Calpineメs Innovative Approach to EPC Schedule Development

David Purdy is the Director of Project Controls for Calpine Construction Corporation. In 1998 when Calpine Construction Management was formed, David was tasked with building the Project Controls group that would be responsible for Capitol Improvement Program Oversight as well as EPC and Calpine Construction projects. This program represents over 50 capital projects constructed in the last four years, with a combined annual cost exceeding $4 billion. David has better than 25 years in project control experience covering commercial, industrial, geothermal, fluidized bed boiler and combustion turbine related projects.

Guy Gaines is the Manager of Project Controls for Calpine Construction Corporation. Since joining Calpine in October of 1999, Guy has been instrumental in structuring the program and developing the tools that have been used to streamline schedule development and implementation. These tools include the Matrix Schedule Development Process, Intranet Based Contract and Procurement Database and Intranet Based Site Daily Reporting. Guy brings a diverse background of Project Control tool development as well as operational experiences, accumulated with firms such as Bechtel, DOW Chemical and the United States Naval Nuclear Power Program. He is a current member of AACE International as well as the Project Management Institute.

Jim Saba is a Senior Construction Analyst for Calpine Corporation. Mr. Saba has 15 years in the engineering and construction industry. In 1999, He engaged in consulting for the Oracle Corporation in support of their financial applications. His experience covers all phases of design and construction in both Cost and Scheduling and is a current member of AACE International and Project Management Institute. He holds a BBA in Finance from Sam Houston State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

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