March 15, 2023 CE – Industrial Megaprojects

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Industrial Megaprojects (Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success)

Presenter: James B. Porter, Jr.
Sustainable Operations Solutions, LLC

March 15, 2023
5:30pm-6:30pm – Presentation (Eastern time)
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Location: This will be an online presentation only.

$10 each for attendees

This discussion will focus on what to do and what not to do as part of end-to-end megaproject management. It will cover the necessary information needed to establish a decision and execution framework that allows you to be in control of your project’s outcomes, not “just hope to be lucky”. It will lay out ways to overcome the largest challenge in successful implementation of megaprojects – enabling the business and technical professionals to work together collaboratively as a fully integrated team.

Jim Porter was chief engineer and vice president – Engineering and Operations for DuPont until his retirement. Jim joined the company as a chemical engineer in 1966 and served in 23 technical and leadership assignments.

Today, Jim is the founder and President of Sustainable Operations Solutions, LLC which provides consulting services to help companies make significant and sustainable improvements in workplace safety, process safety management, capital effectiveness and operations productivity. He has worked with more than 40 companies in 12 countries and has contributed to a current  book focused on improving the safety, cost, schedule and quality performance on very large projects.

Jim has served as chair for the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and he was the 2004 recipient of CII’s Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence. In 2005 he received the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association Achievement Award and in 2007 he was honored with the Society of Women Engineers Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award. In 2008 he was the first recipient of FIATECH’s “James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership.”   He is a member of the National Academy of Construction and was on the Argonne National Laboratory Board of Governors.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1965. 

Please register no later than Wednesday, March 15 at 12 noon. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cynthia Tarun at, 832-341-4960 (Mobile).