Rob MacDonald to present paper to IPWEA 2011 Conference in August

Director of Benchmark Estimating and our sister company, MacDonald International, Rob MacDonald will be presenting a paper entitled Can cost overruns be avoided on capital projects? If so, how? at the bi-annual IPWEA International Public Works Conference which will be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from Sunday August 21 to Wednesday August 24.

Rob’s paper looks at the reasons behind unexpected increases in the costs of capital works and how these can be avoided. The paper also outlines a case study where recent improvements in cost estimating have successfully addressed chronic cost overruns and underestimation of costs for a multi-billion dollar infrastructure programme.

The IPWEA International Public Works Conference

The IPWEA International Public Works Conference is the largest Public Works Conference in Australia and will this year be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from Sunday the 21st of August to Wednesday the 24th of August 2011.

Registration for the conference is now open and you can register to attend by visiting the conference website.

Rob will be presenting his paper at 11:30am on Wednesday the 24th of August.

Benchmark Estimating and MacDonald International

As Director of both Benchmark Estimating and MacDonald International, Rob holds a wealth of experience in estimating, construction programming, risk and project management for major infrastructure projects and building works with over 25 years experience in these fields.

Rob established MacDonald International along with his wife Lynda in 1985 when they saw a gap in the industry for quality construction related consultancy services. MacDonald International now offers customers across Australia and New Zealand specialised services in project management, site design, claims, programming and estimating.

The team at MacDonald International places their focus on client service, quality engineering and solving difficult and complex construction issues. They consult with Benchmark Estimating in the development of our estimating software ensuring an estimator’s perspective is always front of mind for our developers and ensuring that our software is applicable to our client’s real world estimating environments.

To find out more about our sister company MacDonald International, visit their website

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