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A Construction Manager's Guide to Purchasing Insurance
 
Presented by:
Jake Morin - ProSight Specialty Insurance
 
Summary:
Jake Morin, a program manager from ProSight Specialty Insurance, will discuss the ins and outs of insurance policies specific to construction managers and their unique exposures in this webinar. Attendees will gain a insight on general liability and E&O (Professional Liability) coverages, and will walk away with a useful checklist to interpret long policy documents and things to note when buying insurance.

 
 
     
 
Applications of Life Cycle Analysis in the Capital Assets Industry
 
Presented by:
Bob Prieto, FCMAA - Strategic Program Management, LLC
 
Summary:
Attendees will learn what life cycle analysis is and how it is different than life cycle costing, learn why the differences from life cycle costing is increasingly important, learn relationship with capital asset strategies and the growing importance of capital efficiency as a project drive, and learn some applications of life cycle analysis in the capital asset industry will be touched upon.

 
 
     
 
Apps for Construction
 
Presented by:
Rob McKinney - JBKnowledge, Inc.
 
Summary:
This 60 minute session will explore 5 workflows that can be accomplished on mobile devices with apps: plan mark ups, safety documentation, daily reports, progress photos, and scheduling. The presenter will showcase selected apps that work well to accomplish tasks on tablets.

 
 
     
 
Are you Prepared for Mediation? (Revisited)
 
Presented by:
N/A
 
Summary:
The webinar identifies some good and bad points concerning mediation. Additionally, the webinar offers a number of practical suggestions on how to prepare for and be successful in mediation.

 
 
     
 
Avoiding the Pitfalls of GMP Contracting
 
Presented by:
Rocco Vespe, PE, FCMAA - Hill International & J. Scott Lowe, PE - Trauner Consulting Services
 
Summary:
As owners have searched for project delivery systems that reduce the duration from project conception to project completion, one of the most common approaches has included the use of Guaranteed Maximum Price, or GMP, Contracts. However, as the use of these contract formats has proliferated, so have disputes that strongly suggest that the parties using them do not fully understand: (a) The differences between GMP contracts and the contracts that the users are used to working under, or (b) The risks that are inherent to this delivery system. This seminar is designed to highlight those differences, and alert the participants to the unique risks of using this format.

 
 
     
 
Avoiding the Seven Common Mistakes of CM Practice
 
Presented by:
Elizabeth Cuhna & Joseph Barra - Robinson & Cole, LLP; French White - Chubb Group
 
Summary:
This webinar will identify seven common mistakes of CM Agency practice, will examine the language in CMAA's Standard Contract Forms that apply to these mistakes and will review the applicable provisions of an insurance policy specifically designed for CMs.

 
 
     
 
Beginning With the End in Mind - Employing Collaborative Tech to Improve Project Information Management and Asset Delivery
 
Presented by:
Jerad Ferrell - Viewpoint Construction Software
 
Summary:
The presentation will demonstrate how construction managers can help to delivery quality projects through streamlining and standardizing communication, centralizing all project documents and data shared and stored throughout the project and providing an auditable history of mark-ups and revisions.

 
 
     
 
Project Management Basics
 
Presented by:
Rick Panos, CCM, AIA - Totum Consulting
 
Summary:
Managing large scale projects involves many stakeholders and can be a very rewarding challenge.There are many opportunities for success and pitfalls along the way if things are not planned, organized and managed appropriately. This seminar will provide an overview of industry best practices for effective project management and provide the key techniques owners are requiring for their projects.

 
 
     
 
Best Practices for Leveraging Your Project Management Information System (PMIS) to Prevent and Defend Against Claims
 
Presented by:
Eric Law - EADOC
 
Summary:
Join EADOC founder and CEO Eric Law to learn; Top construction disputes that can be prevented with proper information management; Proactive ways to manage project information and prevent claims; Best practices in enforcing, monitoring and tracking document contract compliance; Trusted systems and types of information required to meet court admissible records requirements ; Supporting your legal team with record relationship management and easy discovery processes

 
 
     
 
BIM and Global Mega-Trends: Impact, Insight Opportunities
 
Presented by:
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Summary:
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BIM: Strategy Roadmaps for the Organization/Project Control Mechanisms for the Project
 
Presented by: 
Jay Dougherty, LEED AP - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
Through an examination of case studies, this session will present an overview of methods for developing BIM strategy roadmaps at the organizational level, and creating effective project control mechanisms at the project level.

 
 
     
 
Building a Mobile Strategy for CM/PM
 
Presented by:
Marc Krichman & Jesse Lavine- Meridian Systems
 
Summary:
Mobile devices such as iPads and other tablets have revolutionized the way we communicate by allowing real-time access to all types of information. Whether it’s a corporate standard, project level or individual choice, mobile devices are showing up at the jobsite, and for good reason. When considering the pressure when managing scope, schedule and budget while attending to safety, quality and revenue, it’s no wonder organizations are looking to implement technology wherever and whenever possible if it results in greater productivity and efficiency. CM/PM firms need a strategy to address field mobility, data security, as well as employees bringing their own devices into the workplace. This webinar will highlight some of the most pressing issues in the industry, plus, experts will discuss their thoughts on the future of mobile technology in CM/PM.

