The Latest Innovations in Project Performance

Report-Outs from Five Industry-Led Research Teams

AWP for project performance

A CII and COAA global best practice

Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is an integrated project delivery model that aligns the various stakeholders and optimized project performance across the entire asset lifecycle. It was developed through years of collaboration between owners, constructors, and technology providers with the oversight of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA). AWP is a global best practice being used by some of the leading companies in the world and has been found to improve safety (0 incidents in optimal cases), reduce costs (up to 10% TIC reduction), reduce rework (in some cases down to 0), shorten schedule and improve project predictability.

Key topics to be discussed in presentations, panels and case studies include: integrating the supply chain with AWP practices, AWP-integrated practices for construction completions, commissioning and startup, promoting the use of AWP, AWP data requirements and AWP digital threads to enable supply chain visibility on capital projects. All presentations will include audience Q&A time, and you will have the opportunity to interact with all presenters and panelists during built-in virtual networking time.

Agenda at a Glance

New Research Findings Presented in 2 Half-Day Sessions

The CII AWP Research Virtual Summit is 2 half-day sessions presented over 2 days. Attendees of the CII AWP Research Virtual Summit will qualify for 7 Professional Development Hours.

 

Day One: Integrated Advanced Work Packaging

September 1  •  1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Central)

Kick-off Introductory comments from CII Directors and the AWP CBA
RT-363 Integrating the Supply Chain with AWP Practices
RT-364 AWP-integrated Practices for Construction Completions, Commissioning and Startup
RT-365 Promoting the Use of Advanced Work Packaging
Close-out Joint comments of RT co-chairs about their research, with emphasis on how to use the findings


Day Two: Advanced Work Packaging Data

September 2  •  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Central)

Kick-off Introductory comments from CII directors and the AWP CBA about the importance of data and the use of both a technical committee and less-formal ad hoc team
Joint Working Committee Advanced Work Packaging Data Requirements
RT-TC-03 Advanced Work Packaging Digital Threads to Enable Supply Chain Visibility on Capital Projects
Close-out Joint comments of RT co-chairs about their research, with emphasis on how to use the findings

The Virtual Summit: Detailed Program

Quality Content Worth 7 Professional Development Hours

The Virtual Summit program is organized into two half-days: an afternoon of sessions and a morning of sessions. From 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM on day one, Summit attendees will enjoy interactive presentations and panels on topics relevant to promoting the use of AWP and improving the supply chain and CC&SU processes. From 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM on day two, attendees will hear about the latest research and development in the area of digital threads and AWP data requirements. Kickoffs and closing commentary on both days will help to tie the findings together and provide you with suggestions for an implementation path forward. All panelists and presenters are subject matter experts representing industry organizations leading the way in project performance initiatives, as well as CII members, directors and thought leaders in academia.

Day One: September 1

Kickoff

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Who is CII, what do they do, why should you belong? 

Who is the AWP CBA, what do they do and why should you belong?

Research Teams 363, 364 and 365: What did the teams do, and why did the presenters get involved?

Mike Pappas

Mike Pappas

Associate Director for Deployment, Construction Industry Institute

Dr. Mike Pappas is the Associate Director for Deployment at the Construction Industry Institute. He has more than twenty-five years of capital project management experience, including ten years of progressively responsible field experience managing domestic and international construction projects and facilities programs. As a self-employed consultant, he has helped clients develop effective project management solutions in the areas of project front-end development, execution, and dispute prevention/resolution. Project clients include ABB-Lummus, BE&K, Chevron, CCC Group, The Federal Facilities Council, NASA, Shell, TD Industries, Turner Construction Company, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Mike earned a Ph.D. and M.S.E. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Stephen Mulva

Stephen Mulva

Director, Construction Industry Institute

Dr. Stephen Mulva directs the Construction Industry Institute (CII), a research component of The University of Texas at Austin.  His current research projects are focused on the performance and productivity of capital projects in most sectors of the modern economy.  In addition to his responsibilities at CII, Stephen teaches graduate courses in Construction Engineering and Project Management at The University of Texas. Before coming to CII in 2007, Stephen taught Construction Management at Texas State University. He has held industry positions at Fluor, Bechtel, Phillips Petroleum and as a project management consultant for ePM. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Georgia Tech and two degrees from The University of Texas at Austin: a Master’s in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering.
Jamie Gerbrecht

Jamie Gerbrecht

Principal Construction Engineer, ExxonMobil and Co-Chair of AWP CBA, CII

Jamie’s 38 years with ExxonMobil have included positions in reservoir engineering, environmental/regulatory affairs, civil/facilities engineering, project execution planning, and construction/project management covering numerous projects across global locations. This included 15 years in ExxonMobil Development Company working execution planning and construction site management for major projects.

