NCS/SAVE Joint Meeting: Importance of ASTM Standards to Project Control Professionals

  • Alfio's Cucina Italiana - Chevy Chase 4515 Willard Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815

What are ASTM Standards, Guides, and Definitions and why are they useful to us?  The presentation will focus on Standards produced by Subcommittee E06.81 on Building Economics, which produced standards on Cost Estimating, Life-Cycle Costing, Value Engineering, and Uniformat.  Federal law enables the conversion of its documents into standards, and requires the Federal government to use consensus standards.   The presentation will explain the process for developing and voting on ASTM standards.

About the Presenter

Douglas N. Mitten, PE, CCP, CVS spent the first third of his career working for construction companies as a Field Engineer, Construction Superintendent, Chief Estimator, and Executive Vice President of The James G. Davis Construction Corporation.  He then founded Project Management Services, Inc. where he did value engineering, cost estimating, life-cycle costing, multi-attribute decision analysis, expert witness, and claims on construction projects for 25 years.  He has been a member of ASTM for 15 years and is a voting member of four subcommittees, including E06.81.   He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Engineering Administration degree from George Washington University. Mr. Mitten has been a CVS for 28 years and a CCP/CCE for 25 years.