Creating Schedules

9:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • David Ambrose Retired - Senior Vice President, National Director of Scheduling, Skanska

10:00 am Analyzing Construction Delays and Mitigation using Forensic Schedule Analysis

  • Vidya Dixit Director of Planning & Scheduling, Bernards


• Understanding how to assess delay analysis
• Learn how to build robust schedules using forensic schedule analysis
• Avoid future delays through using forensic insights generated from past

10:45 am Ensuring Your Firm Has Robust Documentation Processes in Place to Support Your Claims Management

  • Sherif Agha Senior Planning and Scheduling Director, Skanska


  • Understanding the documentation detail required in court so you can establish annappropriate expectation of your staff
  • Improving the training of staff so that they have the motivation and skillset to document every important discussion, change and impact on schedule
  • Outlining the most common flaws and weaknesses in documentation that have come to light in a claims process so you can avoid making the same mistakes

11:30 am Speed Networking & Morning Break

Integrating Lean Ideas with Traditional Scheduling Practices

Optimizing the Distribution of Resources & Tracking Materials to Keep Schedules on Track

12.20 9.20 CPM is Broken

  • CPM, or Critical Path Method, is the engine behind our construction schedules. It’s been the chief cornerstone for so
    long that its required in contracts and is exclusively
    recognized in courts.
  • So why do most projects finish late? Why is the schedule
    almost always ignored?
  • Why is scheduling outsourced?
  • Gain new insight as we explore the reasons why CPM is broken
    and what can we do to fix this broken system.

Daniel Soliman

Senior Scheduler

Robins & Morton

12.20 9.20 Optimizing People Resources to Balance the Needs of All Company Projects

  • Developing a system to keep track of your workforce, to ensure staff have suitable workload and are not double booked
  • Where labor shortages become inevitable, determining the consequences of delays and the ability to catch up quickly
  • Hearing how technology can improve your visibility of workforce availability to identify issues further in advance

Chelsea Holte
Manager, Plat Development, Construction Scheduling
Snohomish County PUD

12.50 9.50 Takt Planning: Exploring the Data Requirements & Value of Adopting the Lean Method

  • Outlining the principles of takt planning and top tips in implementing it
  • Assessing your data requirements, including the need for standardization to enable early planning
  • Highlighting the improvements in productivity that have been gained through takt planning on projects

Monserrat Vargas
PMO Cost Controller
Michelin North

12.50 9.50 Resource Driven Projects - A Contractor's Perspective on Challenges, Opportunities & Success

  • •Build a high quality, a safe project by optimizing your
    resources and cost
  • Optimally balancing cost and schedule without
    compromising quality leads to success

Madhura Phadke
Planning Lead & Engineer

1:20 pm Virtual Networking Lunch Break

2:20 pm Fundamentals for Improved Schedule Management Buy-In by Project Stakeholders


• Superintendent & Subcontractors’ Schedule Buy-In
• Schedule Communication Methods
• Schedule Culture/Process Between Supers and Schedulers
• Turnaround Actions for Schedule Management

2:50 pm Improving Collaboration with Subcontractors to Create Shared Expectations on the Schedule

  • Daniel Gilmour Regional Manager - Planning & Scheduling, Brasfield & Gorrie


  • Highlighting the importance of setting shared expectations early and
    gaining the commitment from subcontractors to respect and update the
  • Ensuring that subcontractors are informed about changes to the
    schedule so that they can resource the job site with the necessary staff
    at the optimal times
  • Improving visibility of your subcontractors’ state of play so you can
    anticipate any delays caused by labor shortages or low productivity, and
    inform your other project partners of knock-on delays

3:30 pm Hearing How to Reduce Risk & Optimize Schedules When Working on a Design-Build Project


  • Understanding how the responsibilities of the scheduling department and the wider contracting firm change when you’re responsible for managing the design process
  • Leveraging the greater visibility, you have over the conceptual design to develop more accurate schedules and keep them aligned with the design in real-time
  • Exploring your options for reducing risk when a construction delay is caused by a design issue that your firm is partly or wholly responsible for

4:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • David Ambrose Retired - Senior Vice President, National Director of Scheduling, Skanska

4:10 pm End of Conference