In the Construction Industry Institute (CII), Jamie is currently on the Board of Advisors, Downstream & Chemicals Committee, Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Community for Business Advancement (as Vice Chair), and research team on promoting the use of AWP.

Anabella Bolivar Martin

Anabella Bolivar Martin

Business Development and Project Management Professional, Hilti and Vice Chair of Supply Chain CBA, CII

Anabella has 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. She’s been with Hilti Corporation for over 13 years holding roles in engineering, technical marketing, project management and strategic business development. She is a results-oriented leader partnering with clients around the world to develop and implement value added solutions to improve project performance. Prior to Hilti she held construction management roles and successfully delivered projects in hospitality, retail and healthcare building sectors. Anabella has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science from the University of Texas in Construction Engineering and Project Management. Anabella represents Hilti in CII’s Board of Advisors, is CII’s Supply Chain Management CBA Vice Chair, and research team member in RT 344.
John Fish

John Fish

Director, Project Support Services for Ford, Bacon and Davis / S&B Engineers and Constructors

With over 50 years in the industry, John has been a leader in the design and automation of the Engineering and Construction Industry.  He served as the primary architect for a fully integrated Project Information Management System, implementation of 3D BIM CAD design along with an AWP compliant Visual Progress Modeling to support the Field Planners develop installation work packages.  He has served as a CII Board of Advisor since 1996 and chaired or contributed to numerous CII Research Teams related to Front End Planning, Automation, and AWP.
Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

Manager, AWP and Construction Excellence, Eastman

Mark Lambert is responsible for AWP Implementation and Construction Excellence within Eastman’s Worldwide Engineering & Construction organization. He has 30 years of experience in the process industry in the areas of mechanical engineering, reliability, maintenance, project management, and construction management.

Mark is currently working on building Eastman AWP procedures and driving integration. Eastman completes capital projects which range from new facilities to traditional revamp projects. Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers.

RT-363: Integrating the Supply Chain with AWP Practices

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Materials can be the greatest cost on a project, and the effective flow of materials is vital for project success. Despite the importance of materials, projects commonly run into supply chain problems. RT-363 presents its recommendations to improve the supply chain in three areas: process improvements, supplier integration, and the digital supply chain. These recommendations are framed in the context of AWP project execution but may also be implemented independently as part of effective project execution. Improving supply chain performance is seen to maximize the benefits of AWP programs – helping firms realize the potential of 25% improvements in productivity and 10% reduction in TIC that stems from the mature implementation of AWP. This presentation will make practical recommendations for implementation. 

Mike Reid

Mike Reid

Global Improvement Leader, Dow

Mike has held numerous engineering, logistics and supply chain roles during his 29 year career with Dow Chemical.  Located in Houston, TX, Mike is currently the Global Improvement Leader for Dow’s Integrated Materials Management Team.  He leads of team of dedicated materials management professions that are driving the implementation of work processes and tools to support Advanced Work Packaging and AutoID implementation efforts for capital projects and maintenance turnaround activities.
Anabella Bolivar Martin

Anabella Bolivar Martin

Business Development and Project Management Professional, Hilti and Vice Chair of Supply Chain CBA, CII

Anabella has 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. She’s been with Hilti Corporation for over 13 years holding roles in engineering, technical marketing, project management and strategic business development. She is a results-oriented leader partnering with clients around the world to develop and implement value added solutions to improve project performance. Prior to Hilti she held construction management roles and successfully delivered projects in hospitality, retail and healthcare building sectors. Anabella has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science from the University of Texas in Construction Engineering and Project Management. Anabella represents Hilti in CII’s Board of Advisors, is CII’s Supply Chain Management CBA Vice Chair, and research team member in RT 344.
William (Bill) O'Brien, PE