 
 
     
 
Changing Trend in Risk Allocation - Differeing Site Conditions
 
Presented by:
Jim Zack, CCM, PMP - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
The Differing Site Conditions clause is one of the oldest clauses used in construction contracts, having been created by the U.S. Federal government in 1926. It is generally accepted that the object of the clause is to transfer the risk of latent site conditions to the owner, thus enticing contractors to reduce their contingency cost at the time of bid. The promise of the clause is that if the contractor encounters a “materially different” condition during the execution of the work, the owner will compensate the contractor for the resulting cost and/or time. Over the years, the Courts and Boards of Contract Appeals have been slowing changing the interpretation of risk allocation under the clause. A series of Court and Board cases have increased the contractor’s risk concerning differing site conditions.

 
 
     
 
Concurrent Delay - The Owner's Newest Defense
 
Presented by:
N/A
 
Summary:
When owners impose liquidated damages at the end of a delayed project contractors often respond with allegations of concurrent delay. That is, contractors argue that some or all of the project delay was actually caused either by the owner or an external force, concurrent with the contractor’s delays, and therefore liquidated damages should be forgiven or excused. As owners generally do not impose liquidated damages until the end of the project, frequently a contractor’s claim of concurrent delay is not submitted until the project is complete. This paper explores mechanisms, based on recent court rulings that owners employ to defeat a contractor’s “concurrent delay defense”.

 
 
     
 
Construction Claims A-to-Z
 
Presented by:
N/A
 
Summary:
This presentation will outline the basics of why and how claims develop, what it takes to make a claim, what it takes to defend against a claim, and some rules to help avoid, minimize and resolve claims.

 
 
     
 
Construction Documents and LEED
 
Presented by:
N/A
 
Summary:
Specifically developed for Construction Managers, this course will teach you the skills needed to successfully manage a LEED project such as understanding the LEED documentation process and learning how to develop and integrate a successful materials procurement strategy.

 
 
     
 
Construction Indoor Air Quality Management for LEED Projects
 
Presented by:
Charlie Popeck - Green Ideas
 
Summary:
In this session, our presenter will review updates to the LEED Rating system, identify the key IEQ credit requirements and strategies before, during and after construction, and review a detailed analysis of a LEED-friendly Indoor Air Quality Management plan that can be used to drive the achievement of all applicable IEQ credits.

   
 
     
 
Construction Management Tools for LEED Projects
 
Presented by:
Mark Wilhelm - Green Ideas
 
Summary:
In this webinar you will learn the skills needed to successfully manage a LEED project such as understanding the LEED documentation process, and learning how to develop and integrate a successful materials procurement strategy.

 
 
     
 
Costs and Benefits of Green Building
 
Presented by:
Charlie Popeck - Green Ideas
 
Summary:
An overview of green building costs and associated benefits is the focus of this course. We explore and define benefits and cost types while reviewing how to integrate alternative building materials into the overall project budget. The strategy of implementing a "whole-building" perspective is highlighted throughout.

 
 
     
 
Delivering Structured and Standardized Building Information to Owners with COBie and SPie
 
Presented by:
Kristine K. Fallon, FAIA, Nalia Crawford & Gregory Williams, LEED AP - Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.
 
Summary:
This seminar addresses the benefits and application of the COBie and SPIE information exchanges to improve the hand-over of building information to owners. COBie and SPIE provide a structured, standardized data exchange that reduces the time and cost for owners to reformat building information.

 
 
     
 
DNA of Leadership Ep. 1 - The Principles & Drivers for the DNA of Leadership
 
Presented by:
Dr. Avi Wiezel, PhD, PE & Dr. Bill Badger, PhD, PE - Arizona State Unizersity
 
Summary:
At the end of this session, participants will understand that leadership is not new, that The DNA of Leadership is designed to match readers' DNA to the DNA of successful past leaders. They will also learn the differences between Leadership and Management, that bad bosses lack leadership traits, and that there are many leadership definitions; each participant needs to select their own definition

 
 
     
 
DNA of Leadership Ep. 2 - WOYM Exercise
 
Presented by:
Dr. Avi Wiezel, PhD, PE & Dr. Bill Badger, PhD, PE - Arizona State University
 
Summary:
At the end of this session, participants will use the WOYM self-diagnostics evaluation able to see how they fit into the organization. They will be more aware of key project stakeholders and able to recognize the importance of spending time with stakeholders. They will be able to build relationships and they will be more appreciative of the value of self-evaluation and introspection

 
 
     
 
Documentation and Proof of Construction Delays
 
Presented by:
John Crane - Trauner Consulting Services
 
Summary:
Time truly is money, especially in construction. Consequently, being able to determine and document delay is a crucial skill for owners, contractors, subcontractors, design consultants, project managers, and their legal team. This webinar will focus on the key terms, important contract provisions, and the most successful approaches to the determination of delay. It will include a discussion of the importance of the critical path, the importance of the contemporaneous documentation, and the pitfalls associated with discredited analytical techniques. It will also describe the underlying legal concepts and decisions. Step-by-step, real-life examples will allow attendees to see how the concepts and techniques presented in the session are actually applied. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be able to identify and quantify delays before they occur, preventing unnecessary disputes and claims.

