Indy ASQ 2017 Oct: Building Assurance

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Meeting Date/Time: Tue, October 10, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: MCL Restaurant and Bakery Township Line (In the “North Room” – turn right upon entry) 2370 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Fee: Pre-Pay – $20, Pay at Door – $25

Topic: Building Assurance: Building Quality into Capital Projects
It is projected that total global capital spend between 2014 and 2025 will be nearly $78 trillion. Worldwide spending for 2025 alone is projected to total $9 trillion. This significant increase in capital spending has and will continue to created significant stress in the construction industry. The construction industry is facing serious short falls in skilled labor to meet this demand and with a less skilled work force quality challenges continue to increase.

Capital projects by nature can be quite complex involving multiple engineering disciplines, contractors, vendors and key stakeholders. With these many groups involved in a project, managing quality can be very challenging and requires a disciplined approach by everyone involved. Owners often mistakenly assume expectations; specifications and drawings are being follow precisely by the contractors and vendors when actual practice has shown that contractor’s performance can be highly variable. The result can be delays in delivery or cost overruns or the owner gets a poorly constructed facility that simply does not perform as intended or the facility has hidden faults, which will ultimately result in increased maintenance for the owner. None of these impacts are positive for the owner.

Eli Lilly and Anova Technical Services partnered together a number of years ago to apply quality principles to the construction phase of Lilly’s capital projects. The intent was to improve the quality of the delivered facilities, reduce rework and bring projects in on schedule and on budget. This was done by partnering with contractors to apply quality practices, methods and tools throughout the construction phase of the projects. This approach was called Construction Quality Assurance, CQA.

This presentation will share the story of how Lilly and Anova applied a Construction Quality Assurance program to a $90 million pharmaceutical project in Indianapolis. Bruce Beck and Tim Isle will share approaches, methods and learning points gained from this project as well as other projects that have used the CQA approach.
Anyone who is involved in a capital project for their company needs to ask this simply question, ““How is the project team implementing quality principles to ensure quality output?” The answer can be quite telling regarding the probability of project success.

Speakers: Bruce Beck and Tim Isle
Bruce Beck served as a Director of Engineering for Eli Lilly and Company. During his 34-year career at Lilly he had roles in Technical Services, Manufacturing, Environmental Health and Safety and Engineering. In his last role at Lilly, he led a corporate group responsible for developing the Lilly Commissioning and Qualification program. This group also led the implementation of this program throughout the world for all new Lilly facilities. During this time, he also created the Lilly approach to Construction Quality Assurance (CQA), as well as an extensive project information management (PIM) program used on all new Lilly facility projects.

He has a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Asbury University. He has authored articles on Construction Quality Assurance in magazines such as Pharmaceutical Engineering, The Chemical Engineer Today, and Quality Progress.

Today he is the president and founder of The Essentials Group, LLC ( that provides consulting for a variety of organizations. He is passionate about helping leaders reach their potential both individually and as a team. He has written a book, The Essentials of Leadership, that will be published in the fall of 2017.

Tim Isle is president of Anova Technical Services in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and completed Advanced Project Management training at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. He has more than 30 years of experience in construction and as a construction consultant and has Managed some of the largest capital programs in the state of Indiana.

Meeting Agenda:
5:30pm Check-in
5:45pm Workshop
6:00pm Dinner and Networking
7:00pm Presentation