AACEI-NCS TECHNICAL SESSION#2:
Planning, Design and Construction milestones for the U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico project - Highlighting the cost estimating, risk management, and value engineering services by Department of State (Earn 0.25 CEUs)
The discussion will include a walk through of the planning, design and construction milestones for the U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico project. OBO leadership will highlight the cost estimating, risk management, and value engineering services throughout the project’s development.
The presentation will provide an overview of the Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ building and construction program with a special focus on the risk management and value engineering approach to delivering cost efficient and representational diplomatic facilities for the United States around the world.
Director of the Office of Cost Management U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Menzies Wilson is Director of the Office of Cost Management with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO). The Office of Cost Management supports OBO’s multi-billion dollar overseas building program with construction cost management, Value Engineering and Risk Management.
Mr. Wilson has over 30 years of experience primarily in the areas of construction and contracts management, estimating and project controls. He has worked in both the private and public sectors including many years at various international locations in Europe the Middle East and South America.
In addition to his work on U.S. diplomatic facilities Mr. Wilson’s experience includes work on institutional and cultural facilities with other Government agencies as well as time spent on the construction of offshore oil and gas production facilities and other commercial construction.
An active participant with the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Mr. Wilson has completed, or is currently working with several research teams focusing on industry best practices for international project controls, interface management and digital workforce issues. Educated and trained as a Chartered Surveyor in the UK and a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) in Canada. He is a LEED AP.
ANGEL A. DIZON, III
Managing Director, Program Development, Coordination, and Support U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Angel Dizon is Managing Director of the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. Mr. Dizon is responsible for overseeing all facets of the planning, design, engineering, cost development, and project coordination and management of over $20B of worldwide diplomatic capital construction projects in development.
OBO is the single real property manager for all U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world, managing a portfolio of properties in over 290 locations around the world, valued at over $71 billion. OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support its staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.
Mr. Dizon has over 30 years’ experience in the design and construction industry and has previously served in the real estate and design and engineering offices at the U.S. Department of State. He has been recognized with numerous awards for leadership and superior performance at the Department of State.