2018 CMAA New England Chapter December Breakfast Program
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Location: Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
Risk management experts from PMA Consultants LLC will present what constitutes an effective risk management plan, share experiences from a number of construction projects, and illustrate why effective risk management can be beneficial to the success of a project during the 2018 CMAA New England Chapter December Breakfast Program.
PMA Risk Expertise:
With over 20 years of gained experience, risk experts at PMA specialize in identifying and evaluating project risks, managing risk registers, facilitating qualitative risk assessments, conducting quantitative risk analyses, and developing risk mitigation strategies and plans. Experts at the December Program will show the benefit of developing qualitative risk assessments in conjunction with project stakeholders; integrating those assessments into robust, quantitative cost and schedule risk analyses; and monitoring and mitigating any risks accordingly.
Meet the PMA Experts
Gerald P. “Jerry” Klanac:
Jerry Klanac is a Managing Director with PMA Consultants LLC and has been with PMA since 1989. Prior to joining PMA, Jerry was a cost & schedule engineer for Exxon Research and Engineering Company and successfully controlled several refinery projects. He has more than 35 years project management experience for United States and international construction projects, especially in oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and water/wastewater. He has consulted on projects with a cumulative value of over $50 billion. Currently, Jerry overseas PMA’s Global Oil and Gas practice and has been a leader within PMA’s risk management practice for the past 18 years, conducting more than 100 qualitative and quantitative risk assessments for a variety of worldwide clients. Jerry’s helped to develop PMA’s risk analysis process, which is becoming a generally accepted practice. The track record for forecasting outcomes based on PMA’s risk analysis process is exceptional. Jerry has significant expertise in project cost / schedule controls, project scheduling, cost estimating, evaluating construction labor productivity, expert analysis and evaluation of change orders and claims, developing project management processes, preparing contract strategies, and conducting probabilistic analysis of cost estimates and schedules. Jerry also is an accomplished project management trainer, teaching courses at University of Dayton, Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO) as well as in client environments. Jerry has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton.
Eric Lowther has more than 20 years of experience in construction planning, contract administration, owner’s representative, and program / project management. His experience includes complex projects spanning major transportation, power, airport, water, wastewater, process, pharmaceutical, healthcare, architectural and infrastructure industries. Throughout his career, he has gained significant expertise in project controls, project management, claims analysis and quantitative schedule risk analysis. Mr. Lowther has analyzed construction costs, damages, schedule delay, adverse weather impacts, differing site conditions, acceleration, disruption and labor productivity. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a LEED Accredited Professional.