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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]

Managing consultant, Christopher Sullivan, authored an article entitled "No Harm - No Foul: An Equitable View on Liquidated Damages for Delay," for the prestigious construction industry magazine, Construction Executive. His article appeared in the Legally Speaking section of the September 2005 issue. Mr. Sullivan's article addressed liquidated damages, including what liquidated damages are and are not, the associated issues that often lead to litigious actions, and a case study examining the effects of liquidated damages on a project. Construction Executive is an award-winning magazine published by the Associated Builders and Contractors. The publication caters to construction and engineering professionals across the United States. [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting's Senior Vice President Philip D. Barnard, PE, will be presenting at AACE International's 49th annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel June 26-29, 2005. The three topical tracks participants are able to attend will include such keynote sessions as Success in Claims Recovery, Retrospective As-Built Schedule Development, and Dispute Resolution Strategy and Decision Analysis. Mr. Barnard will be speaking during one of the event's opening day sessions. His presentation, Staking Your Claim: Effective Claim Resolution, will address common and unusual aspects of claim presentations, claim development and analysis, and the pertinent steps to creating a successful claims position. The presenters' abstracts and papers and the schedule of events ... [View Full Release]

Two of Interface Consulting's executive consultants, Frank G. Adams, PE, and Christopher J. Sullivan, participated in the International Superconference in London, United Kingdom. This year's conference featured contractor and construction manager issues, and was held at The London Radisson SAS Portman Hotel May 19-20, 2005. Recognized as the premier international conference for the construction and development community, the conference focused on international construction issues from a contractor's and construction manager's perspective. It addressed such topics as regional opportunities, new forms of ventures, new construction risk management methods, as well as improved procurement and dispute resolution techniques. This was the event's fourth year in occurrence thanks to its presenters,, the London-based directory website for international construction and development, and Andrews ... [View Full Release]

The Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas sponsored the 18th Annual Construction Law Conference March 2-4, 2005, at the Westin La Cantera in San Antonio, Texas. Interface Consulting hosted the opening night reception in conjunction with the Young Construction Lawyers Committee of San Antonio and exhibited at the conference that attracted numerous attendees and exhibitors from across the state. The presentations in this year's conference addressed construction law updates on recent case law and other developments impacting the construction industry; a discussion of owner and contractor "improvements" to standard contract provisions; and subcontract guidance for the contractor and subcontractor. The next annual conference is scheduled for March 2-3, 2006, at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas. For ... [View Full Release]