Case Studies, Netpoint, Presentations

Owners typically require detailed baseline CPM schedules but often do not rely on them to manage day-to-day activities. Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recognized the need for both CPM schedules and detailed pull plans to help optimize subcontractor schedules. As a result, Massport redefined the requirements of CPM schedule deliverables, vastly simplified them to focus on key milestones and summary-level tasks, defined processes and expectations, and stipulated techniques to integrate CPM and pull plan schedules to realize the benefits of both. This presentation demonstrates how the utilization of NetPoint has been instrumental in achieving Massport objectives.

John Audi, PhD

John Audi is the Assistant Director at Massachusetts Port Authority. He received his PhD in civil engineering and construction management from Polytechnic University. With over 20 years’ experience in project controls and project management, Mr. Audi has worked for a variety of industry leaders including Parsons Brinkerhoff, AECOM, and Harvard University.

Irena Gagulic

Irena Gagulic has five years of experience in the areas of project management and project controls. She received her masters of architecture from Roger Williams University, and she has presented her thesis at several conferences nationally and internationally. Irena currently serves as assistant manager of project controls at the Massachusetts Port Authority where she oversees project control efforts on some of Massports largest capital projects, including the Terminal E Renovations and Enhancements. Irena is also a part of an ongoing effort to develop a standardized process for integrating and utilizing pull plans with P6 within the Massport.

Jonathan Galuska, PMP

Jonathan Galuska is a senior consultant for PMA Consultants in its Boston office. He received his bachelors in construction management from Roger Williams University. Mr. Galuska is currently performing project controls support for Massport’s Terminal E Renovations and Enhancements, a $160 million project that adds three new, large aircraft gates to Logan’s international terminal. Previously Mr. Galuska worked as a scheduling consultant for one of New England’s largest electric and gas providers, where he maintained and managed the capital plan.

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