William (Bill) O'Brien, PE

Phil M. Ferguson Centennial Teaching Fellow, Professor, Associate Chair of Architectural Engineering, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Area(s) of Expertise: Construction Engineering Project Management

Educational Qualifications: Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, California, Civil Engineering, 1998; M.S., Stanford University, Stanford, California, Engineering-Economic Systems, 1994; M.S. Stanford University, Stanford, California, Civil Engineering, 1992; B.S. Columbia University, New York, New York, Civil Engineering, 1991

Technical Interests: Production Systems: project supply chain management, project controls; Computer Integrated Construction: information integration, collaborative systems, human-computer interaction, implementation issues

John Walker

John Walker

Vice President, Strategic Services at Jovix powered by Atlas RFID Solutions

Speaker biography coming soon!

RT-364: Integrated Practices for Construction Completions, Commissioning and Startup

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Past CII research has developed best practices for Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) and Commissioning and Startup (CSU) but never integrated the two concepts. Now, RT-364 has extended AWP by adding a CSU swimlane and establishing the concept of the System Work Package (SWP). The team created visualization models for the new SWPs, developed SWP key roles and responsibilities, mapped the SWPs to Installation Work Packages (IWPs), and showed examples of proper SWP release. By integrating AWP with the real end in mind – making product – your AWP project will capture opportunity savings it previously would have lost.

John Fish

John Fish

Director, Project Support Services for Ford, Bacon and Davis / S&B Engineers and Constructors

With over 50 years in the industry, John has been a leader in the design and automation of the Engineering and Construction Industry.  He served as the primary architect for a fully integrated Project Information Management System, implementation of 3D BIM CAD design along with an AWP compliant Visual Progress Modeling to support the Field Planners develop installation work packages.  He has served as a CII Board of Advisor since 1996 and chaired or contributed to numerous CII Research Teams related to Front End Planning, Automation, and AWP.
Joel Tremblay

Joel Tremblay

Construction Superintendent, Chevron

As a Construction Superintendent for Chevron in the San Joaquin Valley Business Unit, Joel Tremblay manages a team responsible for executing greenfield and brownfield small capital projects. A graduate of the University of Alberta, Canada with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a licensed professional engineer, Joel has 15 years of progressive responsibility. His experience spans multiple functions including operations, engineering, construction and commissioning; primarily in the oil and gas sector. Past significant accomplishments include supporting the development of Chevron’s corporate systems completion program and managing the 1st year training rollout across the corporation. Joel was also involved in the development of API’s Systems Completion recommended practice API 1FSC and has supported two past CII research efforts (RT-312 and RT333). He is currently an active member of CII research team 364.
Matt Sikstrom

Matt Sikstrom

Project Manager, Ontario Power Generation

Matt Sikstrom graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has worked in the Ontario electricity industry for over 15 years, and has spent the majority of this time developing and executing large capital projects with Ontario Power Generation. He has been involved with in-servicing almost $3 Billion worth of generating assets, and most recently managed the construction of a 44 MW solar generating facility on the site of the decommissioned coal generating station at Nanticoke, Ontario.

RT-365: Promoting the Use of Advanced Work Packaging

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is a CII Best Practice that promotes a disciplined process to systematically align disciplines across the project life cycle. AWP has been shown to improve the project delivery process, yet many organizations choose not to use it or remain unaware of its potential. RT-365 developed strategies and tools to promote the use of AWP, and then concentrated these resources into its AWP Concierge. Learn how this new CII resource can drive AWP implementation at your operation.

Robin Mikaelsson

Robin Mikaelsson

Principal, Construct-X

Highly experienced SME in Advanced Work Packaging and WorkFace Planning specializing in construction planning automation, fabrication and construction management.
Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

Manager, AWP and Construction Excellence, Eastman

Mark Lambert is responsible for AWP Implementation and Construction Excellence within Eastman’s Worldwide Engineering & Construction organization. He has 30 years of experience in the process industry in the areas of mechanical engineering, reliability, maintenance, project management, and construction management.

