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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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.
Feras Taher Participates in PMCOS Webinar
Feras Taher joined a panel of industry experts to discuss the impact of delays on your projects. Specifically, this webinar focused on different delay analysis methodologies how they produce different results. Which one works? And why should you use it? The premise, of course, was that there can’t be two right answers to any question subjected to a rigorous analysis. Yet, time after time in schedule-related disputes, each party presents an analysis supporting a different position: unsurprisingly, theirs.
The Project Management College of Scheduling (PMCOS) 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. To find out more about the college, please visit their website.
Rob D’Onofrio Completes Term as President of ASCE Construction Institute
Rob D’Onofrio completed his time as President of the ASCE Construction Institute this month. His term started in October and ran for one year. With 15,000 members, CI offers individuals and organizations working in all sectors of the construction industry the opportunity to network with other professionals, sharpen skills, and shape the future of the industry.