 
 
     
 
Electronic Project Information Tracking
 
Presented by:
David Sisson - HDR & Eric Law - EADOC
 
Summary:
Learn how project photos, RFIs, submittals, drawings, emails, special inspections, contractor claims, change proposal requests, meeting minutes, and test results can be electronically tracked, shared, and exchanged. Review file linking, file types, and project participant responsibilities in a collaborative project and management application. Learn how critical it is to have the vendor provide a knowledgeable individual to assist with implementation, training, and customization, and how the ability to customize is crucial to success.

 
 
     
 
EVM in Construction: A Practical Approach
 
Presented by:
Michael Nosbisch - Western Region, Project time & Cost, Inc.
 
Summary:
As a CM, have you wondered about how earned value management should be applied in support of your project, if at all? In addition to clarifying inherent nuances related to the terminology, this presentation will examine lessons learned from the author's own experience, and more importantly will offer several recommended practices that can be leveraged by CMs and their Owners.

 
 
     
 
Forensic Schedule Analysis & Discretionary Logic
 
Presented by:
John Livengood, Esq., AIA - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
This webinar considers several applications and refinements of existing forensic delay methodologies, particularly As-Planned vs. As-Built, Contemporary Period Analysis and Collapsed As-Built , which can assist in identifying the as-built critical path and delay responsibility in projects with significant amounts of discretionary logic.

 
 
     
 
Forums for Resolving Construction Disputes
 
Presented by:
Richard E. Burnham, Esq. - Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.
 
Summary:
When the parties to a construction contract are unable to resolve a change order request, the decision to pursue the matter beyond the administrative remedies defined in the Contract can turn out to be a worthwhile investment or throwing good money after bad. Often the difference is related to the forum that has been chosen to resolve the dispute. As a result, contractors and owners, and the attorneys who represent them, need to be familiar with the different options that exist for resolving construction disputes. This teleconference will focus on certain key aspects of these various forums as they relate specifically to construction disputes. It will include a discussion of the most important considerations for choosing a dispute resolution forum, including the legal requirements and practical considerations that apply to each. Specifically, the teleconference will provide the pros and cons of the various forums from the perspective of the legal/expert team representing a party in dispute. This unique perspective will include a discussion of the level of preparation that is appropriate for the chosen forum. At the conclusion of the teleconference, attendees will understand the key attributes of negotiation, Dispute Review Boards (DRBs), mediation, arbitration and litigation and how these compare in the context of their own unique situation.

 
 
     
 
Geophysical Applications for Construction Managers
 
Presented by:
N/A
 
Summary:
The careful use of geophysical equipment and techniques can assist in solving some issues encountered during site planning, design, and construction. Although caution must be used when performing geophysical surveys, using the right equipment for the job and working with individuals that are familiar with the techniques and their limitations are keys to obtaining the best information while not overestimating capabilities. The presentation will focus on techniques performed during initial stages of a construction project, with a cursory look at forensic evaluations.

 
 
     
 
Green Garage Certification - An Introduction
 
Presented by:
Trevyr Meade - Green Parking Council & Matt Davis - Watyr Design, Inc.
 
Summary:
This one hour session will introduce the Green Garage Certification Program, provide an overview of its specific management, programmatic, technological and structural elements and highlight the experiences of a Green Garage Assessor leading the Certification process for Stanford University’s Roble Field Parking Structure, one the first New Construction projects to seek certification.

 
 
     
 
How to Become a Player in the P3 Market: With Public-Private Partnerships Poised to grow in the U.S., It's Time for AEC Firms to Get in the Game
 
Presented by:
H. Kent Goetjen, CPA - PWC
 
Summary:
More P3s will mean greater opportunities for US engineering and construction firms. Now is the time for US E&C firms get into this competitive game, but it’s worth learning the ropes before trying to take a leading role. Before deciding to try a P3, construction firms must determine their risk tolerance and carefully evaluate the risks and rewards of specific projects.

