James Pankow is an engineering manager for the Morrison Knudsen Corp. located in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Pankow has 24 years experience with MK mostly in chemical process design for Dupont, PPG, Lubrizol, Union Carbide, GE, Diamond Shamrock and others. He spent six years as manager of the Process Dept. consisting of over 100 chemical engineers and designers working of capital projects ranging from $2 million ‘revamps’ to $400 million ‘turnkeys’. Mr. Pankow is currently a training coordinator and “Lessons Learned” facilitator for the entire engineering group. He has developed a unique approach to the all-important project phase of Front-End loading. The approach couples his engineering contractor’s view of ‘level-of-detail’ requirements and a ‘lessons learned’ perspective.