Spire Enables Innovation at the 57th Annual Western Winter Workshop

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About the Presenters
Michael R. NosbischMr. Michael R. Nosbisch, CCP, PSP, FAACE, has more than 29 years of project management and project controls experience. He is a Fellow at AACE International (FAACE) and the current Chair of the Education Board. He served as President of the Association from 2011 to 2012 and has been an active Member for more than 15 years

Dr. Nour Bouhou

Dr. Nour Bouhou has nearly ten years of construction and engineering experience, working with owners and contractors to develop air-tight schedules and budgets. She is an active member of AACE International, having held the positions of section Vice President and Treasurer. She currently sits as the Secretary for the San Francisco Bay Area Section.





Spire’s involvement with AACE International (AACE) continues through planning support and content contribution for the 57th Annual Western Winter Workshop (Workshop). The event will be held in Indian Wells, CA at the Hyatt Regency from February 8 to 11. This year, Spire will be represented by Associate Principal, Michael R. Nosbisch, CCP, PSP, FAACE, and Consultant, Nour Bouhou, PhD. Both representatives are active members of AACE serving as the current Chair of the Education Board and past President of AACE, and Secretary of the San Francisco Bay Area Section, respectively. Dr. Bouhou, has been actively involved in the planning process for this event, helping to review and select abstracts for presentations and guest speakers, coordinating on-site logistics for attendees, and hosting several sessions during the event.

The Workshop provides the unique opportunity to network with capital program organizations, executives, contractors, consultants and technology professionals who share the common goal of driving successful project delivery. The Workshop showcases the latest in project controls knowledge, tools and techniques; creates a forum for discussion around key challenges cities and agencies face; and presents an opportunity for the industry to provide solutions for the future. Both Mr. Nosbisch and Dr. Bouhou will present on Saturday, February 10th at 4:00PM.

During his session titled The All Small Mentor Protégé Program: Lessons Learned, Mr. Nosbisch will use a case study to cover the key differences between the All Small Mentor Protégé Program (ASMPP) and the 8(a) Business Development Mentor Protégé Program, highlighting the common misconceptions of the ASMPP. The session is intended to help firms make more-informed decisions during the ASMPP application process and their participation after application approval.

Dr. Bouhou’s presentation, Schedule As-built Validation Using A Simple and Weighted Random Sampling Generation Tool is intended for construction professionals aiming to perform a more robust schedule as-built validation for forensic analyses, using statistical inferences. During the session, Dr. Bouhou will outline the major steps recommended for as-built validation and present a tool that employs random sampling techniques to sample a subset of schedule activities based on preset criteria, validate as-built data for the sample, and generalize the findings over the entire schedule.

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