June Jewell, CPA, is a business management consultant to the Architecture and Engineering industry and author of the best-selling book, Find The Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental Firms. For over 25 years she ran a successful business and Deltek consulting practice, and is now focused on working with A&E firm leaders to help them improve their processes and systems, and give them the tools they need to be able to hold their employees and managers accountable to increase profitability. June is President of AEC Business Solutions, offering business assessment tools and business management training programs designed to help A&E firms make more money and groom their project leaders for success. You can learn more about June and her company at www.AECBusiness.com
At this year’s conference, June will present:
Reduce Scope Creep and Get Paid for Extra Services
How much money are you losing due to scope creep? The project team sometimes fails to stick to the original project scope or performs services outside of the scope without getting agreement from the client to bill them as extra services. Adequate processes must be put in place to educate the project team about the scope and create an understanding of the impact that scope creep has on their project profitability. In this webinar, you will learn to recognize scope creep in your projects and understand the all the reasons that it happens. You will also identify contract and communication issues that can lead to scope creep, learn to put systems and processes in place to control it, and develop processes to minimize its effect.
- Recognize the many reasons for project scope creep in their firm.
- Uncover a 10-step scope creep process that will help control scope creep and recover extra services.
- Understand how firm culture impacts how your employees handle scope creep
- Identify specific contract issues that could impact scope creep, both negatively and positively.
- Describe specific processes and communication standards to decrease scope creep in their firm.
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a 1997-1998 Daytime Emmy Award, and a total of nine nominations for “Outstanding Service Show Host.” He went on to highlight green renovation across America on Renovation Nation on Discovery’s Planet Green.
(Thursday) 9:45 am - 10:45 am PST
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Kyle Ahern, Zweig Group
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the analysis of seismic site response, soil-foundation-structure interaction, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), and the seismic design of foundation of structures. She was inspired to build more resilient communities and reduce the risk associated with the earthquakes following the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake that hit Turkey.
Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, she continued her graduate studies specializing in geotechnical earthquake engineering. She obtained her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and started working as a consulting engineer in New York City, where she had opportunity to work on seismic design of projects in the US, Mexico, and Canada. During this time she also served as an Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College where she developed and taught seismic portion of a graduate course for practicing engineers on fundamentals of foundation design.
(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairmont Olympic Hotel