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2 Outlook 2004 Construction Conference 7:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast Exhibit Hall Opens The Black Art of Schedule Analysis Techniques Debunking and Defending the Contractor s Claim 8:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks Andy Wiktorowicz, P.E., Executive Director, WCCC A Word from Our Chairman William Holland, Vice President, URS Corporation Introduction of Keynote Speaker Gary Moore, City Engineer, City of Los Angeles 8:30 a.m. 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, the Phoenix Project Rebuilds the Pentagon The terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 presented the Pentagon Renovation Program (PENREN) with a significant challenge. 400,000 square feet of badly damaged building structure, with another 1,600,000 square feet that had experienced moderate damage. One year later, the Phoenix Project had been entirely rebuilt and Pentagon personnel were being moved back into their building! PENREN succeeded in this project due to organizational restructuring, effective team building and partnering, a dramatic combination of acquisition improvements, use of innovative design/build techniques, pure performance specifications, build-to-budget and other innovations that formed a cohesive, success oriented way of doing business. The presentation addresses the Pentagon rebuild project and focuses on the environment that rewarded creativity and ingenuity in solving problems. Walker Lee Evey, Senior Vice President, 3D International Senior Advisor to Minister of Housing & Construction 9:30 a.m. Break 9:45 a.m. (concurrent sessions - choose one) LADWP Power System Electrical Infrastructure - Capital Improvement Program Over the next five years the LADWP - Power System will make significant investments in capital programs that will rebuild and strengthen the City s Electrical Infrastructure, add new generation sources, reinforce the transmission and distribution system, replace less than reliable underground cable networks and fund previously deferred growth projects. Additionally, the ongoing replacement of the SCADA and development of other automation improvement programs will result in O&M reductions due to technological improvements, work practice changes and productivity improvements. The presentation will cover these major initiatives and discuss the impact on DWP s key strategic result areas. Aram Benyamin, Power Engineering Manager of Electrical Substations Business, LADWP Edward Miller, Director of Power Supply & Operations, LADWP John Schumann, Director of System Planning & Projects, LADWP Increasingly, contractors resort to schedule analysis techniques to distort the events of a project in an attempt to support an otherwise unsupportable claim. To the uninitiated, contractor claims based on certain schedule analysis techniques may appear well supported and legitimate. However, an understanding of these techniques places an owner in a position to debunk and defend against such claims. It also places an owner in a position to plan a project to avoid contractors resorting to abusive scheduling techniques. This presentation will address four common schedule analysis techniques: (1) Impacted Baseline Analysis; (2) lmpacted Update Analysis; (3) Collapsed As- Built Analysis; and (4) As-Planned /As-Built Comparative Analysis. Each technique will be illustrated with animated schedule graphics and its advantages and disadvantages discussed. Jeffrey A. Sykes Esq., Partner, Farella, Braun & Martell, LLP Denise Martini, P.E., Vice President, URS Corporation Electronic Discovery: What s Hiding in Your Computer and What Are Your Obligations? This presentation focuses on the proliferation of and its legal and practical impact on business electronic environment (whether before or after a lawsuit is filed), including the following: management, preservation and collection obligations, labor and employment issues, and the courts responses /viewpoints as to the above. Learn the basics on finding, preserving, using and/or producing electronic discovery in litigation, including practical tips and the costs of such discovery. A. Kristine Floyd, Partner, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory, LLP 10:35 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. (concurrent sessions - choose one) GSA Construction Management (CM) Services Overview and Training: A Regional Perspective This presentation entails a discussion of the recent GSA, Region 9 Construction Management (CM) acquisition, including an overview of GSA initiatives and training for CM contractors or those interested in CM opportunities with the Government. Les Yamagata, CFCM, CPCM, Contracting Officer, Team Leader, US General Services Administration Construction Law Update Know your legal rights and responsibilities. Hear from our legal panel as they discuss the significant decisions over the past year that will have a dramatic effect on businesses in the construction industry. Particularly important is SB800, the new construction defect law along with coverage of some important developments in the areas of changes and delays, false claims and construction contract rules. Mark Stapke, Attorney, Stapke Harris, LLP

