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Pearl Verma Completes MBA

Pearl Verma Completes MBA

June 17, 2021

CPMI congratulates Pearl Verma on completing her MBA with a concentration in Strategy and Management of Operations & Technology from New York University.

Rob D’Onofrio and Todd Mayo Acknowledged, ASCE Standards Committee

Rob D’Onofrio and Todd Mayo Acknowledged, ASCE Standards Committee

May 17, 2021

Rob D’Onofrio and Todd Mayo were acknowledged for their efforts as part of the ASCE Standards Committee for publication of the industry standard for Identifying, Quantifying, and Proving Loss of Productivity. The committee comprised of 25 highly regarded industry professionals. This standard was prepared through ASCE’s consensus standardization process in compliance with the ASCE Rules for Standards Committees and the procedures of the ASCE’s Codes and Standards Committee, and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This is the first consensus industry standard for loss of productivity.

The Standard is available now in the ASCE Library

Kevin Ecker Achieves PSP Credential

Kevin Ecker Achieves PSP Credential

April 19, 2021

CPMI congratulates Kevin Ecker, for passing his exam for the Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) certification program this past month. The PSP credential is only provided to those with demonstrable knowledge and advanced experience in project planning and developing, monitoring, updating, forecasting, and analyzing integrated project schedules. The PSP certification is internationally recognized as a demonstration of expertise in planning and scheduling. Congratulations Kevin!

Joe Hellenbrand Contributes to ASCE Publication

Joe Hellenbrand Contributes to ASCE Publication

April 7, 2021

Joe Hellenbrand and other experts joined together to write an E-Book on COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects. As part of the Construction Institute of ASCE, sponsored by the Claims Avoidance and Resolution Committee, this book provides a concise overview of the immediate response of the construction industry to the challenges created by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Topics include time and schedule impacts on projects, financial impacts on projects, and new and evolving regulations. This book will be of interest to field engineers, project managers, and all those involved with claims and construction management. To purchase the E-Book, visit https://bit.ly/2RaFPUh.

Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction Week

March 7 – 13, 2021

CPMI salutes all women working in the construction industry. 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’ll be highlighting several of our team members on our CPMI LinkedIn page so be sure to check it out.

Rob D’Onofrio Named ENR New York’s Top Young Professionals of 2021

Rob D’Onofrio Named ENR New York’s Top Young Professionals of 2021

January 26, 2021

CPMI expert Rob D’Onofrio was selected as one of ENR New York’s Top Young Professionals of 2021. The New York region’s 2021 group of Top Young Professionals was widely varying. What made them cohesive was a commitment to better their communities through their professional work and volunteerism. Entries for 53 impressive contestants from around New Jersey and New York were submitted. Congratulations Rob!

Mike D’Onofrio Participates in Florida Bar ADR Panel Session

Mike D’Onofrio Participates in Florida Bar ADR Panel Session

November 13, 2020

Mike D’Onofrio and expert panelists participated in a session titled, Hot Tubbing (a/k/a Concurrent Testimony) Expert Witnesses – a Role Play. Two highly skilled litigators representing opposing parties and their respective expert witnesses demonstrated how opposing experts could be called to present their opinions to the Arbitrator at the same time in a construction dispute. Attendees increased their knowledge of the arbitration process from beginning to end—distinct from mediation and litigation—and participated in virtual clinics for diverse arbitration practice areas.

The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s inaugural Arbitration Advocacy Institute was a one-day, virtual workshop for attorney-arbitrators that provided coaching on mechanics, technology, and professionalism to help Florida attorneys boost their arbitration advocacy skills.

CPMI Attends WIC Virtual Event

CPMI Attends WIC Virtual Event

October 30, 2020

CPMI enjoyed attending the Women in Construction virtual event today. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person anniversary conference was postponed until October 22, 2021, but they didn’t want to let this year’s conference date pass us by without gathering virtually to discuss important and timely topics. Attendees learned about the state of construction, successful workplace diversity, work-life-covid-balance and the future of work: progressing your career in a dynamic environment.

Todd Mayo Teaches at Columbia University

Todd Mayo Teaches at Columbia University

October 23, 2020

Todd Mayo is teaching Contract Management at Columbia University in the City of New York fall semester 2020. The course is part of the Masters in Construction Administration program at the School of Professional Studies (SPS). SPS programs are taught by leading educators and leading-edge practitioners giving students the skills and support they need to move their careers, communities and industries forward.

Smita Yamgar Receives the Future Industry Spotlight Award from ARTBA

Smita Yamgar Receives the Future Industry Spotlight Award from ARTBA

October 20, 2020

The Future Industry Spotlight Award from American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has been awarded to CPMI’s Smita Yamgar. The award is given annually to bring national industry attention to two women students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies at a U.S. college or university who have thus far achieved an outstanding academic record and demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills within and outside the academic environment. Congratulations Smita!

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in Bergen County Bar Association Webinar

Joe Hellenbrand Participates in Bergen County Bar Association Webinar

October 14, 2020

Joe Hellenbrand and expert panelists discussed The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Contracts: Work Stoppage and Delay as part of a webinar presented by the Bergen County Bar Association.

The program was about the profound impact of COVID-19 on the economy in general and on the construction industry in particular. Work stoppage and delay became the norm as Executive Orders and other restrictions took effect across the tristate area and country. The program addressed: contractors’ and their attorneys’ responses to work stoppage and delay; schedule and delay analysis; important contract provisions to consider and employ; the financial of work stoppage and delay.

Rob D’Onofrio Participates in IBA Webinar

Rob D’Onofrio Participates in IBA Webinar

October 7, 2020

Rob D’Onofrio and expert panelists discussed the Update on the Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol – what’s new, what’s better – as part of a webinar presented by the IBA International Construction Projects Committee of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) on October 7, 2020.

The session provided an overview of the main features of the Society of Construction Law’s (SCL) Delay and Disruption Protocol, explored the key elements or aspects that have been updated in the latest edition and opened a discussion on the potential applicability to new jurisdictions across the world. To watch the full recording of the presentation, click here.