Ing. Stephan Vandevoorde
Division Manager, Airport Systems Division, Fabricom N.V./S.A.
Ing. Stephan Vandevoorde is currently the head of the Airport Systems Division of Fabricom N.V./S.A..
Fabricom is the Belgian reference in terms of innovative technical installations and services for the energy, tertiary and infrastructure industry markets. Its expertise covers a wide and varied range of technical disciplines, and specialist applications. Fabricom and its affiliated companies employ more than 5,000 people and achieved a turnover of € 769 million in 2010. The Airport Systems Division specializes in providing the technology for high performance and quality baggage handling systems, including 100% hold baggage screening systems (HBS), to regional and international airports around the globe.
Baggage handling systems implemented by Fabricom in the USA and Canada include installations at Tulsa, Louisville, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kansas City, Montreal and Quebec airports.
Mr. Vandevoorde has an Industrial Engineering Diploma. He has been working as project manager on a number of large-scale projects in Europe and Asia across many industries including construction, retail, automotive industry and airport technologies.
Amongst his many reference projects are the construction of:
- Military barracks in Germany for the US Army,
- Car production plants in Germany for Mercedes and Portugal for Autoeuropa (Ford, Volkswagen),
- The Suria shopping centre located at the footprint of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
- The 427 metres tall communication tower Menara KL in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and
- The terminal extension of the Check Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong, China.
Mr. Vandevoorde is a founding member and Director of the EVM Europe Association and he is also a past director of the PMI Belgium Chapter.
He has extensive experience in the use of EVM in the commercial sector. EVM is used as a project control tool by Fabricom for most of their projects. His particular interest is in EVM techniques which assist in evaluating and predicting project performance, including the newly developed Earned Schedule concept. He has published research papers validating the Earned Schedule method using real project data from Fabricom Airport Systems.
Mr. Vandevoorde teaches courses on various project management topics for Ehsal Management School, Brussels Belgium, Boston University and Institute for Business Development of Bruges.
Note: Ing. is the official Belgian designation for Professional Engineer.