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Section Meetings: January 2014
will be held at the: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

January Meeting Topic: Protection Through Contracts for Project Controls

Join us on Thursday January 23rd for our next RMS monthly meeting. This month we will have a special panel discussion specifically geared towards Project Controls Professionals. This panel has been arranged to capture multiple perspectives of Protection Through Contracts across the entire life cycle of a project. We will hear viewpoints of an owner, subcontractor, cost claims consultant and legal counsel.

The Owner will be available to address their experience in how contracts help protect a owning organization.  The Subcontractor will be available to address their experience in how contracts help protect subcontracting organization. The Consultant will be available to address ways they have helped clients in disputes and resolution. The Legal Counsel will be available to address ways they have helped clients in dispute, claims and general counsel.

Panelist will include:

  • Al Aardsma; Senior Director, FTI Consulting and Capital Program Director
    Mr. Aardsma brings more than 38 years of Healthcare Operations and Program Management experience where he has exhibited considerable leadership and direction of multidisciplinary teams assembled to identify and execute solutions that improve bottom-line performance and achieve market success for diverse healthcare enterprises.

    He has extensive experience as Program Manager / Owner's Representative for planning and delivery of capital improvement projects, programs and portfolios for hospitals, ambulatory care and medical office facilities valued at nearly $10 Billion for more than 100 clients. He has provided services to numerous hospital replacement projects, including:
    • one at $1.27 Billion in total project costs;
    • three in excess of $750 Million each;
    • three in excess of $440 Million each;
    • several ranging from $60 to $300 Million; and
    • a large prison healthcare program consisting of 10,000 beds valued at $8 Billion.
    Additionally, Mr. Aardsma has experience as a management consultant to hospital systems, academic medical centers, independent hospitals and medical developers located throughout the U.S. and abroad.

  • Taylor Menlove; Government Contracts Attorney, Ball Corporation
    Taylor M. Menlove is an Attorney, Government Contracts at Ball Corporation where he supports Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Prior to working at Ball, Mr. Menlove was a Government Contracts Associate with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Mr. Menlove received his Juris Doctorate from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

    Mr. Menlove is an active member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association where he currently serves as Co-Chair of the Accounting, Cost & Pricing Committee. Mr. Menlove also is an active member of the National Contract Management Association where he currently serves as Education Co-Chair for the Denver Chapter. Mr. Menlove has authored several articles on government contract law topics.

  • Marion Woolworth; Contracts Closeout Specialist, Ball Aerospace
    Marion Woolworth is currently the Manager of Accounts Receivable for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (BATC) within the Contract Operations department. She has worked for BATC for over 18 years where she managed the administration and coordination of DCAA audits for the flexibly priced inventory (almost $3B) of contracts through closeouts. In addition, she was in charge of invoicing for a key strategic business unit within BATC.

    In her current role, Marion is focused on BATC receivable management (both billed and unbilled). She is heavily involved with analysis and recommendations for individual contract finances. She is a valued mentor to closeout specialists within her department and works closely with DCMA and DCAA for the administration of closeout and receivable issues that arise. Marion's expertise in the area of receivables is often recognized by upper management. Her contributions and use of data analytics (pivot table, trend, stoplight reporting, etc) have directly led to increased positive cash flow for the Corporation and other cash risk management goals. Marion is a member of the National Contract Management Association.

  • Mitch Arndt; Claims Consultant, Principal of Summit Program Mgmt
    Principal of Summit Program Management and Director of Project Controls of Project Analytics Group, Mr. Arndt has over twenty five years experience in Construction & Program Administration/Oversight, Comprehensive Scheduling, Cost Control, Schedule Delay Analysis, Claims Avoidance, Mitigation and Resolution.

    As an Owner Agent, he has overseen the construction of numerous projects including infrastructure, office buildings, laboratory structures and waste water treatment facilities. As a senior project controls and dispute resolution consultant, he has led teams providing comprehensive project services including contract oversight, scheduling, cost control and change management. He also has extensive experience performing claim evaluation including schedule delay/disruption analysis. He is proficient in critical path method schedule delay methodologies and claim avoidance strategies. Mr. Arndt holds a Masters Degree specializing in Construction Management, is a CMAA Certified Construction Manager and an AACE Certified Professional Planner & Scheduler. He is experienced in project controls implementation and oversight and is proficient in project control applications including scheduling and cost control utilizing Primavera (P3 & P6).

The meeting is scheduled to start at 6pm. A dinner buffet will be included. Our Panel Discussion will start at 7pm.

NOTE: US Citizens, please bring a valid picture identification to the meeting for Ball Security. Non-citizens of USA must register a week early (and must arrive with identification).

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
10 Longs Peak Drive
Broomfield, CO 80021

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Please email Mark Scheel, RMS Vice President, if you have any questions about the event at mscheel@ball.com.

Thank you for your attention and response, we look forward to seeing you at this months meeting as we review the Heritage Project.

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2015.
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