AACE Great Lakes Section

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June Meeting

June 23, 2023


DTE Blue Water Energy Tour

Date:    Friday, June 23rd, 2023

Location:  Address and Details to Follow

Time:   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cost:  Tour is free - but we are limited to 25 people for the tour

In-Person Attendance:  RSVP at http://aacegreatlakes.rsvpify.com by June 16th or sooner.  Please be mindful when submitting your RSVP as we are limited to a headcount of 25.

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Presentation and Panel Info

Scheduling Panel

Barry Kaplan, Shawn Debo, Thomas Rich

Presentation Abstract:

The AACEI Great Lakes section will host a panel centered around Project Scheduling. We have three veterans of the industry that will answer your questions as well as provide their insight into topics such as:  present day Project Scheduling, the future of the field and development. They will be able to answer your questions both in the room and virtually. 

Presenter Biographies:                          

Barry Kaplan is a Senior Project Controls Specialist for Administrative Controls Management.  He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Operations Management) from The Ohio State University and in Master’s in Business Administration from Wayne State University.  He earned the Planning and Scheduling Professional certificate from AACEI in 2010.  Barry has over 32 years of experience in scheduling and project controls that includes cost analyst, WBS management, budget projections, generating and analyzing reports, Critical Path Method (CPM) project scheduling in multiple industries including boiler construction, nuclear remediation, conveyor installation for airports and automotive, building construction and electrical utilities.

Shawn Debo has been an active professional in the construction industry for 15 years.  He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.  Shawn started his career as a Project Engineer and has worked in past roles such as Document Control Engineer and Project Controls Manager.  He currently serves as a Project Scheduler for The Christman Company.   Shawn earned his Planning and Scheduling Professional certification (PSP) from the AACE in 2019.  He has been involved in recent projects that include West Bloomfield's new middle school, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools District's bond program, Grand Blanc’s new athletic complex and the Marine City High School renovation.  He currently is working on the UofM's South 5th student housing project.

Thomas Rich a Senior Scheduler for Consumers Energy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, certifications for Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).   Tom has worked on a diverse range of projects in his 40 year career, which includes scheduling refinery turnarounds, gas platform shutdowns, nuclear plant outages and online schedules, and the overhaul of the Ludington Pump Storage facility.  Tom is the administrator of the scheduling system, and the lead developer of the scheduling report automation.