 
 
     
 
How to Double Sales in the New Economy (DNA of a Championship Sales Team)
 
Presented by:
Marc Wayshak
 
Summary:
Developing a championship sales team is no longer just as simple as keeping your salespeople motivated and well-paid. In today’s highly dynamic market, companies must develop a formal process to create a highly effective sales team. As Marc discusses in this groundbreaking program, every championship organization has a diversi€ed sales strategy, an ongoing hiring process, a consistent selling system, a prospecting playbook and clear accountability metrics. Learning Objectives:-Understand how to disqualify prospects-Close more sales than before-Increase current average sale’s transaction size-Know how to achieve sales goals

 
 
     
 
Identifying and Quantifying Productivity Losses - Stakeholder Responsibilities and Liabilities
 
Presented by:
Peter Vosbikian, CCM - GREYHAWK
 
Summary:
Productivity loss is a form of impact that often puts the bottom line at risk for what otherwise could be a profitable endeavor for stakeholders. While project impacts often times result in delays to the project, they can also result in a loss of productivity. Working with productivity losses however can be challenging since their onset may be difficult to detect, and their root cause even more difficult to determine. This presentation intends to familiarize stakeholders with identifying and quantifying productivity losses, as well as suggested actions or approaches to consider when productivity losses become evident.

 
 
     
 
Impact & Control of RFIs on Construction Projects
 
Presented by:
Christopher Nutter, AIA, Megan Wells & Jim Zack CCM, PMP - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
This webinar discusses the genesis of RFIs and their development. You will learn the impact of RFIs on construction projects, drawing upon data provided by ACONEX and other studies to assess how RFIs and the RFI processes impact both small large scale construction projects. This presentation will address the abuse of the RFI process examining how some contractors misuse RFIs to increase profitability, a practice that has become somewhat institutionalized in the past decade. It contains a framework for reducing the impact of RFIs that consists of three principal recommendations: the incorporation of critical definitions and an RFI control specification; electronic RFI tracking and monitoring RFIs; and sets forth best management practices concerning RFIs that owners and contractors can adopt and implement for managing the RFI process.

 
 
     
 
Impact of Rework on Construction & Some Practical Remedies
 
Presented by:
Jason Dougherty & Jim Zack, CCM - Navigant Construction Forum
 
Summary:
This presentation identifies the causes of rework that impact construction project delivery; estimates the average cost of rework; estimates the average delay caused by rework; provides a model for estimating rework on future projects; and offers some practical suggestions that can decrease the amount of rework to prevent cost overruns and project delay.

 
 
     
 
Leveraging Web-Based Collaboration to Deliver Quality, Cost Effective CM Services/span>
 
Presented by:
Edwin Perkins, LEED AP - Moss & Associates
 
Summary:
In April of 2012, the Marlins baseball team will be opening their doors to their new ballpark in Miami, Florida. The $515-million facility for 37,000-spectators will have a 8,300-ton retractable roof and a natural grass playing field. Other features include a half-acre retractable window wall providing views of down¬town Miami, 50 luxury suites, and even a party suite with a swimming pool perched over the left field wall. It is expected that the ballpark will be the first retractable roof facility to be LEED Silver™ certified. The construction manager is Hunt/Moss, a joint venture consisting of Hunt Construction Group and Moss & Associates.

 
 
     
 
Insurance Checklists for CMs: Things to be Aware of Before Purchasing a Policy
 
Presented by:
Palvi Verma & Jake Morin - ProSight Specialty Insurance
 
Summary:
Keep in mind that not all carriers are alike, and many carriers exclude different coverage for various reasons. It is vital that CM’s check their insurance policies versus their executed contracts to make sure they have the right coverage for which they are employed. For example, some Owners might want the CM to be in charge of site safety, however there are very few insurance carriers that provide insurance coverage for this exposure. Therefore, if the CM executes a contract which requires the CM to oversee site safety, the CM will not have insurance coverage…and could pay fines and losses out of pocket.

 
 
     
 
LEED for Specialty Contractors
 
Presented by:
Mark Wilhelm - Green Ideas
 
Summary:
This course was designed to remove the intimidation factor for specialty contractors and product professionals by demystifying the LEED process. We begin with an overview of LEED and the different construction plans and procedures required, present recommendations for selecting products, then conclude with examples of how to properly complete LEED documentation.

 
 
     
 
Managing Risk in Construction Administration
 
Presented by:
Managing Risk in Construction Administration
 
Summary:
The performance of construction administration services can expose a construction professional to significant risk if not performed properly. Overseeing and managing a process that involves multiple project stakeholders, project changes, certifications and approvals requires careful planning and execution. This webinar will identify the risks and key steps needed to properly perform construction administration. What are the responsibilities and duties of a design professional or construction manager performing construction administration? To what degree is the professional responsible for safety programs and detection of any deficiencies in construction? How does the professional meet his/her obligation without taking on more risk?

 
 
     
 
Managing Risk to Reduce Construction Claims
 
Presented by:
Renee Hoekstra - RHA, LLC
 
Summary:
Participants will learn the importance of performing a risk analysis including discussing probability, severity, understanding an overall risk rating and then determining the disposition of the identified risk, from mitigating, eliminating, transferring or avoiding the risk. This will help agencies save money as well as reduce frustration during the construction process. Through a demonstration of real world application, participants will be taught how to perform a risk rating.

