currently a Senior Project Manager. He is responsible for controlling
cost, resources, schedule, risk and quality on multiple projects.
As the Vice President of Information Services,
Chris was responsible
for optimizing the construction and business processes via
state-of-the-art technology, Chris has developed an
integrated project control and accounting system that effectively
reduces cycle time and controls projects while managing risk. His
role also included the integration of CAD, cost estimating, and CPM
scheduling through a sophisticated custom interface. Chris also
managed budget and staffing for technology. Chris was instrumental
in creating a dynamic and forward thinking environment that
positioned the company in the forefront of technology based
recently developed an optimized construction delivery model fully
enabled by technology which was presented at the Harvard Real
Estate, Construction and the Internet Conference 2001.
has completed a
case study on a project completed using the tools
that Chris developed that shows how better planning and execution,
enabled by technology can lead to better overall results.
Chris has a
passion for technology and innovation in the construction industry.
Some of his key accomplishments include:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Created “a state of the art
project control system, developed in house specifically for
this project – to manage the monumental volume of paperwork
generated by this project” as stated in Construction
Digest Vol. 10 October 14, 1996. The highly
sophisticated project control system was used in part by
every member of the construction management team, and was
essential for completion of the $500 million project.
McCormick Place Expansion project. Established, closely
monitored, and controlled the design schedule, budget, and
staffing levels for the highly publicized $675 million
McCormick Place Expansion project. Created procedures and
database management systems for managing contractor Requests
for Information, shop drawings, invoicing and accounting.
Automated systems to track progress for staffing and
Illinois University. Setup General Ledger and Accounts
Payable modules within Timberline. Developed procedures for
reporting, distribution, and filing of General Ledger,
Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Job Costing.
Created custom data types and custom reporting. Developed a
third party integrated Accounts Receivable system.
Brands International. Developed a capacity planning and
optimization model for strategic planning and scheduling of
production for the many plants.
Group. Developed a project management system for tracking
of construction, contracts, and procurement.
Financial Center - Warsaw, Poland. Developed a project
controls system to manage construction. The system is
integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Deltek Advantage
Purdue University in May 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Building Construction Technology.
Center for Cooperative
1235 Golf Lane
Wheaton, IL 60189
Manager of Information
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
330 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
William M. Lynch
Director of Business Development
Henricksen & Company, Inc.
Orchestrating Workspace Solutions
North Wacker Drive, Suite 001
Chicago, IL 60606
Federico J. d'Escoto
East Erie Street
Executive Vice President
Epstein and Sons International Inc.
West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60661-1199
45th Street, Suite A
Highland, IN 46322