PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (Virtual) Forum - 201110

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (Virtual) Forum - 201110

"From Cradle to Grave in 2,190 days. The Life of a Government Capital Building Construction Project"
presented by Jennifer Bracewell, PMP, MPA/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Government Capital building projects have a life of their own. They are comprised of very specific administrative elements regarding scope, schedule and budget even before the Architects, Engineers and Construction managers come on board. This presentation will walk through the life of two of the most recent and most complex construction projects in CDC history with combined budgets totaling over $550M, the Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory and the East Campus Laboratory Consolidation Project.


Jennifer serves as the Management Officer for the Office of Safety, Security, and Asset Management (OSSAM) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. In her current position, she provides leadership and management of OSSAM’s $1B operational budget, human capital management of over 400 employees and 2000 contractors, professional development and administrative services.

Prior to this position, Jennifer served as liaison officer serving as the intermediary between CDC science leadership and OSSAM leadership regarding enterprise-wide initiatives and as an Architect in the Buildings and Facilities office.
Jennifer joined CDC in 2005 as an Architect and co-lead the design team for the construction of CDC’s Building 18, Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory on the Roybal campus, a 395,000 sf which included BioSafety Level 2, BioSafety Level 3, and BioSafety Level 4 laboratores and lead the team for facility activation. She then went on to co-lead the design team for the construction of CDC’s Roybal Campus Building 23 a 735,000 sf resarch laboratory facility, which includes insectary, vivarium, BSL-2 and 3 laboratories. In 2012, as part of President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), she supported the construction of a new national public health laboratory for the Ministry of Health in Barbados, provided technical assistance to Pan American Health Organization in Trinidad for a design brief for a new shared regional laborartory and provided management support in Sierra Leone during Ebola.

In the private sector, Jennifer served as designer/staff architect and construction manager for a number of firms, leading commercial architectural and interior design, space planning, drawing production, specification writing, renovation and exterior and interior construction projects. Her work included project management at Robins AFB, Bass and Hyatt Regency hotels, a number of office buildings and medical complexes in the metro-Atlanta area.

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering technology from Kennesaw State University and her MPA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Jennifer is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Jennifer enjoys cooking, thinking up the next best cocktail, playing golf and painting silk scarves and volunteering with PMI Atlanta Chapter. She resides in Peachtree Corners, Georgia with her husband and two dogs.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.    


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM. 



You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.


PMI Atlanta Member:  $8.00
Non-Member: $10.00


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Talent Triangle Category: Technical Project Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-10-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar

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PMI Atlanta, made up of over 5,000 members, is located in a large geographic area serving project managers all over North Georgia and metro Atlanta.

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