 
 
     
 
Managing Risks on Complex Capital Pojects
 
Presented by:
Vince Manuele, Joseph Grasso & Brett Bisaga - PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
Summary:
This webinar will examine the importance of a robust governance and control framework to the success of large capital projects. Drawing from lessons learned on some of the most complex capital projects recently undertaken, we will examine typical risks encountered and provide related solutions in terms of project organization, procurement, contract administration and change management, cost control, schedule management, risk / issue management, business systems / technology, and communication / reporting.

 
 
     
 
Managing the Lifeblood of Construction-Cash Flow
 
Presented by:
Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting Group, LLC
 
Summary:
Cash flow is one of the most important issues facing contractors today. Having survived the downturn, companies are faced with starting new projects, hiring staff, and investing in assets to support the business. Many things can and should be done to improve cash management practices. We will explore a range of tools and techniques, from simple to complex, that allow firms to manage and control cash flow. Examples include proper tools to aid in the creation of a schedule of values, use of 12-week cash flow forecasts, project level cash flow forecasts, project closeout procedures, managing the billings and collection cycle and which key financial indicators need to be reviewed to maintain achievable and successful growth of the company.

 

 
     
 
Managing Your Future: 2013 U.S. Markets Construction Overview
 
Presented by:
Ken Roper - FMI Corporation
 
Summary:
Moving onward, the FMI 2013 U.S. Markets Construction Overview offers insights into some of the construction industry's complex business challenges. FMI will give a synopsis of the current and emerging construction trends and forecasts our industry faces

 
 
     
 
Maximize Productivity Utilizing a Best-in-Class Prefab System
 
Presented by:
Michael Mlin - Maxim Consulting Group
 
Summary:
This webinar will discuss Lean best practices being deployed in the construction industry, the importance of product standardization, linking estimating to detailing to prefabrication to field installation, and logistics and inventory management ideas to further enhance cost reductions resulting in higher margins.

 
 
     
 
Mega Project Dispute Strategies and Resolution
 
Presented by:
Michael S. Simon, Esq. - County of Los Angeles & Joe Seibold, PE, FCMAA - ARCADIS
 
Summary:
The session will cover the unique aspects and demands of a "mega-dispute". Attendees will learn to evaluate the critical drivers that determine desired outcomes and develop a strategy to focus ensuing efforts and achieve desired results. They will also learn how to select, scope and control their experts, and manage discovery to align with their strategy

 
 
     
 
Navigating the World of Project Management Systems
 
Presented by:
Eric Blum - HNTB Corporation
 
Summary:
With an increased awareness of the capabilities of program management applications, program/construction management consultants need to expand their perspective to help owners evaluate and implement solutions that meet both near- and long-term requirements. Discover what is driving these trends, the criteria that differentiate tools, and critical success factors required to successfully implement comprehensive program management solutions.

 
 
     
 
Partnered Risk MGMT: Combining, Partnering Emotional Intelligence and Risk MGMT
 
Presented by:
Mark Cacamis, PE, CCM - HNTB
 
Summary:
This presentation sheds light on the state of practice of socio-psychological concepts in the construction workplace and suggests that the concept of partnered risk management is a practical method to manage project risk and a means to create awareness and develop behaviors that promote productive project relationships, resulting in successful project delivery.

 
 
     
 
Practical Problems of Pricing Delay Using Eichleay
 
Presented by:
Jim Zack, CCM, PMP & Peter V. Badala - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
Since 1960 the Eichleay Formula has been used to price extended and/or unabsorbed home office overhead. Most in the construction industry treat the Eichleay Formula as an accounting mechanism – seldom understanding that the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals created this “formula” as an estimating tool, not an accounting method. There are some practical problems with the Eichleay Formula. From the accounting perspective there are several major flaws built into the formula. From the project owner’s perspective, there is a risk of overcompensation unless certain contractual defenses are employed. And, from the contractor’s perspective, there are issues with the applicability and the use of the formula. This paper examines the traditional Eichleay Formula from all three viewpoints to identify the problems and offer some recommendations on how to alleviate them.

 
 
     
 
Project Information Management From Concept to Completion
 
Presented by:
Jeff Morgan & Charlie Nyman - Brown & Caldwell; Eric Law - EADOC
 
Summary:
Participants will learn about innovative ways to manage the large amounts of information generated throughout the design and construction phases of their project, how this information is transitioned between phases and the value this information has to owners during and after the project is completed.

 
 
     
 
Project QA and QC - Enhanced Protocols for Triple Bottom Line Results aka Construction Manager QA/QC Delivery Using a Continuous-Improvement Model
 
Presented by:
Bill Hart - Marsh Risk Consulting
 
Summary:
This presentation examines the role of the construction manager in quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). How the typical CM-agent may succeed or fail is seen by means of a case study expert analysis of a large design-bid-build project. The paper explains how the construction manager’s QA/QC obligations are derived from both contractual requirements as well as from industry standards of performance. The evaluation of a CM’s QA/QC performance based on the concept of “PDCA” (plan, do, check, and assess) is demonstrated...

