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Monday, November 1, 2010, Houston, Texas –- Frank G. Adams, PE, president of Interface Consulting International, Inc., recently testified as an expert in two complex European arbitration hearings involving major biofuel plant owners and EPC contractors. Mr. Adams’s expert testimony concerned schedule delay and construction management issues. The first matter, held under London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) rules and procedures, involved a retrofitted bioethanol plant that suffered [View Full Release]

This year’s annual American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Fall Meeting was hosted at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, from September 2-3, 2010.  The program entitled, “We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Lessons Learned From the Economic Downturn,” featured many plenaries, workshops, and special guest author, Mark Curriden. Interface Consulting was among the exhibitors and 300 attendees present. The ABA kept attendees and sponsors busy with a sailing excursion and golf tournament.   This two-day conference also featured the First Annual Women in Construction Get Together breakfast on September 2. In attendance at the luncheon were two of Interface Consulting’s team members, Vice President-Commercial Group Lisa Sumner Heard and Marketing Manager Danielle Sims.   Notable ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting International Inc., a leader in consulting services for the construction and engineering industries, today announced the promotion of Danielle Sims to Marketing Manager. She will have the primary responsibilities of planning and implementing the firm’s marketing programs, building potential and existing client relationships, in addition to organizing corporate events.   “Danielle has grown professionally and is directly responsible for the firm’s continuing success,” said Frank Adams, president and a principal consultant of Interface Consulting.   Ms. Sims joined the company in 2001 as consultant in the firm’s Commercial Group and has quickly risen to become a leader in accomplishing critical and strategic company initiatives.  After joining the marketing team, Ms. Sims was instrumental in several awards attained by ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting helped break attendance records during Houston’s 41st annual Offshore Technology Conference, May 3 – 6, 2010, held at Reliant Park. The conference drew a crowd of 72,900 attendees to surpass the 2009 total of 67,700. The sold-out exhibition was the largest in 28 years.   Although this was a record year for OTC, the drilling accident in the Gulf of Mexico affected the mood of the event. OTC announced the week before the event that “The Challenges and Rewards in Operating in the World’s Offshore Basins” topical luncheon with Andy Inglis of BP, scheduled for Monday, had been cancelled. Other events covering the four full days were technical sessions on renewable energy sources, including offshore wind and wave ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting attended the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting held at the Hilton Austin hotel in Austin, Texas, April 22-24, 2010. The firm participated in the exhibition and also co-sponsored the photography at the annual golf tournament in conjunction with Nautilus Consulting, LLC, and Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants, Inc. The conference featured several sessions and panel discussions surrounding this year’s topic, “The Age of Turbulence: Managing Money Issues in Construction.”  Some of the workshops and plenaries attended by Interface Consulting representatives included: Foreign Exchange: The Ten Commandments of International EPC Projects, and Walking the High Wire While Juggling Strategies to Manage Litigation Costs and Meet Client Expectations. The ABA golf tournament was held on ... [View Full Release]

This year’s third annual Florida Bar Construction Law Institute (FBCLI) was hosted at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, from April 8 - 10, 2010. Interface Consulting was among the exhibitors and 300 attendees present. The FBCLI kept attendees and sponsors busy with a three-day exhibitor booth scavenger hunt and annual golf tournament. This two-day conference featured many workshops and luncheons in concurrence with Advanced Construction Law & Certification Review courses taking place on site. The FBCLI also initiated a scavenger hunt to encourage attendees to visit more exhibitor booths. Most sponsors and exhibitors, including Interface Consulting, participated in the activity which was designed to increase attendee participation while increasing traffic and exposure to the companies involved. Those ... [View Full Release]

The first annual “Friends of Interface Consulting Dinner” and wine reception kicked off the Construction Law Conference in San Antonio March 25 – 26, 2010. The 24th annual event was held at the Westin La Cantera Resort and featured a golf tournament during the event. To view photos of the event and participants, please visit:   Interface Consulting International invited a small group of industry friends and professional colleagues to enjoy a special kick-off event hosted at the Wine Cellar at Zinc . This downtown San Antonio hot spot provided an intimate atmosphere to make this an event Interface Consulting is sure to repeat.   The Construction Law Conference is an event held in association with the Construction ... [View Full Release]

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Houston Chapter hosted their annual Spring Fling golf tournament March 15, 2010, at Kingwood Country Club. Interface Consulting provided sponsorship for both the photography and the 18th hole on the Island Course.   The tournament featured 275 members and associates of ABC playing for prizes, trophies, and bragging rights. Interface Consulting photographed the players at both the registration booth and on the course throughout the day. The photos were on display at the awards dinner immediately following the tournament. A link to the album can be found at:   ABC is a national association with 77 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with a combined total of over ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting attended the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry Mid Winter meeting held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on January 28, 2010. The firm participated in the exhibition and also co-hosted a cocktail reception with law firms, Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP, and Shields Mott Lund, LLP, on Thursday, January 28.   The conference featured several plenary sessions and panel discussions. Some of the topics included Hot Issues in Pursuing Claims Against the Federal Government, Legal Ethics Issues in Federal Construction Contracting and Is It Public or Isn’t It?: Requirements and Pitfalls on Publicly-Funded Privately-Owned Projects.   The ABA Forum on the Construction Industry conferences attract industry professionals as a means to educate, ... [View Full Release]