY: Exploring the Use of BIM in Substation, Transmission & Distribution Design

Alex Monn
Senior Substation Engineer
MISO

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

16.50 | CASE STUDY: Reviewing How MISO Leverage Data to Develop Conceptual Estimates for Transmission Projects

13.40 | PANEL: What Makes a Quality RFP & How Can This Reduce Overpricing?

David Reinemann
Director of Estimating
Henkels & McCoy

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

13.40 | PANEL: What Makes a Quality RFP & How Can This Reduce Overpricing?

Todd Hunt
Senior Project Manager
Burns & McDonnell

Mani Amini
Project Manager at The Spear Group & Utility Representative
Florida Power & Light

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

08.40 | KEYNOTE: Establishing Better Relationships Between Utilities, Engineers & Contractors to Improve Quality of Estimates

Alex Vermoer
Senior Supervising Engineer
PEPCO Holdings

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

13.40 | PANEL: What Makes a Quality RFP & How Can This Reduce Overpricing?

10.40 | Revealing Ways Utilities Review Estimates Submitted by Contractors

09.20 | The Utility Perspective: What Factors & Criteria Determine a Quality Bid?

Trey Childers
Director of Preconstruction
Sentry Electrical Group Inc.

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

11.30 | Part 2: Using Risk Awareness to Strike the Balance Between Providing Adequate Contingencies & Submitting Competitive Bids

10.50 | Part 1: Establishing a Formal Process for Risk Management & Developing Risk Registers

Geoff Zeiss
Principal
Between the Poles

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

13.50 | Analyzing How to Better Build Subsurface & Environmental Risk into Estimates

Vishal Patel
Chief Estimator – Industrial/Renewable
Cummings Electrical

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

13.40 | PANEL: What Makes a Quality RFP & How Can This Reduce Overpricing?

Steve Meidinger
Senior Estimator – Energy & Renewables
Mortenson

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

09.30 | INTERACTIVE SESSION: Tackling Software Challenges & Optimizing Excel Systems

12.10 | Conceptual Estimating: How Can You Better Manage Risk When Dealing with Limited Time & Incomplete Scope?

Jeff Albright
Manager of Estimating
Davis H Elliott Co.

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

13.40 | PANEL: What Makes a Quality RFP & How Can This Reduce Overpricing?

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

14.30 | PANEL: Understanding How to Better Approach & Manage Risk Across the Client & Contractor

Tim Franklin
Lead Substation Estimator
Sentry Electrical Group Inc.

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

11.30 | Part 2: Using Risk Awareness to Strike the Balance Between Providing Adequate Contingencies & Submitting Competitive Bids

10.50 | Part 1: Establishing a Formal Process for Risk Management & Developing Risk Registers

Matt Thompson
Estimator III
Mortenson

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

14.30 | PANEL: Understanding How to Better Approach & Manage Risk Across the Client & Contractor

Eric Lucas
Estimator – T&D
Capital Line Electric Builders Inc.

Day One

Tuesday June 26, 2018

13.40 | PANEL: What Makes a Quality RFP & How Can This Reduce Overpricing?

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

14.30 | PANEL: Understanding How to Better Approach & Manage Risk Across the Client & Contractor

Glenn Fox
Director of SUE
CP&Y

Day Two

Wednesday June 27, 2018

14.30 | PANEL: Understanding How to Better Approach & Manage Risk Across the Client & Contractor