 
 
     
 
Project QA/QC: Enhanced Protocols for Triple Bottom Line Results
 
Presented by:
Bill Hart - Marsh Risk Consulting
 
Summary:
This presentation proposes a model for project performance review, and builds upon a body of previously published works and conference presentations. It was developed in response to escalating demand from Owners and Practitioners for a model they can apply on their own projects. The research is based on the analysis of 700 construction projects that were collected as part of a doctoral study, two decades of practical experience in both project management & project controls, extensive literature review, and leading practices gathered from around the globe on project performance, assessment, evaluation, and quality assurance...

 

 
     
 
Project Risk Assessment & Management
 
Presented by:
Rocco Vespe, PE, FCMAA & Sidney Scott III - Hill International
 
Summary:
Business risk is everywhere and if you are not careful, ?it only takes one major occurrence to put you out of business. Learn about the different types of enterprise risk and howt o plan accordingly. Examples include business interruption, natural disaster, IT, financial, operations, supply chain, and business continuity.

 
 
     
 
Projects Don't Fail, Project Cultures Fail
 
Presented by:
Rick Cianfaglione, CCM - ARCADIS, US
 
Summary:
This session will describe the culture that should be developed to enable projects to be managed successfully achieving milestones and demonstrating strong adherence to the Project Controls metrics.

 
 
     
 
Pros & Cons of Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements
 
Presented by:
David Rose, Esq.
 
Summary:
This session will examine various options available to companies wishing to compete in this bundled marketplace. While the rules for joint ventures in the Federal Government focuses mainly on small businesses, the advantages to large businesses can be found in teaming and the various Mentor Protégé mechanisms available in varying degrees from almost every Agency. Under certain conditions, a large business can even joint venture with a small business and become a small business joint venture to compete for small business, 8(a), SDVOSB, and other set aside awards with their small business JV Protégé.

 
 
     
 
Proven Strategies for Winning Project Interviews and Effective Owner Debriefs
 
Presented by:
Hilari Weinstein - High Impact Communication
 
Summary:
With fewer projects to pursue and more competition going after them, each project opportunity is incredibly important to your company. Every client contact is a mini-presentation. Whether a one-on-one phone call or a face-to-face meeting, an impression is being formed about you and your company. Are you helping or hurting that impression? The last contact you have with the client before they make a buying decision is the project interview. It is therefore imperative that you and your interview team deliver a project interview presentation that truly sets you apart from the competition and makes it easy for the client to choose YOU. In this highly engaging and informative session, Hilari show you how little things can make a huge difference in your getting selected.

 
 
     
 
Proving & Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims
 
Presented by:
Jim Zack, CCM, PMP - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
This webinar examines some issues concerning subcontractor delay claims.

 
 
     
 
Public Private Partnerships: The Inside Story
 
Presented by:
N/A
 
Summary:
Atendees will learn the basics regarding P3’s, including history and purpose. They will learn more about the typical contract structure of a P3 arrangement, the allocation of risks associated with P3s and some basic statutory provisions relating to P3’s in CA, FL and GA

 
 
     
 
Risk & Contingency Management-Best Practices and Emerging Technology
 
Presented by:
Matthew Cardamore, Simon Zamarin & Amber Stevens - PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
Summary:
This webinar will focus on best practices and emerging technologies for risk based contingency management on large capital projects. We will explore best ways to identify, quantify, and measure potential impacts of cost and schedule risks; ultimately developing an aggregate project risk profile through quantitative risk analysis. Effective use of these strategies will be highlighted through the entire project lifecycle.

 
 
     
 
Risk Management and Best Practices for Profitable Projects
 
Presented by:
Jim Zack, CCM, PMP & Steve Pitaniello - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
This webinar will discuss the results of a national risk management survey of owners, designers, CM's and contractors to identify the primary sources of project risk and explore strategies for reducting such risk.

 
 
     
 
Risk Management for Contractors-It's Not Just About Insurance!
 
Presented by:
Lee Smither - FMI
 
Summary:
Business risk is everywhere and if you are not careful, ?it only takes one major occurence to put you out of business. Learn about the different types of enterprise risk and howt o plan accordingly. Examples include business interruption, natural disaster, IT, financial, operations, supply chain, and business continuity.

 
 
     
 
Roadmap to Effective Green Marketing
 
Presented by:
Tara Haviland - Green Ideas
 
Summary:
This brief course provides a direct pathway to developing clear, concise and comprehensive environmental product data. You will learn the types of questions that need to be answered before developing an environmental profile; the information that needs to be gathered; and most importantly the most useful format for your customers. In addition we will review the submittal process for documenting a LEED project to help provide more depth to your understanding of the customer’s needs.

 
 
     
 
Scheduling Best Practices
 
Presented by:
Kelly Heuer & Emily Federico - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
This presentation’s goal is to demonstrate the importance of a detailed project schedule specification in a construction contract and identify the key components that can be used by both parties for better project control, decision-making and, if necessary, resolution of claims.

