Automation and Coordination Tools for More Effective City Project Delivery
On June 14th, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Brian Saldutti from Oracle and Terrance DeGray, Stephanie Lightner, and Nicole Solia-Velarde from Cordoba Corporation.
Cordoba Corporation, a nationally recognized engineering, program and construction management firm, develops some of the most complex and notable infrastructure projects in California. Contracted as the Bond Management Team at Long Beach City College, Cordoba provides comprehensive project and construction management services in support of a nearly $1.5 billion capital program to expand and modernize two college campuses and other district sites. Services include planning, design management, project controls, financial analysis, project management and construction management. Aligning to an overall master plan, the project types include facilities, parking, storm water and transportation. In 2015, Cordoba transitioned its core project management information system to the Oracle Primavera cloud service. Join us for this live webinar to learn more about how modern technology has enabled companies like Cordoba Corporation to create more automated business processes and foster better coordination with state and local agencies, as well as the community.
Director, Industry Strategy & Business Development
Brian Saldutti is Director of Industry Strategy for Oracle Construction and Engineering. He and his team are responsible for establishing the strategic direction and messaging for project and portfolio management solutions across a range of industries such as public sector, energy, manufacturing and facilities management. For two decades, he has worked with clients while in varied roles such as consulting, training, support and product management. Brian brings broad understanding of project planning and controls use cases, the enterprise cloud marketplace and offerings such as Primavera P6, Unifier and Oracle Prime.
Terrance DeGray is a Professional Engineer and Certified Construction Management professional with formal education in civil engineering, along with an incredible background in leadership and management. His experience is in both the public and private public works sector managing a wide range of projects including design and construction of complex educational facilities and associated infrastructure, health care construction on new and existing facilities, high rise construction and U.S. government projects. Terrance is currently serving as the Program Director for Cordoba Corporation’s project with the Long Beach Community College District Bond Construction Program. In this role, Terrance is directly responsible for the oversight of 22 Cordoba team members and managing the $1.3B capital improvement program for the Long Beach Community College District (Measure E and Measure LB).
Terrance oversees activities such as program planning, financing, project controls, all project design and construction phases and long range scheduling for over 30 projects on two campuses. Terrance has served as the Responsible-in-Charge for a range of specific projects including completion of the Multidisciplinary Academic Building Phase II Project, design and construction of QQ/RR Electrical Buildings, design and construction of District Video Surveillance Monitoring, and nine (9) small to mid-size projects requiring a competitive public bid process to serving as ancillary space to the larger projects. His previous work prior to Cordoba includes project management services working for a general contractor on over $300 million of highly-regulated healthcare facilities and $60 million in industrial and government facilities.
Stephanie Lightner is a project controls professional who has managed a portfolio of project schedules, cost tracking, cost forecasting, and progress reports. Stephanie has a full understanding of key project drivers, forecasting, variance analysis, contract analysis, as well as risk management principles. She has also provided forensic schedule analysis and support, analysis of multiple construction schedules, and led a systems integration effort to upgrade previously silo style project management systems and workflows into a unified PMIS (Project Management Information System).
Stephanie has maintained project master schedule and cost management systems on projects to reduce energy and operating costs and make progress toward meeting federal sustainability goals as well as educational facility projects. She has currently responsible for management and development of the master schedule for the construction program at Cordoba Corporation’s Long Beach Community College District Bond Program.
Project Coordinator and Communications
Nicole Velarde is an experienced administrator who has supported significant educational facility programs. She is skilled in working with the needs of simultaneous construction projects and maintaining critical documentation for each process. Nicole has provided Construction Management Administration Support to the Bond Management Team at Long Beach City College for over 10 years. Nicole is responsible for construction update presentations, bi-monthly owners update meeting, preparing documents for litigation and Public Information Requests and District Standards.
She is also the liaison between LBCCD and BMT personnel. She provides support to many college activities including construction bond events and celebrations, assisting LBCCD’s Contract Department for issuance of projects out to bid, understands different bidding methods, and works directly with key personnel in Administrative Services and Facilities. She maintains the bond program website, the Citizens Oversight Committee website, provides construction photographs for all presentations, issues construction alerts, and provides information for all annual reports and presentations.