WPL Publishing to Host Webinar on Managing Change in Construction

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The 90-minute webinar, which will feature advice from a Marsh Inc. construction management consultant, is suited for construction managers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, designers, engineers, and legal professionals.

Next week, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar addressing the best ways to manage changes in construction projects.

During the interactive webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), construction management consultant Bruce Hallock will explain the root causes of change in construction projects and how change can be better managed. His company has been involved with more than 500 construction projects, encompassing all delivery methods from design-bid-build, design-build, TPM, and turnkey.

The webinar is entitled “Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly: Ideas About Managing Change in Construction.” To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/39pdgp9.

Webinar attendees will learn the following:

  • What the term “change management” means. It is not a technique but the application of basic project management fundamentals.
  • The difference between managing change and administering a change order procedure.
  • The root causes of change.
  • The key responsibilities of owners, designers, and contractors in the change-management process.
  • What the specific risks and impediments to effective change management are, and what webinar attendees can do to protect themselves against these problems.
  • Change management best practices.
  • The elements of a change management system.
  • A success story demonstrating that change management does work.

Mr. Hallock is vice president and managing consultant of Marsh Inc.’s construction consulting practice. He has more than 35 years of global experience in construction management, contract administration, project controls, dispute resolution, management consulting, risk management, and engineering management. He has expertise in developing systems, processes, and infrastructure that ensure projects are completed safely, on time, and within budget. He has consulted for private and public entities throughout the transportation, process, oil and gas, power, and building industries. He has presented testimony in court trials and arbitrations, and he leads and executes analyses involving issues of schedule delay, design, causation, responsibility, scope change, change order, cost impact, and other areas.

After the presentation, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/39pdgp9.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces four construction newsletters: Construction Project Controls & BIM Report (http://www.projectcontrols.com), Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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