 
 
     
 
Selecting and Documenting Products for LEED
 
Presented by:
Charlie Popeck - Green Ideas
 
Summary:
This course covers how to select and document products for LEED projects. We start with an overview of the LEED Rating Systems and then focus on how to choose and specify products for different LEED Credits and the Point impacts these products will have. The course closes with product documentation guidance and a short quiz reviewing the course material.

 
 
     
 
Seven Success Secrets of Extraordinary Leaders
 
Presented by:
John Doehring - J. Doehring & Co., LLC
 
Summary:
Some leaders are naturals, born with immense talent ... Still others learn to become extraordinary leaders along the way. For all of us the opportunity of effective leadership is there – if we’re willing to go the distance. Please join us for this engaging and entertaining session as we reveal the seven secrets of integral leadership, and take a step toward capturing your own leadership success.

 

 
     
 
Special Inspections Controlling Risks
 
Presented by:
N/A
 
Summary:
This presentation will include a brief history on special inspections to put them in context and and will elaborate on when they are required. It will also cover case forms and their proper use, along with which parties are involved and what their roles are. The webinar will also discuss how your team can make testing and inspection services more effective on your project so that you can reap the benefits of utilizing the special inspections program.

 
 
     
 
Standardizing CM Procedures
 
Presented by:
Jake Morin - ProSight Specialty Insurance
 
Summary:
Attendees will learn what it takes to deploy a common solution across multiple clients with varying requirements and project sizes.

 
 
     
 
Strategic BIM: Out of the Project and Into the Boardroom
 
Presented by:
Dominic Thasarathar, PMP - Autodesk, Inc.
 
Summary:
The world is changing at an ever increasing rate; this decade is set to see some of the most significant and fundamental economic, social demographic and technological change ever witnessed. As these events unfold, what will their impact be on the global construction industry? Covering everything from the new commodities super-cycle, to the impending entry of the millennial generation to the workforce, to the explosion of the BRICs economies, this session will identify the major external trends which will significantly shape the construction sector over this decade…drawing and coloring a risk/opportunity ‘view’ of these macro-challenges, identifying how construction business models and practices are likely to change and posing the question “what will be the possible changes in the role and use of technology-enabled processes such as BIM as a response?”

 
 
     
 
Stricter Building Codes Coming - Recent Changes in Commercial Ventilation Systems for Garages
 
Presented by:
Frank Nagle - Nagle Energy Solutions
 
Summary:
Frank will review recent innovations in commercial garage ventilation in context to stricter codes and standards recently implemented in CA, OR and WA. These standards are now being adopted throughout the country.
 
Frank will review the new regulatory environment, as well as the types of garage ventilation systems currently available in the market. He’ll then review which systems comport to the revised standards... of which there are very few.

 

 
     
 
Technology Trends for CM
 
Presented by:
James Benham - JB Knowledge
 
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
 
1. Review a brief history of collaborative technology and analyze how industry leaders are using innovative technology to inspire collaboration today.
2. Learn the latest in construction solutions, including free web-based services and mobile applications you can implement today.
3. Define The Cloud and address the fears and efficiencies in using current platforms, devices and applications.
4. Discover what the convergence of technologies and augmented reality will mean for your firm.

 
 
     
 
The Basics of Construction Claims
 
Presented by:
Rocco Vespe, PE, FCMAA - Hill International & Mark Nagata - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
The Webinar discussion will include the components of a claim, changes, entitlement, impacts, inefficiency, escalation, and loss of productivity. We will discuss a litigation avoidance system to reduce the number of claims filed on a project and enhance the chances of quick resolution of disputes. A successful claims avoidance system fosters a culture of issue resolution and how the roots of these systems are anchored in the design, the contract and project administration. The presentation will also cover the key components of a claims avoidance system, effective disputes resolution approaches, and the ten commandments of efficient disputes resolution.

 
 
     
 
The Business Case for BIM
 
Presented by:
Paul Hedgepath - M.J. Harris Construction Services, LLC
 
Summary:
Learning objectives are as follows:
 
1. Have an understanding of various applications of BIM
2. Be familiar with the benefits of BIM
3. Have ideas on how to start BIM in your organization
4. Understand the costs and savings associated with BIM

 

 
     
 
The Owner has Decided to Pursue LEED Certification; Now What?
 
Presented by:
Stephen Nisakanen - Broaddus & Associates
 
Summary:
This webinar provides the participant with a broad overview of sustainability and the 2009 LEED certification process. It provides actionable suggestions for the CM to consider when integrating a LEED Certification requirement into the project delivery lifecycle. Special risks associated with LEED Certification are reviewed, along with suggestions for mitigating these risks. Learn keys to successfully delivering LEED Certification as a CM.

 
 
     
 
The Value of Construction Document Third-Party Reviews
 
Presented by:
Dennis Fewell, PE - RediCheck International, Inc.
 
