Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 191008

Lessons in Crisis and Challenge Management
presented by Neville Anderson, President, Basha Services, LLC

The PMI Atlanta AEC Forum is a focus group that hosts regular events with ranging topics in the architectural, engineering, and construction fields. We will show the importance of solid project management in these related fields of study.

Presentation Details

Crisis Management is defined as the process by which an organization deals with major unpredictable events that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public. Basha Services often takes on its client’s crisis to lessen the stress on the customer, minimize risk, to restore normalcy, and to protect the life and health of those involved in and affected by the work. Project Management and Incident Command Structure are key to creating an integrated organizational structure that allows for assessing the problem, planning for a desired outcome, bringing the right resources to the project, and achieving success.

The presentation will show examples of how Project Management and Incident Command Structure was used to solve major crisis and challenges in the following projects:

1. Deepwater Horizon – Scaling from a 400-person firm to a 4,000-person organization in two-months.

2. Atlantic Steel – Removing more than 12,000 truckloads of contaminated soils from Atlantic Steel without significant effect on Atlanta downtown traffic, Georgia Tech, and without a vehicle or personnel accident.

3. Train Derailment Graniteville, SC with 9-fatalities – Assessing and cleaning up in the aftermath of a Chlorine gas release where 9-people were killed after exposer to the gas.

4. Hurricane Katrina – Managing a response where no housing is available for a team of 400 workers.

Speaker BiographyAnderson-Neville

Neville Anderson is the President of Basha Services, LLC, an environmental firm that serves the federal government, transportation, retail, and petrochemical industries. Over his more than 30-years of professional experience, Neville has managed many projects and emergencies of regional & national significance including working in the aftermath of every major hurricane since 2000, train derailments with chemical spill caused fatalities, the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill, and countless planned projects like the remediation of Atlantic Steel (now Atlantic Station). Neville has lead organization growth that took a 400-employee firm to more than 4,000-persons in 60-days to respond to what has been labeled the second largest oil spill in the history of the world. One of Neville’s current responsibilities is the management of a team that provides critical environmental monitoring for accidental, naturally caused, and terroristic events over an 8-state area for a Federal Agency. Under this contract, Basha Services must ensure two-hour response to any event when requested by our customer and provides a service critical to the life and health of the public.





Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. 


30 Technology Parkway South, Ste. 100, Norcross, GA 30092


PMI Atlanta Member:  $12.00, early bird rate $10.00 before October 1st.
Non-Member: $15.00, early bird rate $13.00 before October 1st.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

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Talent Triangle Category: Strategy & Business Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 10-08-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-08-2019 8:00 pm
Registered 34
Cut off date 10-08-2019 11:25 pm
Individual Price $15.00
Location Construct Connect
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