Rich Townsend Joins National Association of Construction Auditors' Advisory Board

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The National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) is excited to welcome Mr. Richard L. Townsend, President of R. L. Townsend & Associates, Inc., to their Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was formed to seek out experts in the fields of auditing, construction management, real estate development, architecture, and engineering to help serve the association and its members by providing expert counsel and guidance. "Rich Townsend is an outstanding addition to our Advisory Board," comments NACA Chairman & Founder, Brian Felix. "He is a recognized leader in the internal auditing profession and almost everyone I know in the construction auditing field has taken at least one of Rich's training courses, and probably like me… more than one."

Rich Townsend is an outstanding addition to our Advisory Board

The National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) is excited to welcome Mr. Richard L. Townsend, President of R. L. Townsend & Associates, Inc., to their Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was formed to seek out experts in the fields of auditing, construction management, real estate development, architecture, and engineering to help serve the association and its members by providing expert counsel and guidance.

"Rich Townsend is an outstanding addition to our Advisory Board," comments NACA Chairman & Founder, Brian Felix. "He is a recognized leader in the internal auditing profession and almost everyone I know in the construction auditing field has taken at least one of Rich's training courses, and probably like me… more than one."

Rich is affiliated with Courtney Thompson & Associates for the purpose of providing professional development training seminars on construction auditing and construction cost control. Since 1978, he has been active as an instructor for several of the professional development programs sponsored nationwide by The Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. (IIA). He also conducts many in-house training seminars related to controlling and auditing construction costs. Rich is the co-developer and instructor of the construction audit related seminar entitled "Effective Auditing of Construction Activity" which he taught for the IIA from 1985 through 2008. He is also the co-developer and instructor for the course entitled "Controlling Construction Costs" which is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin's School Of Business Management Institute.

Mr. Townsend's experience includes conducting contract compliance audits and construction cost control consulting services in connection with construction and design contracts for multi-million dollar manufacturing, university, and school district facilities; regional shopping centers; apartment complexes; office buildings; hotels; convention centers; airports; banks, hospitals; warehouse distribution facilities; retail stores; office interior finish work; theme parks; and land development projects.

"Our vision," explains Brian Felix "is to bring all the project team members together to exchange knowledge and ideas to improve the overall control environment for the Owners, delivering them greater value."

As stated on their website (http://www.thenaca.org), the NACA mission is to unite those individuals and be recognized as the authority on construction project controls by:

  •     Providing a forum through which the Association's members can meet to exchange ideas and share insight into each others related area of expertise.
  •     Providing members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.
  •     Developing and coordinating programs dedicated to the purpose of improving professional standards of construction auditors.
  •     Enhancing the role and promoting the image of the construction auditor and construction control professionals.
  •     Providing the professional Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) designation to instill confidence in employers and clients when they secure the services of a professional construction auditor.
  •     Providing the Construction Control Professional (CCP) designation to increase the confidence in customers that they will receive the best value when they secure the services of a contractor/construction manager.

The NACA grants the designation of Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Control Professional (CCP) to the individuals with the expertise in these areas. The National Association of Construction Auditors is committed to providing resources, information, and leadership for NACA members, their clients, and the public to ensure the highest standard of construction controls possible.

For a limited period of time, the National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) is currently accepting applications under the grandfathering provision for the Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and Construction Control Professional (CCP) designations, setting the standard in these fields (http://www.thenaca.org). The provisions are a point-based system based upon education, training, and experience.

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