Mark is currently working on building Eastman AWP procedures and driving integration. Eastman completes capital projects which range from new facilities to traditional revamp projects. Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers.

Jamie Gerbrecht

Jamie Gerbrecht

Principal Construction Engineer, ExxonMobil and Co-Chair of AWP CBA, CII

Jamie’s 38 years with ExxonMobil have included positions in reservoir engineering, environmental/regulatory affairs, civil/facilities engineering, project execution planning, and construction/project management covering numerous projects across global locations. This included 15 years in ExxonMobil Development Company working execution planning and construction site management for major projects.

In the Construction Industry Institute (CII), Jamie is currently on the Board of Advisors, Downstream & Chemicals Committee, Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Community for Business Advancement (as Vice Chair), and research team on promoting the use of AWP.

Michael King

Michael King

Project Manager, AWP, Black & Veatch

Michael King has more than 20 years of diverse experience in construction working on EPC, EPCM, and C-only projects. He is a Project Manager with Black & Veatch and provides leadership and direction for the development of processes, training, and project implementation support related to Advanced Work Packaging (AWP). King is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Iowa.

 

Chuck Mies

Chuck Mies

Senior Manager, Worldwide Field Operations, Autodesk

Chuck is a member of the Autodesk World Wide Field Operations Team focused on looking at the application of technology to the entire ecosystem of a project, extending from preliminary design through operations and maintenance. In this role Chuck works on a global scale with owners in Industrial and other segments as a resource to assist these clients and the firms that work for them understand the value of digital processes and the ways to maximize their value. Chuck’s background includes 35 years of professional experience spread across the practices of Architecture, facilities management and technology consulting.
Neil Nuñez

Neil Nuñez

Corporate Construction Operations Manager, Bechtel

Neil Nuñez serves as the Corporate Construction Operations Manager responsible for the Construction Quality Management System within Bechtel. Neil Nuñez has over 14 years of experience with a specific focus in the construction of industrial facilities. Neil is currently working to develop integrated and cross-functional processes to implement Advanced Work Packaging in Bechtel, and supporting industry research through the Construction Industry Institute (CII) for the implementation of Advanced Work Packaging.

Day One Closing Comments

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The MC wraps up the day’s events. What did we learn? Where do we go from here? What are the next steps?

Mike Pappas

Mike Pappas

Associate Director for Deployment, Construction Industry Institute

Dr. Mike Pappas is the Associate Director for Deployment at the Construction Industry Institute. He has more than twenty-five years of capital project management experience, including ten years of progressively responsible field experience managing domestic and international construction projects and facilities programs. As a self-employed consultant, he has helped clients develop effective project management solutions in the areas of project front-end development, execution, and dispute prevention/resolution. Project clients include ABB-Lummus, BE&K, Chevron, CCC Group, The Federal Facilities Council, NASA, Shell, TD Industries, Turner Construction Company, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Mike earned a Ph.D. and M.S.E. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Stephen Mulva

Stephen Mulva

Director, Construction Industry Institute

Dr. Stephen Mulva directs the Construction Industry Institute (CII), a research component of The University of Texas at Austin.  His current research projects are focused on the performance and productivity of capital projects in most sectors of the modern economy.  In addition to his responsibilities at CII, Stephen teaches graduate courses in Construction Engineering and Project Management at The University of Texas. Before coming to CII in 2007, Stephen taught Construction Management at Texas State University. He has held industry positions at Fluor, Bechtel, Phillips Petroleum and as a project management consultant for ePM. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Georgia Tech and two degrees from The University of Texas at Austin: a Master’s in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering.
Jamie Gerbrecht

Jamie Gerbrecht

Principal Construction Engineer, ExxonMobil and Co-Chair of AWP CBA, CII

Jamie’s 38 years with ExxonMobil have included positions in reservoir engineering, environmental/regulatory affairs, civil/facilities engineering, project execution planning, and construction/project management covering numerous projects across global locations. This included 15 years in ExxonMobil Development Company working execution planning and construction site management for major projects.

