Christine Lurtz

Project Manager, Antarctica

Christine Lurtz, PMP, RID, LEED AP BD&C, is the Project Manager for Antarctica task orders totaling over $450M in construction costs. She’s traveled to Antarctica with her clients to witness operational procedures to best understand the needs for managing facilities remotely. Lurtz has managed design projects for the federal government for the last 11 years and has led efforts to incorporate technologies used at McMurdo Station in Antarctica into federal government facilities for asset management, design development, and construction management. She is a graduate of Purdue University and has over 25 years’ experience in the architecture and engineering industry, recently accepting an ACEC National Excellence Award for the Antarctica LiDAR project.


Lessons from Large Facilities Development and Operation in Remote Environments
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 1:55 pm
This session will consist of two parts: During part (1), Christine Lurtz will present on the digital assessment management tools, LiDAR and BIM for design and operations efficiencies. The application of best practice digital tools will be discussed as it pertains to modernizing management of legacy and new infrastructure in McMurdo, Antarctica. In part (2), George Blaisdell will discuss remote infrastructure monitoring and management including use of instrumentation and simple data analysis in creating situational awareness and decision support for infrastructure in McMurdo, Antarctica and Summit, Greenland.

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