October 2016 Cost Forum Available

I hope everyone is enjoying their Fall and this volatile D.C. weather... The 30 degree swings in temperature really let me explore my closet, enabling me wear a heavy coat and shorts / sandals all in the same week. Hopefully the Summer weather has finally broken, and we can enjoy some cool Autumn breezes before we have to bust out the snow boots.  

I want to thank everyone who joined us at the September Program. We had a great turnout of approximately 30 people who were able to listen to Josh Zelechoski and Collier Cook from MWAA and Paul Shank from MAA give us all some great insight into the similarities and differences between each Airport, how projects are selected and managed, and their experience of minimizing risks and maximizing efficiency during construction. I apologize to those who tried to view the live webinar and were unable to. With any new technology there will be a learning curve, but I believe we figured out what went wrong to avoid for future programs.

Speaking of upcoming programs we have nailed down the next two events for the fall:

On November 2, next Wednesday, John Hollman will give us a presentation entitled: Project Risk Quantification and Methods that Work, a review empirical research on cost growth, schedule slip and accuracy and will present an integrated set of Risk Quantification methods “that work” for projects, programs and portfolios of every description for both owners and contractors.

On November 30, we will have a joint meeting with the DC Chapters of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) and the Society for the Advancement of Value Engineering (SAVE) where Dr. Joshua Kneifel from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will teach us about some of the tools and metrics used in the quantification of sustainability.  

More details and registration links can be found on the Meetings Page.

We are continuing to look for sponsorships for the upcoming year, please send me an email to learn about the different packages and benefits from sponsorship, which include advertisement on our website, newsletters, meetings, free job postings and free attendance at monthly programs.  

We also have a few vacancies on the Board to fill this Fall. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to get involved; it is a great leadership opportunity and earns Continuing Education Units.

I look forward to seeing everyone at an upcoming event!

W. Regis Fox
AACEI National Capital Section
(301) 938-0622

The Cost Forum is the newsletter for the National Capital Section (NCS) of AACE International. Its purpose is to inform members of the activities and policies of the NCS and to provide pertinent technical and professional information.

Articles are welcomed from the membership, friends of the NCS, from the industry and related professional societies. Advertising space in the newsletter is available. Advertisements from companies seeking cost management professionals seeking employment are published in the newsletter.

Advertisements from education providers are also encouraged. Contact Regis Fox aacei.ncs.president@gmail.com for information regarding placing an advertisement or to submit an article.