In the Construction Industry Institute (CII), Jamie is currently on the Board of Advisors, Downstream & Chemicals Committee, Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Community for Business Advancement (as Vice Chair), and research team on promoting the use of AWP.

Anabella Bolivar Martin

Anabella Bolivar Martin

Business Development and Project Management Professional, Hilti and Vice Chair of Supply Chain CBA, CII

Anabella has 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. She’s been with Hilti Corporation for over 13 years holding roles in engineering, technical marketing, project management and strategic business development. She is a results-oriented leader partnering with clients around the world to develop and implement value added solutions to improve project performance. Prior to Hilti she held construction management roles and successfully delivered projects in hospitality, retail and healthcare building sectors. Anabella has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science from the University of Texas in Construction Engineering and Project Management. Anabella represents Hilti in CII’s Board of Advisors, is CII’s Supply Chain Management CBA Vice Chair, and research team member in RT 344.
John Fish

John Fish

Director, Project Support Services for Ford, Bacon and Davis / S&B Engineers and Constructors

With over 50 years in the industry, John has been a leader in the design and automation of the Engineering and Construction Industry.  He served as the primary architect for a fully integrated Project Information Management System, implementation of 3D BIM CAD design along with an AWP compliant Visual Progress Modeling to support the Field Planners develop installation work packages.  He has served as a CII Board of Advisor since 1996 and chaired or contributed to numerous CII Research Teams related to Front End Planning, Automation, and AWP.
Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

Manager, AWP and Construction Excellence, Eastman

Mark Lambert is responsible for AWP Implementation and Construction Excellence within Eastman’s Worldwide Engineering & Construction organization. He has 30 years of experience in the process industry in the areas of mechanical engineering, reliability, maintenance, project management, and construction management.

Mark is currently working on building Eastman AWP procedures and driving integration. Eastman completes capital projects which range from new facilities to traditional revamp projects. Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers.

Day Two: September 2

Day Two Kickoff

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Why are global data requirements so critical?

CII creates opportunities for industry collaboration – what are some of their research approaches?

The story of how the owners worked with CII to make the data requirements happen

What is the AWP CBA doing related to data and how do they collaborate with other CBAs?

Data research teams: What did the teams do, and why did the presenters get involved? 

Mike Pappas

Mike Pappas

Associate Director for Deployment, Construction Industry Institute

Dr. Mike Pappas is the Associate Director for Deployment at the Construction Industry Institute. He has more than twenty-five years of capital project management experience, including ten years of progressively responsible field experience managing domestic and international construction projects and facilities programs. As a self-employed consultant, he has helped clients develop effective project management solutions in the areas of project front-end development, execution, and dispute prevention/resolution. Project clients include ABB-Lummus, BE&K, Chevron, CCC Group, The Federal Facilities Council, NASA, Shell, TD Industries, Turner Construction Company, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Mike earned a Ph.D. and M.S.E. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
John Palmer

John Palmer

Associate Director for Technology, Construction Industry Institute

John Palmer is the Associate Director for Technology at the Construction Industry Institute. He has more than thirty years of capital project management experience, including over 20 years of progressively responsible experience with Industrial & Advanced Technology businesses.  John’s capital project experience includes long term expatriate assignments in Europe and Asia.  John is a registered Professional Engineer and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jay Moser

Jay Moser

PTE Construction and Fabrication, Shell

I provide global expertise support internally and represent Shell in external industry standard organizations as PTE for construction and fabrication management in Capital Projects. This will include appointment and development of a network of SME’s to adequately cover all relevant construction and fabrication management subjects. I also lead and maintain the global Construction Community of Practice (CCoP).
Eric Crivella

Eric Crivella

Director of Business Development, Digital Construction Works

Mr. Crivella is a high performing, proven enterprise software executive with a very successful track record of improving productivity and delivering on desired business outcomes. He has extensive subject matter expertise in Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) / WorkFace Planning (WFP), BIM and construction automation solutions; making owner operators, EPCs, CMs and constructors safer, effective and more efficient. Mr. Crivella has been an integral part of development of the AWP / WFP Best Practice and the implementation of ConstructSim and 4D/5D/nD BIM technology on well over 200 projects over the past 20 years.
Tom Morris

