Past Presentations

DECEMBER 2019 - Flyer

Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Topic: Holiday Gathering

Location: Golden Road Brewing Pub OC, 2100 E Orangewood Ave, Anaheim CA

NOVEMBER 2019 - Flyer

Date: Wednesday, November 13th 2019

Topic: The Model Based Workflow

Speakers: John Cowles IV, Senior Vice President at Hathaway Dinwiddie

Location: Karl Strauss Brewing Company 600 Wilshire Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90017

OCTOBER 2019 - Flyer

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

Topic: Building a Digital Twin

Speaker: Frank Peters, cBIM Program Manager at Los Angeles World Airport

Location: Grimaldi's Pizzeria 2121 Rosecrans Ave Ste 1399, El Segundo, CA 90245


Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Topic: Alignment and Integration of Asset Management and Program Management

Speakers: Robert Raynes, Director – AMCL North America & Duncan Hassall, Motive Power

Location: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 600 Wilshire Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90017

JULY 2019

Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification Training

Dates: Thursday, July 18th, 2019 Friday, July 19th, 2019 Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Location: Southern California Edison Office

2 Innovation Way, Bldg#2 Room#180B, Pomona, CA 94520

MAY 2019

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Topic: USC’s Los Angeles Coliseum Project Tour

Location: 3911 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles CA 90037

Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 (DEFERRED TO A FUTURE DATE)

Location: Daily Grill Irvine 2636 Dupont Dr, Irvine CA 90037

Date: Friday, May 17th, 2019

Topic: Utilization and Multiplier–Which to Use and Why?

Speaker: John Kuprenas and Brandon Hays

Location: Virtual Meeting

APRIL 2019

Date: Tuesday April 16th, 2019

Topic: Early Adopter Program of Oracle Prime

Speaker: Ken McBroom - McCarthy Director of Planning and Scheduling

Location: El Torito Grill - Brea 555 Pointe Drive Brea, CA 92621

Date: Friday April 19th, 2019

Topic: Primavera's Float Path Calculation: Review & Analysis of Applications

Speaker: Roger Nelson, PE PSP and Patrick M. Kelly, PE PSP

Location: Virtual Meeting

MARCH 2019

Dinner Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Speaker: Steven Feng, PE, LEED-AP

Topic: Basic Methods of Project Controls Reporting With Power BI

Location: DPR Construction, 88 West Colorado,Suite 301,Pasadena, CA91105

*Western Winter Workshop

Date: Thursday 21st thru Sunday 24th March

Location: Harrah's Lake Tahoe CA


Date: Wednesday, February 20

Speaker: Stephanie Lightner, PMP

Topic: Long Beach City College's 1.5B Capital Program

Location: Naples Rib Company 5800 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803


Date: Wednesday,January 30

Speaker: Rick Clarke, LA Metro

Topic: Managing LA Metro’s $160B Transportation Program On-Time within Budget

Location: LA Metro Office, 1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

2018 Dinner Meeting

Case Study: Project Controls using CPM|Axis

Adam Trimm, Capo Projects Group (CPG)


Speaker: Paul Self, BASIS

Topic: How AI Is Re-inventing The Way We Plan


Speaker: Ron Miller, LA OC Building & Construction Trades Commission

Topic: Project Labor Agreements: How They Work in the Public and Private Sector


Topic: Long Beach Civic Center Project Site Tour & Social Gathering

Project Location (at 4pm): 114 Chestnut Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


Topic: Gerald Desmond Bridge Project Site visit

Location: 11 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA

November 2018 Virtual Meeting

The Ten Biggest Lies in Project Controls by Glen Palmer, PSP CFCC and Chris Carson, FAACE PSP CEP DRMP

Paper Presentation

November 2017 Dinner Meeting

Brian Criss, DRMcNatty, Schedule Review Tips with Primavera P6

Slide deck: Schedule Review

September 2016 Dinner Meeting

Dara Hendrix, FTI Consulting

Slide deck: Scheduling Specifications_DH

November 2015 Dinner Meeting

Los Angeles County MTA

Richard Clarke, Executive Director, Program Management

Presentation slides click here

October 2015 Dinner Meeting

An introduction to MII Estimating software

BMike Nosbisch, VP Hill International

Presentation slides click here

January 2014 Dinner Meeting

The Future of Forensic Schedule Analysis

John Livengood, Managing Director, Navigant Construction

Click here for presentation slides

2013 Fall Symposium

Below includes list of presentations during the 2013 Fall Symposium sorted by presenter name. Please click on title below to view slides:

Ajit Chiplunkar - Application of P6 API for Project Control

Brian Boudreau - Los Angeles Metro’s $36 Billion Measure R Plan & Program Management

Brian Criss/John Blodgett – Integrated Reporting using Dashboards

Chris Keith – Earned Value Management

Dan McNair – Southern California Gas Company’s Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan

Don McNatty – Overview of Oracle Primavera Unifier & CM

James Johnson – Understanding the Results of an Integrated Cost/Schedule Risk Analysis

Jason Dodds – Navisworks Quantification 2014

James G. Zack – Trends in Construction Claims & Disputes

John Ciccarelli – State of the Association

John Livengood – The Future of Forensic Schedule Analysis

Joseph Poskie – Managing Risk & Contingency from the earliest stages of capital planning

Josh Rowan – The Great Crew Change & the role of Young Professionals

Ken McBroom/Richard Castaneda - Design/build hospital project

Mark Guevara – Contract Interpretation: Whose opinion will prevail?

Mark von Leffern/Vidya C. Dixit – Solar Energy powers the transmission grid in Mojave Desert

Mo Haidar – Sprinting towards digital facilities

Natalie Saylor – Market trends 2013 Construction Forecast

Neil Opfer – Effective construction cost controls methods

Panelist Session – Current & future trends in Project Controls

Razza Samia/Brian Lee – Utilizing robust EVM and schedule data

Ray W. Stratton – EVPrep™ Workshop

Tom Ross - California High-Speed Rail