About Us

To be the globally recognised platform for leading the development and continuous advancement of Project Controls as a profession, by creating a unique and wide range of opportunities and bringing the global Project Controls community together. We endeavour to expand and enhance our offering to a wide range of project controls professionals, including the young generation, enabling them to see Project Controls as a career opportunity, grow further in it and close the industry skill gaps for the future.
We will utilise innovative technology to extend and develop networking and knowledge sharing across all continents, thereby establishing a global footprint to reach and connect with the Project Controls community, to achieve our mission.
Project Controls Expo is the world’s largest Project Controls event dedicated to its advancement and with the objective of providing significant awareness on its process, tools and techniques to its stakeholders. Put simply, "Expo is a celebration of Project Controls". It highlights the value of Project Controls and the impact it can have when put to use effectively.

 

Why Project Controls Expo?

A report by McKinsey states 98% of megaprojects face cost/schedule overruns or delays. The reasons include flawed performance management, insufficient risk management, missed connections (lack of planning) amongst a few others which lead to: loss of control on projects; missed deadlines; delayed phased completions; incurring penalties; incurring payment delays; erosion of stakeholders’ trust and finally, with public projects, poor justification of taxpayer's money. The PWC report makes a similar comment i.e., capital projects that come in under budget are the exception, not the rule.

Another report by PWC, suggests that worldwide infrastructure spending will grow from $4 trillion per year in 2012 to more than $9 trillion per year by 2025. Overall, close to $78 trillion is expected to be spent globally between 2014 and 2025.

This calls for more enhanced dialogue between government, industry and professional bodies to come together for sharing lessons learnt, best practices and engage more collaboratively for successful project delivery. Project Controls Expo, started in 2010, offers this platform where a wide range of industry players (Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Infrastructure, Construction, Government, Defence, etc) and professional bodies (APM, ACostE, ICEC, AIPM, PMI, AIQS etc) engage with a range of professionals and technology providers for the development/advancement of the profession.

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Innovation in the Industry

In last 10 years, platforms such as Expo and various other initiatives brought a step change in the profession. UK Government, taking on its increased awareness, initiated the efforts to put strong controls on complex infrastructure and major projects which lead to the birth of the IPA (Infrastructure and Projects Authority) which sits at the heart of government, reporting to the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. The Institution of Civil Engineers formed the dedicated group “The Infrastructure Client Group (ICG)” that brings together the UK’s most progressive economic infrastructure clients in partnership with government and industry. ICG’s key purpose is to lead the acceleration of the improvement and alignment in the delivery and development of UK infrastructure for the benefit of the economy, society and the environment. Additionally, the Department for Education took note of Project Controls as a profession and initiated the Trailblazer apprenticeship program at Level 3 – Project Controls Technician with Level 6 – Project Controls Professional.

On the other side of the world, Australia leads a range of initiatives to improve the project delivery by setting up statutory bodies such as Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional development which put the spotlight on enhanced governance and delivery arrangements – find out more in a talk by Ben du Bois. Infrastructure Australia and regional states set up bodies such as Infrastructure Victoria and Office of Projects Victoria to support these efforts. Additionally, Australia’s professional bodies ACES and RES too led the efforts on professionalism in Project Controls and initiated range of actions supported by Engineers Australia such as considering Chartered status for Project Controls professionals.

With regards to how much % cost of Project Controls/Management on a given project, in reference to PMI report, the combined project Controls/Management costs for all phases of a project total somewhere between 7–15 percent of the project's TIC (Total Installed Cost). The sheer scale of investment that runs in trillions would offer the PC/PM cost with easy maths, demonstrating the vital role played by Project Controls in this thriving and huge sector.

Project Control Expo aims to continue offering support to all ongoing initiatives for effective project delivery globally especially when JV’s are burgeoning in the construction industry. With ambitious infrastructure projects across the world, we would like to continue bringing professionals, apprentices and professional organisations together to beneļ¬t the industry and to understand the skillsets that are required for future generations to deliver. Technology now plays a large part in everyday working and we have innovative technology providers showcasing new opportunities with machine learning, AI and extensive use of data for predictive analysis. For this, technology is expected to play critical role in future events.

Finally, it is important to mention that Project Controls Expo is a “not for profit” event and any remaining proceeds are re-invested into the event for further enhancements. Should there be any deficit, Projcon Group (parent company organising this conference) fills the gaps and we take this opportunity to thank them along with all the volunteers for their continuous support.