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Construction Executive magazine recently published, “Opportunities Abound for Construction Grads: Colleges Prepare Future Construction Managers for Promising Careers,” an article written by Interface Commercial Consultant Kim Hester. The article discusses the high demand for qualified construction managers and the subsequent need for excellence in construction management and building science higher education programs. “Opportunities Abound for Construction Grads: Colleges Prepare Future Construction Managers for Promising Careers” Article Link [Article PDF] For over 21 years, Interface Consulting International, Inc., has provided a wide range of consulting and expert services to the construction- and energy-related industries in a variety of challenging settings – from the boardroom to the courtroom. Interface Consulting is a privately owned corporation based in Houston, Texas, whose consultants have construction ... [View Full Release]


Chris Hanvey, a Senior Consultant at Interface Consulting, recently wrote a two-part series of articles published in the March and April issues of Modern Contractor Solutions magazine. The articles, “Project Change: Deal with It” and “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Successful Project Tips for Owners,” focus on project change from both a contractor’s perspective and an owner’s perspective. The first article discusses contractor how-tos in handling unresolved change orders, while the second article offers tips for owners in mitigating change and managing claims. “Project Change: Deal with It” Article Link  [Article PDF]   “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Successful Project Tips for Owners” Article Link  [Article PDF] For over 21 years, Interface Consulting International, Inc., has ... [View Full Release]


May 14, 2008 Interface Consulting is attending and exhibiting at the East End Chamber of Commerce’s Port of Houston Appreciation Day and Business Expo. The Business Expo, underwritten by Prudential Financial, will showcase over 500 area business leaders. Port of Houston Chair, Jim Edmonds, and Executive Director, Tom Kornegay are featured speakers at the Appreciation Banquet which will follow the Business Expo. http://www.eecoc.org [View Full Release]


The American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry, in cooperation with the Construction Litigation Committee of the ABA Section on Litigation, met April 24-26 for its 2008 Annual Meeting at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California. Interface Consulting International, Inc., exhibited at the networking and educational conference that hosted legal and legal support professionals in the construction industry from around the country. This year's conference centered around the topic Don’t Tell Me What I Should Have Done What Should I Do Know? Confronting the Unexpected. The program addressed advanced strategies for dealing with the development of unanticipated problems arising during the construction process and beyond. Speakers gave real project scenarios along with solutions as ... [View Full Release]


April 16-18, 2008 Interface Consulting principals attended the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference held at the Washington, DC, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill from Wednesday, April 16 through Friday, April 18, 2008.   The conference is a forum for pressing topics in the litigation arena including recent court developments, legal battles between the Executive and Legislative Branches, and other issues taking center stage in the nation’s capital. Other discussions included the latest trends in the real estate and credit markets, discovery in international arbitration, and national transportation safety, among others. Litigation attorneys from around the country attend this annual event to sharpen their litigation skills and benefit from the networking opportunities. For more information, please visit: http://www.abanet.org/litigation/sectionannual/ http://www.abanet.org/litigation/sectionannual/docs/brochure2008.pdf [View Full Release]


The Fourth Annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference was held at the Houston Hyatt Regency on Tuesday, March 25th. Interface Consulting was a Silver Sponsor of the event coordinated by the Pipeline & Gas Journal and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). Pipeline executives from around the world gathered to discuss the exciting opportunities and emerging trends in the pipeline industry. There was also an exhibition forum that facilitated networking opportunities. Session topics included workforce issues, making pipelines greener, new research and development facilities, and the emerging market of ethanol. Alaska’s governor, Sarah Palin, sent her gasline team to present the luncheon session on the proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline project. For more information, please visit: http://www.oildompublishing.com/PipelineConference/08/08%20post%20conference/Pipeline%20Opp_postconference.html [View Full Release]


April 25, 2008   Interface Consulting will host the East End Chamber of Commerce’s April Infrastructure Task Force meeting at the Greater East End Management District headquarters. Houston-area developers, architects, and engineers will attend the meeting. This month’s featured speaker is Shannon Teasley, Manager of Brownfields Redevelopment Program for the City of Houston. With the focus on Houston’s East End as the city’s next great place, development is expanding into Brownfield properties. Ms. Teasley will speak about the opportunities for commercial, residential, and transit-oriented development on and near the new Harrisburg light rail line. The City of Houston’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program seeks to improve Houstonians' quality of life by facilitating the identification, assessment, cleanup, and beneficial redevelopment of Brownfields. The ... [View Full Release]