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AACE-Insiders: "DC Water Clean Rivers Program"

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"AACE-Insider Series: DC Water Clean Rivers Program"

On April 27, we will sit down with Allen Chilmeran & Shohaab Kadiani from the $2.7 billion DC Water Clean Rivers Program to explain how program & project controls are managed over this 20 year program. This interactive session will welcome questions from the audience to get your questions answered about one of the largest organizations in the area.  

This is the introductory program of our AACE-Insider Series, an interview format program where we dive deep into prominent organizations in our industry to discover how they are shaping the DC landscape with some of the largest projectes and programs in the area.

Attendance will earn .25 Continuing Education Credits towards AACEI Recertification.


Allen Chilmeran, Project Controls Manager, DC Water Clean Rivers Program

Mr. Chilmeran is a Principal at Infrastructure Projects Services with over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. Mr. Chilmeran areas of expertise include Cost Engineering, Project Scheduling, Financial Analysis, Risk Analysis, Change Management and Contract Management. Mr. Chilmeran holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.S. degree in Construction Engineering and Technologies. He is also a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and a Certified Project Planning and Scheduling Professional by AACE. Mr. Chilmeran is currently serving as the Clean Rivers Program Controls Manager overseeing all aspects of project controls on this $2.7 Billion program.

Shohaab Kadiani, Scheduling Manager, DC Water Clean Rivers Program

Mr. Kadiani has been in the construction industry for over 15 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Construction Engineering from Bombay University and a Masters Degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University.  He has worked across the counrty on a wide range of projects, from infrastructure, casinos, data centers to utility projects. He was formerly with the Washingtion Sanitary Suburban Commission and is currently a senior scheduler on the DC Water Clean Rivers Program. He holds a Scheduling Professional Certification from PMI and is a LEED acredited professional.

Bob Freas PSP,  Moderator

Mr. Freas advises clients on a range of topics including risk management, project controls, change management, project scheduling, process improvement, change order negotiations, dispute avoidance, and the preparation or defense of construction claims. He has participated in the preparation and presentation of a number of major construction and contract claims and disputes. His experience with construction disputes includes the development, analysis, and defense of construction claims related to delays, inefficiencies, and cost overruns. Specifically, he has prepared as-planned schedules, updates and time impact analyses, prepared and analyzed as-built schedules, and prepared delay and performance related analyses, productivity-impact and acceleration analyses, and cost and damages claims.

DC Water Clean Rivers Overview

The Clean Rivers Project is DC Water's ongoing program to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO's) into the District's waterways - the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek. The Project is a massive infrastructure and support program designed to capture and clean wastewater during rainfalls before it ever reaches our rivers.

The Clean Rivers Project is comprised of a system of deep tunnels, sewers and diversion facilities to capture CSO's and deliver them to DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The Clean Rivers Project is also installing Green Infrastructure or "GI" to assist with the reduction of CSO's to the Potomac River and Rock Creek.  The Anacostia River and Potomac River tunnel systems include more than 18 miles of tunnels that are larger than the Metro tunnels and are constructed more than 100 feet below the ground.


The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) provides drinking water, sewage collection and sewage treatment in Washington, D.C.. The utility also provides wholesale wastewater treatment services to several adjoining municipalities in Maryland and Virginia, and maintains more than 9,000 public fire hydrants in the District of Columbia. DC Water was created in 1996, when the District Government and the U.S. federal government established it as an independent authority of the District government.


Food / Sodas / Beer / Wine are included in the ticket price. .