Summary:
This webinar will delve into Inter and Intra- document coordination review concepts and its benefits to the Owner and design team.

 

 
     
 
Trends in Construction Claims & Disputes
 
Presented by:
Jim Zack, CCM, PMP & Steve Pitaniello - Navigant Consulting, Inc.
 
Summary:
Claims and disputes are a constant in the construction industry, regardless of whether the industry is doing well or poorly. The number of claims seems to have risen during the recent recession despite the downturn (or perhaps as a result of the downturn) in the industry. This paper, based on research conducted by the Navigant Construction Forum™, overviews some relatively recent trends related to construction claims and disputes in the areas of concurrent delay, suspensions of work, time extensions, notice and claim filing requirements, calculation of home office overhead, proof of differing site conditions and risk transfer in the design/build environment under Federal government contracts. Through this insight, it is believed that owners, design professionals, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors can devise ways to avoid such issues going forward thus making projects more successful, and more profitable, for all stakeholders.

 
 
     
 
Trends in Greenhouse Gas Reporting
 
Presented by:
Tara Haviland - Green Ideas
 
Summary:
The industrial sector is increasingly aware that reducing and reporting emissions that impact climate change is a necessity rather than an option. Pressure from stakeholders, impending state and EPA regulations, increased risk and liability, as well as efficiency goals are driving decision makers to better understand this significant issue facing industry today. This educational program provides a brief overview of the types of regulatory measures that are either is place or being debated and the importance of reporting your greenhouse gas emissions in today’s economy.

 
 
     
 
Understanding Unabsorbed Home Office Overhead
 
Presented by:
Rocco Vespe, PE, FCMAA & Robert Dieterle - Hill International
 
Summary:
This Webinar will focus on issues surrounding the conditions for recovery of claims for home office overhead. The Webinar will examine and discuss how standby situations affect a contractor on a project and whether, if there is no standby encountered on a project that is delayed, the use of the formula to compute claims for home office overhead is compromised or rejected.

 
 
     
 
Using the CPM Schedule to Recognize, Measure and Avoid Delays
 
Presented by:
Rocco Vespe, PE, FCMAA - Hill International & Dale Morris - Traumer Consulting Services
 
Summary:
This webinar is primer on how to use the schedule to recognize delays before they become insurmountable; how to measure delays that can't be overcome; and how to avoid delays.

 
 
     
 
Utilizing Social Media to Grow Your Business
 
Presented by:
Carolyn Thompson - DHGLEP.com
 
Summary:
The world has gone wireless and so have our customers and employees so social media is a great inexpensive way to interact and promote your expertise.
 
Learning objectives include:
 
1. Learn how social media is being used effectively in the Construction industry for marketing your services and finding client leads.
2. Learn how social media is being used in recruiting top talent in hard to find jobs.
3. Learn how to use social media for gathering competitive intelligence.
4. How to create and execute a time efficient social media strategy on a limited budget.

 

 
     
 
What Good is a Judgement if You Can't Collect on it? No Good!
 
Presented by:
Joe DiNardo - Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP
 
Summary:
The focus of this session is to help owners plan ahead and be successful in collecting on judgments obtained against breaching parties. This session will cover the basics regarding how to properly record judgments, the various vehicles available to collect on judgments including garnishments, equipment seizure, property foreclosure, etc., how to enforce judgments across state lines, and “front-end” planning tips including what to do if the debtor files for bankruptcy.

 
 
     
 
What Great Contractors Do Differently
 
Presented by:
Kevin Kilgore - FMI Corporation
 
Summary:
Many organizations are faced with doing more with less and competing in new areas or attempting different project types. As a result of these market and strategic pressures, many contractors are focusing on developing project management best practices.

 

 
     
 
What is Unabsorbed Home Office Overhead?
 
Presented by:
Rocco Vespe, PE, FCMAA - Hill International & Dana B. Ostrovsky, Esq. - Parker McCay, LLC
 
Summary:
This webinar will focus on explaining the concept of unabsorbed home office overhead and how this condition may be caused as a result of a delayed or suspended project. We will explain the basis for the Eichleay case and how it provides an approximation method for unabsorbed home office overhead costs. The effects of delays and suspensions and how these conditions may result in compensable additional home office costs will be discussed. The proper use of the Eichleay formula will be explained practical examples. Common flaws with requests and presentation of home office overhead damages will also be discussed. The webinar leader, having had experience as a contractor and a construction consultant will present both sides of this controversial issue.

 

 
     
 
Win More Claims Through Strategic Project MGMT
 
Presented by:
Cecilia Padilla - On Center Software, Inc.
 
Summary:
Defending Construction Claims should not be a scary trek down a dark alley. Knowing tips (what, when, and how to document issues) will help support your claim as well as save time and money. All of these are critical factors necessary to improve the odds that resolution will be in your favor. Learn Best Practices that: - Tracking the Measured Mile- Documenting Changes - More Effective RFIs- Recording Delays- Proactive Communication

 

 

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