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Interface Consulting participated in the 41stAnnual ECC Conference, September 9-12, at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, Texas. The conference also featured a Future Young Leaders meeting, a new group for promoting thought leadership, which two of our consultants attended. This year’s theme was The Perfect Storm: Navigating through the Turbulence of Risk and Change, which featured sessions on leadership, response to change, and how to navigate towards success. The Annual ECC Conference serves as a forum for owners, contractors, and other industry professionals to gain insight on changes as well as advancements in the process and industrial industries. Interface Consulting was also scheduled to take pictures of the participants at the golf tournament on Saturday, but due to ... [View Full Release]

Frank G. Adams, president of Interface Consulting International, Inc., is pleased to announce that Taylor A. Buzan has joined the Houston-based firm as a project consultant. Mr. Buzan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. At Interface Consulting, he specializes in design and construction defect analysis and assists clients in resolving claims and disputes arising from complex construction projects. Prior to joining Interface Consulting, Mr. Buzan worked for Bleyl & Associates providing technical- and design-related services. He also worked for National Legal managing and assembling discovery documents. For over 23 years, Interface Consulting International, Inc., has provided a wide range of consulting and expert services to the construction- and energy-related industries ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting attended AACE International’s 53rd Annual Meeting June 28 through July 1 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The conference served as an opportunity to network among other construction industry professionals and attend presentations on construction costs, scheduling, and management. Interface Consulting principal consultant Philip D. Barnard, PE, CCE, and project consultant Tygue D. Rudolph, PSP, attended the Forensic Schedule Analysis Peer Review Meeting while in Seattle. The meeting reviewed and approved the second issue of AACE International’s Forensic Schedule Analysis Recommended Practice (RP) No. 29R-03. The annual meeting also featured various seminars, an exhibition hall, as well as several technical programs on project development, recommended practices, and schedule management, among others. The conference also offers industry ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting was recently honored by the Houston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Houston) during its annual Bronze Quill Awards gala. The firm received an Award of Excellence for its Trouble? magazine ad and its 2008 reception flash e-card. Interface Consulting graphics director, Steven E. Parker, accepted the awards on the firm’s behalf. IABC/Houston awarded Bronze Quill Awards of Excellence or Merit to nearly three dozen organizations in and around the Houston area. The winners were selected from more than 100 entries in the areas of Communication Management, Communication Skills, and Communication Creative. Submissions were judged by senior communicators from other IABC chapters, and entrants received valuable feedback on each submission. For a complete list of the ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting principal consultant, Philip D. Barnard, is speaking at a Building Codes seminar on May 12, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Southwest/Sugarland in Sugarland, Texas. The Lorman Education Services seminar will highlight issues with building codes and how to avoid problems that lead to setbacks. The agenda includes discussions on the Comparison of the Latest Building Codes with Previous Codes as They Relate to Commercial Building Industry and Structural Engineering, Miscellaneous Issues Regarding Building Codes, Trends and Updates in Building Codes, as well as Legal Aspects of Building Codes. Other speakers at the event include William B. “Ben” Westcott with Andrews Myers Coulter & Hayes, PC, and Stephen B. Crain and Philip L. Sampson Jr. with Bracewell & Giuliani, ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting plans to attend the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation Annual Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis April 29-May 1. There will be more than 60 programs and five networking opportunities for attendees. This year’s event will feature the following topics: Business Development, Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Electronic Discovery and Evidence, Attorney-Client Privilege, Employment Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Beyond Google: What the Search Engine Won’t Give You, among others. The Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, will serve as the keynote speaker at the John Minor Wisdom awards luncheon on May 1. The conference attracts attorneys from around the nation who wish to learn about trends in litigation and partake in the beneficial ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting International, Inc., will attend and exhibit at the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry conference at The Sheraton New Orleans on April 16-18, 2009.  Talking Green Blues: Energy, Sustainability, and Green Building Challenges Affecting the Construction Industry, this year’s theme, will focus on the legal issues surrounding green building projects as well as the challenges faced when constructing alternative energy facilities. As “going green” becomes more prevalent in the industry, so does the need for knowledge on this topic. The conference will consist of plenary sessions and workshops such as The Green Explosion: The Legislative Impact of Alternative Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability on the Construction Industry, Alternative Energy 101, and The Contractual Issues of ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting was a gold sponsor at the 5th Annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference held March 11, 2009, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The conference, sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal, featured discussions and up-to-date information on Alaska’s natural gas pipeline project.  The agenda topics included views from Washington, new technologies for pipelines, and an international outlook on natural gas. The session, Alaskan Natural Gas Pipeline: Closer to Reality?, included a presentation by Drue Pearce, a top member of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin’s Pipeline team. The single-day conference provided an exhibition forum and facilitated networking opportunities amongst industry professionals. For more information on this year’s conference, please visit   For over 23 years, Interface Consulting International, Inc., has provided a wide ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting recently attended the 22nd Annual Construction Law Conference at The Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. The firm also sponsored the first hole at the annual golf tournament held on Wednesday, February 25, at the Westin’s Palmer Course. Members of the firm’s commercial group photographed each team and presented the keepsake photos during the awards ceremony. The conference, sponsored by The Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and in cooperation with The Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, provided sessions on construction law updates, the effects of bankruptcy on the construction industry, ethics follies, insurance law, and legislative updates, among others. The two-day conference is a premier networking and educational event for attorneys, consultants, and ... [View Full Release]

Interface Consulting again moderated the one-day seminar, Construction Claims in Louisiana, held on February 6, 2009, at the New Orleans Marriott. The event was sponsored by Lorman Education Services and was moderated by the president of Interface Consulting International, Inc., Frank G. Adams. The seminar was being presented by John D. Person, Esq. of Middleberg Riddle & Gianna, and Herman C. Hoffman Jr., Esq. of Simon, Peragine, Smith, & Redfearn, LLP. The agenda included topics on Specific Claims and Controlling Legal Authority, Construction Defects Under the Louisiana New Home Warranty Act as well as an interactive session with the panelists. The day concluded with a question and answer session. Continuing Education credits were available for attending this event. For more information regarding the ... [View Full Release]