December 8, 2017
CPMI’s Rob D’Onofrio, P.E. spoke at the 2017 Construction SuperConference this past week in Las Vegas, NV. The panel session, Schedule Delay Insanity and a Path to be Sane, helped attendees learn about the industry standard for schedule delay analysis in the United States. Participants gained insight from in-house counsel and industry experts about the application of standard guidance to situations that have not yet been addressed by case law, including proportionality of cost payment in acceleration situations and whether a contractor should be granted a time extension for delay to an early completion schedule.
October 25, 2017
CPMI was proud to sponsor and attend the 12th Annual Women in Construction Conference in Washington, D.C. yesterday. The program featured a full day of panel discussions, presentations and interactive breakout activities covering key issues.
The Women in Construction Conference is the Mid-Atlantic region’s premiere forum for education, professional development and networking for women in the construction industry. 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.
The conference provides an avenue for younger women to learn from senior executives and industry professionals, and offers networking and mentoring opportunities to all attendees. For more information on this annual event, please visit the conference website.
October 4, 2017
CPMI’s Feras Taher was invited to speak about construction claims and the impact of differing site conditions on projects to a class studying Legal Issues in Building Construction in Columbia’s Construction Administration program in New York. Students in the class were given an opportunity to ask questions directly to a consultant with firsthand experience in the field.
June 23, 2017
CPMI was proud to sponsor the Charter High School for Architecture and Design’s annual Champagne Breakfast this morning. This signature event raises funds for the school, but also recognizes their growing list of supporters across Philadelphia’s architecture, construction and design communities. At CHAD, students enjoy a unique curriculum with design courses that lead to “majors” in a variety of fields.
April 11, 2017
CPMI expert Rob D’Onofrio, P.E. gave a lecture on construction schedule delay analysis to a class studying Construction Engineering and Management in Virginia Tech’s Civil Engineering program in Blacksburg, VA. Students in the class are using Rob’s 1,000-page treatise Construction Schedule Delays as the coursebook, giving them an opportunity to ask questions directly to the co-author of the book they are studying.
March 20, 2017
CPMI is pleased to announce the appointment of our Vice President, Steve Weathers, P.E., to the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. Steve, a founding shareholder of CPMI, will join a panel of highly accomplished and respected experts from the legal and business communities who offer their diverse experiences across a wide range of fields.
The American Arbitration Association (AAA), is a not-for-profit organization with offices throughout the U.S. Former federal and state judges, attorneys with exceptional subject-matter expertise, and business owners who understand the essence of the dispute are trained in a comprehensive program by the AAA to manage the dispute resolution process with fairness and skill, and an eye towards time- and cost-efficiency. These neutrals are bound by AAA established standards of behavior and ethics to be fair and unbiased.
Steve is a highly regarded expert witness whose testimony has been commended by both clients and judges. He has over 30 years of experience in construction/project management, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, and quantification of construction damages. Steve has applied his considerable expertise to support clients involved in complex contract disputes on multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving schedule delay, loss of productivity, and other issues. He has testified at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, in other courts, and in arbitrations.
March 16, 2017
CPMI expert Rob D’Onofrio, P.E. was invited to speak at the University of California, Berkeley graduate student Engineering and Project Management seminar series in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Students in the class were given an opportunity to ask questions directly to expert and co-author of the book, Construction Schedule Delay Analysis.
ConsensusDocs Updates its Industry Standard Agreements based on Recommendations by CPMI expert Rob D’Onofrio
March 15, 2017
ConsensusDocs based new revisions to the scheduling requirements in its industry standard agreements on the paper What is a Schedule Good For? A Study of Issues Posed by Schedules on Complex Projects co-authored by Rob D’Onofrio of CPMI and Tony Meagher of DLA Piper LLP in the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law publication The Construction Lawyer (Constr. Law. Vol 33, No 1, 6-16, 50-54, 2013).
ConsensusDocs published comprehensive updates to its design-bid-build prime agreements (200 series) and subcontracts (700 series) this past December 2016. These updates impact the general terms and conditions integrated in the ConsensusDocs 200 long form agreement and the ConsensusDocs 205 short form agreement that will later be incorporated into updates to the design-build (400 series) and CM At-Risk (500 series) in the first quarter of 2017.
ConsensusDocs is a coalition of 40 construction organizations with a mission to improve the design and construction industry. ConsensusDocs updates its documents every 5 years, in addition to interim updates to address discrete issues, such as when the ACORD forms were changed impacting certificates of insurance.
March 2, 2017
Under Construction – The Newsletter of the ABA Forum on Construction Law
CPMI expert Rob D’Onofrio, P.E., was published in the ABA Forum on Construction Law newsletter, Under Construction, Spring 2017 issue. Rob’s article, Industry Standard for Schedule Delay Analysis, discusses how the new ASCE and ANSI national standard fills an industry need by compiling a formal standard of practice that did not previously exist in the industry. To read the full article, click here.
Under Construction is published three times per year by the ABA Forum on Construction Law. The publication offers practical information on the latest developments in the practice of construction law.
January 26-28, 2017
CPMI is pleased to announce the induction of our President, Mike D’Onofrio, P.E., to the prestigious Project Management College of Scheduling (PMCOS) Fellowship. Mike, a founding shareholder of CPMI, was inducted into the organization on January 28, 2017 at its PMCOS College of Fellows Annual Meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. He joins Rob D’Onofrio from our office who is also a fellow of the organization.
PMCOS is a dynamic organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the practice and profession of project planning and scheduling through promoting the expectation and implementation of accurate, ethical schedules throughout the World.
To find out more information about The Project Management College of Scheduling, visit their website at http://www.pmcos.org/.