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Dear Member,

Welcome to September 2013 edition of Newsletter.
It is our great pleasure to announce our 18th issue of newsletter. Very delightfully we inform that with your support we are growing consistently and are also motivated to introduce new and very interesting features to our portal. This would subsequently prove to be a great help and support to all our fellow project controls practitioners. In this edition of newsletter we would like to introduce you to the new features that we plan to introduce shortly.

Let's start with some of the recent updates on PCO

We'd like to this opportunity to give you a brief introduction to our upcoming Project Controls Event, Project Controls Expo 2013 - the largest Project Controls event with the clear objective of providing significant practical and theoretical awareness on Project Controls process, tools and techniques to its stakeholders which is now happening on 13th Nov 2013 at Twickenham Stadium, London. This show is the most important event for those working within the spectrum of Projects Controls, not just from an educational perspective but also in terms of building a network and exploring career opportunities.

ProjectControlsOnline (PCO), is constantly working to improve its content layout and design for the end user benefit and ease of use and as well as to accommodate in more features for the community.

PCO Library

As promised, we are glad to announce that PCO has successfully introduced the Video Library feature in to its portal. PCO video library is updated with new videos and we are working towards making it the largest project controls video database.
To have a better insight on this section, please visit out Video Library section.
In addition to the above feature, our users can also reap benefit from Premium Library and Free Library, which is now made better for the convenience of our members.

Please note: Members must be logged in to view these video.

PCO Jobzone

PCO continues to attract Project Controls job postings from all over the world. Check out some of the fresh roles below –

PCO Blogs

We are continually making our best efforts to keep this section updated with the most recent blogs. Hence, we recommend all our members to visit this section frequently and make best use of this feature not just for expanding your knowledge but also to share it with the community. This is also a great location to expand the reach of your profile that may help you in achieving your career objectives. In the meantime, check out our latest blogs on –
For full list of new additions, please visit our blog section

Project Controls Expo 2012 presentations:

We are glad to announce that all the presentations of Expo 2012 have been made publicly available and could now be viewed on PCO Info-pad (under Event Proceedings). In addition to this, our You Tube channel is also updated now with videos from Expo 2012.


Upcoming Events

Project Controls Expo 2013 – Organised by PCO

We are proud to announce the launch of Project Controls Expo 2013- Our 3rd event with the clear objective of providing significant practical and theoretical awareness on Project Controls process, tools and techniques to its stakeholders which is now happening on 13th Nov 203 at Twickenham Stadium, London.

So, don't miss this chance and register to be part of this exciting event. For your convenience, here are some links

Sponsors and Exhibitors, who wish to mark their presence at this exclusive show, can contact to us at and we will be glad to help.

UKOUG Primavera 2013

UKOUG Primavera 2013 is now taking place on 10th Oct at CBI Conference centre London, UK. UKOUG Primavera 2013 is the largest event that UKOUG delivers for this community. UK Oracle User Group invites both its members, non-members and members of other user groups to join them at this amazing event.

Work In Progress


We are currently working on Jokes section which is dedicated to fun and amusement of our busy and stressed project controls professionals. All our fellow members and project controls practitioners can share a joke or a fun-filled article which would help the community to relax.


We are working on a feature offering modular structured Project Controls training spreads across a series of modules covering full spectrum of Project Controls comprising all its base elements such as, Planning & Scheduling, Change Management, Risk Management and others. Please continue to visit PCO to know updates on this unique offering.


Partner Announcements/News -



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Utilize your technical expertise to ensure that project control activities are efficiently managed through all project phases. Join our team with your specialized background in planning, cost, scheduling, estimating, and quantity surveying. We’re currently hiring for the following opportunities:

  • Cost Engineers
  • Planner/Schedulers
To apply now or to learn more, please go to


ProjCon offers the best industry specific Project Controls training and training to a wide range of industry professionals. ProjCon consultants work with Client to enhance their Project Controls capability that allows them to deliver positive outcomes. Our comprehensive array of products and services provide powerful, affordable solutions to virtually all aspects of the Project Controls.

ProjCon's specialist & exclusive trainings are led by trainers who have real life Project Controls experience with considerable knowledge of implementing integral project control systems. Some of our courses are –
  • Integrated Project Controls Framework (Reference # 100A)
  • Planning, Scheduling & Earned Value Management (Reference # 101A)
  • Introduction to Cost Engineering & Estimating (Reference # 102A)
  • Advanced Cost Estimating Course (Reference # 102B)
  • Construction Delay & Forensic Schedule Analysis (Reference # 103A)
  • Project Risk Analysis & Management (Reference # 104A)
  • Project Change Control & Management (Reference #105A)
  • Oracle Primavera Overview (Reference # 201A)
  • Oracle Primavera Resource Management (Reference # 202A)
  • Acumen Fuse Training (Reference # 204A)

TRS Staffing

TRS launch new web site
TRS Staffing Solutions, launched their new web site ( ). Designed to enable the visitors to access information they seek quickly and effortlessly. It also accommodates the mobile users (smart phone and tablet users). Now they can use their devices to browse and apply for jobs very easily.

Project Resource

Over the past three months we have seen an increased push from our clients to attract top quality permanent Project Controls and Planning professionals across nuclear, oil and gas and infrastructure offering great long term career opportunities.


Crossrail, Europe's largest construction project with a budget of GBP 14.8 billion, uses PRISMG2 as its core cost management system. "During the 2 years PRISMG2 has been in use, it has provided a transparent and efficient way to view cost data" in the words of Rob Halstead (Head of Risk Management at Crossrail).

One of the key aspects of Crossrail's approach to risk management is the extension of tools and techniques to their supply chain. There is a great deal of involvement from the organisations and contractors engaged in the project. Personnel across 28 different Contractors who are currently engaged in this mammoth project is using Active Risk Manager to record their risks, before passing information to Crossrail where PRISMG2 is also used to capture these costs.

PRISMG2 is a product of the ARES Project Management LLC. It is an integrated project cost management solution designed to help organisations to reduce cost, mitigate risk and improve overall project performance. PRISMG2 is built on EVM principles and has been designed to record, monitor and analyse the risks associated with both schedule and cost overruns.

Crossrail is certainly in distinguished company here. However, there are other large projects using this system of Cost Management system too, for example, NASA international Space Station, several other Civil, oil and gas, mining project. Presently, organisations in more than 50 countries use PRISMG2 to manage their projects.

Learn more about how Europe’s largest construction project, the Crossrail is utilising ARES PRISMG2 to manage Risk and controls Cost at Risk Management at Crossrail .


Thank You

Last but not the least; we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your unwavering support to PCO. We continue to look forward to your active participation as we move forward.

Have a good day and keep up your good work!

PCO Team

P.S. As ever, we welcome your feedback.



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