Keynote Speaker for ICCPM 2019


Prof. Lonny Simonian
California Polytechnic State University, USA

Lonny Simonian has over 25 years of professional experience in the electrical design and construction industry and has worked on several multibillion USD federally funded domestic projects, as well as numerous public and privately funded projects around the world. This has including extensive experience in project & construction management, project controls and administration, and design and construction engineering on several US government advanced technology projects. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering degree from University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), and an Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford.

 Professor Simonian’s current appointment is as a Professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) and graduate course instructor in the College of Engineering at Cal Poly. Professor Simonian is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California and a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional. Professor Simonian’s previous experience includes positions as an Engineering Group Supervisor at Bechtel National and Senior Project Manager for Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. His Cal Poly courses have included Building Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems, Construction Contracts, Construction Project Administration, Principles of Construction Management, Project Controls, Management of the Construction Firm, Professional Practice for Construction Project Managers, and Integrated Project Delivery. Professor Simonian was a past recipient of a NSF/DOE fellowship, conducting Smart Grid research at UC Berkeley Lab on Energy Information System Dashboard Integrating Wireless Sensing Devices with Wired Metering and Controls. He is the principal or corresponding author of over three dozen peer-reviewed papers.

Speech Title: Specialty Contractors and Distributors – Developing an Agile Supply Chain Partnership

Abstract: The goal of agile procurement is to lower costs by reducing job site material handling and other waste rather than focusing upon reducing the direct cost of materials. In agile procurement, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and customers come together to define their common assumptions in terms of the business value, implementation risks, expenses (effort) and costs associated with procurement. An indicative fixed price scope is initially agreed upon, but is not yet contractually binding. This is followed by a test phase. At the end of this phase, suppliers and customers compare the empirical findings with their initial assumptions. Then, everyone decides on the procurement implementation strategy for the entire project. Agile procurement has its basis in Agile Project Management (APM). APM is an iterative method of determining and developing project requirements in a highly flexible and interactive manner.

Though many contractors believe that having multiple suppliers during the construction stage of a project will better position them to reduce supplier pricing and increase profits, national surveys indicate that contractors may only realize up to a few per cent cost savings using this approach. Contractors who partner with their suppliers, however, can receive supplier services that can reduce contractor material handling time by a significant margin. Furthermore, in developing a relationship with a preferred provider these specialty contractors need issue only one purchase order for commodity goods, as opposed to multiple orders to numerous suppliers.

Plenary Speaker for ICCPM 2019

Assoc. Prof. Kong Fah Tee
University of Greenwich, UK

Dr. Kong Fah Tee, BEng(Hons) PhD PGCert(HE) MBA DIC FHEA, is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Greenwich.

His research effort has been focused on structural system identification and health monitoring, structural reliability and failure analysis, experimental stress analysis, fatigue, fracture mechanics and structural dynamics.

He has published a book and over 150 refereed international journal and conference papers. He has been awarded research grants with the total amount of over £1M. He has successfully supervised 7 PhD students. He is currently serving as an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forensic Engineering (Inderscience), editorial board members for over 20 international journals and organizing committee/international scientific committee for over 35 international conferences. He was awarded an International Research Collaboration Award from the University of Sydney and invited as a foreign expert to the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has been invited as an expert witness and a forensic engineering consultant to industry. He is a regular reviewer of papers, books, research proposals as well as an external examiner of research degrees.

Keynote Speaker for ICCPM HIstory

Prof. Lonny Simonian
California Polytechnic State University, USA

Lonny Simonian has over 25 years of professional experience in the electrical design and construction industry and has worked on several multibillion USD federally funded domestic projects, as well as numerous public and privately funded projects around the world. This has including extensive experience in project & construction management, project controls and administration, and design and construction engineering on several US government advanced technology projects. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering degree from University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), and an Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford.

 Professor Simonian’s current appointment is as a Professor in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) and graduate course instructor in the College of Engineering at Cal Poly. Professor Simonian is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California and a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional. Professor Simonian’s previous experience includes positions as an Engineering Group Supervisor at Bechtel National and Senior Project Manager for Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. His Cal Poly courses have included Building Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems, Construction Contracts, Construction Project Administration, Principles of Construction Management, Project Controls, Management of the Construction Firm, Professional Practice for Construction Project Managers, and Integrated Project Delivery. Professor Simonian was a past recipient of a NSF/DOE fellowship, conducting Smart Grid research at UC Berkeley Lab on Energy Information System Dashboard Integrating Wireless Sensing Devices with Wired Metering and Controls. He is the principal or corresponding author of over three dozen peer-reviewed papers.

Prof. Masahisa Shinoda
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Masahisa Shinoda is a professor at the Mathematics and Science Research Center of Academic Foundations Programs in Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan. He received his BS and MS degrees in physics from Osaka University in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He worked for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation from 1981 to 2015. He was a researcher and an engineer on optical engineering, and was in charge of developing DVD and Blu-ray equipment at Mitsubishi. He received his Dr. degree in optical engineering from Osaka Prefecture University in 2001. He was certified as Project Management Professional (PMP) by Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2007. Then, he moved to Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2015. His current research interests are educational engineering and project management. He is a member of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, The Optical Society of Japan, Japanese Society for Engineering Education, and Project Management Institute (USA). He is a senior member of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (Japan).