Tishman Distinguished Lecture

Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

2355 GG Brown

Presenter: 
Philip Helmes, PE

Title: Rules of Engagement: Effective Construction Scheduling

Abstract

Construction projects inevitably experience events that challenge the schedule. Implementation of a timely protocol, akin to “rules of engagement” is a cost effective approach that reduces expensive dispute resolution. Responsibility can be nebulous, but effective schedule analysis can significantly improve performance and reduce unnecessary cost and frustration. Adopting a well-defined approach to a contemporaneous schedule impact analysis is a valuable risk mitigation tool that provides a basis for a timely decision to recover or extend the schedule time.

What You Will Learn

•    Importance of effective scheduling
•    A systematic methodology for scheduling analysis
•    Risk mitigation tools

Biography

Philip Helmes serves as an advisor and integrator in the formation, deployment, and analysis of complex capital projects. He brings over 35 years of project management, engineering, construction, and financial experience in real estate development, commercial and process projects, and heavy civil construction projects. Phil is an expert in project formation, management, controls, oversight, process/operations enhancement, performance risk management, and dispute resolution.
With extensive experience managing and mitigating risk in the design and construction process, He is a highly regarded senior advisor noted for his hands-on field and project consulting experience. Phil possesses both technical and managerial expertise and is distinguished by his effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to program challenges and constraints. He has been recognized by owners and agencies for possessing a keen understanding of the dynamics associated with public and private projects.

Phil has consulted for owners, contractors, architects, engineers, and insurers on a number of multi-billion dollar infrastructure, commercial, and process projects. He has managed the technical and business requirements of land acquisition, approvals, construction funding, design, and build-out.

Through Phil’s leadership, a project’s organizational effectiveness and overall success can be greatly enhanced. His deep exposure to and active participation in all aspects of management and project oversight have contributed to his ability to evaluate situations quickly and offer workable solutions.

Additionally, Phil has testified in numerous matters regarding cost, schedule, and productivity issues. His hands-on field experience and involvement in over 200 forensic assessments have given him a comprehensive understanding of a project’s needs at all stages of development from preliminary planning through final closeout. Phil brings valuable perspective.

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