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CPMI Supports Skanska’s Charity Challenge

CPMI Supports Skanska’s Charity Challenge

September 22, 2022

CPMI proudly supported Skanska’s Charity Challenge at The 1912 Club. The Challenge was to raise funding and awareness for as many charitable organizations as possible. The Skanska Charity Challenge was created in 2008 to congregate Skanska clients, subcontractors, vendors and colleagues for an enjoyable and meaningful day of golf.

Smita Yamgar Receives WBC Outstanding Women Award

Smita Yamgar Receives WBC Outstanding Women Award

September 21, 2022

The Women Builders Council (WBC) of New York awarded CPMI’s Smita Yamgar with the 2022 Outstanding Women Award during their 17th  Annual Champion Awards Gala. The gala honored the construction industry’s Forces of Change and their Outstanding and Next Generation Women Builders.

WBC is the leading association representing women in the construction industry on several important fronts: legislative advocacy, new business development and professional development, with a special focus on leadership.

Hellenbrand and Panwar Present at PMCOS Conference

Hellenbrand and Panwar Present at PMCOS Conference

April 12, 2022

CPMI’s Joe Hellenbrand and Supriya Panwar presented yesterday at the Project Management College of Scheduling 5th Annual International Conference, Scheduling and All That Jazz! Joe and Supriya presented on Environmental Risk Management for Construction Schedules. Attendees learned how owners and contractors should prepare before the start of construction and how to avoid, mitigate or manage environmental risk.

The Project Management College of Scheduling is a dynamic organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the practice and profession of project planning and scheduling, and promoting the implementation of accurate, ethical schedules throughout the World.

CPMI Teaches CPM Scheduling Course

CPMI Teaches CPM Scheduling Course

April 5, 2022

CPMI’s Joe Hellenbrand and Kevin Ecker taught a course today about CPM Scheduling and Disputes. Hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, this course introduced students to critical path method (CPM) scheduling and teach how to properly document and present time extension requests and delay claims.

Rob D’Onofrio Presents at Paris Arbitration Week

Rob D’Onofrio Presents at Paris Arbitration Week

March 29, 2022

CPMI’s Rob D’Onofrio presented as part of Paris Arbitration Week. LEYNAUD & Associés hosted this webinar on ‘Improving the process of construction projects delay analysis to serve the arbitrators better’. The following speakers sat on the panel and provided their insights:

  • Robert M. D’Onofrio (Principal at Capital Project Management Inc, in New York, NY, USA);
  • Gwendoline Brooker (Conseiller – Senior Disputes Manager at TotalEnergies, Paris, France);
  • James Perry (Arbitrator, Expert, DB Fidic President List, PS Consulting, Paris, France)
  • François Vermeille (Arbitrator, Expert, Mediator, FV-Consulting, Switzerland).

The event was moderated by Xavier Leynaud (President at LEYNAUD & Associés).

Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction Week

March 6 – 12, 2022

Women in Construction Week is the perfect time to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the field and to emphasize the growing role of women in our industry. This week, we are highlighting several of our CPMI team members in a short video showcasing what they’ve done throughout the year. Some of the highlights include networking, earning advanced degrees and becoming a new MOM!

Bill Griffin Presents to FHWA

Bill Griffin Presents to FHWA

February 28, 2022

CPMI’s Bill Griffin provided a 3.5-day training to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on a variety of topics including critical path method scheduling, utilizing scheduling software, administering contract scheduling specifications, evaluating schedule submissions, evaluating time extension requests, delay claims, and lost productivity claims.

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in ABA Practicum

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in ABA Practicum

February 22, 2022 

CPMI’s Joe Hellenbrand participated in the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Advanced Mediation Practicum at the Midwinter meeting in San Diego. The panel covered issues on how to prepare for mediation including key issues of mediator selection, timing, and briefs. Issues on opening sessions and strategies for effective caucuses were addressed in-depth. There was also a robust discussion regarding differences in how mediation of construction cases is done regionally as well as issues regarding memorializing and enforcing settlements.

CPMI Sponsors PWC Event

CPMI Sponsors PWC Event

February 10, 2022

CPMI sponsored New York’s Professional Women in Construction Corkbuzz event on February 9. The event allowed guests to mingle with fellow PWC members while learning about a selection of wines from women-owned wineries.

Professional Women in Construction (PWC) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that seeks to support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, (AEC) and related industries. New York is the founding and national chapter of PWC.