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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: [View Full Release]

The Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas sponsored the 19th Annual Construction Law Conference held March 2-3, 2006, at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. Interface Consulting participated and exhibited at the conference that attracted numerous attendees and exhibitors from across the state. This year's presentations addressed construction law updates on recent case law and other developments impacting the construction industry; an in-depth review of concurrent delays and their impact on recovery of delay damages; remedies and causes of action a party may have as a result of wrongful termination; and other industry-related topics. The next annual conference is scheduled for March 1-2, 2007, at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. For more information ... [View Full Release]

Philip D. Barnard, PE, senior vice president of Interface Consulting International, Inc., and Senior Consultant Christopher L. Hanvey recently attained the certified cost engineer (CCE) certification from AACE International, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. AACE International's certification program validates the skills and knowledge of cost management professionals worldwide. Mr. Barnard and Mr. Hanvey are recognized specialists who, by their experience, education, and ethical qualifications, have met a demanding set of criteria set forth by AACE International. Mr. Barnard has over 35 years of engineering and construction management experience. In addition to his CCE certification, he is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Mr. Hanvey has extensive engineering and construction management experience and has ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting will present "Change Management Strategies - 4 Perspectives" at the Construction Superconference December 7-9, 2005. The 20th annual conference, whose focus will be "Contractor and Construction Manager Issues," will be held in San Francisco, California, at The Sheraton Palace Hotel. Interface Consulting will also host a wine tasting reception to kick off the conference and will exhibit corporate information at its audio- and visually-mastered booth. During the panel discussion, Interface Consulting's president, Frank G. Adams, PE, will serve as moderator for its nationally-recognized guest panelists. These esteemed panelists will include Patrick C. Appel, Esq., of Chevron International Exploration and Production Company; Leslie K. O'Neal-Coble, Esq., of Greenberg Traurig LLP; Mark O. Simundson of Bechtel Corporation; and Philip D. ... [View Full Release]

In honor of its clients, Interface Consulting celebrated the 2005 release of Beaujolais Nouveau at Brennan's on November 17, 2005. Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine exclusive to the Beaujolais region in France and is released only once a year on the third Thursday of November. The reception's indulgences included not only the Beaujolais Nouveau wine, but some of Brennan's specialty cuisine and international samplings of cheeses and other delicacies. This annual engineering and construction networking event draws current and potential industry clients from across the Houston area. This year the reception played special host to several international guests. Animated Invitation [View Full Release]

Senior consultant Chris Hanvey and project consultant Peter van der Schans published articles in the November issue of the Tools of the Trade magazine which addressed the reconstruction effort and the material shortages resulting from the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Tools of the Trade is the Greater Houston chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors' official printed news magazine. It focuses on a wide range of industry news, industry training and education, legal briefs, and business/construction finance topics with articles authored by construction professionals. [View Full Release]