A Project Snapshot of the Washington Monument Renovation

A Project Snapshot of the Washington Monument Renovation


Robert Collie

Project Manager
Perini Management Services, Inc.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

For the first time since 1934, the Washington Monument is undergoing renovations to repair damages caused by an earthquake on August 23, 2011. Project Manager Robert Collie will walk you through the project effort scheduled for completion in May of this year. This work has involved directing local construction firms and specialists in stone masonry and scaffolding while coordinating closely with the National Park Service and the staff of its National Mall and Memorial Park unit as well as the U.S. Park Police. The project received a 2014 Craftsmanship Award from the Washington Building Congress.

Corporate Registrations and Sponsorships: 
Event Location

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA, 22202

Agenda and Cost:
Corporate table for 10: $600
Chapter Members: $50
Non-members: $60
Walkins: $60
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:30 PM - PM Tools
5:30 - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:15 - New Member Meet & Greet (Read More)
7:00 - Dinner & Cash Bar
7:45 - Guest Speaker
9:00 - Adjourn
Special Instructions

How to Get There: Metro: The Hyatt Regency is just under a mile walk from the Crystal City Metro. Driving: The Hyatt offers a $13 discounted parking rate on valet parking. There are also several public parking garages in the area.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Robert Collie

Perini Management Services, Inc.
Project Manager

Mr. Collie is a project manager with Perini Management Services, Inc., of Framingham, Massachusetts. He is a certified general contractor and a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in building construction. For the past 38 years, Mr. Collie has provided construction project management for multi-million dollar projects to build airports, resorts, hotels, public buildings, research facilities, and universities, largely on the East Coast from Florida to New England.

Since November of 2012, he has been managing the National Park Service project to repair damage to the Washington Monument.

Prior to the Washington Monument project, he managed the design and construction of a 96,235-sf hangar and supporting facilities that accommodate maritime patrol aircraft at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Mr. Collie was also a project manager for Perini Building Company on the construction of the $800 million Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

About the Crystal City Dinner Meetings

PMIWDC holds dinner meetings periodically in Crystal City to provide an alternate metro-accessible location for those who can not attend the Fairview Park dinner meetings.

PMIWDC's Monthly Dinner meetings are held monthly in either the Fairview Park Marriott location or the alternate Crystal City location. Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer.

The presentations delivered before (PM Tools) and after (Keynotes) monthly dinner meetings are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. Each event will present specific learning points, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. Both the PM Tools session and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs.

If this will be your first time attending a dinner meeting, be sure to read about the event schedule, costs, and cancellation policies.

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