March 11, 2020
CPMI Engineers Joe Hellenbrand, David Kendall, and Ryan Clark, taught Construction Project Scheduling today at the Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pa. Chapter Allentown location.
Students learned how to properly document and present time extension requests and delay claims. In addition, they learned how to cover detailed baseline schedules for acceptance as per contract requirements, reviewing and analyzing Contractor Monthly CPM updates, providing schedule analysis reports (SAR) and preparing time impact analysis (TIA).
This course will be held again at ABC’s East Norriton, PA location on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Please visit ABC’s website for more information.
March 4 – 7, 2020
Patrick Spare attended the 2020 Trial Academy March 4 – 7 in Dallas, TX. This three-day intensive trial skills training program is presented by the American Bar Association and allows for students to learn how to enhance their construction law trial skills.
This year they used a new and improved factual scenario that focused on issues commonly encountered in construction projects to teach the skills that are needed to successfully try a construction dispute. Expert attendees learned the skills needed to effectively present their opinions in a construction case. The faculty included experienced construction litigators who have tried cases throughout the country. Engaging lectures and demonstrations by the faculty guided students through all phases of a trial.
This program sells out each and every time it’s offered. To find out more, visit the Forum’s website.
February 22, 2020
Joe Hellenbrand participated in a mock trial during the 8th Annual ASCE CI Summit in Los Angeles, California. Contractors, owners, designers, and other construction industry stakeholders from all over the country met to share new developments and innovative practices in the construction industry. Attendees learned about the industry’s best practices, networked with peers, and expanded their knowledge base to successfully deliver their projects.
January 3, 2020
CPMI congratulates William Griffin, P.E., PSP, CCA, for obtaining the Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) certification with the National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA). The CCA credential is a nationally recognized designation for construction auditing and controls that instills confidence in employers and clients when they secure the services of a professional construction auditor. The National Association of Construction Auditors is committed to ensuring the highest standard of construction auditing and controls possible.
November 14, 2019
Todd Mayo participated in the Professional Women in Construction’s Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) panel and workshop discussion on tactics for negotiating successful contracts. The panel comprised of a diverse range of legal representatives so that all sides of the table were present. The panel covered a high-level overview of important contract clauses as they pertain to the parties they represent and reviewed general tactics for the negotiation of contracts.
October 25, 2019
Joe Hellenbrand participated in a mock arbitration for the American Society of Civil Engineers Construction Institute (Illinois Chapter) as part of their Claims Avoidance and Resolution Managing Project Risks Workshop. This event brought speakers from across the country who specialize in construction risk management and claims avoidance. Local attendees learned about industry’s best practices, were part of the interactive arbitration process, and networked with other engineers and construction managers.
October 18, 2019
Pearl Verma (left) and Supriya Panwar (right) attended the Women in Construction Annual Conference in DC this past week. WIC is the Mid-Atlantic region’s premiere forum for education, professional development and networking for women in the construction industry.
The organization empowers women to continue to grow and achieve success in the community with a motto of: “By Women, for Women.” More than 300 men and women attended the event representing every discipline. Attendees included general contractors, subcontractors, developers, architects, engineers, as well as representatives from trade associations, nonprofits, construction consulting companies and law firms from across the U.S. and Canada. To find out more about WIC visit the conference website.
Rob D’Onofrio became President of the ASCE Construction Institute this month. His term started in October 2019 and will run for one year. With 15,000 members, CI offers individuals and organizations working in all sectors of the construction industry the opportunity to network with other professionals, sharpen skills, and shape the future of the industry. MESSAGE FROM THE CI PRESIDENT