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Webinar: Master Class: Preparing Risk-Neutral Cost Estimates - Putting the Plan into Action

Webinar: Master Class: Preparing Risk-Neutral Cost Estimates - Putting the Plan into Action

 Start Date - End Date

March 04, 2021

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Registration Deadline

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Online registration will be open until the start of the Webinar on March 4, 2021. 

Title: Master Class: Preparing Risk-Neutral Cost Estimates – Putting the Plan into Action

Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm; EST

Free for SAME Members
$25.00 for Non-members

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Thomas R. Sanders, Jr., CCE/A, CBA, Senior Economist, MOCA Systems, Inc.

Stephen W. Essig, PE, CCP, Executive Vice President, MOCA Systems, Inc.

In March 2020, the US Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD/A&S) released guidance that encourages more realistic military construction project budgets.  Select FY2023 Military Construction (MILCON) projects will be required to assess their inherent risk and build project cost estimates that include reasonable contingency for that risk.  The opportunity to refine project budgets essentially ends with the 35% design estimate, so USD/A&S and subsequent clarifying guidance from Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) describes the requirement in much detail.  The focus is on disciplined Cost-Schedule Risk Assessments (CSRAs) informed by the American Association of Cost Engineers’ (AACE) Recommended Practices (RPs).  USACE guidance relies on Risk Registers, probability and consequence determinations, and monte carlo simulation range estimating to identify the risk-neutral estimate for projects.  USD/A&S believes this will ensure cost-effective project execution by adhering to industry best practices.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will understand the general process of preparing a fully-auditable risk neutral estimate including required resources and schedule;
Attendees will understand how to prepare the Cost-Schedule Risk Assessment (CSRA);
Attendees will learn how to characterize different estimates (e.g. point, baseline, risk-neutral, contract, project);
Attendees will learn what should be included in the Risk-Neutral Estimate documentation.

For additional information, please visit the International COI webpage on the SAME website.

Registration Fees

If you wish to bring a guest to the Networking Reception on Monday, August 5, the fee is $50 and you can pay at the end of the registration process.
Price Description Amount
Non-Member Fee $25.00
SAME Member $0.00

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