The Teflon Project Manager: Construction Claims Avoidance and Winning Strategies
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 24, 2008
e-Builder, provider of web-based capital program and project management software to North America's top facility owner/operators and AEC firms, will again team with The Duggan Rhodes Group, experts on construction claims, expert witness testimony and project controls, to present "Cost Control: Turning Troubled Projects into Profitable Projects". Mr. William M. Kerns, CCIFP®, Director with The Duggan Rhodes Group and an expert in construction cost accounting systems consulting, cost control and financial reporting consulting, will lead the 1-hour webinar, which will be moderated by Jonathan Antevy, CEO and co-founder of e-Builder. To register, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/610182040.
This webinar is a continuation of the successful July 17, 2008 session, "The Teflon Project Manager: Construction Claims Avoidance and Winning Strategies", and is focused on the use of construction cost control as a project management tool. Mr. Kerns will provide construction executives, project managers, program managers, and other construction professionals with practical construction cost control techniques to identify troubled projects early, avoid construction claims and ensure profitable projects.
Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of:
1. The Elements of an Effective Cost Control System
2. How to Use Cost Reports to Manage Projects and Detect the Early Warning Signs of Troubled Projects
3. Practical Cost Control Protocols that will Assist with Change Order Negotiations
4. The role of technology in enabling effective and efficient cost control practices.
William Kerns specializes in construction cost accounting systems consulting, cost control and financial reporting consulting on construction projects, the calculation of delay and disruption related damages, and expert testimony. After 23 years of experience in the construction industry, he has acquired extensive insights with regards to quantifying and analyzing delay and disruption related damages, designing and implementing construction project cost control systems, and consulting on cost accounting systems and financial reporting. The breadth of his construction project experience includes industrial, commercial, heavy/highway, high-voltage, healthcare, correctional facility and telecommunications related projects. Mr. Kerns is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy and Management, also from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jonathan Antevy is CEO and co-founder of e-Builder, Inc. After working for several Florida based construction and development companies as a pre-construction services specialist, he was admitted to the graduate construction management program at the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction in 1993. In completing his degree, Jon researched and presented his year-long study of multimedia and Internet applications for the construction industry. In 1994 Jon formed e-Builder, Inc., leading the industry in the design, development and implementation of Program Specific Web Sites, Extranets, and Intranets exclusively for the construction industry. Jon earned a bachelors degree of design in architecture from the University of Florida College Of Architecture, and a Master's Degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction. Since June 1995, Jon has been featured over 30 times in Engineering News-Record. In January 1996, Jon was nominated by McGraw-Hill and ENR as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year for being the first to move practical construction applications onto the World Wide Web. In 1999, Jon was selected as one of the Top 125 Innovators in the Last 125 years of the Construction Industry, by ENR and McGraw Hill. In 2000, McGraw-Hill made its mark in the industry by exclusively teaming up and investing in e-Builder.
About The Duggan Rhodes Group:
The Duggan Rhodes Group specializes in Construction Claim, Expert Witness Testimony and Project Control services. We stay on the pulse of construction technology, utilizing 4-Dimensional Scheduling and online information management tools, to offer the highest quality of services to our construction clients.
e-Builder is a leading provider of web-based, capital program and project management and collaboration software. The company's flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, provides owners of large capital development projects with a way to reduce contingency expenditures and control schedule and scope across their entire portfolio to ensure timely, on-budget project completion. Since 1995 e-Builder's technology and industry focus has provided thousands of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers with solutions that enhance development and construction processes. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net.