3 & Exposition Building in the 21st Century: Planning for the Risk of Terrorism This presentation focuses on the risk of economic damages to the construction project from the new terrorism environment. Learn how to anticipate and allocate this risk by contract; protect against this risk through insurance; and evolve design standards to mitigate potential economic damage from terrorism. Ken Coronel, Negele & Associates 11:35 a.m. Lunch and Networking in the Exhibit Hall Enjoy a hosted lunch, meet with friends and colleagues and tour the exhibits. 12:30 p.m. (concurrent sessions - choose one) Some Do s and Don ts of Documentation One of the keys to the successful avoidance, mitigation and resolution of construction claims is having strong project documentation. This can greatly reduce the exposure to claims - not having documentation or having poorly prepared records can be disastrous. Whether you re new to the construction industry or an experienced professional who would like to learn advanced techniques, this program is for you. Jeff DeFeo Esq., Director of Claims Services, PinnacleOne Managing Personal Liability: Monitoring and Reporting in the Sarbanes-Oxley Environment In the current business environment, corporate boards and audit committees are seeking a higher degree of assurance that financial and legal risks related to capital projects are adequately identified, disclosed, monitored and controlled. In this presentation the panel of construction experts articulates key elements of risk in construction projects and methods of managing these risks along with procedures to audit contract performance and communicate key information to corporate management. Stephen P. Lechner, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers San Oldoerp, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers Jeffrey A. Sykes Esq., Partner, Farella, Braun & Martell, LLP Construction Focused Project Planning and Execution Excellence with 4-D Technology Using this new four dimensional approach to project execution has resulted in substantial savings for several owners. This methodology orients the various project elements in three-dimensional space as well as in time. With advanced computer technology the user can observe the entire project sequence simulated in real time. What if scenarios and potential spatial conflicts are easily demonstrated. This method of project and construction management helps to maintain project schedule, budget and quality. Tom Griffin, Construction Operations Manager, Fluor Corporation Peiter Deitricks, Project Manager, Shell Canada Mike Fromow, Operations Manager, PetroCan 1:20 p.m. (concurrent sessions - choose one) Improve Profitability thru Effective Project Management and Total Cost Management This practical presentation focuses on how Chevron Texaco has improved profitability through effective project management and total cost management. Four key elements to success are a structured Project Management process, management s active involvement, application of best practices and total cost management. Learn how to use these tools to turn business opportunities into valued business assets. Nick Lavingia, Project Management Consultant, Chevron Texaco Managing Change on Construction Projects: Focus on Change and Schedule Management from the Owner s Perspective Beginning with a management level overview, case studies will be used that are based on a composite of real events for illustration purposes. Primary contract tools such as schedule of values, critical path schedules, project trend identification and change order pricing and negotiation strategies will be explored. The presentation concludes with an overview of dispute resolution options and the advisability of each. H. James Wulfsberg, Wulfsberg, Reese, Colvig & Firstman Implementation of Automated Project Management Systems Off the shelf control of projects - how an owner can stay in control without creating a money-pit. This seminar focuses on how several owners of capital projects have deployed off the shelf software to support project management and team collaboration, effectively using proven technologies to achieve their goals without the burden of an expensive support staff to keep the system working. Don McNatty, CEO, DRMcNatty & Associates, Inc. 2:10 p.m. Break 2:25 p.m. (concurrent sessions - choose one) Construction Projects: Speed, Quality and Complexity, Can We Have It All? Issues arising in the final stages of a construction project have come to the fore as a major concern of building owners and construction managers in recent years. At the same time, projects are increasingly hindered by inadequate communication between the owner and contractors, as well as incomplete information, lack of timely decisions and a growing concern with the speed of construction. This panel of regional owners addresses the issues highlighted in the 2003 FMI/CMAA Survey of Owners. Dennis Doran, Senior Consultant, FMI Lee Willoughby, Assistant Director, Design and Construction for the Office of Construction and Management of the Administrative Office of the Courts Judicial Council Jack Byron, Strategic Business Development, Sierra Pacific Power

4 The Conference for Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Subcontractors, Construction Managers and Other Professional Service Providers March 4, 2004 Radisson at the Los Angeles Airport Los Angeles, California about key infrastructure issues for the present and and gain the competitive edge...address challenges shaping today s industry...improve the cost-effectiveness of construction projects...explore issues of common interest to the owner and construction service provider...listen to industry experts discuss their strategies for your expertise and construct your future. An Exceptional Opportunity to Learn Innovative Approaches and Discover New Perspectives from Experts in the Construction Industry Western Council of Construction Consumers Via Colinas, Suite 120 Westlake Village, CA

5 REGISTRATION FORM Name Title Company Address 1 Address 2 City State Zip Telephone Fax REGISTRATION FEES Before January 31 On or After January 31 $255 WCCC $295 WCCC $255 Co-Sponsoring $295 Co-Sponsoring Association Members Association Members NAME OF ASSOCIATON NAME OF ASSOCIATION $355 Non-Members $395 Non-Members $ x conference attendee(s) = $ AWARDS BANQUET $85 with Conference registration or $95 per person GUEST NAME Yes, I plan to attend No, I cannot attend Yes, I will bring a guest Yes, I plan to attend No, I cannot attend Yes, I will bring a guest $85 x people = $ $95 x people = $ $700: Table of Eight Table Guest Names $ Registration + Awards Banquet Total $ Payment Enclosed please make check payable to WCCC GUEST NAME or Visa Master Card American Express Card Number Expiration Date Cardholder s Name Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC) is a non-profit construction trade association providing a forum for facility owners and construction service providers to share knowledge, explore innovative approaches, and collaborate and network with a common