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About the AACE Transit Forum
The AACE Transit Forum is a thought leadership community dedicated to AACE members who are active in the transit sector. It will serve as a think tank and a gathering place for cost engineering and project controls professionals within the transit sector, to work together to address common challenges, share experiences, solutions, resources, and lessons learned, and gain additional insights from experts in the field.
The AACE Transit Forum will hold quarterly meetings (3 virtual meetings during the span of the year and one in-person meeting at the AACE Annual Conference & Expo). Each meeting will feature a topic led by a transit agency and will tackle issues that are most relevant to the transit sector.
About the Toronto Transit Commission
The Toronto Transit Commission has a rich history dating back to 1921. Since that time, the TTC has grown to become North America’s third largest transit system, providing 1.7 million customer journeys every workday, or around 540 million rides per year.
The TTC has a proud record for providing safe, reliable transit. Operating across five distinct modes of transportation, the TTC has developed a reputation for excellence in the integration of those modes through well-proven design. A full-service operator, the TTC is capable of undertaking virtually every activity in-house via our 17,000 dedicated and professional employees. Toronto’s transit system should match the experience of living in such a city: a high-quality, accessible network that understands what our customers need and delivers what matters most to them. The TTC is committed to delivering a world-class transit system.
About this session’s topic
Project Categorization and Coding Structure from an Owner's Perspective
Topic #1 – How do you categorize your projects?
In a major transit organization, projects type and complexity can vary significantly. Well defined project categorization and the scalability of Project Management and Project Controls practices plays a significant role during development and execution phases.
Let’s present Toronto Transit Commission’s Project Categorization and Project Controls Scalability Matrix.
Topic #2 – What is Project WBS, CBS from an Owner Perspective?
WBS and CBS play a key role to integrate project scope, cost, schedule and progress. Control Account, Work Breakdown Structure and Cost Breakdown Structure and can be different for a Transit Owner Organization compared to designers and constructors.
Let’s discuss Toronto Transit Commission’s WBS, CBS and Control Account Structure with an application on a small and large project.