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VDOT's Project Controls Program

  • VDOT Regional Office 4975 Alliance Drive Fairfax, VA, 22030 United States (map)

As the Northern Virginia District Project Controls Section Manager, Ms. Denise Cantwell oversees / manages all aspects of Project Controls, Utility Coordination and Management, Contract Administration for Design Bid Build, Design Build, P3 and Locally Administered Projects. This presentation will provide an overview of the VDOT Project Controls Program. A general outline of the program that will be covered is as follows:

  1. Constructability and Bidability
  2. Scheduling
  3. Cost Estimation
  4. Close-out
  5. Contract Administration
  6. Utility Management
  7. Claim Avoidance and Analysis

About the Presenter

Denise Cantwell, P.E., CCP has over 20 years of experience providing scheduling, claims analysis, constructability reviews, bidability reviews, contract document preparation / reviews, change order management and construction management services. She started out as a geotechnical engineer and inspector and had many interesting career opportunities throughout the years. She has worked on numerous large scale infrastructure projects for NY/NJ Port Authority, Federal DOT, FEMA, USACE and USDOD (missile defense system).

Ms. Cantwell is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), a certified cost professional (CCP) and holds a BE in Civil/Structures and an ME in Civil/Geotechnical, both earned at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. She has also taught college courses in construction management and currently leads our District in the use of incentives/disincentives as a contract management tool.