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Interface Consulting presented "Survive the Next Disaster: Lessons Learned" at the 21st Annual Construction Superconference held December 7-8, 2006, at The Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The firm also hosted a wine tasting reception to kick off the conference and exhibited corporate information at its audio- and visually-mastered booth. The panel discussion was moderated by Interface Consulting's president, Frank G. Adams, PE. The nationally-recognized guest panelists included Dominic J. Gianna, Esq., Senior Partner with Middleberg Riddle & Gianna; Mr. Edwin H.C. Goldman, Director of Upstream Oil & Gas Production Facilities with KBR, Inc.; Mr. Erbin B. Keith, Vice President with Sempra Global; and Philip D. Barnard, PE, CCE, Senior Vice President with Interface Consulting International, Inc. The Construction Superconference ... [View Full Release]


Interface Consulting celebrated its 20th anniversary in the company of its clients and business colleagues at the Alden Hotel on November 16, 2006. The reception was held on The Veranda, where guests enjoyed the pleasant autumn evening and indulged in champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Guests celebrated into the evening hours as they commemorated this special occasion with the firm's members. Current and potential industry clients from across the Houston area attend this engineering and construction networking event each year. On behalf of the firm, thank you for 20 great years. Animated Invitation  [View Full Release]


Senior consultant and graphics director, Steven E. Parker, was presented with two Awards of Merit by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Southern Region at its annual Silver Quill Award competition. Mr. Parker was awarded for the firm's Client Appreciation Reception Flash Reminder in the Online and Electronic Communications category. An Award of Merit was also given in the Promotional Material category for the firm's industry keyword postcard campaign. Silver Quill Awards are presented annually by IABC to recognize excellence in communication within a geographic region. Mr. Parker joins an elite roster of the best communicators in the business. [View Full Release]


Marathon Oil invited Interface Consulting to present at its annual board meeting held October 2, 2006, in Galveston, Texas. Principal consultants Frank G. Adams, PE, and Christopher J. Sullivan delivered the presentation "Construction Claims: Insight from Within" to numerous Marathon Oil executives and employees in attendance. The objectives of the presentation were to promote a better understanding of claims and their causes; improve claim, conflict, and dispute management; and enhance Marathon's skills and knowledge regarding claims avoidance. [View Full Release]


Principal consultants Frank G. Adams, PE; Philip D. Barnard, PE, CCE; and Christopher J. Sullivan presented at the Associated Owners & Developers (AOD) national conferences this year. At the Atlanta annual conference held June 26-27, 2006, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mr. Adams co-presented and moderated the "Presenting, Negotiating, and Avoiding Claims" session. At the Washington, DC, annual conference held at Hotel Monaco October 23-24, 2006, Mr. Barnard and Mr. Sullivan co-presented "Managing, Minimizing, and Controlling Changes." Mr. Barnard also co-presented "Selecting the Right Site" at the Washington, DC, conference. AOD is an industry forum for owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, general counsel, construction managers, consultants, academia, construction lawyers, and other industry professionals. It is chaired by Ira Genberg, Esq., ... [View Full Release]


Interface Consulting International, Inc., is pleased to announce that senior consultant and graphics director, Steven E. Parker, was presented with two Awards of Excellence by the Houston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) during the annual Bronze Quill Awards ceremony. Mr. Parker's awards, both in the Design category, were for Interface Consulting's Industry Feature Sheets and Client Appreciation Reception Flash Reminder. The judges cited Mr. Parker's competition submittals for their exceptional creative execution and measurable results. Winners are chosen by a jury of communications experts, including IABC members who are prominent Gold Quill winners, Accredited Business Communicators (ABCs), and senior-level communications professionals from across the country. [View Full Release]


Christopher J. Sullivan has been promoted to vice president of operations. His exemplary performance includes outstanding contributions to the firm's growth and client relations as well as superior work on his project assignments. When he joined the firm in 2002, Mr. Sullivan possessed more than 15 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. As a project manager and process engineer for Foster Wheeler, his experience included work on refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, and power projects both in the U.S. and abroad. With Interface Consulting, Mr. Sullivan assists owners, contractors, and attorneys with claims assessments and provides dispute resolution assistance in addition to his comprehensive litigation support as an engineering and construction expert. He holds a Bachelor of ... [View Full Release]


Interface Consulting International, Inc., exhibited at the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry held May 18-19, 2006. Numerous construction professionals gathered on a private island at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California, to discuss litigating the construction case. The theme for this year's conference was Swimming with the Sharks, and the presentations examined practical problems faced by construction lawyers and other construction industry professionals. Specific sessions included the following: Trying the Case Before a Jury vs. a Judge vs. an Arbitrator; Prerequisites to Litigation: Notice, Documentation, and Claim Submission; Discovery in Arbitration: International and Domestic; Implementing the Dispute Resolution Procedures; The Electronic Courtroom and Paperless Trial; Preparing Your Expert for Trial; et al. ... [View Full Release]


Project Consultants Tygue D. Rudolph and Peter W. van der Schans recently attained their interim cost consultant (ICC) certifications from AACE International, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. Mr. Rudolph is a recognized specialist who, by his experience, education, and ethical qualifications, has met a demanding set of criteria set forth by AACE International. He possesses extensive engineering and construction management experience and has assisted clients on numerous construction projects nationwide. AACE International's certification program validates Mr. van der Schans's skills and cost management knowledge. He is experienced in engineering and construction claims consulting and has authored several articles for notable construction industry publications. [View Full Release]


Philip D. Barnard, PE, CCE, co-presented "Building a Foundation for Managing Complex Construction Law Issues in Texas" at the National Business Institute's (NBI) spring construction conference held in Houston, Texas. The presentation addressed some of the legal issues commonly encountered on construction projects. Mr. Barnard specifically discussed the challenges brought about by changes and extras and offered insight into troubleshooting scheduling issues. NBI has been providing legal education to attorneys and other corporate and legal professionals for over 20 years. Its seminars allow attendees to network and discuss emerging issues with local experts and colleagues. Seminars are held in all 50 states and serve over one million professionals. Browse NBI's current listings to find a seminar: http://www.nbi-sems.com/index.html [View Full Release]