NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project management practitioners who are attending the PMI® Global Congress 2010 — North America, will have the opportunity to learn from some of the year's most successful projects at a panel discussion on Sunday, 10 October at 9:00 a.m. The panel, which will offer insights and best practices that attendees can implement within their own organizations, will be moderated by PMI President and CEO Gregory Balestrero and will feature the three finalists for the PMI Project of the Year Award:
- Dallas Cowboys' New Stadium. When it opened in June 2009, the new Cowboys Stadium, the NFL's Dallas Cowboys' monumental $1.15 billion, 80,000-seat (100,000+ person capacity), three-million-square-foot superstructure with a retractable, translucent roof, established numerous world firsts. The driving force behind the inception of each of those "firsts" was not to create a construction and engineering marvel without rival, it was to provide the best sports venue experience in the NFL. Team Owner Jerry Jones' philosophy was to draw people out of their homes and into the stadium for an enhanced, one-of-a-kind game viewing experience. From the massive quarter mile of arches high above supporting the world's largest video board (25,000 square feet of HD quality displays on each side), to the wood grain, marble, and exotic wall coverings in the 350 individual suites and various luxurious club spaces, this is more than a typical football stadium. It is one of the most unique buildings built in the world in recent history.
- National Ignition Facility. The NIF is the world's largest and most energetic laser system. As the largest scientific construction project completed by the Department of Energy, design through commissioning was accomplished by a worldwide collaboration among governments, academia, and many industrial partners. NIF provides an experimental platform for accessing high-energy-density physics and fusion regimes that uniquely enables DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration to carry out its mission to assure the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear stockpile. As a DOE User Facility, it will serve a broad scientific community exploring new technologies in energy production and new frontiers in astrophysics, materials science, and nuclear science. The project, led by and built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, attributes its success to excellent personnel, rigorous application of management standards, processes, and techniques promulgated by PMI, and teamwork with its sponsor and partner participants.
- Norton Brownsboro Hospital, The opening of Norton Brownsboro Hospital on August 26, 2009, was the culmination of years of planning, negotiating, researching and decision-making. To make the dream a reality, Norton Healthcare collaborated with architects, engineers, building contractors, and numerous technology vendors. This program culminated in the first hospital built from the ground up in the past 20 years. Located on a 15-acre site next to the new Norton Medical Plaza, this 298,000-square-foot, five-story facility opened with 127 inpatient rooms including a 16 bed ICU, eight operating rooms and 550 employees. It was built using the Green Guide for Healthcare™ and features the latest in health care technology including a patient- and family-centered nursing care model based on current best practices and evidence-based, clinical processes. For example, all patient rooms are private and have windows that overlook an outdoor area or the third floor rooftop garden to promote a more positive healing environment.
The Project of the Year Finalist panel complements other congress learning opportunities by providing best practices and lessons learned from innovative, proven projects directly from fellow practitioners. The 2010 PMI Project of the Year award winner will be announced at the PMI Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 9 October at 6:00 p.m.
The PMI Global Congress 2010 — North America will be held from 9-12 October in Washington D.C. at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center.
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