Day 2 - Thurs, April 18

Conference Program

08:00 – 11:00
Registration
09:00- 09:15
Opening and Keynote
Tolis Chatzisymeon,
CEO & Executive Sales, Nomitech
Tekin Guvercin,
Managing Director, ISETIA
Technical Session 1
Session Moderator
Mohammed Ali Hammad,
VP PMI KSA , ex Saudi Aramco Program Director
09:15 – 09:30
Cost Control Maturity Assessment for Owner Organizations
Ghaith Al-Hiyari,
Director, Turner & Townsend
Chair, Membership Advisory Committee, AACE International
09:30 – 09:45
An Overview of Saudi Aramco’s Value Engineering Program
Ahmed H. Al-Zahrani,
Project Management Specialist - PMOD, Aramco
09:45 – 10:00
Machine Learning Application in Disruption Modeling
Foura Belkacem
Head of Performance Analysis & Claims Resolution support / PMO department, Aramco
10:00–10:15
A Robust Schedule Baseline for Project Success
Dr. Faramarz (Fred) Rahbar,
Project Planning Specialist, Aramco Americas
10:15 – 10:30
Q&A - Technical Session 1
Technical Session 2
Session Moderator
Foura Belkacem
Head of Performance Analysis & Claims Resolution support / PMO department, Aramco
10:30 – 10:45
Pre-Construction Best Management Practices
Bill Lacher,
Owner, Sr. Project Manager,
Best Management Practices Consulting, LLC
10:45 – 11:00
Reduction Cost Control
Ali Shash,
Professor, Construction Engineering & Management, KFUPM
11:00 – 11:15
Using innovative project controls to improve project performance and avoid claims
Dr. Wael El Ghandour
Project Management Specialist, Aramco
11:15 – 11:30
A simple way to digitize HSE follow up and control
Tarek Adly Ahmed Farid
Petrojet Chairman HSE Consultant
11:30 – 11:45
Q&A - Technical Session 2
11:45 – 12:00
Coffee Break & Networking
Technical Session 3
Session Moderator
Dr. Wael El Ghandour
Project Management Specialist, Aramco
12:00 – 12:15
Variations After the Contract Completion Date - Challenges and Recommendations
Dr. Waleed El Nemr,
Director, Middle East, AACE International
12:15 – 12:30
Prolongation Claims vs Disruption and Loss of Productivity Claims
Haya S. Saleh
General Manager, MESC Construction Management
12:30 – 12:45
Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Methodology, a one step beyond traditional CPM
Dr. Monir Moustafa
Governance Director - Projects Controls and Governance Department, Royal Commission of Al-Ula
12:45 - 13:30
Spotlight on the Innovation of RP 29R-03: Forensic Schedule Analysis
Lucia Vernon
Regional Director, Quantum Global Solutions
Mark C. Sanders
Director of Projects, Alpha 3 Consulting LLC
13:30 – 13:40
Q&A - Technical Session 3
13:40 – 13:45
Closing Remarks
Ghassan H. Al-Dossary,
President, AACE Saudi Arabia Section
13:45–14:45
Lunch, Prayer & Networking
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