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Smita Yamgar Receives the 2020 Francis M. Keville Scholarship

Smita Yamgar Receives the 2020 Francis M. Keville Scholarship

July 27, 2020

The 2020 Francis M. Keville Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to CPMI’s Smita Yamgar. The Francis M. Keville Scholarship was established in 2009 by Christine Keville, FCMAA, through her firm, Keville Enterprises, Inc., in honor of her late father, Frank Keville. The Scholarship, administered by the CMAA Foundation, honors Frank’s lifelong commitment to learning and opportunity. The Francis M. Keville scholarship is awarded each year to a female student pursuing a degree in construction management, who has a record of leadership and engagement both on- and off-campus, and who is planning a career in the field. Congratulations Smita!

CPMI Engineers Teach Construction Project Scheduling Course

CPMI Engineers Teach Construction Project Scheduling Course

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.

Patrick Spare Attends Trial Academy

Patrick Spare Attends Trial Academy

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.

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in Mock Trial

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in Mock Trial

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.

William Griffin Achieves CCA Credential

William Griffin Achieves CCA Credential

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.

Todd Mayo Participates in PDAC Event

Todd Mayo Participates in PDAC Event

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.

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in Mock Arbitration

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in Mock Arbitration

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.