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North Florida Section / December 14th, 2017 Meeting Notice
Special Holiday Dinner Celebration!  See details below.

























ProgramHow to Successfully Use Earned Value on Projects with speaker Joseph A. Lucas, PMP, CSM, PE, CCP.

Earned Value Management (EVM) should be an effective technique for managing project performance. Unfortunately, for many project teams use of EVM becomes a time-consuming and frustrating experience with minimal value. This presentation will explain the essential project planning steps needed to successfully utilize earned value on projects. This presentation will briefly review earned value terminology, calculations and key metrics to monitor when using earned value. The best techniques to determine progress for project work packages will also be explained, along with how to use earned value to forecast project costs. The use of Earned Schedule (ES) will also be reviewed, and how ES augments traditional EVM and integrated schedule analysis will be explained. This presentation will show how to put your projects on the right track for successful use of earned value.

SpeakerJoseph A. Lucas, PMP, CSM, PE, CCP

Joe Lukas has been involved in project management for over 35 years.  He is a Certified Cost Professional, registered Professional Engineer, and Project Management Professional.  His work experience spans engineering, manufacturing, construction, project controls, estimating, contracting and project, program and portfolio management.  His projects experience includes information systems, product development, construction and manufacturing. Joe also teaches and consults on project management topics and interpersonal skills.


Joe joined AACE in 1989 and held many Section positions in Rochester, NY including President, Nomination VP and Membership VP.  Joe has over 50 published articles on project management topics, and is a frequent guest speaker for companies and organizations across the country.  In 2008 Joe received the Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award at the combined 6th World Congress on Cost Engineering and AACE International 52nd Annual Meeting, and in 2017 he was the recipient of the AACE Technical Excellence Award.



CLICK HERE to R.S.V.P.  Deadline 12/13/2017.  Please specify if registering for 1) In-person meeting only; 2) In-person meeting and dinner; or 3) Webinar only.  See below for meal details. 


Everyone is welcomeInvite your friends, colleagues, or anyone who may be interested.


Optional Dinners Available: Advance Reservations RequiredWalk-ins Cannot be Guaranteed a Meal.


Optional dinners will be offered at $10.00 per person.  MENUSeafood Bisque (Vegetarian Option: Butternut Squash or Carrot/Ginger Soup); Lasagna (Vegetarian Lasagna and Gluten-free Pasta Options); Garlic Bread; Spinach Salad with Pears, Figs, Cranberries and Gorgonzola Cheese; Apple Cake with Ice Cream or Whipped Cream (Gluten-Free Option: Mango Sorbet with Gluten-free Cookies); Coffee/Tea.  (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon advance request.)

Advance reservations required by end of business day on Wednesday, 12/13/2017.  Payments may be made via check (payable to North Florida AACE) mailed in advance to N. FL AACE Treasurer William Sheerin c/o 2450 Williams Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787; by check/cash at the door (exact change appreciated); or by credit card (small fee applies).  Cancellations must be received 24 hours before the meeting for a refund.

Click here to R.S.V.P.  Please specify if registering for 1) In-person meeting only; 2) In-person meeting and dinner; or 3) Webinar only.  If you have any questions, please click here to e-mail.



· Upcoming Meeting:  The January 11th, 2018 meeting will feature Improving the Update Process: Solutions for a Contentious Industry, with speaker Greg Hall, PSP, Kiewit Engineering.  Watch our Meetings page for other upcoming programs and visit our Web site often for the latest Section news and activities. 

· We welcome your ideas and suggestions on possible topics and speakers.  Please send them to administrator@nflaace.orgDon’t miss these valuable technical presentations and first-class professional networking opportunities.

· Board Members Take Note:  The next regular board meeting of the program year will take place Thursday, January 11th, 2018 immediately following the Section meeting.  Watch for separate notices.

· CCTS Update: Tentative dates have been set for the next Space Congress: February 27th, 28th and March 1st, 2018.  For information upcoming CCTS programs, visit

· Scholarships:  Our congratulations to Taiason Cole (University of Central Florida) for earning a $1,000 AACE International scholarship, and a North Florida AACE scholarship of $500.  The AACE scholarship application period is open December 1st through February 28th each year.  Students from our Section have now been awarded 17 AACE scholarships since 2008, with many also receiving Section supplemental scholarships plus AACE Matching Funds.  See the Scholarship page for details.

· We are very pleased to announce that the North Florida Section was presented with an AACE Gold Section Award at the recent AACE Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  We’re very proud of this achievement, and send our appreciation to all our Board and Section members who worked hard to help make our Section successful.

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*Donate to AACE ScholarshipsWhile renewing your membership, you’ll be offered a chance to donate to the AACE Scholarship Fund.  Even a small amount would help ensure important educational opportunities for future generations of cost engineers.  Note:  We also welcome donations to our separate North Florida AACE Section Scholarship Fund.  All AACE scholarship donations are tax deductible.  For more information, please contact Section Administrator Elizabeth Harrison at

· Member Information Requested:  If you currently serve on an AACE International board or committee, participate in their mentoring program, or have recently published an article in AACE's Cost Engineering or Source magazines, please let us know.

· Be sure to check out the job openings on our Employment pageNewest listing: Project Manager II in Project Control, Hillsborough County in Tampa, Florida.

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New Location for December Meeting Only:


Home of John and Carole Orr

1300 Druid Isle Road

Maitland, FL  32751




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This meeting will also feature our Special Holiday Celebration, including a gourmet dinner plus other special holiday merriment.  Our North Florida AACE “You’re a Star” Award will be presented as well.  Invite your spouse, friends or colleagues to join us for the fun, festivities and fellowship!  See location change above.  See link for location and directions.

Meeting Summary


Thursday, December 14th, 2017




Please Note:

Dinner:  6:30 p.m.

Presentation:  7:00 p.m.


Webinar attendance also available.

Location Change for this Meeting Only!

Home of John and Carole Orr

1300 Druid Isle Road

Maitland, FL  32751


How to Successfully Use Earned Value on Projects


Optional dinners available at $10.00 per person.