goal of improving construction practices. WCCC provides resources and support to assist our membership in professional development; improved operations and maintenance; safety; and quality, cost-effective construction. TO REGISTER FAX or MAIL registration form with payment to: Western Council Attn: Conference Registration Via Colinas, Ste. 120 Westlake Village, CA (818) FAX (818) For more information see To guarantee attendance, please register by January 31, An additional $25 per person will be added to on-site registration. If you wish to have your name appear on the roster of attendees, your registration must be received by February 15, REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES Admission to educational sessions, networking with industry professionals, comprehensive conference materials, continental breakfast, luncheon and hosted cocktail reception. CANCELLATION POLICY Refunds, less a $50 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for cancellations received by January 31, All cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds will be granted after February 15, Substitutions for preregistered attendees may be made at any time. HOTEL Radisson at the Los Angeles Airport 6225 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles, CA Reservations: (310) Reservation Cutoff for Discounted Rooms: February 13, 2004 Discounted Room Rate: $99.00 single/double Group Name: Western Council Annual Conference All reservations must be made directly through the Radisson. After February 13, 2004, the Radisson cannot guarantee room availability or group rate but will make every effort to accommodate late requests. TRAVEL Recommended Airport: Los Angeles International Shuttle Service: Complimentary, provided by Radisson at the Los Angeles Airport DRESS Comfortable business attire is appropriate during the daily activities. Jackets and ties are required at the Awards Banquet; black tie optional. NOTICE WCCC reserves the right to make changes in conference sessions and/or speakers when conditions prevail beyond its control. Information distributed or contained in presentations is the sole responsibility of each presenter and does not necessarily represent the opinions of WCCC. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WCCC staff is available to answer questions and assist with special needs. Please contact us at (818) or (800) 966-WCCC. For up-todate conference information, visit

6 Win your Construction Case using ADR - An Insiders Guide to Resolving Complex Disputes without $1 Million in Legal Bills There is a time for peace and a time for war. Or is there? Can cases be won without huge litigation bills? The effective use of ADR, like a surgical instrument, can cut to the heart of the matter. Learn the whole spectra of ADR techniques and discover which tool best solves your problem. Ernest C. Brown, Esq., P. E., President, Geneva Dispute Resolution Centers LLP New Technologies Could Affect Future Claims New technologies and knowledge are raising the standard of care required of Owners and service providers. Business as usual could lead to increased liability for designers, contractors and Owner/ Operators. This presentation is of interest to design and construction professionals, building owners and developers in identifying and assessing these newly emerging risks. Dr. Malcolm Lewis, P. E., President, CTG Forensics, Inc. 3:15 p.m. 9/11: Could the Terrorists Have Expected the World Trade Centers to Fall? The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) have been viewed from various perspectives. IMA examined the skills, information and insights that were required to anticipate the destruction of the Twin Towers. After reviewing events before, during and after the attacks, this presentation will examine the design and construction of the WTC. Was its fall foreseeable? Ian Mackinlay, FAIA, President, Ian Mackinlay Architecture 4:15 p.m. Stimulating the Economy with Build California Build California is the initiative slated to get California s Construction Economy moving again. Mr. Kojima will give you a first hand report on its progress and future plans. Don t miss this important perspective from California s largest facility owner and operator. Kenn Kojima, Deputy Director of Real Estate Services, State of California, Department of General Services 5:00 p.m. Networking and Hosted Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall 6:30 p.m. Banquet Registration and Reception Separate registration required. Cocktail attire; jacket and tie required; black tie optional. Spouses and guests welcome. 7:30 p.m. Distinguished Projects Awards Banquet Governor Michael Dukakis, presenter Former Governor of Massachusetts; Former Presidential Candidate; Vice Chairman, Amtrak, Professor Emeritus UCLA EXHIBIT HALL Come see the latest products, services, technology and trends in our exhibit hall. Exhibitors receive one complimentary conference registration. Call today for more information WCCC. CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION Receive a Certificate of Completion when you attend all sessions for each track: Legal Project Management Technology/Environment Details for certificate registration will be provided at the conference. Distinguished Project Awards Banquet & Industry Recognition Awards Join us for this gala event after the conference sessions on March 4 as we honor the recipients of this year s Distinguished Project Awards. These awards honor outstanding performance in engineering, design and construction. Enjoy a festive dinner and celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues and friends. We will also honor our 2004 Volunteer of the Year and 2004 Member and Associate Member Companies of the Year. Banquet admission is not included in conference registration. Please indicate your attendance on the attached registration form. Spouses and guests are welcome! Tickets are $85 with conference registration or $95 each. Cocktail attire; jacket and tie required; black tie optional. Reserved tables for eight at a discounted fee are available by advance registration only. Please contact WCCC for more information. REGISTER NOW! WCCC