November 2011
Value Management at Alberta Infrastructure

PMI Southern Alberta Chapter and CSVA Joint Dinner Event


Date: November 09, 2011 at 5:00 pm (MST)

Location: City of Calgary Water Centre, 625 25 Av SE, Calgary, Alberta

Topic: Value Management at Alberta Infrastructure

Value Management has long been important in the advancement of projects in the Alberta Government.   Lessons learned have recently been incorporated into a formal value management program where it is felt that a consistent approach to capital projects will bring about benefits.  Alberta Infrastructure is excited to share with you how they have developed and implemented a value management program based on the principles of SAVE International.  We have all used the terms adding value and best value.  Here is a method to help you achieve value.  Come and learn about what value management is, how it is being used by Alberta Infrastructure and how you can take away an approach that will help you attain the best value from your projects.

Speakers: Orest Stachniak and Jay Sagoo


Orest Stachniak is the Director of Alberta Infrastructure’s Cost Management section. The section is responsible for the Cost, Value and Risk Management on all projects delivered by Infrastructure for the Government of Alberta. Orest is a Professional Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Surveyor. He has completed accredited SAVEInternational modules one and two. He has attended and facilitated Value Management Workshops for large and small vertical construction and heavy industrial oil related projects. Orest has over 35 years of construction experience with contractors, consultants and government.

Jay Sagoo is a Cost Engineer with Alberta Infrastructure. One of his responsibilities is to lead and coordinate Alberta Infrastructure’s Value Management program. Jay is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, as well as an MBA. He is a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE), as well as an Associate Value Specialist (AVS). His fourteen-year experience spans over government, utilities, and the manufacturing sector.