May 2017 Cost Forum Available

From the President:

Thank you to all who attended our April "AACE-Insiders" Program. It was a great interactive discussion where we learned about the DC Water Clean Rivers Program and how a small team can effectively manage and report on the $2.7 billion program.  A special thanks to Allen Chilmeran & Shohaab Kadiani from the program for educating us, and to Bob Freas and Exponent for moderating and hosting the evening. We will make their presentation and overview video available to those interested. 

Please remember to sign up for our May 16 program, "Delivering Meaningful Project Insights through Data-Driven Analysis", where Ashok Iyengar, Chief Planner at Bechtel, will offer his expertise on the most common causes of project failure, as well as how data-driven analysis and smart applications can provide project professionals with more meaningful project insights and improve the overall likelihood of project success. We will also have students and faculty from schools around the region including George Washington University, Georgetown, Catholic University, and the University of Maryland at this event, so it will be a great networking / recruitment opportunity as well for new young talent.  EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS WEDNESDAY 5/10/17.

New Job Postings

Check out the latest job postings by our member firms:

5/5/17 - Senior Program Controls Manager - Dallas, TX
5/5/17 - Director of Scheduling - Washington, DC
5/5/17 - Associate / Senior Associate - Construction Claims - Alexandria, VA
4/19/17 - Chief Estimator - Alexandria, VA
4/5/17 - Senior Estimator - Bethesda, MD
4/1/17 - Scheduling Manager - Washington DC / Baltimore

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AACEI NCS is pleased to offer job postings on its website and through its section email distributions for $50 each for a 60 day period. Sponsor firms receive this benefit for free. Reply to this email for further information.

Community Service
We have decided to participate as a fundraising team in the Northern Virginia Ticonderoga 5K benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on June 27, 2017. Come out for a great cause, fresh air and fun. Families welcome! More information will be coming out in future emails, but you can send an email to if interested. Check out event details here: 

New Board Members
The Board is pleased to announce the addition of two new Directors, Michael Bograd, PSP, and Srini Vanga, CCP, LEED AP BD+C. 

Mr. Bograd’s decade of Project Controls experience includes some of the nation’s most complex and largest projects, a combined value of over $8.5 billion. Mr. Bograd has participated in every level of Project Controls from the preparation of detailed baselines to change negotiations. As Regional Vice President Mr. Bograd leads a team of project controls experts and manages over 30 projects. In addition to managing his team Mr. Bograd is responsible for Aegis’ Project Controls Virtual Design Construction program as well as assisting with training programs that has trained over 600 people in the past year.

Mr. Vanga has more than 20 years of multi-faceted, diverse experience in Planning, Surveying, Design, Construction, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Project Cost Management, Tenders & Bidding Process and Quality Control in India and USA, he has executed many new construction and infrastructure development projects for the Government of India, and has also managed existing large scale buildings and residential communities for their repairs and renovations. Currently, Srini works as a Senior Consultant/Technical Specialist in Project Management Services, Inc., a Michael Baker International Company.

Membership Participation  
In the quest to achieve another "Platinum Section" award from Nationals, we are given credit for section member participation in AACEI technical product development, Board participation, subcommittee participation or publication in either the Source Newsletter or Cost Journal. If any of these applied to you in the past calendar year, please send an email to before June 1, 2017 so we can get credit for your achievements!   

Certification Training
We are looking to sponsor a certification training for the region. If interested in attending or teaching a training session, please complete this brief survey to let us know: CERTIFICATION TRAINING SURVEY

Without the efforts of volunteers, we would not be able to function. If you or someone in your organization would like to get involved, please email me or give me a call. The commitment can be as large or as small as your schedule permits, and It is a great leadership and networking opportunity, plus you earn credits for re-certification.  

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or feedback, and I look forward to connecting with you in 2017!

W. Regis Fox
(301) 938-0622