Tom Morris

AWP Advisor, ExxonMobil

Speaker biography coming soon.
Bryan Kendig

Bryan Kendig

Technical Resource Leader, Integrated Materials Management, Dow

Bryan Kendig provides leadership of IMM technology solutions related to capital construction projects and associated work processes.   Prior to Dow, Bryan started his 30-year career within the energy industry where he enjoyed successes with colleagues at Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Marathon Oil, and SBM Offshore.  Bryan has presented numerous papers related to IMM at various industry forums, and he currently chairs CII’s Innovation sub-committee.Bryan earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering (Marietta College), an MBA (Ohio University), is both a Certified Purchasing Manager, and a Certified Professional in Supply Management. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys outdoor activities with his family, and volunteer work.

Joint Working Committee: Data Requirements

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Unified AWP data requirements among stakeholders will significantly benefit the construction industry in all sectors executing AWP on projects. In particular, the Data Requirements will serve as a critical reference as companies create contracts that include the data to support AWP. The team refined, reviewed, and published the AWP data requirements implementation guideline. It will give valuable background and other information that will steer an organization to successful use of the AWP Data Requirements for project executions.

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

AWP Advisor, ExxonMobil

Speaker biography coming soon.
Tedd Weitzman

Tedd Weitzman

Principal Consultant, Construct-X

Tedd Weitzman is a Construct-X Principal Consultant. He provides clients with cutting edge expertise in the areas of information management and business process development with focus on Advanced Work Packaging, next-generation BIM enabled Lean Construction and Digital Transformation for operations and maintenance. Tedd is widely recognized as a premiere thought leader in the areas of digital threads, lifecycle information management, cultural change management and driving business process improvements for return on investment.
Stephen B. Jones

Stephen B. Jones

Shell

Speaker biography coming soon.
Adam Messersmith

Adam Messersmith

Project Information Manager, EDT group, Kiewit

Adept business operations and data analytics skills, with a focus on customer relations, process engineering, and process improvement. Driven to have a greater understanding in guiding strategic business decisions through the utilization of tangible metrics that allow for the optimal understanding in order to shape a company.
Srinivas Avantsa

Srinivas Avantsa

Technical Solutions Leader, Global Accounts, AVEVA

Passionate about Information Management and the potential for realizing values waiting to be garnished through governance, business process improvement, strategic integration and digital transformation. Tomorrow is here now!

RT-TC-03: AWP Digital Threads to Enable Supply Chain Visibility on Capital Projects

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Information visibility can improve the implementation and tracking of AWP across the supply chain. The team presents an open-source digital library in an interactive web format containing the AWP ‘Digital Threads’ specifications for supply chain visibility. The digital library includes a reference model of AWP data requirements for the supply chain and a Material Responsibility Matrix, which clearly defines which parties are responsible for which tasks. The reference model provides guidelines and direction as to what data needs to be published from which entity of the Material Responsibility Matrix. As a communication platform, the interactive web format will increase the visibility of information for stakeholders across a project supply chain.

Yong K. Cho

Yong K. Cho

Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Yong K. Cho is a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the director of the Robotics and Intelligent Construction Automation Lab (RICAL). His research and teaching interests include construction robotics, field automation, and IoT applications. He is leading the development of a new paradigm in these research areas by challenging the current understanding of science/engineering technologies in real-world robotic and sensing field operations. The challenges he is investigating include robotizing and automating several critical construction, maintenance, disaster, and field management tasks for worker’s safety and productivity.

