As Professional Engineers, the public’s confidence in our profession and in us as individual practitioners is dependent on our ability to deliver what we promise—on time and under budget. Most public projects in the US and Canada, however, are delivered late and over budget. In most cases, this can be attributed to five common causes. Learn how to better deliver on promises using a formal risk analysis process—one conducted at several stages during project delivery— can avoid these surprises, or at least mitigate the impacts on project scope, budget, and schedule.
Michael Ellegood is a practicing Civil Engineer and has managed major projects. He was Public Works Director, County Engineer and Transportation Director for Maricopa County, Arizona as well as Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County. He has been a consulting engineer and a senior manager in the Parsons Corporation, Tudor Engineering Company and T.Y. Lin International. Mike has also been active in ASPE and served as Arizona State President
Mike is a retired Army combat veteran having served in Vietnam in the late ‘60’s.