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Feras Taher Guest Lectures at Columbia University

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.

Rob D’Onofrio Lectures at Virginia Tech

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.

Steve Weathers Appointed to the AAA’s National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators

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.

 

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.

 

Industry Standard for Schedule Delay Analysis

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.

 

CPMI President Inducted into the Project Management College of Scheduling (PMCOS) Fellowship

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/