 

Eric Marks

Eric Marks

Professor of Practice, Construction and Infrastructure Systems group, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Eric Marks is a Professor of Practice in the Construction and Infrastructure Systems group in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky. He teaches courses in Construction and Civil Engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in which he implements diverse presentation strategies, including real-life applications of discussed theories and interactive student scenarios in simulated design projects. During his time as a practicing engineer, Dr. Marks managed capital-intensive transportation infrastructure construction projects for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Bryan Kendig

Bryan Kendig

Technical Resource Leader, Integrated Materials Management, Dow

Bryan Kendig provides leadership of IMM technology solutions related to capital construction projects and associated work processes.   Prior to Dow, Bryan started his 30-year career within the energy industry where he enjoyed successes with colleagues at Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Marathon Oil, and SBM Offshore.  Bryan has presented numerous papers related to IMM at various industry forums, and he currently chairs CII’s Innovation sub-committee.Bryan earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering (Marietta College), an MBA (Ohio University), is both a Certified Purchasing Manager, and a Certified Professional in Supply Management. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys outdoor activities with his family, and volunteer work.
Tedd Weitzman

Tedd Weitzman

Principal Consultant, Construct-X

Tedd Weitzman is a Construct-X Principal Consultant. He provides clients with cutting edge expertise in the areas of information management and business process development with focus on Advanced Work Packaging, next-generation BIM enabled Lean Construction and Digital Transformation for operations and maintenance. Tedd is widely recognized as a premiere thought leader in the areas of digital threads, lifecycle information management, cultural change management and driving business process improvements for return on investment.
Adam Messersmith

Adam Messersmith

Project Information Manager, EDT group, Kiewit

Adept business operations and data analytics skills, with a focus on customer relations, process engineering, and process improvement. Driven to have a greater understanding in guiding strategic business decisions through the utilization of tangible metrics that allow for the optimal understanding in order to shape a company.

Day Two Closing Comments

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The MC wraps up the day’s events. What did we learn? Where do we go from here? What are the next steps?

Mike Pappas

Mike Pappas

Associate Director for Deployment, Construction Industry Institute

Dr. Mike Pappas is the Associate Director for Deployment at the Construction Industry Institute. He has more than twenty-five years of capital project management experience, including ten years of progressively responsible field experience managing domestic and international construction projects and facilities programs. As a self-employed consultant, he has helped clients develop effective project management solutions in the areas of project front-end development, execution, and dispute prevention/resolution. Project clients include ABB-Lummus, BE&K, Chevron, CCC Group, The Federal Facilities Council, NASA, Shell, TD Industries, Turner Construction Company, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Mike earned a Ph.D. and M.S.E. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
John Palmer

John Palmer

Associate Director for Technology, Construction Industry Institute

John Palmer is the Associate Director for Technology at the Construction Industry Institute. He has more than thirty years of capital project management experience, including over 20 years of progressively responsible experience with Industrial & Advanced Technology businesses.  John’s capital project experience includes long term expatriate assignments in Europe and Asia.  John is a registered Professional Engineer and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jay Moser

Jay Moser

PTE Construction and Fabrication, Shell

I provide global expertise support internally and represent Shell in external industry standard organizations as PTE for construction and fabrication management in Capital Projects. This will include appointment and development of a network of SME’s to adequately cover all relevant construction and fabrication management subjects. I also lead and maintain the global Construction Community of Practice (CCoP).
Eric Crivella

Eric Crivella

Director of Business Development, Digital Construction Works

Mr. Crivella is a high performing, proven enterprise software executive with a very successful track record of improving productivity and delivering on desired business outcomes. He has extensive subject matter expertise in Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) / WorkFace Planning (WFP), BIM and construction automation solutions; making owner operators, EPCs, CMs and constructors safer, effective and more efficient. Mr. Crivella has been an integral part of development of the AWP / WFP Best Practice and the implementation of ConstructSim and 4D/5D/nD BIM technology on well over 200 projects over the past 20 years.
Tom Morris

Tom Morris

AWP Advisor, ExxonMobil

Speaker biography coming soon.
Bryan Kendig

Bryan Kendig

Technical Resource Leader, Integrated Materials Management, Dow

Bryan Kendig provides leadership of IMM technology solutions related to capital construction projects and associated work processes.   Prior to Dow, Bryan started his 30-year career within the energy industry where he enjoyed successes with colleagues at Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Marathon Oil, and SBM Offshore.  Bryan has presented numerous papers related to IMM at various industry forums, and he currently chairs CII’s Innovation sub-committee.Bryan earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering (Marietta College), an MBA (Ohio University), is both a Certified Purchasing Manager, and a Certified Professional in Supply Management. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys outdoor activities with his family, and volunteer work.