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The American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting returned to Las Vegas from April 26-28, 2012, after a 13-year hiatus to discuss “Advanced Project Delivery: Improving the Odds of Success.” Several of Interface Consulting’s consultants participated in this informative and activity-filled conference including Frank G. Adams, PE; Philip D. Barnard, PE, CCE; Christopher J. Sullivan; Lisa S. Heard; and Jennifer M. Hatten, CCC, PSP, LEED AP. The event is held every year and is attended by prominent construction law attorneys and various construction industry players from around the country. Workshops and plenaries focused on project delivery systems (PDSs) and their impact on overall construction projects, the parties involved, financing and contracts, and disputes that often result. There were ... [View Full Release]

The American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry got a taste of Houston hospitality at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting, February 2-3, 2012.  The program, “Innovative Legal Strategies Developed from Challenging Projects,” was held at the InterContinental Houston near the Galleria. Interface Consulting’s senior staff members, including Frank G. Adams, PE; Philip D. Barnard, PE, CCE; Christopher J. Sullivan; and Lisa Sumner Heard were on hand during workshops, plenaries, Division events, and as an exhibitor. The program explored the advanced project management and legal tactics developed from large, challenging projects that are necessary to practicing construction attorneys and consultants. Thursday’s plenary sessions focused on many big issues that face the construction arena, including design control and delegation, the role of ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting attended Virginia CLE’s 32nd Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar from November 4-5, 2011, for the third year in a row as both a sponsor and exhibitor. This two-day seminar took place at the historic Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year’s focus, “Mitigating Losses and Impacts on a Troubled Project – A View from Multiple Perspectives,” was a highly relevant topic for the attorneys, construction industry representatives, and Interface consultants in attendance. Although the course offers attorneys a full year’s worth of Virginia CLE credits, it also offers excellent networking and education resources to those not in the legal profession. As dispute experts, Interface Consulting found the courses on “Troubled Projects” to be in line ... [View Full Release]

The 43rd Annual Engineering &Construction Contracting Association (ECC) Conference returned to Phoenix, Arizona, this year with a record-breaking registered attendee list. Attendees, including Interface Consulting engineers, took in insights from the conference theme, “Journey Into Uncharted Territories: Repositioning the Projects Business in a World with Changing Boundaries.”The conference was held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa September 7-10, 2011. With over 600 registered attendees, including executives and decision makers from across the United States and around the globe, this year's conference focused on how owners, contractors, and suppliers adapt in order to successfully execute projects and reposition their businesses in the evolving project environment. Presenters of note included keynote speaker Alan L. Boeckmann of Fluor Corporation and ... [View Full Release]

  An industry leader in construction claims and dispute resolution approaches its quarter-centuryanniversary of providing distinguished consulting services to clients. HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In August, Houston-based Interface Consulting International, Inc., celebrated 25 years of“getting into trouble” on behalf of its construction and engineering industry clients involved with claims, disputes, and litigation. Since its formative years providing consulting services to owners and contractors, Interface Consulting has expanded its client base to include attorneys, engineers, suppliers and insurers, among others, and now offers six service areas in major construction industries involved in contractual and legal disputes. Interface Consulting Founder and President Frank G. Adams, PE, attributes the firm’s continued growth to its recruitment of top engineers, many with MBAs ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting International, Inc., is proud to announce the addition of project consultants Gray T. Slocum and Eric K. Rodriguez, PE, to its team of construction and engineering specialists.   Mr. Slocum joins the firm with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering, and previous experience with Bechtel Corporation and The Shaw Group, Inc.   “I am excited to join the team at Interface Consulting. I look forward to learning more about the construction claims industry and collaborating with our clients,” said Mr. Slocum.   Mr. Rodriguez is new to the Houston area after receiving his Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance from The University of Texas ... [View Full Release]

The Florida Bar’s 4th Annual Construction Law Institute was hosted at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, from March 31 to April 2, 2011.  Interface Consulting was among the industry sponsors and exhibitors, with over 350 attendees present. The scheduled annual golf tournament was cancelled due to rain.   In addition to advanced level seminars, the event included evening receptions on March 31 and April 1. The conference also featured many workshops and luncheons in concurrence with Advanced Construction Law Certification Review courses taking place on site. Speakers of note included The Honorable Chief Justice Charles T. Canady, of the Florida Supreme Court, at the Friday luncheon, and the “Economic Forecast for Construction Industry” breakfast on Saturday ... [View Full Release]

The 2011 Midwinter Joint Meeting, hosted by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and the TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, returned to Manhattan this year.   Held at the historic Waldorf Astoria from January 19-21, 2011, the conference, titled, “Do you Think It’s Alright? Pushing the ADR Envelope,” was well attended by construction law firms, surety and insurance representatives, and consultants from Interface Consulting. Seminars and plenaries focused on settling disputes through mediation, arbitration and other mitigation techniques; and introduced recent case law that addresses the business aspect of dispute resolution. Other conference highlights included a Women in Construction breakfast and a cocktail reception co-sponsored by Interface Consulting, both also hosted at the Waldorf Astoria. This ... [View Full Release]

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]