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ViaNovus -- Owner-Focused Construction Management
Upon review of project management tools currently on the market, we chose PARAGON because it is a system which focuses on the owner's perspective, providing access to integrated cost, schedule and communications information to support timely and accurate decision-making," said Evandro Braz, partner-in-charge of PwC's Engineering and Construction Management Consulting Practice.
TheWorkZone - Our Team
Evandro F. Braz , adviser to TheWorkZone , is a Senior Partner in the Engineering and Construction Practice within the Management Consulting Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers , specializing in the engineering and construction industry.He directs major engagements for clients and provides project management , training , information , technical and marketing support to personnel in all offices nationwide.His management consulting experience encompasses a professional career of more than 25 years , with work for engineering and construction clients , transportation agencies , government entities , utilities , manufacturing concerns and private corporations.Mr. Braz has performed and directed many interdisciplinary engagements in_which project management and control skills are essential.
International energy/power projects
Session chair: Evandro F. Braz, Partner, Engineering and Construction, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, USA
E-enabling Construction Project Management
Evandro F. Braz Evandro F. BrazPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Evandro F. Braz is a Partner in the Engineering & Construction practice within the Management Consulting Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers.His specialization is in the engineering and construction industry and he has expertise in the areas of project management, engineering and construction, cost and schedule controls, financial planning, logistic management, training, benchmarking and the business application of quantitative techniques.Evandro's more than 25 years in consulting includes both domestic and international assignments and he has performed and directed many interdisciplinary engagements.Recent relevant experience includes: creating industry-led e-markets, both B2B and B2G exchanges, for the construction industry requiring procurement, technology and operations workstreams; developing and implementing a database for an Internet supplier of building materials leading to an electronic catalog of construction products; and benchmarking B2B vendors and construction e-business software packages for the construction industry.He also conducts preemptive analyses of construction plans, organization, schedules, risks, management systems and procedures, budgets and cash flow, contract administration, procurement, change orders and claims, engineering interfaces, cost accumulation, labour productivity, reporting and performance monitoring controls for a variety of projects.
College Recruiters Prowling for Talent (3/19/01)
They're going into the consulting firms," says Daniel Dornan, a vice president at Infrastructure Management Group, Bethesda, Md. High-priced consultants extend some of the most tantalizing offers because "we do try to have the best and brightest," says Evandro F. Braz, partner in charge of the national engineering and construction practice in the New York City office of Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.At Pricewaterhouse, a new hire with a bachelor's in a construction-related field can start at $50,000 or more and receive an annual bonus of $10,000, with an "even crazier" package for a newly minted master of business administration with a bachelor's in engineering, Braz confirms.Pricewaterhouse hires 4,000 to 6,000 new grads annually, including 500 to 700 from design and construction programs, adds a company spokesman in Chicago.Rather than try to outbid any "crazy" offers, some firms try to win over new grads with a holistic approach.Compared to Pricewaterhouse, where new hires often work such long hours that Pricewaterhouse is trying to let them work from home on Friday nights, CH2M Hill promises to support a balance between work and family.In the past year and a half, CH2M Hill also upgraded its policies on tuition reimbursements, casual dress and telecommuting–and decreased its overall attrition to 9% last year, down from 12% in 1999.