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Construction projects suffering from the inevitability of change orders can benefit from the article, “Death, Taxes…and Changes,” as published in Modern Contractor Solutions. The article, authored by Interface Consulting International, Inc., lays out a step-by-step guide for change management best practices that, if consistently followed, can maximize the ability to successfully manage projects through changes. “Most projects experience some degree of change,” said Sullivan.  “Therefore, changes need to be anticipated before construction begins so they can be handled effectively through a process.” The article summarizes an effective change management process, provides insight into potential issues, and recommends ways to maximize your ability to successfully manage a project’s inevitable changes. Most importantly, an effective change management process includes the following five (5) ... [View Full Release]

Construction projects suffering the effects of lost labor efficiency can benefit from a new industry guidebook co-authored by Interface Consulting International, Inc., principal consultant Philip D. Barnard, PE, CCP, and Pennsylvania State University’s professor emeritus of civil engineering H. Randolph Thomas, Ph.D., PE. The publication, “Conducting a Measured Mile Analysis: Concepts, Principles, and Procedures,” seeks to enhance the reliability of damage assessments utilizing the Measured Mile concept. The guidebook defines the core principles behind the Measured Mile concept and details standardized procedures that enhance the reliability of the concept when quantifying damages. A Measured Mile analysis is a common approach utilized by construction experts that is widely accepted in the industry yet is often used inconsistently. “Labor productivity issues are ... [View Full Release]

Frank G. Adams, PE, of Interface Consulting International, Inc., and Cristopher Farrar of DLA Piper presented their construction insights to an audience of prominent lawyers in the Houston Bar Association International Law Section. The April 9 presentation, “Bidding International Construction Projects,” was hosted at Porter Hedges LLP’s downtown offices as part of the regularly scheduled HBA ILS monthly series of luncheons, which feature presentations by lawyers and subject matter experts on topics related to international law. [View Full Release]